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Leading Australian activist accuses British Museum of downgrading provenance of Aboriginal shield to prevent restitution

New text accompanying object removes mention that it was collected by Captain James Cook but museum says it doesn't alter its significance

Police search for Benin Bronze protestor—found guilty of 'threatening behaviour'

Isaiah Ogundele, who demonstrated outside the Museum of London, Docklands for the objects' repatriation, failed to appear at his court hearing earlier this month

Man arrested after protesting against Benin Bronzes display at London museum

Defendant was charged with using “threatening, abusive, insulting words or behaviour with intent to cause harassment, alarm or distress” during incident in January

Exhibitions during Covid-19: museums turn to 'virtual couriers' to protect unchaperoned art

To overcome travel restrictions, registrars are using Zoom and other technologies to monitor works on loan remotely

England's museums look to Arts Council to secure £250m government bailout

Cultural institutions bracing for a fall in visitors and shrinking revenue will need huge increase in public funding to recover after reopening

Curator reveals how a Jewish collector snuck a medieval tapestry out of Nazi Germany

Victoria Reed, the provenance curator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, has been sharing the history about a work from the collection each day on Twitter while the museum remains locked down

UK museums put £500m projects on pause during the lockdown but plan to carry on

Enforced delay due to Covid-19 could add to millions of pounds of lost income in the sector

Three to see: New York

From abstract photographs of pre-Columbian monuments to a fairy-tale forest

Judd down home on the ranch

Artist’s foundation hopes to create print museum in Marfa

John Ruskin’s love of the natural world to be explored in shows scheduled for 2018 and 2019

Pairing with US artist Andrew Wyeth will be followed by exhibitions marking the Victorian polymath’s bicentenary

Martin Parr to open centre for documentary photographer in Bristol

Tate’s part purchase of Magnum photographer’s photobook collection allows Parr to emulate Cartier-Bresson

Robert Longo takes aim at enemies of free speech

Drawing of aftermath of Copenhagen attack post-Charlie Hebdo goes on show in London

Richard Long to create epic mud painting for Lisson in the Strand

Gallery's anniversary show in London to include Dan Graham's largest pavilion so far

Yayoi Kusama’s critical friend, Donald Judd

The Japanese artist's Infinity Net paintings to go on show at US artist's Soho home, 101 Spring Street

Why Olafur Eliasson’s yellow room is coming to London's National Gallery

Visitors will experience monochrome world like the one Medieval monks wanted in “minimalist monasteries”

Abramovic and Ulay reunite at Louisiana Museum

Performance artists tell Louisiana Channel that they are friends again after epic break-up on Great Wall of China

Can graphic design save lives?

Wellcome Collection show will focus on designers’ work during times of war and plague

Richard Deacon fills the Royal Academy’s ‘sculpture ledge’

Works by more than 20 Academicians installed in Sackler Galleries in time for Matisse show

Prizesnews

Hepworth Wakefield wins Art Fund UK Museum of the Year prize

Magnum photographer Martin Parr among leading artists whose solo shows help Yorkshire gallery scoop £100,000 award

Thomas Campbell on why he stepped down from the Met

Former director says the museum’s plan to rebuild its Modern and contemporary art wing means his successor can attract donations of $50m-plus works 

Memorial appeals launched to remember Khadija Saye

Donations made to create paid internship plus general fund in memory of Venice Biennale artist who died in London’s Grenfell Tower fire

Creative workshop is just the job for Venice Biennale

Project helping migrants and refugees would be diminished if it was a sideshow

In pictures: Christmas comes early to Art Basel

Gianni Jetzer, the curator of Art Basel’s Unlimited sector, picks six highlights among the large-scale works

Doug Aitken’s pavilions are Maldives-bound

Visitors to Unlimited can get a sense of the artist's geometric, mirrored sculptures that shine a light on the ocean

Shout out on social media enables Syrian refugee artist’s bronze to reach London

Alice Al Khatib’s work arrives from Beirut for group show while artist exiled in France

Artist Eileen Cooper to step down as Keeper of Royal Academy Schools

Chief hanger of the Summer Exhibition, which opens next week, will be succeeded by Rebecca Salter

Hard Brexit could damage UK’s world-class museums

Leading directors concerned about uncertain status of colleagues who are EU nationals

Cornelia Parker wants children to tweet Trump about climate change

Artists, designers, technocrats and fellow starchitects gather to launch Norman Foster’s foundation in Madrid

Norman Foster unites his archives and art under one roof

Cristina Iglesias’s sculptural canopy joins Henry Moore reclining figure in Madrid

Magnum Photos: how it all began 70 years ago

Influential photography co-operative was not founded over a MoMA lunch, curator reveals ahead of series of exhibitions

Chilean architects win competition to design Qatar’s huge Art Mill gallery

Elemental will convert the waterfront flour mill into an 80,000 sq. m space for exhibitions and storage

Activism is top of Venice Biennale’s agenda

Mark Bradford is among artists using the event to spread humanitarian message

Artists strike a chord as music fills the Venice Biennale

Audio installations and sound sculptures take centre-stage at the 57th International Art Exhibition

'Reinventing the world': Venice Biennale gives older and lesser-known artists their due

Christine Macel’s Viva Arte Viva raises reputations and social awareness

State of the nations: our pick of the Venice Biennale pavilions

Highlights from the Giardini and Arsenale as the art world's biggest event gets underway

Steve McQueen gets up close and personal with Lady Liberty in MoMA and Milan

Every fold of fabric and rusty porthole is visible in a film of the American statue

Carsten Höller will play with visitors’ perceptions of new Centro Botín

Other works include Cristina Iglesias’s sculptural piece that flows through Santander park towards Renzo Piano’s building

China show signals Met’s expanding global role

Outgoing director Thomas Campbell built bridges with museums in Asia and Latin America

In pictures: Zaha Hadid's show in Hong Kong

Exhibition at ArtisTree features designs for leisure club that launched Zaha Hadid’s career

Olafur Eliasson’s Green lights to welcome refugees in Venice and Houston

Proceeds from the sale of the €300 lights, made from recycled materials during the artistic workshops, will help support the project

Best shows during Art Basel in Hong Kong

Prowl around with Adrian Wong's tiger before singing in a choir at Spring Workshop

Artists rally to help fight Parkinson’s disease

Sale of works by Peter Doig, Sarah Lucas and Damien Hirst among others will to help fund research into the degenerative condition

How a design for Hong Kong launched Zaha Hadid's career

Drawing on Chinese and Russian art, the late architect’s dramatic images for the Peak, a deluxe leisure club, brought her to international attention

Let it pour: Rain Room to stay in Los Angeles

Los Angeles County Museum of Art has acquired the popular interactive installation

In her own words: Maria Balshaw, new director of Tate

Incoming director picks the art that impressed her the most in 2016

Politician and historian Tristram Hunt named V&A director

Labour MP makes surprise career change to leave Westminster for top job at South Kensington museum

Louvre attendance falls as tourists stay away from Paris

In wake of terrorist attacks the number of visitors drops to 7.3 million<br>

Three to see: London

From the feminist avant-garde works collected by an Austrian electrical company to the Aussie Impressionists inspired by Monet<br> <br>

Zaha Hadid’s dynamic paintings go on show in London

Serpentine Galleries show visionary designs and drawings along with virtual reality experience

Reportnews

Top art stories from a memorable 2016

What's next for culture after a seismic year?

Fairsnews

Young artist and architect picked for Antarctic voyage

The interdisciplinary biennial is due to set sail in March 2017

MoMA to celebrate East Village’s Club 57

An exhibition on the former nightclub-cum-alternative space in the basement of a Polish church is planned for October 2017

Fairsnews

Sales Points: Art Basel in Miami Beach

A look at what has sold at the fair so far