Four artists withdraw their work from the Whitney Biennial
The move follows on-going calls for the resignation of the museum board's vice chairman
The only way is ethics: the art world's 'networks of undue influence'
Ethics specialist Piergiorgio Pepe claims the power in the art industry is still held in the hands of a few
British Museum considers loan of ‘invisible’ objects back to Ethiopia
Country has requested return of 11 tabots held in sealed storeroom that the Ethiopian Orthodox Church believes should only be viewed by its priests
Why is the British Museum still accepting tobacco sponsorship?
London institution has acquired 600 objects thanks to funding from Japan Tobacco International, makers of Benson & Hedges, Winston, Camel and Silk Cut
South London Gallery returned funding to Sackler Trust last year
Plus, Nan Goldin's show at the National Portrait Gallery is expected to go ahead after the trust and London museum decided not to proceed with a £1m grant
Tate to stop accepting donations from the Sackler Trust
The move follows a mutual decision by the National Portrait Gallery and the Sackler Trust to not proceed with a £1m grant
NewsMuseums & Heritage
Moscow residents petition Garage Museum to reject sponsorship from property developer
Activists say PIK Group's high-rise developments are environmentally unsafe and only aimed at making "super profits"
University of North Carolina rejects plan for museum to house toppled Confederate statue
UNC Chapel Hill seeks another solution to preserve Silent Sam, described as a “monument to white supremacy”
AnalysisThe Year In Review
2018 in museums: big ethics questions dominate the field
Museums are facing greater scrutiny over sponsorship and the artists they choose to display
Museums too: what should institutions do when artists are accused of abuse?
As the #MeToo movement grows, US museums find themselves embroiled in ethical dilemmas
Retain or return? It’s complicated
The complex issues behind returning cultural goods to their place of origin
Should museums display human remains from other cultures?
Vienna’s Weltmuseum criticised for displaying a trophy head
Sex still sells—but scandal-hit artists may not
Galleries forced to decide whether to work with artists accused of sexual harassment