Comment: Is expertise at risk at the Victoria and Albert Museum?

The world’s greatest museum of decorative arts has been without a ceramics expert since 2016 and other gaps in knowledge are opening up


Comment: Scholarly research is flourishing but curators’ ability to judge an object’s quality is not

Why museums are falling victim to fakers: expertise is undervalued and in decline

Remembering the ghost soldiers of the Somme

As an exhibition of photographs of Jeremy Deller’s project We’re Here Because We’re Here begins its tour of the UK, Jenny Waldman reflects on how this modern memorial caught the nation’s imagination


Federal arts funding is on the White House’s hit list

If culture agencies dodge the fatal bullet, they should focus on collection-sharing and investment in bricks and mortar

Local collections should be nationalised to halt sell-offs

A stroke of a ministerial pen saved Liverpool’s collections 35 years ago—the same needs to happen again

Zanzibar cathedral restoration shows past can unite rather than divide us

Project to repair Anglican building brought Muslims and Christians together

We turn our back on expertise at our peril

Expert opinions concerning attribution and authenticity are fundamental to art history

Why Brussels is not the new Berlin

Belgian capital is being hyped as the next big art hub but it still lacks a proper "scene"

Artists should give proper credit to Hollywood

Jordan Wolfson’s sculptures depend heavily on special effects studios

Why I like Art Abu Dhabi more than Art Basel in Miami Beach

The conversations are better, the public is enthusiastic, and there is enough, but not too much art—and it’s good

Why ratifying the Hague Convention matters

After years of delay, the UK government is on track to become a world leader in wartime heritage protection

Museums are the diplomats of the 21st century

Why a show in Berlin of Tehran’s superb collection of Modern art is a crucial part of Germany’s foreign policy

Each Tate gallery needs its own director not just a chief curator plus

Devolution or even independence could create a stronger Tate Modern and Tate Britain after Nicholas Serota’s departure

Axing art history in schools devalues our cultural life

The plan to scrap the A-level examination is disastrous and must be challenged

Light or shadow for photography at the V&A?

The Royal Photographic Society’s collection needs a strong advocate within the museum if ambitious plans for its future are to be realised by Martin Roth’s successor

Attacks on culture can be crimes against humanity

Trial in The Hague of Islamic extremist reminds us that the destruction of built heritage and human life are often linked

The art schools Fidel Castro built—and then neglected

As Cuba opens up to the US, the island’s outstanding Modern architecture faces a new threat

Alfredo Jaar on Europe's failure to welcome refugees

A year on from Alan Kurdi's death, only Germany has lived up to Europe's moral imperative to welcome Syria's refugees

‘Mixed feelings’ as Brian Sewell’s treasure trove is to be dispersed

Auction of the late art critic’s collection inspires sadness­—but excitement too

Female Abstract Expressionists were as active as any male

Denver exhibition shows how many women were movers and shakers in the New York School from the start

Politicians fixate on growth, but humans need beauty too

A relentless focus on economics has stopped us discussing the intangible things we need

Wonders and blunders: what makes a great museum?

Artists, architects and curators tell us about the spaces they love—and hate

Orhan Pamuk’s manifesto for museums

Author and museum founder delivers video message to international museum conference in Milan

Brexit: “We have chosen the way of Hogarth over Turner”

Bendor Grosvenor says Britain leaving the European Union could be costly for the arts and art market