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People with disabilities are the world’s largest minority, but disabled artists remain underrepresented in European museums. Is that about to change?

Projects on disability still remain peripheral in institutional programming—and the pandemic threatens what progress has been made

Francis Bacon: why Tate returned a 1,000-piece archive

Plus, US photographer of queer women, Alice Austen; and Michel Majerus at Art Basel

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Developers circle as unique industrial building in English Unesco World Heritage site faces closure

Strutt’s North Mill Museum in Derbyshire is set to close following the withdrawal of local authority funding

Aztec goddess statue marks opening of ‘the Cheech’ museum of Chicano art

The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture in Riverside, California will house the collection of its patron, the actor and long-time champion of Chicano art

Moving Michelangelo and hauling Holbein: renovation headache for London's National Gallery

A bicentenary renovation project makes the London museum play a tricky game of musical chairs with its collection

US museums must confront ‘inherited colonial narratives’, says Thomas Campbell, director of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Two years after the death of George Floyd, conversations about racism are morphing into lasting policy change

William Beckford’s tower is finally complete, 200 years after the eccentric English architect started construction

The Bath museum, the only surviving example of the reclusive millionaire's architectural achievements, is also showing works from his original art collection

New podcast reveals lives of queer 19th-century women through letters of photographer Alice Austen

"My Dear Alice" explores, through hundreds of letters written to the unheralded artist, the romantic correspondences of Victorian-era women

Museums take action after report finds 'astonishing, nearly absurd' levels of government interference

State meddling is “annihilating capacity of institutions”, says commissioner of Museum Watch Governance Management Project

New shows reveal how Picasso was inspired by the Old Masters

Plus, Chris Levine's portrait of Queen Elizabeth II; and a rise in political interference in museum leadership

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Director of Moscow’s Second World War museum says he is ‘proud’ to be sanctioned over war in Ukraine

Aleksandr Shkolnik was added to list of sanctioned individuals by the UK and Australia, and is the first Russian museum director to be targeted

What has happened to France’s grand plans to return Africa's heritage?

Five years ago President Macron took the museum world by surprise when he announced a then-revolutionary restitution plan. Now the country’s politicians are at odds about how to implement it

Mona Lisa smeared with cake by man ‘dressed as old lady in wheelchair’

"There are people who are destroying the planet, that's why I did it," the vandal said

Eleven royally arty things to do in the UK over Queen Elizabeth II's platinum jubilee weekend

From Sex Pistols album covers to a tower moat full of flowers, here are the best exhibitions, installations and events to check out over the long bank holiday

Chinese Museum in Vancouver aims to rewrite Canada’s racist history

The museum will be built on the site of the Rennie Museum in Vancouver, which focuses on contemporary art

Billion dollar upgrade of Canada's Royal British Columbia Museum met with criticism

The proposed museum replacing the current building has been called a “vanity project”

Britain's Royal Albert Memorial Museum returns artefacts to Siksika First Nation

Exeter museum has held various objects belonging to the 19th-century Blackfoot leader Chief Crowfoot since 1878

Proposed museum expansion spells trouble in Manhattan’s Chinatown

A $118m project to expand the Museum of Chinese in America in New York kicks off amid protests centring on plans for a massive new “skyscraper” jail

Digitising the Bayeux Tapestry: Victoria and Albert Museum will work with French city to research famous Medieval work

London museum signs memorandum of understanding with Bayeux city officials to develop curatorial and scientific exchange

Historic English villa—built by royal mistress to escape her 'stinker' of a husband—reopens after restoration

Henrietta Howard's Marble Hill is a rare surviving example of such a home, and even rarer as one created by a woman

Gilane Tawadros appointed director of the Whitechapel Gallery in London

The head of artist copyright society Dacs will replace Iwona Blazwick, who served as head of the East London institution for 20 years

Stephanie Rosenthal appointed project director for Guggenheim Abu Dhabi museum

Current director of Gropius Bau will oversee opening of the long-awaited institution in the United Arab Emirates

Cambodia urges UK museums to investigate and return looted treasures allegedly handled by dealer Douglas Latchford

British Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum now under scrutiny of Cambodian government

Time is up on relaxed rules for US museums wanting to sell their works—did this brief shift have any lasting impact?

As stringent restrictions on art sales return after a pandemic reprieve, American institutions seem more polarised than ever

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From migration to Minecraft: shortlist for UK's Art Fund Museum of the Year 2022 is announced

Institutions in the running include Tŷ Pawb in Wrexham and Horniman Museum and Gardens in London

Art Fund to help curators from UK's regional museums to visit London Gallery Weekend

Eighteen institutions from Aberdeen to St Ives have been granted funds to help with travel and accommodation