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Museum of London to close ahead of relocation to Smithfield Market

Institution will reopen in 2026, with Fabric its first "nightclub in residence"

London's Wellcome Collection accused of cultural vandalism after closing 'racist, sexist and ableist' display of artefacts

The institution asks “What’s a museum for?” as it shuts display devoted to objects amassed by its founder

London's National Portrait Gallery receives £10m donation from Leonard Blavatnik

First floor of London museum to be renamed the "Blavatnik Wing" and will display 100 years of portraiture across nine galleries

London gallery turns Premier League football match into an art installation

Mark Titchner's work was displayed at Tottenham Hotspur's stadium and broadcast to millions of fans

Historic London foundry that made Big Ben's bells could be saved from hotel development

The digital heritage preservation company Factum Foundation and conservation group Re-Form Heritage plan to buy the site and hold it in perpetuity as a working foundry

Mark Hallett appointed director of the Courtauld Institute of Art in London

He joins from Yale University's Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and will now oversee the next phase of the Courtauld's £57m redevelopment project

German Expressionist women who made an indelible mark on Modernism get a rare London showing

Royal Academy of Arts exhibition includes well known names such as Käthe Kollwitz, as well as equally accomplished, but less famous, artists like Marianne Werefkin

Brutal cuts to London arts organisations as national funds are moved away from capital

“We’ve had to make invidious choices”, says Arts Council England’s chair, Nicholas Serota, as funding portfolio for 2023-26 announced

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In memoriam: London art dealer and restaurateur Andrew Edmunds represented a special and vivid chapter in Soho’s history

The world expert on the prints of William Hogarth, James Gillray and Thomas Rowlandson was a great and colourful character

‘Everything has a price’: estate agent lists historic foundry that once cast Big Ben's bells

Latest chapter in troubled history of foundry sees it put up for rent—and possible sale

Digital Art Week comes to London with editions planned for Paris, Lisbon, New York, Miami, Seoul and Tokyo

Backed by crypto art denizens and web3 startups, the inaugural edition brings six free events to the capital

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Artist Bones Tan Jones on how a six-day walk from London to Stonehenge inspired them to make their own huge monolith

The exhibition "Tunnel Visions" at Queercircle explores the threat of urbanisation and pollution

First major Donatello exhibition to come to UK after rave reviews in Italy

The Victoria and Albert Museum show next year will explore the life and legacy of the “driving force behind the Italian Renaissance”

Sound installation puts voice of artist Maggie Jencks back into the Postmodern house she helped create in London

Edwin Heathcote—'keeper of meaning' at The Cosmic House built by the Postmodernist theorist Charles Jencks and his wife Maggie—explains how a sound work is bringing the building back to life

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Paris vs London: which capital will win the hearts of art collectors?

London’s struggles with the reality of leaving the European Union coupled with a government unsympathetic to the arts means the French capital is gaining the edge over its rival

Van Gogh’s Sunflowers covered in tomato soup by eco activists

The environmental group Just Stop Oil says it attacked the painting in response to the UK government’s inaction on the cost-of-living and climate crises

Top-shelf secrets lie behind the Victorian respectability of newly restored Sambourne House

House in London's Kensington includes hundreds of commercial artist Linley Sambourne’s illustrations and cartoons—and (not on view) his pornographic photographs

Walk with Hilma af Klint: AR brings works by the mystic mother of abstraction to London's Regent's Park

Seventy-eight years after her death, the artist famed for her geometric and spiral forms, has realised her goal of creating a giant temple for her work— thanks to cutting-edge technology

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Central London's calling: smaller galleries bank on bigger spaces despite economic uncertainty

In the post-Brexit, post-pandemic era, dealers are moving into new and more central venues in London

British Museum’s cracking tale of ancient Egyptian code, scholarly rivalry, sex and a magic bath

A new exhibition based around the Rosetta Stone marks 200 years since hieroglyphs were deciphered

A museum dedicated to homelessness will open in London next year

Founded in 2015 by a cultural professional who was once homeless, the Museum of Homelessness will now have a permanent space in Finsbury Park

My plea to London’s National Gallery to scrap its £35m Sainsbury Wing new entrance plans

Architecture critic Hugh Pearman argues that the gallery is making irreversible changes to a Grade I listed building—while removing most of its early Renaissance collection from display until 2025

Shezad Dawood’s psychedelic spaceship unveiled at London's St Pancras Station

Public work HMS Alice Liddell—named after the women’s rights campaigner—envisions the capital as a site of "speculative fiction"