Museums & Heritage

'A long overdue recognition': Paris's Arab World Institute to turn part of its building into an art museum

The new space, spanning all seven levels of the Institute's Jean Nouvel-designed building, was made possible in part thanks to a major donation of 1,677 works

Previously declared at risk, the UK's ‘Stonehenge of the North’ is now open to the public

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak welcomes the project which tells ‘the story of ancient Britain’

Derelict ice factory in the desert transformed into UAE's newest contemporary art venue

Opening in time for the Sharjah Biennial, the Kalba Ice Factory building boasts 20,000 sq. m exhibition space

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Manchester Museum gets £15m revamp—and hires UK's first curator focused on Indigenous perspectives

Reopening this month, the English institution plans to explicitly deal with its links to colonialism and actively support repatriation

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Bangalore's new Museum of Art & Photography looks to attract India's digital generation

While the pandemic held up MAP's construction it made 100 exhibits available online—a strategy that will continue beyond its physical opening

'Like being on display in a zoo': judges rule in favour of luxury flat owners living next to Tate Modern in battle over privacy

Landmark Supreme Court ruling finds Tate Modern's viewing platform as private nuisance to luxury flat owners it overlooks

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'Black History Month is not a checkbox—museums need to work on yearlong, holistic programming'

As Black History Month begins in the US, arts administrator and historian Tsione Wolde-Michael gives three key points for institutions to consider

Special investigation: Serious concerns over fate of Ukraine’s museum works taken by Russians

The Art Newspaper probes the complex issues arising from the removal of the Kherson Museum’s collection, sent to Crimea for “safekeeping”

World's only Vagina Museum closes its doors in East London and seeks new home

It is the second time in a year that the space, dedicated to the female reproductive system, has had to move

Musée d’Orsay acquires Caillebotte masterpiece thanks to €43m donation from LVMH

“Boating Party” painting will tour France next year to mark Impressionism milestone

The Portland Museum of Art picks mass timber design for $100m 'expansion and unification' project

Lever, a sustainability-minded firm, won the international design competition for the museum's ambitious campus overhaul

US National Gallery of Art acquires major work by overlooked Native American Abstract Expressionist

The untitled 1961 painting, by Chippewa artist George Morrison, is the first by a Native American member of the New York School movement in the NGA’s collection

British Museum staff to strike as cultural workers across UK take industrial action—including during school holiday

Workers at the Wallace Collection, Historic England, National Museums Scotland and the National Museum of Liverpool will also be striking over pay and labour conditions

Death of Vatican cleric puts his lauded but mysterious art collection under new scrutiny

Canon Monsignor Michele Basso was investigated for fraud in 2000 after allegedly trying to sell fake works

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Controversial UK politician slams Tate for hosting children's drag queen storytime session

Conservative Party peer Emma Nicholson has lambasted the London museum for "propaganda" in open letter

Detroit Institute of Arts ordered to keep Van Gogh painting as lawsuit over its ownership heads to appeals court

A judge had previously dismissed the lawsuit brought against the Michigan museum in a dispute over the canvas “The Novel Reader”

Looted archaeological artefacts worth more than $20m returned to Italy

The 60 objects included some that had been on display at the Metropolitan Museum and several that had been bought by billionaire collector Michael Steinhardt

Egon Schiele painting to be restored with €25,000 grant from Tefaf art fair

Once owned by Jewish collectors in Vienna, the landscape was exported to the US on condition it was exhibited in the Austrian pavilion at the 1948 Venice Biennale

Following Basquiat forgery scandal, Orlando Museum of Art placed on probation by US museums group

Loss of American Alliance of Museums accreditation, which the museum has had since 1971, could complicate processes like borrowing works from other institutions

More than 500 museums launch art project to confront mass biodiversity loss across UK

"The Wild Escape" responds to new research from London's Natural History Museum, which finds the UK is one of the most nature depleted countries in the world

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'This is a watershed moment for UK museums—their expanded civic role has never been more vital'

With cuts both to creative education in schools and learning departments in museums, its time for institutions to find vital new purposes, says Art Fund UK director Jenny Waldman

Overdue review shakes up Germany's largest cultural institution

World-famous museums overseen by the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation will be given more autonomy and their own budgets

Symbols of Iraqi civilisation unveiled at the Basrah Museum

A new project dubbed the “Garden of Civilization” is bringing replicas of iconic Iraqi heritage to the courtyard of the museum in Basra

National Gallery of Canada reopens after tumultuous end to 2022

From an exhibition celebrating Canadian women artists to a major centennial retrospective of Jean-Paul Riopelle, the museum has ambitious plans for 2023

No plans to return Berlin's star museum attractions Nefertiti and Pergamon Altar, German official says

Statement comes after Berlin state secretary for diversity and anti-discrimination spoke out in favour of restituting the artefacts to their countries of origin

The Van Gogh Sunflowers lawsuit: the full story behind the Nazi-loot claim to Tokyo’s $250m painting

Plus, Singapore’s art hub ambitions and Grace Lau's project for Chinese New Year

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In dispute over Van Gogh painting, Detroit Institute of Arts is ‘blameless’, judge says

A Brazilian collector had sought to bar the museum from returning the artwork after its blockbuster Van Gogh exhibition closes