Museums

Fowler Museum offers historic and contemporary expressions of Sikh experience

Exhibition brings together works representing the world’s fifth largest religious community

The dawn of the entrepreneurial museum

With traditional philanthropic models on the wane, US institutions like the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and the Andy Warhol Museum are engaging in unconventional partnerships and launching spin-off businesses

Netherlands to open museum telling ‘the whole story’ of nation’s links to slavery

The National Museum of Slavery, due to open in 2030, is part of an ongoing process being undertaken by the Dutch state to investigate the repercussions of its colonial past

'It's censorship': Arts Council England under fire over new policy deterring 'overtly political statements'

Update to guidelines warns partner organisations that funding arrangements could be jeopardised by "reputational risk"

How Poland’s new government has begun shaking up the arts sector

Donald Tusk’s coalition is revoking cultural leadership appointments made by the previous right-wing regime—but is cancelling Poland’s Venice Biennale artist a step too far?

Black museums face greater peril in the climate crisis

The Association of African American Museums outlines heightened issues facing Black cultural centres, including old infrastructure, coastal locations and lack of access to funds and resources

Is Italy’s government meddling in who runs top museums?

Cultural figures voice concern about culture ministry’s appointments to run institutions including Florence’s Uffizi Galleries and Milan’s Pinacoteca di Brera

Dispute between Philadelphia Museum of Art and employee union drags on, after strike in 2022

The union claims the institution has not implemented an agreement concerning length-of-service pay increases

Tipping point: how new immersive institutions are changing the art world

Digital art venues are a global phenomenon, attracting massive audiences with radical new forms of immersive experiences. Are they a threat or an opportunity for traditional galleries and museums?

Devastating fire destroys more than 4,000 paintings in national collection of Abkhazia

Fire marks tragic loss for cultural heritage in the region, which broke away from Georgia three decades ago

Berlin Senate drops 'anti-discrimination clause' in funding agreements after protests

Senator Joe Chialo says he is responding to criticism that the clause restricted the freedom of art

The hangover after the museum party: institutions in the US are facing a funding crisis

As the baby-boomer generation of major donors pulls back or dies off, museums are struggling to attract their heirs’ interest

‘Culture is fragile’: Dutch art world figures express concerns for future under potential coalition government

Directors of leading institutions in the country warn of the damage that budget cuts and a scaling back on international collaboration could do to the sector

Frankfurt’s Städel shows anniversary gift of works by Honoré Daumier

Collector Hans-Jürgen Hellwig will donate more than 4,000 works by the French artist best-known for his cartoons

Taiwan’s cultural sector seeks higher profile as country heads to polls

As three contenders battle it out to become president, artists plead for them to see there is more to Taiwan than semiconductors

Italian court sides with Getty Museum in export dispute over Bassano painting

The Council of State dismissed the Italian culture ministry’s belated attempt to repatriate “absolute masterpiece” from the Los Angeles museum

Valongo Wharf—historic hub of Brazil's slave trade—opens following overdue $400,000 renovation

The Rio de Janeiro site, where one million enslaved Africans disembarked, retains its Unesco World Heritage status

Court of Appeal ruling will prevent UK museums from charging reproduction fees—at last

Those © symbols on UK museum websites and catalogues are now redundant if the original work of art is out of copyright

There is no end to the museum exodus

Higher salaries are a major reason why mid-level museum workers are leaving for commercial gallery jobs, but instability caused by the Covid pandemic is also a factor

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A change of regime in Poland presents challenges and opportunities for the culture sector

After eight years of the right-wing PiS-led government, breaking down the silos in the country's arts sector will be key

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Why all museums need an in-house TikToker

Keen to capitalise on the social media channel's rising profile in the art world, the Peabody Essex Museum hired two dedicated creators in residence

Will Las Vegas finally get an art museum? Collector Elaine Wynn and Lacma back new $150m institution

Council moves forward with plans for 90,000 square-foot Las Vegas Museum of Art in Symphony Park

The big museum openings and expansions of 2024

The Grand Egyptian Museum should open at last, while Masp in São Paulo gets a tower-block extension

New displays at Imperial War Museum come at a crucial time for world peace

The London museum's thematic approach to conflict references current conflicts as well as historic ones

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The public art project in Pittsburgh is preparing to launch its second phase, titled the “National Museum of Broken Treaties”

Visitor numbers for UK museums show signs of recovery

Figures for the first half of 2023 show an increase over the year before, although still below their pre-Covid peaks

Controversy swirls around Centre Pompidou ahead of 2025 closure

Talks between trade unions and the French culture ministry stall as workers fear for their future during the Paris museum’s five-year shutdown

American Second World War museum uses AI to tell veterans’ stories

As the generation that served in the war ages, an experiential museum in New Orleans seeks to keep their voices alive