Museums & Heritage

The US sculpture park communicating difficult truths amid a cultural backlash

In a time of increased lawsuits over diversity initiatives, a civil rights organisation aims to make the history and legacy of slavery in the US undeniable through art and first-person narratives

Australia's richest woman Gina Rinehart at centre of portrait controversy

Mining magnate asked National Gallery of Australia to remove depiction by Aboriginal artist Vincent Namatjira

National Endowment for the Arts awards more than $110m in grants to US organisations

Visual-art projects receiving support include a new Agnes Denes work in California, a Duane Linklater commission in New York and a public collaboration to help heal Indigenous generational trauma in Alaska

Polish museum receives anonymous package containing lost 17th-century tiles

The tiles decorated the bathing pavilion of Royal Łazienki Museum in Warsaw before they disappeared during the Second World War

MFA Boston’s renovated Japanese art galleries seek to inspire deeper exploration of familiar objects

In the reopened galleries, rotating exhibits highlight collection gems—including seven newly conserved Buddha statues—and technology add-ons expand learning

Denver Art Museum to take over neighbouring decorative art museum

Since its founding in 2003, the Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art has assembled a collection of around 35,000 objects

Theft of Bronze Age gold artefacts from UK museum sparks fresh concerns about lack of government investment in sector

A bracelet and torc dating back thousands of years were taken from Cambridgeshire’s Ely Museum last week, shining a light on underfunding and its potential impact on security

Collector turns to social media to seek new spaces to house his rapidly growing Arab art collection

Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi posted a call out on social media offering to send out works from his Barjeel Art Foundation on long-term loan

Vatican Museums staff bring legal action over ‘unfair and poor’ working conditions

Nearly 50 workers have signed a petition raising doubts over safety in what is the first ever class action against the Vatican

American Museum of Natural History curator detained at Istanbul airport with 1,500 spider and scorpion samples

Lorenzo Prendini says his permits to transport the specimens out of Turkey were ignored by police

Tate chair reveals story behind Sackler name removal

Roland Rudd is on the lookout for new donors for the London institution

Climate protestors charged over Magna Carta attack in London

Members of Just Stop Oil tried to smash the case housing the historic document at the British Library

'Empty promises': art on Queens College campus in New York has languished in damaged state for decades

Staff allege that ongoing systemic issues have left the institution's art collection at risk—well before the City University of New York system could blame it all on lack of public funding

British Museum on the hunt for 'visionary' design team to help transform space

The institution launches competition to find an architectural firm that can transform its Bloomsbury site

The National Gallery, London, celebrates its bicentenary with a full-colour Big Birthday Weekend

Music, poetry, and Renaissance selfies are on the menu and—for two nights only—the Trafalgar Square frontage will be lit up with a dazzling, projection-mapped show on the museum's 200-year history

Painting stolen from Chatsworth House 45 years ago discovered at auction

The oil on wood painting by Eramus Quelliness II was taken in a raid in 1979, though the thieves left behind much more valuable works

Brazil’s National Museum receives donation of more than 1,100 fossils—including those of rare dinosaurs

The museum has been slowly rebuilding ever since an electrical fire devastated its building and collection in 2018

Letter to the editor | ‘Charging fees to enter British museums is not the answer, it is a signifier that culture is for someone else’

Rather than creating another “psychological barrier” to culture, leaders and institutions could be thinking about more fair ways to fund the sector, writes Will Jennings

Bard College plans $10m expansion of Center for Curatorial Studies’ library

The expansion of the influential programme’s library and archives will be named the Keith Haring Wing in recognition of a gift from the artist’s foundation

Visitors to Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam hit by fake ticket scam

An imitation website has been phishing for credit card details

19th-century book stolen from Brazilian museum in 2008 is located in London and repatriated

The 1823 naturalist tome describes species of monkeys and bats unique to the Amazon


At the 2024 Met Gala, the most memorable looks ventured beyond the garden party theme

South African singer Tyla’s sandy Balmain dress was a show-stopper—and not just because she had to be carried up the stairs

Hammer Museum gala draws artists, celebrities and a faculty protest

Ann Philbin’s last pre-retirement bash also set a record for attendance and fundraising

Castle Howard: stage set for Bridgerton and Brideshead, and now for a full-dress Tony Cragg show

The Liverpool-born sculptor's 50-year engagement with organic, layered, forms works in natural harmony with the Yorkshire treasure house and its Arcadian grounds

One of the biggest social media jobs in the art world is now up for grabs

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is on the hunt for a new social media manager

Venus Williams to host new podcast for Carnegie Museum of Art

The tennis legend's audio venture will coincide with a photography exhibition exploring the relationship between artistry and landscape

Poetic pose: Lord Byron the image-conscious Romantic in five portraits

The face of the scandal-ridden, best-selling celebrity poet—who died 200 years ago, and had a great influence on 19th-century artists and composers—was better known in his era than that of anyone save Napoloen Bonaparte

School of Lord Byron: how the first global celebrity influenced art, portraiture and attitudes to built heritage

JMW Turner, Eugène Delacroix and Théodore Géricault were among the artists inspired by the much-portrayed poet whose concern for Venice and the Parthenon Marbles has a resonance 200 years after his death

Welsh pub serving beer to open at museum outside Cardiff

The Vulcan Hotel, which closed in 2012, has been rebuilt on site brick by brick