Tom Seymour


‘A first in the field of photography’: New York's ICP celebrates 50 years

The institution is digging deep into its archive for a series of shows to mark the anniversary

The big museum openings and expansions of 2024

The Grand Egyptian Museum should open at last, while Masp in São Paulo gets a tower-block extension

Jesse Darling wins the 2023 Turner Prize for work reflecting a dystopian Britain

The Berlin-based artist was nominated for shows at London’s Camden Art Centre and Modern Art Oxford

Museums and heritage in 2023: War, theft and quakes

From the theft of artefacts at the British Museum to a hammer attack on Velázquez’s “The Rokeby Venus”

As Iceland braces for the winter, museums lobby for more storage

Fifteen years since Iceland’s banking crisis, funding cuts have left the nation’s art in a state of potential peril


As the Fagradalsfjall volcano threatens Iceland, an art biennial in Reykjavik explores societal collapse

Sequences features works that meditate on the unseen forces that dictate the outcome of our lives

A petri dish for an art ecosystem that went global: Iceland remembers influential Klink and Bang space 20 years on

Funded by the tiny Nordic nation’s then thriving financial sector, the exhibition venue was an incubator for creative talent from Ragnar Kjartansson and Olafur Eliasson to Sigur Rós and Björk

Raac and ruin: museums search for unsafe concrete—but can they afford repairs?

Institutions are scrambling to identify whether their buildings contain the potentially dangerous material

Climate activists attack Velázquez's ‘Rokeby Venus’ at the National Gallery in London

Two Just Stop Oil Activists targeted the work as a protest against new UK gas and oil licences, just over a century after the suffragette Mary Richardson attacked the same painting in 1914

'Gaza' spray-painted on world's oldest cultural institution dedicated to the Holocaust

The director of the Wiener Holocaust Library in London described the vandalism as “an action that can only make sense to antisemites and their enablers”

The Imperial War Museum restores John Singer Sargent’s Gassed, revealing original colour palette

The restored painting will be there to welcome visitors to the new Blavatnik Art, Film and Photography Galleries, which opens on Remembrance Sunday

Major Daido Moriyama retrospective in London highlights his early, influential experiments

The Photographers’ Gallery exhibition explores how the artist railed against tradition as post-war Japan turned its focus towards the West

Icom releases first public statement on Gaza war

Comments come four days after Icom Israel demanded that the Unesco-affiliated museum organisation condemn Hamas as terrorist organisation

Israeli museums publish urgent appeal for International Council of Museums (Icom) to condemn Hamas violence

Representatives of museums including the Israel Museum and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art also call for the organisation to recognise Hamas as a terrorist organisation comparable to the so-called Islamic State


Veteran cartoonist sacked by The Guardian over depiction of Netanyahu

Steve Bell's unpublished drawing of the Israeli prime minister shows him performing surgery on his own stomach, which has drawn parallels with the antisemitic 'pound of flesh' trope

Ragnar Kjartansson work that was withdrawn from show at Moscow's GES-2 House of Culture goes on sale at Frieze

The work was deaccessioned after the artist cancelled the exhibition in protest at the war in Ukraine

Economic turmoil in China hits the country’s commercial galleries

Though the wealthiest collectors remain untroubled by recent jolts to the economy, many galleries and younger collectors are being hit hard


London's mayor Sadiq Khan pledges to build new artist studios

Khan spoke at Frieze about plans to partner with other stakeholders across the public and private sectors to build 71,000 sq. m of affordable workspaces by 2026

‘Emotional masterpiece’: Rembrandt’s tribute to his blind father goes on sale at Frieze Masters

Rembrandt is said to have created the painting of the blind Tobit, which is on sale for £24m, a year or two before his father died

Qatar Museums fly Palestinian flag in the aftermath of Hamas attack on Israel

Sheikha Al-Mayassa shared images on social media of the Palestinian flag projected on the façades of the Museum of Islamic Art and the National Museum of Qatar

Exclusive: UK shadow culture secretary to map out first national infrastructure plan for the arts

In an interview ahead of the Labour conference, Thangam Debbonaire also promises action on artist visas, copyright law and artificial intelligence

New rental scheme promises to reduce carbon footprint of art shipping by 90%

As record temperatures continue to be recorded, a new company has pledged to end the "make-use-destroy" system that museums and galleries use to ship art worldwide

London's Courtauld Gallery closes after ‘tragic event’ leads to fatality

Police are not treating the event as suspicious. The gallery will remain closed until Friday 6 October

Kerry James Marshall donates his first portrait of a living person to Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge

The American artist has given a painting of Harvard academic Henry Louis Gates Jr., who spoke at the unveiling of the US Supreme Court attempts to "roll back the clock" on affirmative action

Tate Modern launches new commission for experimental artists

The Infinities Commission will support “immersive projects that sit outside conventional artistic categories”, with the inaugural edition launching in performance space The Tanks in spring 2025

Restored Turkish bath reopens to the public as site for art and respite

The Zeyrek Çinili Hamam, which will open in Istanbul in September after a 13-year restoration and excavation, will operate once again as a traditional Turkish bath and also as a contemporary art space

Unesco adds 13 new sites to World Heritage List as Riyadh committee session enters second week

The committee voted to protect ancient sites in China, Iran, the West Bank and along the historic Silk Road, but Venice was not included

Royal College of Art vice-chancellor announced as new chair of the British Council

Paul Thompson will have a full in-tray when he takes over, as the organisation has suffered from a significant funding shortfall in recent years, leading to staff strikes

Claude Ruiz Picasso, the artist’s son and manager of the Picasso estate, has died

The management of one of the world's most valuable art collections has now been passed to Paloma Ruiz Picasso, the last of Pablo Picasso's four children