Deborah Swallow retires as Courtauld director after 18 years
During her tenure she oversaw a £57m redevelopment of the London university's campus
Doubly lost: why the Salvator Mundi's failure to show up at the Louvre is to be greatly regretted
Insurance measures allowed the Leonardo painting to be included in the Louvre’s blockbuster if the loan was confirmed by 1 January. Now that date has passed, Martin Kemp laments its disappearance
St Petersburg art school explores tie-up with China
Head of Repin Institute, which is popular with Chinese students, says it has "a lot in common" with Chinese art academies
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
Frieze Artist Award winner Kapwani Kiwanga takes on colonialism
Imposing open-air work made of African farming fabric opens at New York fair this week
Pioneering feminist art historian Linda Nochlin dies aged 86
Her essay, Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?, changed the course of art history
Oxford to return RA’s copy of The Last Supper
The copy by Leonardo's student is the most faithful extant work
John Henry Merryman: Archaeologists are not helping debate over collecting antiquities
Merryman, a leading US theorist of cultural property law, argues that archaeologists are failing to acknowledge the complexity of the current debate on collecting antiquities
Studying unprovenanced antiquities: The question of Schøyen's incantation bowls
University College London has set up an inquiry to examine the origin of “looted” bowls on loan from a Norwegian collector
Dealers are the art world's real brains
Let us face facts. Before money changes hands, unfamiliar art is not studied because nobody thinks it is worthy of study
Parthenon Marbles conference report: Academic interchange remains almost completely civil at the British Museum
The restitution question was hardly mentioned, but it tautened everyone’s nerves
Books: The market muscles its way back onto the agenda, with Bacon and the body keeping pace
Mammon’s shrine in the groves of academe
Marion’s Medusas at the Warburg in London
Stancioff spent her life charting the use of the same visual symbols by vastly distant cultures
Don’t just berate the thieves: look at the museums and excavators too
In the last of our series which publishes talks given in London this summer, Professor Sir John Boardman, Lincoln Professor Emeritus of classical archaeology and art at Oxford, singles out three areas for concern.
An assessment of Symbolism's market fortunes
Leonardo specialist appointed to Oxford Chair
Martin Kemp is the new Professor of Art History with the brief to expand the faculty
Who does research in museums?
"Where there is no research, there is no museum", says Wolf Dieter Dube, director of the Berlin museums, but this tenet has come under attack in recent years.
The place of scholars in the commercial art market: how to avoid shameful infections and a diminution of the truth?
It is pointless to pretend that the commercial art world and the worlds of research do not interpenetrate each other. Here we look at the relationship, present and past, and ask ourselves, in what respect is the art historian any different from the lawyer who sells his opinion?