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London National Gallery revamp sets troubling precedent on the preservation of newer heritage sites

Existing plans to redevelop the gallery’s Sainsbury Wing, which will transform its entrance, demonstrate how newer listed buildings are treated with less respect than older heritage sites

Acquisitions round-up: two London museums jointly purchase a masterpiece of the Aesthetic movement

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

Van Gogh’s cypresses, a sequel to the sunflowers

New York’s Met plans a major show opening next May, with some of his greatest landscapes of Provence

London National Gallery's cancelled partnership with Pushkin Museum revealed

UK museum now seeking loans to save blockbuster show of Modern art, after collaboration with Russia rejected

Controversial remodel of National Gallery London's Sainsbury Wing gets green light from city council

Plans to make the Grade I-listed museum wing more accessible and sustainable, described by some leading architects as "ill-judged" and "insensitive", approved by Westminster planning committee

In time for Christmas: London's National Gallery unveils newly-restored Piero della Francesca nativity scene

Painstaking restoration of Italian master’s revered painting reveals its full glory once more

London's National Gallery revamp row: is it a sensitive makeover or like 'an airport lounge'?

Plus, contemporary art in Lagos and Chagall's falling angel

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'Move London's National Gallery entrance from Trafalgar Square to a side street? No!'

Architect Edward Jones weighs in on the museum's controversial redevelopment plans

National Gallery renovation plans contested—while Britain appoints new leader uncontested

In the letter for our November issue, editor Alison Cole reflects on the tumultuous times of two London institutions

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'National Gallery's plans will create an entrance fit for today’s public' says London museum's director

Gabriele Finaldi responds to criticism over the gallery's proposed redesign for the Sainsbury Wing

Van Gogh’s Sunflowers covered in tomato soup by eco activists

The environmental group Just Stop Oil says it attacked the painting in response to the UK government’s inaction on the cost-of-living and climate crises

Eight exhibitions to see during London's Frieze Week

From Cezanne's love of Provence at Tate Modern to cracking the Ancient Egyptian code at the British Museum

Constable painting rehung at National Gallery after protestors glue themselves to frame

The campaign group, Just Stop Oil, has targeted famous works at Kelvingrove, Courtauld and Manchester Art Gallery

An expert's guide to Raphael: five must-read books on the Italian Old Master

All you ever wanted to know about Raphael, from a page-turner monograph to a tome of his “irresistible” drawings—selected by the art historian David Ekserdjian

London's 'spectacular' 2024 Van Gogh show will focus on the artist’s greatest period—we delve into the details

“Van Gogh: Poets and Lovers” at the National Gallery will be presented in themes, tracing the story of his stay in Provence

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Revealed: London's National Gallery will stage a Van Gogh blockbuster as part of its 2024 bicentenary celebrations

Star loans include The Bedroom, Garden of the Asylum and—of course—the exhibition will show the museum's own Sunflowers

Moving Michelangelo and hauling Holbein: renovation headache for London's National Gallery

A bicentenary renovation project makes the London museum play a tricky game of musical chairs with its collection

Meet your new daily obsession, brought to you by the National Gallery in Washington, DC: Artle

Inspired by the ever-popular internet guessing game Wordle, Artle challenges your art historical knowledge with images from the National Gallery's vast collection

London's National Gallery drops disgraced Sackler family name from its walls—will the V&A follow suit?

Victoria and Albert Museum is last major UK institution to retain the donors' name on its building, despite settlement agreement allowing its removal

Review: Does the Whitney Biennial really reflect the world today?

Plus, the exhibition Afro-Atlantic Histories opens in Washington and Raphael's late self-portrait at London's National Gallery

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Winslow Homer’s American odyssey is retold in New York show

The Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition, which will travel to London’s National Gallery later this year, highlights works inspired by the artist’s journeys

Raphael was radical and relentlessly inventive—and 500 years later a new exhibition of his work will show he still is

Delayed anniversary show of the Old Master at London's National Gallery will take things back to basics, allowing visitors to see the artist’s genius afresh

A brush with... Ali Cherri

An in-depth interview with the artist on his cultural experiences and greatest influences, from Donna Haraway to David Hockney

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Prince Charles tests positive for Covid-19 day after a tour of London’s major museums

Heir to the throne self-isolates hours after attending events at the National Gallery and British Museum

'Art lets us dance in the face of doom': Kehinde Wiley on studying in Soviet forests, Robert Motherwell and human extinction

The American artist and filmmaker discusses the music and artists and cultural experiences that have shaped him most

In this age of social fracture and political upheaval, Raphael’s sublime harmony is an underrated quality

Presenting beauty without the schmaltz is a challenge worth undertaking, as the delayed Raphael show at London's National Gallery will demonstrate

John Sainsbury, former supermarket boss and major patron of British museums, has died aged 94

Benefactors of his gifts include London's National Gallery, Tate Britain, Dulwich Picture Gallery, the British Museum, the Ashmolean Museum and the Royal Opera House