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Christie's closes access to historic archive due to staff cuts

The vast collection of auction catalogues dates back to Christie's very first sale in 1766 and has been an invaluable resource for dealers and academics

Art library and archives at London's Wallace Collection could close to public as part of cost-cutting plans

Petition against the move claims that management want to ‘orientate the museum to income generation’

Building a picture of the pandemic: Smithsonian curators capture Covid-19 in real time

Museum curators chart the human angle of the crisis, but collecting material on recent events comes with ethical considerations

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The deaccessioning debate: 1990-2020

The disposal of objects from museum collections has been a source of controversy for decades. Did 2020 mark a turning point in the debate?

Oklahoma museum receives vast archive related to 'Black Wall Street' and the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

The Gilcrease Museum has also received a $300,000 grant to conserve and digitise the ephemera collection "so that these atrocities would not be forgotten"

Theaster Gates, Jasper Johns, Cindy Sherman: the best of artist interviews over the past 30 years

The Art Newspaper's Review editor Ben Luke picks his favourites from the archive

Tate Modern turns 20

To mark the London museum’s big birthday, we have searched our archive for our favourite articles on the institution, from a critic's take on the café’s cuisine to an interview with Tate’s former director Nicholas Serota ahead of the Switch House’s opening in 2016

Digital technologies allow us to create precise copies of artefacts—but what does this mean for the idea of 'authenticity'?

Online book demonstrates the groundbreaking work by Factum Foundation to create high-resolution facsimiles but also raises questions of value

Market forces still at work: why we need to look to our past to understand our future

Our first collection of archival stories looks at the major financial shifts and trends that have impacted collectors and those in the trade since 1990—and continue to be relevant today

Los Angeles’s Lucas Museum acquires major archive of African American cinema

Although its building is still under construction, the institution is partnering with Lacma on a one-day film programme in South Los Angeles next month

Secret papers on famous artists including Gauguin, Renoir and Monet to be revealed

New York-based Wildenstein-Plattner Institute will digitise fabled Wildenstein archive of sale catalogues, letters and experts’ notes

Brooklyn Art Library's Sketchbook Project expands

Collection of more than 45,000 artists’ sketchbooks is planning to become a non-profit, and help establish satellite venues around the country

Revealed! UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s arts policy ...from 2004

As shadow minister for the arts 15 years ago, Johnson laid out his plans in The Art Newspaper

British Museum to display hundreds of thousands of archived artefacts in new storage facility

BM Arc will provide the institution with 15,628 sq.m to show its objects in greater context and increase public access

Arab photography archive releases 22,000 historic images online

Arab Image Foundation completes $255,000 digitisation initiative and will reopen its Beirut building this summer

Palestinian stories are reconstructed through films, photographs and artefacts confiscated by Israel

An Israeli art historian has spent 20 years trawling the country’s archives for Palestinian cultural property

New hope for lost Frida Kahlo painting

Expert says new evidence could reveal the location of Mexican artist’s biggest work, which “disappeared into thin air”

Into the archives: Ralph Rugoff on three key shows at the Hayward Gallery

Ahead of its reopening and 50th anniversary celebrations, the institution's director looks back

Paris to open an LGBT archive centre in 2020

Move spurred by recent success of 120 Beats per Minute film about Aids activism

Modigliani archive ruling against granddaughter

Nechtschein-Modigliani does retain moral rights over the artist's work, however

The race to digitise the world’s heritage

Non-profit organisation has big plans to gather data from 500 sites over the next five years

Audio archive breaks silence on Sehgal

Curator’s interviews with performers could prove a “goldmine” for scholars, skirting the artist’s ban on documentation of his work

Ch… ch… ch… ch… changes at the Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum is the first institution to gain access to David Bowie’s 75,000-item archive

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Web salvation for workers’ art as GDR artists are digitally rehabilitated

Shunned since the Wall fell, East German works are now catalogued on the 'Bildatlas'

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For the record: Artist interviews recorded as part of MoMA’s oral history project

James Rosenquist and Ed Ruscha are among the artists talking about their work for posterity

Deitch archive will remain on site in Soho

The archive is expected to be available to the public by spring 2011

Battle over Joseph Beuys collection at Moyland Castle

Widow claims artist’s reputation is being damaged

Why the Tate turned down Rothko’s offer of 30 paintings

Archives reveal the events behind director Norman Reid’s decision to accept only nine of the artist’s pictures

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Tate to launch Tate Channel, a film and video resource

This ambitious project will serve as an archive, allowing unprecedented remote access to information and art

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Film-maker claims Warhol sexuality cover up

Denying the artist’s homosexuality makes his work more saleable, she says

Rediscovered Bacon “rubbish” could fetch £50,000

Documents and paintings will be sold at a country auction

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MoMA puts collection inventories online

This move will substantially increase the accessibility of it's collections

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Court action after Renoir archive fails to sell at auction

Collector sues family trust which had withdrawn the artist’s belongings from sale

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Tate acquires Bacon archive

Barry Joule collection makes its way into public hands

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Tate’s archives go online

A first step towards the future

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Book review: 'For the King’s pleasure' is a meteorite of a book

This account of George IV’s decorations and furnishings is a landmark in the history of writing about the decorative arts

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Kreitman’s donation opens Tate archive to the public

Spring 2002 to see new Research Centre at Millbank

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V&A off limits to women in 1913?

Museums considered banning female visitors at height of suffrage movement

From the secret archives of the Victoria and Albert Museum: flinging more than a paint pot

The opening of a file on James McNeill Whistler, embargoed for a century, reveals him to have been a violent brawler, a racist and a gun-runner

Exploitation of the Tate Archives: Trial of accused paintings fraudster

John Drewe donated money to the Tate and allegedly doctored its documents

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Revealed: what happened to the “degenerate” art in Germany’s museums, from G to Z

A 1941 typescript has been discovered that fills in the missing history of 16,588 works of art seized by the Nazis

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The Tate Gallery: What The Queen, Mark Rothko, Peggy Guggenheim and Barbara Hepworth all said.

In Britain, official papers are revealed after thirty years. The Art Newspaper was ready and waiting to see what was—and what might have been

Tate finally gets some of Hepworth archive

After much controversy surrounding the archives release, Sir Alan Bowness releases part of the archive to Tate

The Hepworth papers: why the delay?

Despite the sculptor’s wishes, Alan Bowness has failed to hand her papers over to the Tate

Interview with Marcel Duchamp: Life is a game; life is art

From 4 April to 18 July the Palazzo Grassi is showing a 300- work exhibition by Pontus Hulten of the work of Marcel Duchamp, the artist whose ideas have pricked through the whole history of twentieth-century art. Here we publish one of his last interviews, made in 1966

Charles Saatchi: the man and the market. The Art Newspaper was given access to the Saatchi archive to chart the transformations of this world famous collector’s taste

As “Sensation!”, the exhibition of the Saatchi collection of young British art, opens at the Royal Academy we ask what drives Saatchi to buy, and risk, so much

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