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Artist interview

Hayv Kahraman on the Kurdish exodus—and the trouble with humanitarian campaigns

The Baghdad-born, Los Angeles-based artist talks about the impetus for her new work at Susanne Vielmetter

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Exhibitions

Beacons of empathy: the forgotten women who brought the Foundling Museum to life

The portraits of men in the London museum's picture gallery are being replaced by portraits of women who supported a vision to protect young children

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Art market

Blockchain: Hot stuff or hot air?

The technology offers the promise of a world in which a work of art’s provenance is held on a single database—if it lives up to the hype

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Salvator Mundi

Salvator Mundi: Why Bernardino Luini should be back in the frame

The Art Newspaper invites Matthew Landrus to expand on his theory on attribution to Leonardo and studio

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Lost art

Lost art: chasing the elusive Ghent Altarpiece panel

Noah Charney shares the stories behind some of art history's most important works—those that we can no longer see

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Lost art

Lost Art: the world’s invisible collections

Noah Charney shares the stories behind some of art history's most important works—those that we can no longer see

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Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018

Ferens Art Gallery: a northern powerhouse

Hull gallery more than tripled visitor numbers during UK City of Culture year after “Herculean” renovation

In association withArt Fund

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Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018

Tate St Ives: a deeper community connection on the Cornish coast

After a bumpy start, the extension to the Tate’s westernmost outpost has been welcomed and is now enabling the gallery to reach its full potential

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Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018

The Postal Museum: a ride into the story of mail that really delivers

The newly opened museum takes visitors on a journey underground and reflects major shifts in the nature of human connection

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Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018

Glasgow Women’s Library: a museum for the #MeToo era

The library shows that grassroots museums can take a gutsy stand and contribute to global debates

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Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018

Brooklands Museum: a paean to the pioneers of motoring and aviation

A historic motor-racing circuit, Concorde and 4D experiences combine to provide a day out of old-school charm with contemporary quirks

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Artist interview

Trevor Paglen lets you view the world as the machines see it

Ahead of his retrospective at Washington, DC's Smithsonian American Art Museum, the artist discusses his interest in the social and political implications of technologies, including mass surveillance systems and artificial intelligence

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Lost art

Lost Art: Has Caravaggio’s long missing Nativity been found?

Noah Charney shares the stories behind some of art history's most important works—those that we can no longer see

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Exhibitions

Dream team: 11 of the best football works

As the World Cup 2018 kicks off in Russia, Eddy Frankel picks some of the most striking pieces by contemporary artists

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Art Basel 2018

Are art awards really worth winning?

Winning a prize can give an artist international exposure, but the question of who really benefits—critically and commercially—is an increasingly vexed one

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Art Basel 2018

Match of the day: football vs art

The two may seem unlikely bedfellows, but plenty of artists are football fans—and they are making their allegiances known during this summer’s World Cup

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Art Basel 2018

Artists as cryptofinanciers: welcome to the blockchain

Curious new relationships between art and capital are being enabled by cryptofinance, which places “monetary value” at the heart of the creative process

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Art Basel 2018

Is the biennial model busted?

Riga, Bangkok, São Paulo—every modern city wants a biennial. But is this good for contemporary art? Leading curators join the hot debate

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Marcel Duchamp

What was it like to conduct Marcel Duchamp's only live television interview?

Fifty years on, Joan Bakewell remembers speaking to the pioneering artist for the BBC, shortly before his death

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Artist interview

From the archive: How New York fell back in love with Robert Indiana

With a retrospective lighting up the Whitney, the artist behind “that” work has finally returned to town

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Michelangelo

The UK's only marble Michelangelo takes pride of place at new Royal Academy

The Taddei Tondo has not always been treated as a masterpiece

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Royal Academy

How the Royal Academy Schools shook off their fusty image

Once seen as a bastion of tradition ignored by young artists, the institution's postgraduate fine art course has become the most desirable in London

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Royal Academy of Arts

Ignominy to influence: a history of women at the Royal Academy

London institution’s founders included two women, but a long period of male domination has only recently been challenged

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Royal Academy of Arts

We go behind the scenes as the Royal Academy celebrates 250 years

Delve into the heart of the revamped London institution—expanded, embellished and eccentric as ever

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Lost art

Lost Art: Homer’s Troy and Priam’s Treasure

Noah Charney shares the stories behind some of art history's most important works—those that we can no longer see

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Frieze New York

Holy inspiration: the Met's Costume Institute finds a divine connection between religion and fashion

The museum's annual gala show examines how the Catholic Church’s aesthetics have influenced designers

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Frieze New York

Frieze New York pays tribute to the School of Hudson

The maverick art dealer helped to shape New York’s contemporary art scene by finding and supporting some of today's biggest artists

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Tate

The struggle behind Tate Modern's birth

Recently opened Tate archives reveal wrangling over division of British and international art in early 1990s

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Lost art

Lost Art: the Fondaco dei Tedeschi frescoes by Titian and Giorgione

Noah Charney shares the stories behind some of art history's most important works—those that we can no longer see

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Art Basel in Hong Kong 2018

No end to gender woes? Time’s not up in Asia

There is a gross gender imbalance across the Asian art world, but the representation of female artists, curators and dealers is also on the rise in the region

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Art Basel in Hong Kong 2018

From Abramovic to Kapoor: how artists are making VR a reality

Pair are the latest big names to step into the sixth dimension, with their first works using VR tools on show at this year’s Art Basel Hong Kong fair

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300

Letters of note: featuring Zaha Hadid, Picasso's biographer, a prison warden and many more

Selected correspondence from down the years

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Art's Most Popular

Ranked: the top ten most popular shows in their categories from around the world

Including Old Masters, Asian, Post-Impressionist and Modern

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Art's Most Popular

How museums can double their visitor numbers—featuring DJs at the Musée Guimet in Paris

Think differently and "belong to the public"

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Art's Most Popular

What is the most cultured city in the US?

Think Grand Rapids, Bentonville or Houston—but not New York

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Art's Most Popular

Why choosing a name for an exhibition is anything but straightforward

Active or passive? With or without a colon?

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Art Dubai 2018

Meet the Residents of Art Dubai's new section

In the project for the fair, 11 international artists are showing work inspired by a month’s stay in the UAE

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Art Dubai 2018

Is interest in African art on the rise in the Middle East?

An increased presence of African galleries at this edition of Art Dubai could signify a flourishing regional market

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TEFAF Maastricht 2018

Getting to know the real Tintoretto

A string of exhibitions celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Venetian master’s birth will help to bring him back into favour

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TEFAF Maastricht 2018

Lessons in collecting from the court of Charles I

He relied on advisers such as Van Dyck to guide his acquisitions. How different is the art of connoisseurship today?

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TEFAF Maastricht 2018

Big data meets Old Masters at Tefaf Maastricht

As artificial intelligence becomes more common, the market is embracing tools that might help to bring digital natives into the Golden Age

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TEFAF Maastricht 2018

A day in the life of… a Tefaf vetter

Maastricht is famous for its tough vetting procedures, but what is it really like to be on the fair’s expert team?

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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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Museums

The ethics of appropriation

Can art represent the culture of marginalised groups without exploiting them? Jillian Steinhauer investigates

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Lost art

Lost Art: Field of the Cloth of Gold

Noah Charney shares the stories behind some of art history's most important works-those that we can no longer see

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Media & broadcast

Civilisations: how the BBC's new series takes on Kenneth Clark's legacy

Documentary breaks with many of the assumptions in the art historian’s seminal series, but it also owes a great deal to it

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Artist interview

Mark Dion: Welcome to my Wunderkammer

The US artist discusses theatricality, science and the need for a greater environmental commitment in art

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Lost art

Lost Art: Rogier van der Weyden’s Justice cycle

Noah Charney shares the stories behind some of art history’s most important works—those that we can no longer see

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Victoria & Albert Museum

A new era for heritage reproduction

Digital technologies are at the heart of a declaration by major museums and heritage organisations to record and sometimes reproduce works of art

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Google

How Google became a major producer of cultural content

The Google Cultural Institute’s We Wear Culture fashion stories are its latest museum collaboration, its director Amit Sood tells us.