Spain seeks to improve artists' rights across EU but labour reforms at home fall short
MEPs back new support measures for creatives following Spain's Statute of the Artist decree, now in political limbo
Russia’s boycotted Hermitage Museum inks culture deal with Iranian research institute
Cooperation agreement follows Vladimir Putin’s foreign policy strategy to forge closer ties with Iran
Unesco adds Junta prison in Argentina to World Heritage list
As the ESMA Museum and Site of Memory in Buenos Aires gains international recognition, the history it seeks to safeguard is under attack by Argentina’s extremist frontrunner in the upcoming presidential election
France suspends cultural cooperation with three West African countries
France's culture minister said the country “never boycotts artists”, but artists and performers from Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso will no longer be granted visas
The art world still favours the rich—how do we fix that?
Nine artists, curators and dealers who beat the industry's stacked odds discuss challenges and solutions
International outcry at dismissal of prominent Polish museum director
Leaders of foreign museums have joined Polish colleagues in condemning the removal of Joanna Wasilewska from her role at Warsaw’s Asia and Pacific Museum
'Never trustee an MP: why politicians should stay off boards of cultural institutions'
The "arm's length" principle, which frowns on political meddling in museums, is being eroded by policy hawks, writes artist and activist Bob and Roberta Smith
Will Italy's right-wing government control who gets to direct the nation’s biggest museums?
Art historians are concerned the culture ministry is lining up candidates to run top institutions including Florence’s Uffizi Galleries and Milan’s Pinacoteca di Brera
'We need to talk about class in the art world'
A recent list of young art "disruptors" published by a UK newspaper underlines the insidious dynamics of privilege which continue to define our industry
Debate rages in Spain over how to remember—or forget—Franco's dictatorship
Ahead of Spain’s election on 23 July, conservative Alberto Núñez Feijóo, who is on course to win, has vowed to challenge historical memory legislation
'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