Benin bronzes online database goes live with details of thousands of looted artefacts

"Digital Benin" catalogue gathers together information on objects stolen from the Kingdom of Benin and now held in collections around the world


Agents of faith: the art of votive offerings

Bard Graduate Center's 25th anniversary exhibition considers devotional offerings across religions


The extraordinary cultural energy of 18th-century Venice

Art, music and architecture flourished in the Republic for the last time

Complex, ingenious, emotional: the concluding volumes of Jasper Johns’s catalogues raisonnés

Two further volumes comprehensively cover the artist's drawings and monotypes

Cataloguing Egon Schiele: a digital work in progress

Online database allows scholars to make rapid connections between works


Jackson Pollock's art gets lost in academic theory in new book

This scholarly overview of the artist’s work is modishly opaque

Jasper Johns show and catalogue raisonné open Menil Collection’s new Drawing Institute

The 88-year-old artist, who gets the institute’s inaugural show, was deeply involved in the publication


From the archive: Why the art world is crazy about Cranach

New technology is shedding light on an Old Master as the prolific, multi-talented artist enjoys a renaissance

The Munch Museum in Oslo publishes more than 7,600 drawings online for free

Digital catalogue raisonné of the artist's works on paper expected to continue into other media


Books: Tiepolo and Modigliani’s journeys to New Jersey

Princeton University Art Museum has produced a catalogue on its Italian Old Master drawings


Tate Turner catalogue delayed again

The Tate still has 21,000 works to publish online—but those already posted suggest it will be worth the wait


Peter Fraser: The photographer filling a gap

This Tate catalogue expands on the British photographer Peter Fraser


Thirty-year wait for Turner catalogue almost over?

The Tate says all detailed entries will be available online by 2014, but critics fear loss of scholarship


Russian government publishes first volume cataloguing fakes in the market

Russia’s Federal Cultural Heritage Protection Agency is set to publish the first volume of a catalogue of Russian paintings known to be fake


“Catalogue of the National Museum of Afghanistan”: recording and illustrating key objects in the Kabul Museum

Unesco has published a record of the 1,600 objects acquired by the institution between 1931 and 1985


Washington's National Gallery wraps up Vuillard catalogue plagiarism suit with $37,500 payment to Annette Leduc and Brooks Beaulieu

However, a complaint lodged against Guy Cogeval, Antoine Salomon and Mathias Chivot was met with a counter-suit arguing that evidence had been fabricated

A solution found to Tehran's controversial Bacon triptych

Getting minds out of the gutter - despite Bacon's wishes to be there himself


Commercial publishing: Would you pay $250 for this Hirst catalogue?

Published to accompany his show of paintings at Gagosian in New York, it promises much but delivers little

Husband and wife allege Guy Cogeval's Vuillard catalogues were “plagiarised” from their unpublished manuscript

Art historians go to court in France and the US to reclaim the research they say was stolen from them


Shortlist chosen for “best catalogue” prize

Last year, the winner of The Art Newspaper/AXA Art prize was The American Sublime, held at Tate Britain

Tate appeals to Turner watercolour owners

"Turner Worldwide" catalogue completion


Mitchell Prize names David Anfam winner for Rothko catalogue raisonné that “sets new standards”

Adriaen de Vries takes the new award for the outstanding exhibition catalogue

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Novel approaches: Changes in the German art book market

As the recession begins to abate in Germany, the market for art books blossoms

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As more private libraries are put on the block, the question arises ⁠—are we running out of old libraries?

Some of Europe’s oldest collections have recently been broken up: are there many left, and who is buying the books?

William S. Paley’s remarkable collection revealed in exhibition at MoMA

Bequest of modern paintings and sculpture to tour American cities