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As the Commonwealth Games open, Birmingham’s museum sector contends with the legacy of colonialism

The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is pursuing a project of mass participation in an attempt to fully involve the city’s many communities in the future of the museum

Museum Association demands that UK government invest in institutions as cost of living and inflation soar

Influential museum organisation calls for a new pay settlement, warning that workers face pay decreases "at the fastest rate for decades"

Alistair Hudson appointed head of Germany’s Zentrums für Kunst und Medien

Whitworth Art Gallery chief stays in post until end of 2022 following exhibition controversy last year

'A model for how a traditional museum can become relevant': Horniman Museum in London wins Art Fund's Museum of the Year Award

The institution was awarded the £100,000 prize—the biggest in the global museum sector—for its attempt to confront its colonialist roots

A 'revolt against the cult of the male genius': the must-see photographs at Rencontres d’Arles

France's historic photography festival gives top billing to the unseen, unrecognised and repressed, with a headline show dedicated to dissident feminist artists, many of whom worked behind the Iron Curtain

William Kentridge calls on UK to find consensus over its ‘shameful past’ like South Africa has with apartheid

Ahead of his major retrospective at the Royal Academy this autumn, South African artist says Britain needs "imaginative solutions" for colonial era statues

New series of obscured portraits honour Afghan interpreters’ service in the fight against the Taliban

Photographs by former British army officer Andy Barnham capture the lives of the translators whilst hiding their identity from Afghanistan's extremist rulers

The best of Design Miami/Basel, from Virgil Abloh's concrete chair to Gio Ponti's Moon Lamp

Our top six picks from the design fair across the Messeplatz from Art Basel

Art fairs have become a lifeline for Ukrainian galleries—even in Basel

Stands offered for free at Liste, while some gallery workers are living on the art fair circuit, unable to return home

Kabir Jhala. With additional reporting by Tom Seymour
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Congolese artists mint NFTs to challenge US museum's ownership of indigenous sculpture

The pair have created NFTs of a sculpture made in the Congo but owned by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, in response to a disagreement over its loan

US museums must confront ‘inherited colonial narratives’, says Thomas Campbell, director of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Two years after the death of George Floyd, conversations about racism are morphing into lasting policy change

Is Ukraine's cultural heritage under coordinated attack?

Sites are suffering widespread destruction, but a coalition of organisations is working to provide evidence of deliberate targeting by Russian forces

Tom Seymour. with additional reporting by Sophia Kishkovsky

Artist Paula Rego—known for her mythical depictions of modern femininity—has died, aged 87

The British-Portuguese artist, a key figure in The London Group collective, gained a huge retrospective at Tate Britain last year and is a key presence in this year's Venice Biennale

Six of the best news photographs from Queen Elizabeth II's life in the spotlight

From wartime princess in khaki green to widowed monarch in black, Elizabeth has become, through visual media, the most recognised figure in the world

Magnum photographer defends images of teenage gang rape victim after humanitarian organisation removes them from website

After controversy on social media surrounding Newsha Tavakolian’s photographs of East Congo, Médecins Sans Frontières announces internal review

Stephanie Rosenthal appointed project director for Guggenheim Abu Dhabi museum

Current director of Gropius Bau will oversee opening of the long-awaited institution in the United Arab Emirates

Saving Ukraine’s heritage: an eyewitness account of relief efforts

Plus, the Cezanne blockbuster at The Art Institute of Chicago and Nicola L.’s Gold Femme Commode at Alison Jacques

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Best shows for… photography fans

Our pick of the five photography exhibitions to see in the city this weekend

Major court battle looms over NFT launch of August Sander photographs

Bold move by German photographer’s descendant to put archive on the blockchain sparks copyright row

Russian artist's new exhibition decries war in Ukraine—and suggests Western art world enabled Putin

Maxim Kantor's "The Rape of Europe" show in Luxembourg explores how contemporary art "participated in the preparation of cannon fodder"

Macron wins: what now for the French art scene?

Plus, Walter Sickert at Tate Britain and Gordon Parks at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

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Venice Biennale 2022: the must-see collateral exhibitions around the city

Writhing bodies in a deconsecrated church, BDE at the Ducale and an entirely improvised pavilion—what to see beyond the Arsenale and Giardini

In the backrooms of a photography studio, a unique modern history of Madagascar is discovered

Ramily founded Antananarivo’s only operational photography studio, chronicling Malagasy society from independence onwards. His images are about to go on show for the first time

Venice Biennale 2022: the must-see pavilions in the Arsenale

From a Gauguin impersonation to fire raining from the sky, here are the best exhibitions in the city's former shipyards

Venice Biennale 2022: the must-see pavilions in the Giardini

From America's African facelift to the scents of hope and fear, here are the exhibitions we loved at the heart of the big event

War in Ukraine delays Kazakhstan Pavilion during Venice Biennale opening

Shipping chaos has derailed plans for the Central Asian nation's inaugural pavilion—but its organisers are improvising solutions

Photographer Edward Burtynsky on his Ukrainian heritage and our 'predator species running amok'

Plus, Winslow Homer at the Met and China's Russia problem

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Review: Does the Whitney Biennial really reflect the world today?

Plus, the exhibition Afro-Atlantic Histories opens in Washington and Raphael's late self-portrait at London's National Gallery

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