Emily Sharpe

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

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Art Basel 2019

Fondation Beyeler's Young Picasso exhibition is the second most popular in the museum's history

Swiss museum extended the show to accommodate visitors to Europe for Art Basel and the Venice Biennale

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Climate Change

How the art world is going green

Those within the art world who advocate for environmentally friendly practices are finding a sector willing to do its part.

Podcast

Sackler sponsorship: take it or leave it? Plus, museum visitor figures

We examine the growing unease among British museums about accepting money from Sackler family members linked to the sale of the opioid OxyContin, and look at 2018's most visited shows and museums with Met director Max Hollein. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Art's Most Popular 2019

A dash of fashion and a pinch of gratis: the perfect recipe for a sell-out show

From creating “experiences” to being fashion-friendly, museums are getting savvy at driving visitors to their exhibitions. Here are some tricks of the trade

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Art's Most Popular 2019

Art's Most Popular: here are 2018's most visited shows and museums

Fashion continues upward trend in the US, shooting to the top of The Art Newspaper's chart, while the British Museum slips from the top spot in the UK

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Ancient Egypt

Tutankhamun treasure tour exhibition drums up funds for new Egyptian museum

Travelling show of 150 artefacts started in Los Angeles and is going to Paris and London

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Exhibitions

Lucas Blalock gives ‘pathetic’ objects a new lease of life at the ICA LA

More than 20 photographs are included in the artist’s first solo exhibition at a US museum

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The Year Ahead 2019

Which exhibitions will be the blockbusters of 2019?

Major Leonardo and Rembrandt anniversaries mean a wealth of shows focusing on the Old Masters, but Tintoretto, the Bauhaus or Bill Viola could be dark horses

In association withQatar Museums

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Exhibitions

Larry Bell: Through the looking glass

With an exhibition at ICA Miami, we speak to the artist about his innovative work, from transparent cubes to sensuous colour installations

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Museums & Heritage

V&A opens up towering replica of Trajan's column in revamped Cast Courts

New-look galleries invite visitors to explore inside Victorian plaster cast of Roman monument

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Contemporary art

Rachel Whiteread’s breakthrough work Ghost gets complex conservation treatment

Structural engineers and architects were among those restoring the room-sized cast at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC

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Conservation & Preservation

Warship figureheads restored ahead of opening for new Plymouth arts complex

Royal Navy statues are being made shipshape and ready for installation at The Box, opening in 2020

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Conservation & Preservation

Warhol's newly restored 102-canvas work Shadows goes on show in New York

Dia's presentation coincides with the Whitney Museum of American Art’s retrospective on the artist

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Frieze London 2018

Collector's Eye: Frank Cohen

Art lovers tell us what they’ve bought and why

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Conservation & Preservation

Spain tells vandal to Kiss off after Santiago de Compostela statue defaced

Authorities vow to find rock fan who damaged Medieval statue

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Conservation & Preservation

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 & Preservation

Conservation starts on Liverpool’s Neolithic stones

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

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Conservation & Preservation

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 & Preservation

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 & Preservation

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 & Preservation

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 & Preservation

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 & Preservation

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 & Preservation

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

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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 & Preservation

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 & Preservation

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 & Preservation

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 & Preservation

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 & Preservation

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 & Preservation

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 & Preservation

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

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

Interview
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

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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 & Preservation

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 & Preservation

Where petroleum exploration meets art

Researchers use terahertz scanning to understand artist’s methods

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Conservation & Preservation

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 & Preservation

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 & Preservation

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 & Preservation

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

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Conservation & Preservation

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

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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

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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 & Preservation

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 & Preservation

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 & Preservation

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

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Frieze Masters

In pictures: Alex Katz picks his highlights from Frieze Masters

Katz, who turned 90 years young this year, is in town for the opening of his solo exhibition at Timothy Taylor Gallery

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Frieze 2017

From Siberia with love

The mysterious Scythians—tattoos and all—are brought to life in show at the British Museum

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Conservation & Preservation

Rediscovered Mexican Old Master picture gets fresh look for Met show

A surprise find in the Bronx is now part of an exhibition on Baroque painter Cristóbal de Villalpando

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Conservation & Preservation

Blue Boy takes a well-earned break ahead of treatment

The painting has rarely gone off display at the museum since its opening in 1928—until now

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Conservation & Preservation

Cracked it! Getty exhibition unlocks the material secrets of Concrete art

Study of Latin American works from the Coleccíon Patricia Phelps de Cisneros reveals orientation shifts, household paint and ways to obtain that perfect edge

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Conservation & Preservation

Artists lead preservation efforts at California arts centre

Latest commission at the Headlands Center for the Arts continues long tradition of rehabilitation projects at the former military complex

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Conservation & Preservation

Royal Academy of Arts lifts Burlington Gardens veil with end of revamp in sight

Façade restoration nears completion in project to unite the RA campus in time for 250th anniversary in 2018