Museum community must agree on binding protocols to counter 'increasing political interference' across Europe, leading directors say
A slew of cases of museum directors forced from their positions is a "spectacular moment of crisis,” the Museum Watch Committee chair said at annual museums conference
Museum ethics organisation criticises ‘forced resignation’ of Manchester gallery director
Cimam is demanding "greater clarity" over the reasons for Alistair Hudson’s proposed removal
Inquiry into actions by Detroit Institute of Arts director and board chair found no misconduct, museum says
Law firm hired by the Detroit museum found no conflict of interest in loan of art from director's family, it adds
The message about looted art is finally getting through as Cambodia is inundated with returned loot
The restitution of Cambodian statues by major museums and auction houses is an encouraging sign
Warning over Qatar’s human rights record
UK museums’ close ties questioned after poet imprisoned for 15 years
Tate admits error in giving away confidential export data as archive is offloaded to Paul Mellon Centre
The photographic archive of paintings was transferred in haste - twice
Richard Koshalek of the Hirshhorn Museum makes a stand against censorship
“Censorship has no role here... the only way to deal with these subjects is through dialogue"
Eli Broad addresses the American Association of Museums: “Get art out of the basement"
The collector lectures museum professionals at their annual conference in Los Angeles
Museo Valenciano de la Ilustración director steps down
Follows censorship controversy
Directors say OK to collectors’ shows
In response to The New Museum's current exhibition
French institutions have lost their integrity by relying on private sponsors, leading fundraiser says
Longtime arts and heritage patron Olivier de Rohan denounces the increasing influence of external bodies on museums' creative decisions
Suspicions and speculations as Jeffrey Deitch is appointed as MoCA's director
Why is it that a move from the commercial sector to the non-profit is seen as scandalous?
Books: Who should artifacts really belong to? And why?
A collection of essays by museum directors worldwide on restitutions and ownership
Museums lending to commercial galleries: The debate
Director of the Rose Art Museum examines both sides of the argument
Institutions are increasingly likely to loan works of art to the most powerful private galleries
Public art for private gain?
The Art Newspaper discusses the fine line between curating and promoting
It is almost impossible for a museum to mount a contemporary exhibition without the involvement of the artist's dealer
Director of German contemporary art museum explores his “Carte Blanche” approach to private collectors
“What is often described as the ‘undue’ influence of collectors and dealers is less of a threat than the noticeable tendency for these parties to lose interest in public institutions”
A look at the ethical and economic problems underlying museum acquisitions
Museums should beware of being used as marketing tools by collectors
Comment: The problem with privately-funded museums
There is a danger that the conservatism of the museum sector will be challenged by a new generation of board members who feel that “rules are for other people”
Watchdog criticises Tate for Ofili purchase
The Charity Commission is now investigating all acquisitions made from artists while they were serving as trustees
As US museums face mounting legal issues, an annual conference explores what to do with whistleblowers and dodgy donors
Recent corporate scandals have raised concerns that American charities should be examining their ethics policies
UK museums can now return human remains
The shift in policy follows over 30 recent claims for restitution
Museum inaction on restitution is undermining public trust
Adrian Ellis, director of AEA Consulting, talks on the threat this poses to the perceived legitimacy of cultural institutions
Books: Analysis of the 1990 Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act a self-righteous attack on the temple
Essays explore US museums’ responsibilities to religious groups
What happened to the Maharajah of Indore’s Brancusi birds?
In 1973 the Tate wanted to buy Brancusi’s black marble “Bird in space” through dealer Richard Feigen, but the sale fell through because the trustees believed the work had been “smuggled” out of India
Gainsborough's House director Hugh Belsey on competing with Tate: Goliath wins
Should Gainsborough’s House have given way to the Tate over a painting in the current Tate exhibition?
Fair play, not the letter of the law for Tate restitution case
The panel finds Tate has legal title to a war-loot picture but agrees that the claimants should be compensated on ethical grounds
Getty returns three stolen works to Italy
Curator voluntarily collaborates with Italy in accordance with museum’s policy
Copyright and censorship in Chapmanworld: how far can they go?
Despite the dilemmas posed by their work, Jake and Dinos Chapman's first major exhibition in a public gallery is opening in London
East Berlin museums chief defends his record, revealing how the East German museums sold in order to buy'
We did not pursue any party political nonsense on the Museum Island': Professor Günther Schade stands by his position