Hannah McGivern

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

Louvre to train refugees as tour guides with funds from Saudi foundation

Supported by undisclosed donation from Alwaleed Philanthropies, French museum’s newly renovated Islamic galleries reopened in full this week

Monumental Veronese painting—once cut into 32 pieces by Austrian soldiers—to undergo fourth restoration

Work on the battle-scarred 39 sq. m Papal feast scene, housed in a monastery in Vicenza, should be completed by early 2021

Top five acquisitions of the month

Our pick of the latest gifts and purchases to enter museum collections—from a compendium of African American history to the vast archive of an expelled Surrealist

Science provides first deep dive into overlooked female Old Master Lavinia Fontana's work

After a grant enabled conservation on a much-loved painting, researchers at the National Gallery of Ireland are learning more about the artist’s technique

Whitney Museum vice chairman Warren Kanders steps down after months of protests

His company Safariland has been criticised for manufacturing tear gas canisters that have been used on asylum seekers along the US-Mexico border

Marisa Merz, only woman linked to Arte Povera group, dies aged 93

The intensely private artist won the Golden Lion for lifetime achievement at the 2013 Venice Biennale

A new series of waterfront commissions boosts Southeast England's artistic renaissance

Site-specific works by artists such as Michael Rakowitz and Holly Hendry are planned as part of the Creative Coast initiative led by Turner Contemporary and Visit Kent

Moscow Kremlin Museums say ‘bravo!’ to restorers

State regalia, Russian icons and decorative pistols go on show in exhibition celebrating the hidden craft of conservation

Top five acquisitions of the month

Our pick of the latest gifts and purchases to enter museum collections worldwide—from Lee Krasner's record-setting painting to a Hogarth conversation piece

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'Game-changer' museum to open in Istanbul in time for city's biennial

Turkish non-profit contemporary art space Arter is relocating to a state-of-the-art exhibition space in Dolapdere district

Red Regatta: public art sets sail across Venice lagoon

Artist Melissa McGill teams up with Venetian sailors to celebrate maritime tradition in face of mass tourism and climate change

Plan to merge Uffizi and Accademia in Florence stokes row over Italian museums reform

Critics say the move by Italy's populist coalition government will compromise the autonomy of museums

Three exhibitions to see in Basel this weekend

From the towering ambitions of a young Picasso to Rebecca Horn's Body Fantasies

Art Basel Messeplatz artist Alexandra Pirici demands compensation for underpaid performers

The system of dividends is a way to address the "immense amounts of unpaid or underpaid labour" that support the art world, she says

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In pictures: melancholy fountain, curtain call and a broom with a view at Art Basel's Unlimited

Curator Gianni Jetzer shares the highlights of his eighth—and final— edition

Interview: Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz on dancing in the Swiss pavilion

The duo explain why their Venice Biennale presentation Moving Backwards is actually a step forward

Art meets dance in Alexandra Pirici's living time capsule at Art Basel

Sixty dancers will enact "performative environment" on the Messeplatz in Basel every day this week

Collector’s Eye: Bérengère Primat

The French collector tells us about her new foundation of Aboriginal art and why she resists the collecting mentality

Rotting 17th century wooden sculpture renovated by Norfolk Museums

The former nightclub 'doorman' is now on display at the Museum of Norwich.

Top five acquisitions in June

Our pick of the most significant new gifts and purchases to enter museum collections worldwide, from Damien Hirst's placemat portraits to Nari Ward's recycled shoelace installation

Alinari, world’s oldest photography agency, faces crisis

As Fratelli Alinari vacates its Italian headquarters, there are hopes that Tuscan government will rescue the historic collection

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From a major survey of Abstract Expressionist Lee Krasner at the Barbican, to rooftop sculptures at Bold Tendencies in Peckham

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From the largest Leonardo da Vinci show in half a century, at the Queen's Gallery, to the first retrospective of Luchita Hurtado at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Venice Biennale 2019: the must-see pavilions around the city

An indoor beach, Mongolian throat singing and ceramic vaginas—where to go beyond the Arsenale and Giardini

Guggenheim launches conservation fellowship with help from Russian billionaire Vladimir Potanin

Initiative aims to boost Russian expertise in rapidly developing field of preserving contemporary art

Venice Biennale 2019: the must-see pavilions in the Arsenale

The former shipyards house many of the star national displays this year, here are some of the best