Sir Paul Getty’s library to live on as part of a charitable foundation

The American-born benefactor bought rare books and manuscripts for over 20 years

Leonardo da Vinci's drawings and manuscripts at the Louvre

Many items on display have not been exhibited since 1952


Italian cathedral submits war-loot claim to British Library

The claim is for a bound 290-folio missal which appears to have disappeared in 1943


Oslo: Buddhism’s “Dead Sea Scrolls” for sale to Norway

Saved from Afghanistan by top collector, the manuscripts pose an ethical problem


MoMA sculptures on show at the New York Botanical Gardens

Also exhibited are rare and illustrated books on botany to inaugurate their new gallery

Italian embassy in London pursues claim to Benevento missal

The Art Newspaper has tracked down further details of what happened to the twelfth-century manuscript during World War II


Collector profile: Sir Paul Getty's two weaknesses, books and cricket

Over twenty-five years this Anglo-American has built up a great library of early books, manuscripts and incunabula


State intervention on humanist manuscripts in Feltrinelli Library sale at Christie's

Top lots go to private collectors, but the Italian State and European dealers put up a fight

The Getty acquires “The fates of illustrious men and women” by the Boucicaut Master

Though the identity of the Boucicaut Master is unknown, his work is extremely valuable


How dynamic Dutch art collector Joost Ritman finds guidance in Rosicrucianism

The Art Newspaper examine the art and philosophy of a man who has closed deals with Sotheby’s, Noortman and Artemis

Leonardo Codex on the market

Autumn sale at Christie’s expected for the last manuscript by the artist in private hands — in 1980 it sold for £2 million


Kent dealer wins Leonardo Prize

His rare manuscript find nabbed him this year's award

World War II ends for a small town in eastern Germany as treasures are finally returned

Church valuables were dispersed in 1945, reunited in 1992, and return home in 1993

Leonardo da Vinci next at the next Palazzo Grassi

Leonardo the artist and the scientist will be on show