Hili Perlson

Rubens sketch illegally sold in aftermath of Second World War returned to museum in Germany

The oil sketch “Saint Gregory of Nazianzus” (1621) is one of five works by the Old Master that were unlawfully taken from the Friedenstein Foundation, with two still missing

‘Absolutely unacceptable’: centre-right politicians in Germany call for boycott of family-themed art show

Members of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany party released a statement criticising the exhibition for its explicit imagery, but others have positioned the intervention as an attempt to impede artistic freedom

Fire that damaged Israel Museum being investigated as arson

The fire is believed to have been set at three different sites near the museum building

George Grosz drawings, once at the heart of a protracted trial, acquired by Berlin’s Akademie der Künste

The German artist was charged with “publicly insulting the institutions of the Christian churches”

Uzbekistan launches ambitious new cultural agenda

The former Soviet state, set to open the largest exhibition space in Central Asia, is also strengthening its international presence