Museums & Heritage

Getty Research Institute acquires booksellers' collection of thousands of catalogues and materials on Black artists

The collection was amassed by Whitney and Lee Kaplan, who own and operate Arcana: Books on the Arts, beginning in the 1980s

William Morris's 'heaven on earth' home in the Cotswolds reopens after restoration

New research has helped to bring back lost objects and features at Kelmscott Manor, where the English Arts and Crafts designer lived for 25 years

Italian court calls for restitution of ancient marble statue from Minneapolis Institute of Art

The two-metre-tall statue, which the museum acquired for $2.5m in 1986, was allegedly excavated illegally in the 1970s

Labournews

Whitney Museum staff protest against stalled contract negotiations at biennial’s VIP opening

Guests arriving at Tuesday’s reception were handed leaflets explaining the current state of negotiations between the newly formed union and museum administration

Italynews

After years of emergencies, Italy launches 'unprecedented' plan to protect churches against earthquake damage

Culture ministry earmarks EU pandemic recovery funds to mitigate the impact of future disasters on religious buildings around the country

Glasgow's Burrell Collection reopens after £68m revamp of parkland home

Six-year modernisation creates more space for one of Scotland's finest art collections, amassed by shipping magnate William Burrell

Seven artists’ studios and environments added to ​​US National Trust for Historic Preservation programme

The new additions to the Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios reflect an effort to add greater diversity to the network of sites

Tainted gifts: as British Museum and the Met disavow the Sackler name, museums rethink donation deals

Institutions are increasingly including “morals clauses” in gift agreements to protect themselves if donors fall from grace

Qatarnews

Qatar ramps up cultural programme ahead of Fifa World Cup with three new museums

Rem Koolhaas and Herzog & de Meuron selected to design new institutions

Sackler name will be removed from British Museum galleries, rooms and endowments

The removals are the result of a mutual agreement between the museum and the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Foundation

Culture in the crossfire: Ukraine's key monuments and museums at risk of destruction in the war

Museum staff, heritage custodians and volunteers are racing against time to safeguard the country's cultural treasures, many of which, ironically, are connected to Russia

French museums rally to protect art collections in Ukraine with truckload of emergency supplies

A delivery of 15 tonnes of donated packing and conservation materials was organised by Icom France

US institutions celebrate Faith Ringgold

Major acquisitions, complementary showcases plus a New Yorker cover coincide with the artist’s retrospective at the New Museum

Babylon is coming back to life, with its famed Ishtar Gate to be restored by this summer

A new World Monuments Fund project in conjunction with the US embassy in Baghdad aims to repair Iraqi cultural heritage as part of the Future of Babylon project

Mariupol museum dedicated to 19th-century artist Arkhip Kuindzhi destroyed by airstrike, according to local media

Ukrainian port city has been under constant bombardment since the outbreak of the war with Russia in February

Venetian renaissance: palazzo and studio of Mariano Fortuny reopens as house-museum after flood damage

The Museo Fortuny has now been restored as a permanent venue celebrating the polymath designer's life and work

Smithsonian lists potential sites for new Latino and women’s museums—including the FBI headquarters

The long list of possible locations also includes the Smithsonian’s Arts and Industries Building

How Poland's museum community is stepping up to support Ukrainian colleagues

Cultural institutions in the neighbouring country are sending emergency aid and housing refugees

The British Museum says it needs another £1bn to refurbish itself—first it must prove it deserves it

It's time to drag the institution out of its entrenched past and into the 21st century

Medieval Jewish codex to be shown in New York before conservation

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will begin conservation efforts later this year with a $27,600 grant from The European Fine Art Foundation

Budi Tek, art collector, museum founder and tireless champion of Chinese art, has died aged 65

Tributes pour in for the Indonesian-Chinese businessman who founded the Yuz Museum Shanghai in 2014

German museums offer curator jobs to Ukrainian and Russian refugees

Berlin-based Ernst von Siemens Art Foundation is supporting roles for a one-year period

Milan’s Museo del Novecento could lose 600 works in legal battle with heir

Mario Bertolini’s vast collection of Modern art, amassed over his lifetime and donated to the museum in 2014, is at the centre of a claim seeking to invalidate the acquisition

Ceremonial starfish offerings unearthed at Aztec temple in Mexico City

The ‘precious relics’ discovered at Templo Mayor link Aztec cosmology to the sea

Former Metropolitan Museum curator leads reimagining of Penn State’s anthropology museum

A $100m campus expansion will give the informally-established anthropology museum a greater presence

Rising sea levels imperil French church that inspired the Impressionists, including Monet

Coastal erosion in Normandy means that the Saint-Valery church in Varengeville-sur-Mer may soon disappear

Billionaire collector Nicolas Berggruen snaps up his second Venetian palace

Scheduled to open in 2024, Palazzo Diedo will house an exhibition and art residency space

Labournews

Can New York's imminent salary transparency law pierce the art world's smokescreen?

City council's move to enforce wage disclosures in job adverts could usher in a sea change at major US cultural institutions—challenging persistent pay inequality in the sector

Suspect in Museum of Modern Art stabbings arrested in Philadelphia

The man suspected of stabbing two front desk workers at MoMA was apprehended in a bus station in Philadelphia after a days-long manhunt

Museum building heavily damaged in Ukraine's battle-ravaged city of Chernihiv

Director has been posting emotional updates on Facebook as Russian forces shell area