Museum collections

Centre Pompidou plans to show 120,000 works 'as much as possible' around France during three-year closure

While Paris museum undergoes renovations, Europe's biggest modern and contemporary art collection will go on tour—keeping curators employed

Louvre probes its collection for Nazi and colonial loot in massive provenance research project

Museum launches an online catalogue of 485,000 objects while curators comb through wartime acquisitions and works from former colonies

Immerse yourself in V&A’s new digital platform of 1.2 million objects

Collections website unites technical data, open-access images, videos and even sewing patterns from the museum of art, design and performance

Guggenheim adopts a plan to become more inclusive and racially diverse

Initiative follows accusations by employees of entrenched racism at the New York museum

Not bigger, but better: behind the scenes of the £35.5m revamp at London's National Portrait Gallery

Director Nicholas Cullinan and architect Jamie Fobert reveal how the gallery’s controversial three-year closure will transform its 600-year collection of portraits

Booksreview

Born of hate and contempt, how the Bargello's extraordinary collection of medieval ivories came to be

Book tells the tale of how Italian museum amassed such a vast array of important sculptures thanks to Frenchman Louis-Claude Carrand

Rotterdam's Boijmans museum wants to make entire collection accessible to visitors

Vast €85m storage centre will show off thousands of works of art previously hidden from view

Louvre director plots great collections reshuffle

In an exclusive interview, Jean-Luc Martinez reveals his big plans for the museum and why 250,000 objects must leave Paris

Germany plans photography archive to preserve 'visual memory of our society'

Culture minister Monika Grütters enlists international experts to help create a central institution but critics question necessity and feasibility

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

Tatearchive

New agreement between the Tate and National Gallery allows for more flexibility

Meeting between museum directors results in increased flexibility whilst borrowing pictures outside the 1900 division

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

Art marketarchive

As more private libraries are put on the block, the question arises ⁠—are we running out of old libraries?

Some of Europe’s oldest collections have recently been broken up: are there many left, and who is buying the books?

Museumsarchive

Hiring out the collection: the Whitney does, MoMA doesn’t

Collection leasing provides a fundraising alternative for some museums, and a surrogate permanent collection for others