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Confiscated photographs showing preparations for Hitler's 1938 visit to Italy are made public

Pictures capturing Rome and Florence prior to the Nazi leader's arrival were recovered by Italy's art recovery hit squad and are now held in the historic Luce film archive

How can live art be held in museum collections? Tate conference to share its conclusions

An online conference backed by a research project will explore how institutions can care for time-based, live and organic art

New interactive encyclopaedia traces history of Palestinian art and culture

Digital project from the Institute for Palestine Studies in Beirut explores how the Palestinian people have used art to express their social and political history

Why endow a museum wing when you can fund archives? Hauser & Wirth Institute gives $700,000 in grants to preserving historical records

Newly announced funding for the Studio Museum in Harlem and Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute follow 2021 grants to small nonprofits in Chicago, British Columbia and Hong Kong

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 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'

Tate to redact photo archive

Post discussions, a decision is made