Museums & Heritage

Legislation to create national LGBTQ museum in Washington, DC introduced to US Congress

Representative Mark Pocan of Wisconsin introduced legislation to establish the National Museum of American LGBTQ+ History and Culture within the Smithsonian Institution

UK Prime Minister Liz Truss rules out deal with Greece over Parthenon Marbles

Move rebuffs George Osborne, the chair of the British Museum, who proposed a new collaborative arrangement

Orange County Museum of Art carries its history forward with inaugural exhibitions in new building

From a show honouring the women who founded the institution to a call-back to a mid-1970s Light and Space exhibition, the OCMA is moving forward and looking back

Paris court dismisses bribery charges brought against Marlborough Gallery, French curator and artist’s family

The charges, brought ten years ago by a rival gallerist, revolved around allegations that a curator at France’s national museum of Asian art had received favours in exchange for organising a Chu Teh-Chun exhibition

State Hermitage Museum curator quits over Russia's war in Ukraine

Dimitri Ozerkov, the head of the contemporary art department, made the announcement on Instagram after months of silence

London's Victoria and Albert museum announces it will 'no longer carry the Sackler name'

Institution cuts ties with the family behind the highly addictive drug Oxycontin

My plea to London’s National Gallery to scrap its £35m Sainsbury Wing new entrance plans

Architecture critic Hugh Pearman argues that the gallery is making irreversible changes to a Grade I listed building—while removing most of its early Renaissance collection from display until 2025

Acquisitions round-up: National Museum of Women in the Arts receives bequest of more than 60 works

Our pick of the latest gifts and purchases to enter institutional collections worldwide

With new $94m building, the Orange County Museum of Art gets its own version of the Met museum steps

Fourteen years in the making, the new 53,000 sq. ft building designed by Thom Mayne of architecture firm Morphosis features a wide outdoor staircase intended to serve as a gathering place

Following controversial sales, US museums association revises its deaccessioning policy

The new rule includes a definition of the term “direct care”, whose ambiguity had led to divergent interpretations by museums selling works from their collections

In aftermath of Hurricane Ian's destruction, West Florida art institutions begin to pick up the pieces

While some museums and art spaces escaped largely unscathed—thanks to a mix of thorough preparation and meteorological luck—others in the most devastated areas remain unreachable

Welsh museum rebuilds and restores historic Cardiff pub threatened with demolition

The 19th-century Vulcan Hotel was closed in 2012—but next year it will pull pints once again at St Fagans National Museum of History

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Brooklyn Museum completes ten-year renovation of Asian and Islamic art galleries

The approximately $9m project included modernising 20,000 sq. ft of galleries and bringing key objects out of storage for public display for the first time

A Danny Boyle dance show inspired by The Matrix and an inflatable Kusama room: Manchester's new art space set to open next year

Factory International is over budget and four years late, but will create 1,500 new jobs and inject a projected £1.1bn into the city's economy over the next decade, city council say

Chrissie Iles and Meg Onli will curate the 2024 Whitney Biennial

After a 2022 Biennial curated entirely in-house, the Whitney has selected one staff member, Iles, and an independent curator, Onli, to organise the exhibition’s 81st edition

Brooklyn Museum workers rally at open house to call attention to stalled contract negotiations

Unionised workers lined the main entryway to the museum as visitors arrived for after-hours programming

Controversial $1.8bn redevelopment of Delhi’s parliament complex enters second phase

A number of the Indian capital's major cultural institutions, including the National Museum, will be rehoused

Florida museums close as Hurricane Ian bears down on state’s west coast

Museums between Tampa Bay and Naples face the greatest risk, with a storm surge expected to exceed 10ft in some parts of the region when the hurricane makes landfall

Belgian museum looks unchanged after €100m restoration—but an entirely new building has been inserted within

Home to works by Old Masters including Peter Paul Rubens and Jan van Eyck, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp reopens after 11-year makeover

A fixture of the Washington, DC scene becomes its newest contemporary art museum

After nearly 50 years as the Arlington Arts Center, a non-profit space just across the river from DC is being reborn as the Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington

Labournews

Workers at the Philadelphia Museum of Art are on strike 'until we get the contract we deserve'

After a one-day strike failed to move negotiations forward, unionised workers at the museum have begun an indefinite strike

After 26 years, Guggenheim discontinues prestigious $100,000 Hugo Boss Prize

The biannual award was first given in 1996 to Matthew Barney, and in the years since has honoured some of contemporary art’s biggest names

Sydney museum turns underground Second World War oil reservoir into dramatic new gallery space

The Tank is part of the Sydney Modern extension at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Australia, due to open in December

Toronto’s revered Power Plant art centre in peril after board members’ mass resignation

The resignations mark a major escalation of a long-running power struggle between the gallery’s leadership and its landlord, the Harbourfront Centre

Lucas Museum delays opening until 2025, reveals acquisitions including Ernie Barnes and John Singer Sargent works

The $1bn institution founded by Star Wars creator George Lucas and his wife, Starbucks chairwoman Mellody Hobson, is taking its futuristic shape in Los Angeles’s Exposition Park

How the Alaskan capital of Juneau is becoming a hub for Native art

In the state’s capital, a new arts campus signals the growing ambitions of a rich but long-overlooked creative community

Spain's Prado museum releases list of works with murky civil war and Francoist provenance

Up to 62 works in the collection, including paintings by Joaquín Sorolla and François Boucher copies, could be returned to their original owners under the current investigation

The Carnegie International takes on the era of US superpower

Works in the 58th Carnegie International range from an exploration of America’s geopolitical influence to a tree that owns the plot of land it occupies in Pittsburgh

Awardsnews

Artist, writer and choreographer Ralph Lemon wins Whitney Museum’s coveted Bucksbaum Award

The prize, given to one artist in every edition of the Whitney Biennial, comes with a $100,000 check

Former Dallas Contemporary director Peter Doroshenko to take the helm of New York’s Ukrainian Museum

Doroshenko, a Chicagoan of Ukrainian heritage, was the founding president of the PinchukArtCentre in Kyiv and was the commissioner of the country’s Venice Biennale pavilion three times