Emily Sharpe

Emily Sharpe is Fairs and Special Projects Editor at The Art Newspaper

Interview
Conservation

The portrait miniatures conservator who sees the bigger picture

We spoke to the V&A's Alan Derbyshire about Nicholas Hilliard's trick for painting the perfect ruby and why collector's need to look at their miniatures often

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Conservation

Conservation starts on Liverpool’s Neolithic stones

The Calderstones are being studied, recorded and restored before their reinstallation

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Conservation

Tate restores colour and depth to John Nash painting

The picture is on display in Tate Britain's show Aftermath: Art in the Wake of World War One

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Conservation

A 19th-century bikini from Iran goes on show in the UK in time for the summer

The garment was conserved for the Holburne Museum's exhibition of objects collected by the “intrepid” traveller Ellen Tanner

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Conservation

Relic of first-century pope found in a rubbish tip is donated to Westminster Cathedral

Rubbish collectors found the bone fragment of Clement I in London

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Conservation

Huge disparity in estimates to repair vandalised Ivan the Terrible painting

Ilya Repin’s masterpiece in Moscow’s Tretyakov gallery was struck with a metal pole in May

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Three to see

Three to see: London

Michael Jackson is a thrilling muse at the National Portrait Gallery, while ancient Egypt is given a modern twist at the British Museum

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Conservation

Britain's Post-Modern architecture receives protected heritage status

From a private residence inspired by the cosmos to a commercial building with curves: Historic England adds 17 "PoMo" buildings to register

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Conservation

World Monuments Fund gives $1m for post-quake restoration of Mexican archaeological site

Monte Albán, the ancient capital of the Zapotec people, was damaged by earthquakes in 2017

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Conservation

The amazing technicolour Chippendale: museum injects colour back into 18th-century work

Show at Leeds City Museum is one of this year's many events commemorating the tercentenary of the furniture maker’s birth

Preview
Art Basel 2018

Gerda Steiner and Jörg Lenzlinger: Where the wild things are

From getting fit to analysing your tears, Swiss artists’ installation at the Museum Tinguely invites visitors to dive right in

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Three to see

Three to See: Basel

From a gesamtkunstwerk designed to awaken the senses to a five-decade survey of Bruce Nauman

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Art Basel 2018

In pictures: Disco balls and whale watching at Design Miami/Basel

This is what caught our eye

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Conservation

Mauritshuis invites visitors to watch conservators clean its oldest painting

Dutch museum will remove yellowed varnish from Van der Weyden's The Lamentation of Christ

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Conservation

Why using lasers to clean feathers is not a bird-brained idea

Conservators have used the method on a ceremonial cape made by the Tupinambá—a cannibalistic tribe from Brazil

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Conservation

Canada’s 1950s Venice Biennale pavilion gets a facelift

The upgrade to the Modernist building and its surrounding landscape has resulted in a new visitor route planned for the Giardini

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Conservation

British Museum positions itself as a European expert on Korean art with major conservation project

It is the first Western institution to launch a long-term project to study and conserve pictorial art from the country

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Three to see

Three to see: London

From rejuvenated “killed negatives” to a new lease of life for the UK’s only Michelangelo marble

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Prizes

Wanted: nominations for World Monuments Fund’s Modernism prize

The biennial award was established to help preserve Modern architecture

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Conservation

Army helicopter paint used to restore outdoor sculptures

US Army research on the use of matte black on helicopter blades is aiding conservators working on outdoor sculptures

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Frieze New York

New Museum to send greatest hits to London during Frieze Week in October

The US institution is planning film and video show with The Store X The Vinyl Factory

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Conservation

From Monet to Van Gogh: Factum Arte re-creates lost masterpieces for Sky Arts TV series

New show tells the stories behind seven great works that have disappeared and the creation of digital facsimiles

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Conservation

One of Pope’s favourite paintings is looking refreshed after restoration

Icon’s first major intervention since 1931 brings back original colours

Podcast

Podcast episode 26: Wrap star Christo and the most popular shows of 2017

We speak to the Bulgarian-born artist about his grand project for the Serpentine, and look at our annual survey of visitor figures

Comment
Museums

Then & Now: "Modern art is destroying itself," warned our first issue

Museums have since devoted sizeable resources

Analysis
Art's Most Popular

The world's most popular exhibition? Ancient sculptures in Tokyo versus Modern masters in Paris

Plus record crowds in US, UK and Australia

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Three to see

Three to see: London

From Canadian artist David Milne's Modernist landscapes to the chains used by suffragettes to secure themselves to the House of Commons

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Art Dubai 2018

All tastes catered for in GCC's talk show

The art collective is bringing daytime TV, complete with a celebrity chef, to this year’s edition of The Room—Art Dubai’s interactive dining experience

Analysis
TEFAF Maastricht 2018

The jewel in Tefaf's crown

We speak to a few specialists about the jewellery trade ahead of the fair

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TEFAF Maastricht

The Tefaf Maastricht wish list: objects to suit every collector’s taste

From glass succulents to magic belts, the fair will not disappoint

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Conservation

Mauritshuis shines a light on its famous Vermeer

A team of international specialists are studying Girl with a Pearl Earring for two weeks straight

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Conservation

Where petroleum exploration meets art

Researchers use terahertz scanning to understand artist’s methods

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Conservation

Pastels: the 18th century’s answer to Photoshop

Getty show explores the versatility of the medium

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Three to see

Three to see: London

From cabinets of curiosities at the Whitechapel to confronting trauma at the Barbican

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Conservation

Tate awarded $1.5m research grant to conserve contemporary works 'that challenge the structure of the museum'

The project, funded by the Mellon Foundation, will concentrate on time-based media, digital and performance art

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Conservation

Hidden ‘LeWitt’ wall drawing may once again see light of day

Current owner of the collector William Stern’s former home wants to uncover work that was painted over when the Menil Collection sold the property

Conservation

The life of Riley: meet the dog protecting the works at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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Conservation

Murillo's dramatic altarpiece back on display in Liverpool after a major clean-up

The restored Virgin and Child in Glory at the Walker Art Gallery reveals Spanish master's "exquisite skills"

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Wolfsonian’s poster show to travel to New York and Germany

Works from Miami institution's collection are by Julius Klinger, master of 20th-century poster design

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Shortlist announced for BMW Art Journey prize

Winner is to be announced early next year

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

In pictures: Design Miami

Best seat in the house

Interview
Art Basel in Miami Beach

Mika Rottenberg: Capitalism as you’ve never seen it before

The artist’s work offers a surreal view of hidden labour involved in the production of goods

Preview
Exhibitions

The Portuguese empire navigates its way to Russia

Moscow show celebrates artistic achievement in Portugal and its colonies during the Age of Discovery

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Exhibitions

The top ten shows to see in Miami this week

From a look at artist’s studios at the ICA and Dara Friedman’s intimate films at Pamm, to Michele Oka Doner’s underwater explorations at the Lowe and the mystical artist Rafael Soriano at the Frost

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Conservation

Old Masters, new tricks: conservators unearth century-old collection’s secrets

Two years of investigation preceded the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s exhibition of highlights from the Johnson Collection

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Seattle Art Museum

Seattle set to get first Asian paintings studio in western US

Mellon Foundation grant helps to establish conservation centre at city’s Asian art museum

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Conservation

UK’s Cultural Protection Fund makes headway in conflict zones

The £30m fund helps locals to safeguard and promote heritage at risk in 12 countries in the Middle East and Africa

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Three to see

Three to see: London

From Soutine’s flushed-cheek portraits to Alex Katz’s 10ft-tall sculpture of his wife Ada 

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Conservation

Never can say goodbye: how Degas struggled with the art of letting go

New research by the National Gallery of Art looks into the complex question of what constituted a finished work in the eyes of the artist