We should consider a Millennial Society to protect the past

In seeking to carve out our own architectural identity, we are in danger of destroying the precious work of previous generations

The lessons of Palmyra: Islamic state and iconoclasm in the era of clickbait

Anyone with a Facebook profile should consider the images of destruction they share on social media

Will China’s art market go the way of Japan’s?

Despite some similarities between the two, a broader collector base and stronger political will should help China ride out its storm

Expanded horizons: looking beyond building projects

New buildings grab attention, but they are not always the best way of increasing a museum’s influence and audiences

The Met gets a second chance to get contemporary art right

After 75 years of fumbling, the New York museum can use the Breuer building to play to its strengths and explore art-making across time

Sharjah discusses meaning of art in the time of Isil and Hezbollah

Anna Somers Cocks attended the annual March Meeting and found it did not shy away from the pain, extremism and corruption of the world today


Lighten the bureaucracy so India’s heritage can flourish

Its rich store of treasures deserves better, and that requires unburdening private collectors and welcoming in business

In the beginning: women kickstart South Asia scene

Female artists, collectors, curators and philanthropists are playing a leading role in developing the arts scene in South Asia

What is the government’s new plan for the future of the arts?

A forthcoming White Paper aims to set out the most far-reaching strategy for 50 years

Ten questions gallerists should be asking themselves now

Is gallery space still worth paying rent for or will Instagram replace it all? Art Basel director Marc Spiegler gives us the answers

Knoedler fakes trial could be a game-changer for the art market

It should provide guidance on who is responsible when forgeries are sold


Matthew Collings on his heady days with David Bowie

The superstar art lover backed the British critic's first forays into book publishing

The 21st-century Tate is a commonwealth of ideas

Museums must widen the ways in which they serve their audiences to reflect new forms of social interaction

The artists who flopped (and triumphed) in 2015

Who was hot and who was not this year, featuring Anish Kapoor, Rachel Rose and Chris Ofili


Kenny Schachter on Peggy Guggenheim’s one-woman fight to champion artists

In her lifetime, the art collector’s personal reputation was shredded, but, as Lisa Vreeland’s film shows, her influence on the art world was astonishing

How the Venice Biennale made social practice cool

Why political works continued to dominate this year

What is art for? Jane Kallir tells us

Following the terrorist attacks in Paris, Beirut and Bamako, and as The Art Newspaper continues its debates in Moscow, the New York gallerist shares her thoughts on art's purpose, originally published after 11 September 2001

In Europe’s troubled times, museums can offer hope

With the European Union in crisis, museums have an obligation to demonstrate what cultural exchange can achieve

Public museums need a new way of working with collectors

State institutions shouldn’t collaborate with those who don’t understand their wider aims

Why is Saudi Arabia destroying the cultural heritage of Mecca and Medina?

Even sites associated with the Prophet's family make way for skyscrapers and mega-hotels

Comment: The Tate should take BP’s money—and ask for more

Protests about the gallery’s lack of transparency concerning the energy company's sponsorship miss the point of how big business and the arts interact

Comment: it’s the economy, stupid—and the art market is no longer immune to its vicissitudes

While the 2008 global financial meltdown largely failed to dent sales, in 2015 our editor-at-large warned that the falling oil price experienced at the time could prove much more serious


Development, tourism and neglect endanger sites as much as conflict and natural disasters

Does Unesco have the power to stop the decline of crucial heritage sites?

Comment: The immorality of using Detroit’s art to bail out bankrupt city

Even if it proves legal to sell paintings in the Detroit Institute of Arts, there is a moral case to consider

The big hole in Britain’s National Gallery: Bring back the Victorians

The omission of paintings by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood could be rectified by judicious loans