Hannah McGivern

Hannah McGivern is Museums Editor at The Art Newspaper.

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Openings

Milton Keynes gallery expansion wants to ‘make people think again’

MK Gallery's new £12m building is inspired by utopian 1970s heyday of England’s maligned New Town

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Funding

New £150,000 grant to ‘embolden’ museums goes to Whitworth and Van Abbemuseum

Award from Outset Partners will support Arte Útil project to queer collections and work with local communities

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Caravaggio

Attic to auction: a timeline of the 'Lost Caravaggio'

The painting, thought to be the second version of the Baroque artist’s Judith Beheading Holofernes will be auctioned this June with an estimate of £86m-£129m

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From the surreal sights of Dorothea Tanning at Tate Modern to the trompe l’oeils and Parisian scenes of Louis-Léopold Boilly at the National Gallery

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Triennale di Milano

Why Milan’s triennial is a matter of life and death

Human extinction and planetary devastation are tackled in the XXII Triennale di Milano—but the message is one of hope through innovation

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Exhibitions

Antonello again? Sicilian master's golden moment continues in Milan

More than two-thirds of Antonello da Messina’s 35 accepted autograph works are reunited for a show at Palazzo Reale

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Openings

Eduardo Chillida’s Basque museum and sculpture park announces full reopening

Hauser & Wirth has helped to develop “sustainable model” for Chillida Leku, which partially closed amidst Spanish economic crisis

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Museums & Heritage

National Museum of Scotland completes 15-year makeover revealing 'whole world under one roof'

The £80m masterplan has created 50% more public space and unveiled 6,500 forgotten objects

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Leonardo da Vinci

Twelve Leonardo shows to open simultaneously in the UK to mark 500th anniversary of artist’s death

Drawings from the Royal Collection go on show around the country this week before larger surveys in London and Edinburgh later in the year

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Exhibitions

Tate Modern takes a ‘slow look’ at Pierre Bonnard’s fleeting moments

Exhibition aims to reassess French artist’s reputation and revel in depth and detail of his work

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Openings

Polish collector Grazyna Kulczyk unveils ‘off-grid’ private museum in Swiss Alps

Muzeum Susch aims to bring a “disruptive outlook” to the historic Engadin valley pilgrimage site

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Exhibitions

London's National Gallery plans major Artemisia Gentileschi show in 2020

Exhibition of Europe’s greatest female Old Master will include museum's freshly conserved acquisition

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in Vienna this weekend

From a busy Bruegel blockbuster to a whimsical Wes Anderson world conjured from the Kunsthistorisches Museum archives

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The 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

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The Year In Review

The year in heritage: conservators become art

The conservation of masterpieces is happening in the full glare of the public

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The Year In Review

From counting muddles to collective cuddles: the art world's highs and lows of 2018

The people, places and things that had a year to remember—or to forget

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Museums

Pitzhanger Manor, the country estate of Sir John Soane, to open in west London next Spring

The English architect’s “jewel box” weekend retreat has been restored to its original condition

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Exhibitions

Piero della Francesca exhibition at the State Hermitage Museum is largest ever—with 11 works

Half of movable works by Renaissance master included in St Petersburg show

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Appointments & departures

Galleria Borghese director Anna Coliva reinstated after suspension over gym visits

Decision to take case to court prompted a public outcry and an online petition

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Conservation

Wallace Collection crowdfunds to conserve Canaletto works in room with many views

Museum aims to clean and analyse all 28 of its vedute paintings of Venice by spring 2020

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Museums & Heritage

Grand Egyptian Museum pushes full opening to 2020

Egyptian government hopes vast museum near Pyramids of Giza will win back international tourists

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Exhibitions

When the avant-garde met E=mc2: the story behind Dimensionism

Supported by prominent figures in its day, the little known movement is at last being rescued from obscurity

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Leonardo da Vinci

Uffizi launches Leonardo da Vinci 500th celebrations across Italy

New exhibition in Florence decodes the “startlingly radical” scientific ideas of the Codex Leicester

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Openings

'Pioneering' private museum reveals troubled history of Romania’s post-war art

Bucharest’s new Muzeul de Arta Recenta emphasises artists who worked outside the structures of the Communist regime

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Architecture

Thermal spa developer buys Frida Escobedo's Serpentine Pavilion 2018

Structure will be re-installed as part of Therme Group's art and architecture initiative

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Museums

V&A's new photography centre brings history of the medium into view

Controversial transfer of Royal Photographic Society collection from Bradford has led to a growing "culture of research" at the museum

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Exhibitions

Surrealist Dorothea Tanning finally gets long-merited major survey

Show of artist whose work “undermines old idea of Surrealism being about the objectification of women” opens in Madrid before travelling to London

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Marina Abramovic

Marina Abramovic attacked with painting at exhibition in Florence

An amateur artist hit the artist over the head with framed work on paper

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Private Museums

Glenstone’s giant $200m expansion is ready, but will visitors come?

Collectors’ private museum, scrutinised by US Senate for limited access, could draw 100,000 people a year

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Museums

Dundee’s designs on culture bring V&A to Scotland

The publicly funded £80m institution is the first design museum to open north of the border

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Openings

Bloomsbury group’s country home to open all year round

New shows at Charleston will celebrate the liberal legacy of the artists and intellectuals who gathered there

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Exhibitions

Tintoretto’s 500th anniversary takes over Venice

The “avant-garde superstar” of the Renaissance is celebrated in his home city before works make rare trip to the US

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Museums

Italy revokes export licence for the Frick Collection’s princely portrait by Gérard

Italian government claims licence application did not state portrait was of Prince Camillo Borghese

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Marina Abramovic

‘We’re all in the same boat’: Marina Abramovic poster angers Italian right-wing politician

Trieste deputy mayor Paolo Polidori calls image commissioned for sailing regatta “political propaganda”

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Tourism

Italy scraps free Sundays at cultural sites like Pompeii and the Colosseum

Move introduced by new culture minister sparks political backlash but museum directors express support

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Private Museums

Glenstone Museum reveals the art in store for vast Pavilions expansion

Long-awaited showcase spaces for collection founded by Mitchell and Emily Rales to open in October

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Venice Biennale 2019

‘Pleasure and critical thinking’: Ralph Rugoff unveils curatorial direction of 2019 Venice Biennale

Exhibition is titled May You Live in Interesting Times, after counterfeit Chinese curse

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Biennials & festivals

Liverpool Biennial: city that prospered in age of empire aims to show different world perspectives

Tenth edition named after poem written “at a time when Europe was in disarray”

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Conservation

Aleppo's reconstruction 'deserves international resources'

Aga Khan Trust for Culture calls for condemnation of destruction to be reinforced by help on the ground

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Exhibitions

Secret lives: new show recasts Gala Dalí as 'much more than a muse' to artists

Exhibition in Barcelona looks at the life and work of the Russian best known for being the wife of Salvador Dalí

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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

In association withArt Fund

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Exhibitions

The Medici touch: exhibition shows how Florence fell for Islamic art

Six centuries of city’s connection to Muslim world explored in rare Uffizi and Bargello collaboration

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Exhibitions

Whitney’s Warhol: new blockbuster show to reinvent artist for the Instagram age

Museum’s director Adam Weinberg explains why exhibition took eight years to realise and why it will be "selfie-central"

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Art Basel 2018

Collector's Eye: Edouard Carmignac

The businessman, who just opened an art space on an island in the Mediterranean, on Alice in Wonderland and hanging out at Warhol's Factory

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Art Basel 2018

In pictures: From treading on taxidermy to sounds from Basel's sewers

Parcours, the Art Basel section for public art projects, is "radically different" from previous editions, says its curator Samuel Leuenberger

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Art Basel 2018

Giacometti’s chaotic Paris studio brought back to life

Reconstruction at heart of new research centre preserves spirit of artist’s cluttered creative space

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Exhibitions

Masterpieces from London's Courtauld Gallery head to Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris

Works by Manet, Van Gogh and Cézanne will return to France for the first time in more than 60 years

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Exhibitions

From Riga to Los Angeles, biennials are searching for answers in troubled times

Manifesta 12, Made in LA, Riboca and the tenth Berlin Biennale explore whether art can make a difference in a rapidly changing world

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Openings

'A privileged space, remote from it all': Fondation Carmignac opens on island off the southern coast of France

New home for the Paris-based corporate collection, established by billionaire financier, is inaugurated after years of delays

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Attribution

Italian museum discovers painting by Renaissance master Andrea Mantegna in its collection

The Accademia Carrara in Bergamo has re-attributed the 15th-century work Resurrection of Christ

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Three to see

Three to see: New York

From Georgia O’Keeffe in Hawaii to paintings from New Spain

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Prizes

Women, cars and revamped spaces: the Art Fund releases Museum of the Year shortlist

Recently renovated Tate St Ives and Hull's Ferens Art Gallery are among £100,000 prize's five contenders

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Exhibitions

Controversial animal works pulled from Guggenheim New York will go on show in Bilbao

Contemporary Chinese installations drew 'threats of violence' from animal rights activists last year

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Museums

Road to the Met: how Max Hollein rose to become its next director

A gifted manager and fundraiser, he inherits a museum dogged by financial troubles and discontent

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Fakes & copies

French museum discovers more than half its collection is fake

Police in Perpignan have confiscated around 80 works originally attributed to painter Étienne Terrus

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Exhibitions

Cross-border collaboration brings Mexican miracles to the Met

Works in new show range from altarpieces to holy effigies believed to perform miracles

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Exhibitions

The power couples who shaped Modern art

New show explores 40 romantic and artistic partnerships of the 20th century

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Turner Prize

Migration and police shootings tackled in highly political Turner Prize 2018 shortlist

Forensic Architecture, Naeem Mohaiemen, Charlotte Prodger and Luke Willis Thompson nominated for £25,000 award

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Museums

Carsten Höller puts plant life to the test—with slides—at Palazzo Strozzi

The Belgian-born artist has devised experiment with Italian scientist Stefano Mancuso

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Italian far right wants to turn Fascist HQ into mega-museum

The Lega party—which may soon be in power—believes that Italy, through its culture, can lead the world

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Art Basel in Hong Kong 2018

Must-see shows during Art Basel Hong Kong

From Doug Aitken harnessing Instagram to Jennifer Guidi's work with sand, our picks of the city's top exhibitions

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Art Basel in Hong Kong 2018

Samson Young’s musical parlour soothes and disturbs in equal measure

The artist and musician is showing an expanded version of his Venice Biennale installation

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TEFAF Maastricht 2018

Latin America's colonial art captivates a new generation

Two touring exhibitions are highlighting the explosion of global interest in viceregal period

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Conservation

Fresco that never was will be digitally realised

Charles Le Brun project at Vaux-le-Vicomte, halted by a financial scandal at Louis XIV’s court, will be completed with video projection

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300

Then & Now: how The Art Newspaper shaped UK restitution law

Featuring a 900-year-old missal looted during the Second World War

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Exhibitions

From social realism to human waste: new exhibition looks at Italy’s post-war art scene

Show in Florence aims to bring "the complexity of the Italian art world” to an international audience

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Exhibitions

Milan's Fondazione Prada sheds light on Italy's Fascist past on eve of country's elections

Timing of exhibition organised by Germano Celant is coincidental but timely

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Museums

Centre Pompidou Málaga extends its French ties with a five-year collaboration

The Spanish outpost has agreed a second renewable deal with France’s Pompidou