'In the age of AI, putting creativity at the heart of education is more important than ever'
The UK Labour Party is gearing up for the next election and should be talking about how we are educating children
Pillar of Shame sculpture seized by police in Hong Kong
Work commemorating Tiananmen Square tragedy is confiscated as part of "incitement to subversion" case
‘I felt I was pushing myself’—Monica Lewinsky on why she sat for Marilyn Minter
The White House intern who hit the headlines in the 1990s says she gave up her 'portrait virginity' to the provocative New York-based artist
‘Glad to see they are scared’: Pussy Riot founder Nadya Tolokonnikova added to Russia’s wanted list for criminals
A performance in which she burns an effigy of Vladimir Putin, and an NFT of a vagina-shaped Virgin Mary are thought to be behind new charges
Tel Aviv Museum of Art partially closes in support of Israel's 'day of paralysis'
Israel's oldest art museum joins nationwide protests against government's contentious new laws, in what arts philanthropist Batia Ofer describes as a "fight for our democracy"
Art world insiders on Brexit, three years on
Vitriolic, resigned, hopeful: Brexit has undoubtedly caused upset and inconvenience to the UK art world, but opinions are divided on the industry’s prospects in the longer term
After a landmark election, will Nigeria now invest in its museums?
Nigeria’s art market has exploded in recent years—a newly elected government may now fund and build a museum sector
Protest performance art in Tbilisi sparks political storm between Georgia's president and culture minister
Use of police forces against supporters of artist Sandro Sulaberidze have been criticised by country's top state officials
London exhibition supporting Wikileaks whistleblower Julian Assange draws contributions from Ai Weiwei and Vivienne Westwood's foundation
Physical copies of some of the top secret US diplomatic cables leaked by Assange will be on show
Even restituted artefacts—like Benin bronzes—need export licences from UK, says arts minister
Formal requirement for government licences may well prove to be yet another obstacle to a loan agreement for the Parthenon Marbles
Drag queen event at Tate Britain sparks protests between trans-rights activists and right-wing groups
Aida H Dee’s storytelling event disrupted by fighting outside London museum
Museum community must agree on binding protocols to counter 'increasing political interference' across Europe, leading directors say
A slew of cases of museum directors forced from their positions is a "spectacular moment of crisis,” the Museum Watch Committee chair said at annual museums conference
Afghan universities and art centres ban female students as Taliban clamps down
A future generation of artists could be lost as well as the livelihoods of their teachers
UK culture ministry shake up: Lucy Frazer named secretary for 'refocussed' department
Prime minister Rishi Sunak has overhauled the country's Department for Culture, Media and Sport Digital, dropping "digital" from its mandate
Satirical portrayals of president spark censorship row in South Korea
Shutdown of the exhibition "Goodbye in Seoul" is the latest in a series of censorship controversies around negative images of Yoon Suk-yeol
House of Lords report slams UK government’s 'complacent' and 'incoherent' approach to the arts
Committee warns the future of Britain as a cultural leader is at risk
US considers rejoining Unesco despite more than $616m membership debt and Israel-Palestine controversies
America left the United Nations heritage organisation in 2019 after its members voted to accept Palestine as a member state
Brazilian president-elect Lula appoints Bahian singer Margareth Menezes as culture minister
The singer Gilberto Gil and the politician Juca Ferreira held the role during Lula’s previous presidency
Russian arms dealer and artist Viktor Bout returns to Moscow via prisoner swap with US basketball player Brittney Griner
The man known as The Merchant of Death was exchanged for the American athlete, who was arrested for possessing cannabis oil at a Moscow airport in February
How the war in Ukraine reveals the heightened politics of Unesco
Boycotted Russia resigned as chair of the World Heritage Committee last month
Brazilian president-elect Lula pledged to reboot the country's culture ministry
As Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva prepares to return to office as Brazil’s president, the country’s arts sector eagerly awaits the reinvigoration of the ministry of culture, which Jair Bolsonaro dissolved
Can art actually help improve Saudi Arabia's abject human rights record?
Culture is being used by Saudi Arabia to project an image of a state that “enriches lives, celebrates national identity and builds understanding between people”
Unpredictable art critic vs hard right minister: Italy’s senior politicians clash over cultural policy
Issues such as free museums and safeguarding heritage are splitting the opinions of two officials in the Brothers of Italy party which swept to power in September
Tania Bruguera pays tribute to political prisoners in Miami performance
The artist and activist staged a performance at El Espacio 23 during Miami Art Week "to remind people what is happening in Cuba right now"
Miami mega-collector Jorge Pérez: 'I hate to see where America is now'
Other leading cultural figures also respond to Florida's swing to the right
Arts Council England's £446m grants: who are the biggest winners and losers?
The announcement signalled a shift of resources away from London, a broader range of venues beyond traditional art museums and an overall reduction in real terms
Losing the battle: Cuba’s dissident artists find ways around censorship despite government crackdown
Since the passage of the country’s repressive Decree 349, the state has gone to great lengths to silence critical voices—but artists refuse to be silenced
Should the world resume co-operating with the Taliban on protecting Afghanistan's heritage?
Conservation projects that have been paused due to sanctions on the new government may restart after Unesco intervention
Arts group takes on Polish government over political interference in cultural institutions
US-based Artistic Freedom Initiative will challenge in EU court the Polish government, saying it is “suppressing free and open artistic expression”
Myanmar's military junta releases outspoken artist Htein Lin who had been sentenced to a year's hard labour
The artist was set free in an amnesty of political prisoners, which included his British wife