Russia's controversial culture minister ousted in Putin's government reshuffle

But Vladimir Medinsky, who has been replaced by Olga Lyubimova, will 'not be left without work' in culture, the Russian President says

BBC head Tony Hall joins London's National Gallery to lead board of trustees

Hall will leave his top media job in the summer to take up the unpaid position at the museum

Nazi loot expert joins Louvre to investigate its wartime acquisitions

Hire of French art historian Emmanuelle Polack suggests a more proactive stance on Nazi-era provenance research at Paris museum

Cecilia Alemani appointed artistic director of the 2021 Venice Biennale

The High Line and Art Basel Cities curator is the first Italian woman to hold the position

Olympic games supremo Martin Green to lead 2022 post-Brexit UK festival

Conservative government wants £120m event to “celebrate all four nations’ offer to the world”

Rebecca Salter elected president of London’s Royal Academy—the first woman in its 251-year history

The printmaker replaces Christopher Le Brun who stepped down after eight years in the post

Frieze LA director Bettina Korek appointed chief executive of Serpentine Galleries

Los Angeles art veteran takes the reins at the London institution in its 50th anniversary year

Gus Casely-Hayford, director of Smithsonian’s African art museum, to lead V&A East

The British cultural historian will take up his role at the Victoria and Albert Museum’s new branch in the spring

Tate’s Andrea Lissoni to lead Munich’s troubled Haus der Kunst

Challenges include financial problems and a major planned renovation

Emilie Gordenker appointed new general director of Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum

The current director of the Mauritshuis in The Hague is taking over from Axel Rüger who now leads the Royal Academy of Arts in London

Italy extends Eike Schmidt’s leadership of Uffizi for four years

Sylvain Bellenger is reappointed in Capodimonte, Cristiana Collu remains at Rome Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna


The media industry 'has changed beyond all recognition': Magnum's new CEO on adapting to the digital landscape

Caitlin Hughes has also promised to “bring the voices of its members together” as the photo agency targets a "more nimble" approach to client partnerships

Tim Marlow leaves Royal Academy of Arts to head London’s Design Museum

Announcement of RA artistic director's new appointment comes after Deyan Sudjic and Alice Black stepped down as co-directors

Uffizi's Eike Schmidt reveals why he cancelled move to Kunsthistorisches Museum at the eleventh hour

Uffizi director says he is able to pursue reforms at Florence museum under Italy's new centre-left government

Uffizi’s Eike Schmidt cancels move to Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna

Move comes just one month before the German art historian was due to take the reins of the prestigious museum

Artist Rashid Johnson joins Guggenheim’s board of trustees

The appointment marks the first time a practicing artist has been on the board since the founding director Hilla von Rebay

Times are a-changing for Italian museums

Deadline passes for ad seeking nine museum directors, but who will get the jobs?

The four major challenges that await the British Museum’s new director

With big boots to fill, Hartwig Fischer has his work cut out at an institution that pulls in nearly seven million visitors each year

Myrna Ayad appointed new director of Art Dubai

She replaces Antonia Carver, who ran the fair for six years

Marion Ackermann named new general director of Dresden State Art Collections

She replaces Hartwig Fischer, who took up his post as director of the British Museum this month

Philanthropist Yana Peel appointed chief executive of London’s Serpentine Galleries

Outset Contemporary Art Fund co-founder succeeds Julia Peyton-Jones after 25 years

Creative Time’s new director Katie Hollander outlines her vision

More ‘dream projects’, educational outreach and maybe a tv show