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Can the art world really change its wasteful ways?

Plus, Mark Rothko’s late paintings at Pace’s new London space and Nicolas Poussin at the National Gallery

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London’s National Gallery makes a song and dance about Nicolas Poussin

New exhibition unearths the French artist’s more joyful works from the museum's collection, which will be joined by key loans

Conservative party donor John Booth appointed chair of London's National Gallery

Philanthropist succeeds Tony Hall, who stepped down following row over Princess Diana interview

London's National Gallery appoints architect Annabelle Selldorf for its major renovation

First phase of the work is due to be completed by May 2024, in time for the gallery’s 200th anniversary

Albrecht Dürer's wonderful Renaissance road trip explored in major travelling exhibition

Five centuries after the German artist took a year-long journey around the Low Countries, his remarkable journal and drawings go on show in Aachen before travelling to London

Visitor figures: how many people are actually returning to London museums post-lockdown?

We asked English institutions to provide figures for the four-week period from 17 May to gauge current demand

The David and Goliath of art collections team up—London’s National Gallery loans nine works to Southampton

Maverick museum chief Kenneth Clark helped shape the Southampton City Art Gallery's collection

Visitor Figures 2020: top 100 art museums revealed as attendance drops by 77% worldwide

The Art Newspaper's annual survey shows how the pandemic had a devastating impact on museums around the world—but there were some silver linings

Emily Sharpe and José da Silva. With additional reporting by Martin Bailey. Research conducted by Federico Florian and Victoria Stapley-Brown

Can museums really make digital visits pay?

As venues experiment with selling virtual exhibition tours, talks and workshops online, the key to success may be an emphasis on the expert, bespoke and exclusive

National Gallery London: new details of development plans revealed

A 1960s office block behind the Sainsbury Wing will be demolished to make way for a new building to provide more exhibition space

Boris Johnson says Van Gogh’s Sunflowers 'lifts the soul'—as the London masterpiece is unveiled in Australia

Britons will have to wait a bit longer to enjoy the painting as Covid-19 delays the National Gallery’s international tour, now on its final stop in Canberra

a blog by Martin Bailey

The biggest and best art exhibitions opening around the world in 2021

The new year's must-see shows include Vermeer and Botticelli blockbusters; major Jasper Johns and Yayoi Kusama retrospectives; and sweeping surveys on Iran, slavery and queer art

Missing out on Artemisia Gentileschi because of lockdown? Here's a video tour of the National Gallery exhibition

As coronavirus forces English museums to close, take a virtual guided trip around the much-anticipated show of the female Old Master with this video and podcast

Hosted by Ben Luke. Filmed and produced by David Clack

The Big Review: Artemisia at the National Gallery in London

The artist’s first major UK exhibition uses dramatic spaces and biographical detail to bring her career into closer focus

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From the National Gallery's long-awaited Artemisia Gentileschi exhibition to Damien Hirst's career-spanning show at his own Newport Street Gallery

I finally went to see some art—and caught Covid-19

A trip to the National Gallery was eerie and alien—although a newly restored Van Dyck painting briefly shook off my anxiety

An expert’s guide to Artemisia Gentileschi: five must-read books on the Italian artist

All you ever wanted to know about Artemisia, from the best biographies to a book about her place in early modern feminism—selected by Italian painting specialist Letizia Treves

Three exhibitions to see in London, New York and online this weekend

From Nicolaes Maes at London's National Gallery to a meditative installation at Rockaway Beach in New York

Tate and National Gallery commercial units to cut hundreds of employees

While the museums’ staff have avoided layoffs, their colleagues in retail and catering have not been as lucky

The destruction of Australia’s ancient Aboriginal heritage

Plus, art under threat in Putin's Russia and George Shaw on Thomas Jones. Produced in association with Christie's

Hosted by Ben Luke. with guest speaker Sophia Kishkovsky. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack and Aimee Dawson

Spring into summer: see the major shows almost scuppered by lockdown

From Titian's masterpieces and a major Raphael survey, to the final stop of the Soul of a Nation tour

Must London always win? National Gallery of Scotland cancels Titian show for all the wrong reasons

By bowing out of the Renaissance blockbuster tour, the Edinburgh museum has not only let down the Scottish public but shown its priorities are misplaced

Now stuck in Japanese lockdown, Van Gogh’s Sunflowers will not return to UK until next summer

Londoners will have to wait even longer to see the National Gallery’s 60 touring masterpieces

a blog by Martin Bailey

More than 40 UK museums and conservators donate personal protective equipment to help NHS fight coronavirus

Conservation departments are sending gloves, masks and Tyvek suits to hospitals and ambulance services

Titiannews

Titian’s poesie reunited at London's National Gallery—but is it with the right Danaë?

Renaissance specialists are divided as to which painting is the one commissioned by Philip II of Spain: the one at London's Apsley House or the one at the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From David Hockney's portraits to a photography show radically rethinking masculinity

BBC head Tony Hall joins London's National Gallery to lead board of trustees

Hall will leave his top media job in the summer to take up the unpaid position at the museum

Sticking it to the man: first look at 'feminist icon' Artemisia Gentileschi's works for National Gallery show

Exhibition on rediscovered 17th-century artist, which includes rare loans, is due to open in London in April

Disneyfication at the National Gallery? Plus, the problem with deaccessioning in the UK

The stigma around state museums selling works means that other institutions dare not buy them; and a frank review of the National Gallery's Leonardo exhibition

The biggest exhibitions around the world in 2020

From Artemisia to Abramović, Old Masters to Olmecs, and Richter to Roman antiquities—here are next year's must-see shows

Christmas comes early: London's National Gallery raises enough money to buy Gentileschi masterpiece

The Finding of Moses is on display, but it will soon be moved to the newly refurbished Baroque room

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Bomberg's love of the Renaissance to Bruce Conner's sexy music video

Van Gogh's Sunflowers will leave London for over a year as Australian show is added to unprecedented loan tour

Masterpiece from London's National Gallery is headed for Canberra’s National Gallery of Australia

Loansnews

Titian’s six epic mythological paintings to be reunited as Wallace Collection announces first ever loans

National Gallery in London will display the series next year and lend a Rubens work in return

London's National Gallery launches public campaign to fund last £2m to buy Orazio Gentileschi masterpiece

The 17th-century painting The Finding of Moses was painted in London for Charles I and represented the birth of Charles II

Raphael revelry: National Gallery secures exceptional loans for 500th anniversary of artist's death

London exhibition in 2020 includes around 30 paintings, 20 of which will come from international museums

Booksreview

National Gallery definitively catalogues 'small but perfectly formed' collection of French 18th century paintings

Humphrey Wine’s lavishly illustrated book details the London museum's 60 authentic works and 12 replicas, copies or pastiches

Filmmaker Rosalind Nashashibi is National Gallery's latest artist in residence

Initiative is part of London gallery’s developing Modern and contemporary art programme

National Gallery should be ashamed of how it treated its educators

Court documents reveal that the museum took little action to rectify the education team's employment status

Ethicsnews

How ethical can museums afford to be? We ask five major UK art institutions about funding challenges

We find out how mounting public scrutiny of private money could affect the bottom line of London's National Portrait Gallery, the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Gallery and the Tate

UK's most valuable museum acquisition in a decade? National Gallery set to buy Gentileschi masterpiece

The Finding of Moses, currently on loan at the London museum, is owned by sofa-billionaire Graham Kirkham

Top of the Pods: Artemisia Gentileschi and the forgotten female Old Masters

We look back at the women who were written out of art history with National Gallery curator Letizia Treves, Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum director Jordana Pomeroy and artist Helen Cammock

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack and Aimee Dawson

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From the little-known Renaissance painter Bartolomé Bermejo at the National Gallery to the Hayward Gallery's huge group show exploring gender fluidity

'Exceptional loan' of Francesco Melzi painting from Russia comes to London's National Gallery

Unusual month-long display of recently restored work by Leonardo’s favourite and heir will be lent by the State Hermitage Museum

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Emma Kunz's powerful abstract drawings at the Serpentine Gallery to Mike Nelson's industrial sculptures at Tate Britain

Lawnews

US Supreme Court declines to review a challenge to the National Gallery's ownership of a Matisse

Grandchildren of muse depicted in 1908 painting exhaust their US appeals

Grandmaster flash of the Mediterranean—Joaquín Sorolla comes to London's National Gallery

The enormously productive painter wielded the fastest of brushes on often huge canvases, suffusing them with Spanish sun and colour

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From the surreal sights of Dorothea Tanning at Tate Modern to the trompe l’oeils and Parisian scenes of Louis-Léopold Boilly at the National Gallery

Spot the difference: newly acquired Cranach painting joins earlier work at London’s National Gallery

Moral painting of Venus and Cupid by the German Renaissance master shows the young god of desire being attacked by bees

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Don McCullin's powerful war photography at Tate Britain to a last chance to see Lorenzo Lotto's insightful portraits at the National Portrait Gallery

New London shows lift the lid on Boilly, the prolific painter of Parisian life

Exhibition at the National Gallery and a display at the Wallace Collection focus on artist virtually unknown in the UK

Van Gogh’s most important painting leaves Europe for the first time

National Gallery’s Sunflowers heads to Japan where it is likely to be seen by around a million people

a blog by Martin Bailey

National Gallery in London to send Van Gogh's Sunflowers to Japan

Exhibition with 60 other loans from the museum will help celebrate the Tokyo Olympics in 2020

Lawnews

'Fired' employees take London's National Gallery to court

Dispute with 'NG27' group—who argue they were unfairly dismissed—could set a precedent for protecting rights of casual workers

The public deserves to see restorations laid bare

London's National Gallery and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam are both documenting repairs of major works—plus a personal conservation confession

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From the treasures of an Assyrian king at the British Museum to Lorenzo Lotto’s insightful portraits at the National Gallery

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Anni Albers' textile masterclass at Tate Modern, to an exploration of artist couples at the Barbican