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Princeton University Art Museum identifies 16 artefacts linked to alumnus and alleged smuggler

Edoardo Almagià, who graduated from Princeton University in 1973, has been connected to a range of antiquities currently in the museum's collection

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Why the global explosion of billionaires will keep auction houses afloat—for now

Record-breaking sales from the collections of Microsoft founder Paul G. Allen and the acrimoniously divorced Macklowes herald the start of a 20-year bonanza for auction houses

Cate Blanchett is building her own art gallery at her English country home

Old outbuildings on the actor's estate will be knocked down to make way for the studio—and provisions will be made for the protected bats that live there

First look at the Torlonia marbles, as the last great private collection of classical sculpture opens to the public

Exhibition at Rome’s Musei Capitolini is the first step in finding a permanent home for the 620 ancient Greek and Roman works

Here's what has sold so far from Masterpiece London Online

From a portrait of a nurse to a £100,000 chandelier, collectors from as far afield as Australia have been buying via the digital version of the fair which was due to run this week

Looted Benin treasures to go online in international project led by Hamburg museum

Project is backed by the Ernst von Siemens art foundation, which seeks “a more factual focus to the discussions about restitution”

Great lovers of Van Gogh: Swiss couple's private collection goes on show in Vienna

The Albertina mounts a display of the Hahnlosers' relatively unknown treasures

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German court rules in favour of Nazi-looted art database, although owners say a listing makes works unsellable is caught between the conflicting demands of claimants and the holders of disputed art

Who owned these Jewish-owned treasures? V&A seeks clues from public

New exhibition highlights works from the museum's Gilbert Collection that have unclear provenance during the Nazi era

The last of the great private Roman collections re-emerges

A 40-year struggle between Italy and the Torlonia family ends with major show in 2020


Feeling the pinch: why the middle-class collector is a dying breed

The Vogels filled their modest apartment with contemporary art, but wage stagnation has seen the professional-classes squeezed out of this overheated market

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Collection agency head warns over resale rights

The Artists’ Collecting Society says that the “honeymoon” grace period on accurate reporting of sales is coming to an end

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Collecting grows among West’s wealthy

Art fairs expand VIP opening hours to make the experience more attractive

J.Paul Getty Museum vows to return piece from Goudstikker collection

However, the whereabouts of many works of art from the collection are still unknown

Biedermeier art collection to go on show in the City Palace, Vienna

The space will be the second venue in the city to host the Prince of Liechtenstein's art collection

Revealed: one third of Brooklyn Museum’s Coptic collection is fake

Specialists warn that museums in the US and Europe will now have to re-examine their own sculptures

Comment: The problem with privately-funded museums

There is a danger that the conservatism of the museum sector will be challenged by a new generation of board members who feel that “rules are for other people”


Heirs of millionaire art collector at loggerheads

The difficulty has arisen because Mr Eastman left the bulk of his estate in a “marital trust” for his wife

Successful Amsterdam sale concludes the series of Goudstikker auctions

Old masters, recovered as a result of one of the world’s largest Nazi restitution claims, net $20m

Norton Simon Museum of Art and Goudstikker heiress to go to court over fight for Cranachs

Marei von Saher claims they are Nazi loot, while Norton Simon believes it has legal title to the paintings


Former MoMA chairman’s oddball art goes under the hammer

William Lieberman’s eclectic holdings yielded bargains

Prince of Liechtenstein buys historic British collection

Nine Dutch and Flemish 17th-century works will go to Vienna Museum

Tax squabble may force sale of €25m pre-Colombian art collection

Gift to Brussels museum is stalled by dispute between region and state

Pinault brings new life to Palazzo Grassi

French billionaire François Pinault finally reveals his art


MoMA receives 12 Philip Guston paintings

The works form part of a collection gifted to the museum by real estate developer Edward R. Broida


New works in the new MoMA

The museum's expansion has not slowed down their buying

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Speculators angering dealers over collecting without passion for art

Young financiers want to build a diversified portfolio


The Prince of Liechtenstein is putting his paintings on permanent public display from March

The greatest royal collection after Britain’s—and still buying