Hannah McGivern

Hidden LGBTQ histories of London's royal palaces to come out in new guided tours

Immersive performances will begin this month at Tower of London, with more planned at Hampton Court Palace and Kensington Palace

Heritage on the edge: new Google project reveals climate change damage to Unesco sites

Digital visualisations gathered for online exhibit will be a “blueprint” for heritage managers planning climate adaptation in the future

Top five museum acquisitions of the month

Our pick of the latest gifts and purchases to enter international museum collections—from an "erotic" depiction of Adam to a masterpiece by a female French painter

London museum makes detailed plans to fight climate crisis—its leader says other museums should follow suit

Nick Merriman, chief executive of the Horniman Museum and Gardens, says museums have a responsibility to lower emissions and galvanise public action

Vast Fratelli Alinari photographic archive saved by Tuscan government

Tuscany has acquired agency collection and will create a new foundation in Florence to preserve its more than five million items

Film producer Roberto Cicutto replaces Paolo Baratta as Venice Biennale president

He will be overseeing the Italian city's art biennial as well as film, dance, theatre and music festivals

Naum Gabo’s ‘art for the modern world’ returns to Cornwall for first major exhibition in 30 years

Sculptures and drawings by the Russian Constructivist who “lived his life out of a suitcase” to go on show at Tate St Ives—close to where he once lived.

Tokyo’s treasure house of Impressionist painting reopens as Artizon Museum

Former Bridgestone Museum of Art will have new focus on creativity through the ages after a three-year renovation

Nazi loot expert joins Louvre to investigate its wartime acquisitions

Hire of French art historian Emmanuelle Polack suggests a more proactive stance on Nazi-era provenance research at Paris museum

Climate activists urge British Museum to reject BP funding, as Arctic exhibition announced

Planned show seeks to raise awareness of climate change, but London museum dogged by controversy over partnership with oil and gas giant

Top five museum acquisitions of the month

Our pick of the latest gifts and purchases to enter international museum collections—from a rising star of Weimar-era Berlin to a Bohemian Virgin and Child

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Museum restoration offers rare glimmer of hope in war-torn Yemen

Yemeni authorities and World Monuments Fund team up to repair ruined National Museum in Taiz

New museums and major expansions opening in 2020

From Tutankhamun's new king-sized home in Cairo to Munch's sleek space in Oslo, here is our pick of the big openings this year

Gareth Harris. , with additional reporting by Hannah McGivern

Ghent Altarpiece: latest phase of restoration unmasks the humanised face of the Lamb of God

Second stage of open-access restoration of Van Eyck brothers’ masterpiece strips away 16th-century overpainting to reveal an abundance of fine details

Reality check: is VR set to revolutionise museums?

With the Louvre revealing its virtual reality Mona Lisa, museums ponder the power of tech experiences

How to make museums more accessible for disabled people? Ask them

Research groups have designed new technologies and initiatives for the V&A, Kunsthistorisches Museum and Thyssen-Bornemisza

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From the UK's hottest graduates to forgotten Indian masterpieces

Hong Kong plans 2020 Botticelli exhibition in unprecedented deal with Italy's Uffizi

This is the first time the Florentine museum has formed a long-term partnership with a foreign institution

Cultural heritage experts rally in Edinburgh to find solutions to climate crisis

Supporters of new international Climate Heritage Network argue that the sector has a “moral duty” to act

Pioneering Renaissance artists Sofonisba Anguissola and Lavinia Fontana are united for Prado show

Exhibition in Madrid will include more than 60 works by the two painters and will “break the idea of small works being clichés of female artists”

Renaissance woman Plautilla Nelli's Last Supper unveiled after restoration in Florence

Seven-metre painting offers "canvas proof" that self-taught nun ran an all-female workshop in her convent 450 years ago

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Ikon Gallery wins £125,000 grant to put on 'dream' show of overlooked Renaissance master Carlo Crivelli

Birmingham institution is first recipient of new Ampersand Foundation Award that enables UK museums to realise a major project

Top five museum acquisitions of the month

Our pick of the latest gifts and purchases to enter international museum collections—from Dorothea Tanning's Surrealist terrier to vintage prints by Vivian Maier

Tim Marlow leaves Royal Academy of Arts to head London’s Design Museum

Announcement of RA artistic director's new appointment comes after Deyan Sudjic and Alice Black stepped down as co-directors

Uffizi's Eike Schmidt reveals why he cancelled move to Kunsthistorisches Museum at the eleventh hour

Uffizi director says he is able to pursue reforms at Florence museum under Italy's new centre-left government

'I have a work made of mortadella': inside the collection of Gemma De Angelis Testa

The private collector tells us about her dreams for her own museum and the difficulty of maintaining her food art

Woven: a special section at Frieze London links traditional influences with contemporary textile art

Eight solo gallery presentations explore textiles, from knotted biomorphic hemp forms to Bauhaus-inspired geometric compositions in silk, cotton and paper at this year's fair

Beyond the Metaphysical: Milan show aims to reassess Giorgio de Chirico's late period

Major survey at Palazzo Reale will include his "most difficult" works as well as early pieces that inspired the Surrealists