Congress

Wanted: leaders with ‘stamina’ as Smithsonian tackles the creation of two new museums in Washington, DC

A turf battle may loom on the National Mall, but secretary Lonnie Bunch hopes to limit the hurdles for institutions devoted to Latino culture and women’s history

Officials reveal full extent of damage to US Capitol’s art after pro-Trump rampage

Officials explore harm to busts and paintings in the House from chemical sprays and describe frantic efforts to change airflows as melee unfolded

‘Many museums will be lost’: US association appeals to Congress to support funding for institutions

Invoking the pandemic, advocates seek federal money for agencies that support museum programmes as well as operations grants and charitable tax deductions

Art marketcomment

How will US money laundering crackdown actually impact the art market? A lawyer explains

Congress is increasing its regulation of antiquities trade and while its powers are limited for now, change will come so the art industry must prepare

‘Estamos unidos’: proposal for a new Smithsonian National Museum of the American Latino awaits Senate review

After passage in the House, planners try to line up support for an institution that would fill in an incomplete US narrative

Provenance research is too expensive, museums tell Congress

The hearing concerning America's progress in returning Nazi loot to original owners discussed potential problems

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