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Italian photographer dropped from prize after accusations he identified rape survivors in India without consent

By publishing full names alongside images, Marco Gualazzini stands accused of breaking child protection laws and putting his subjects in danger

The silencing of Belarus's dissenting artists

A growing number of culture workers are being given long prison sentences on spurious charges

Mourning the loss of a fine Rembrandt scholar

Ernst van der Wetering's death this summer leaves a vacancy for an appointed representative of the Dutch master on earth

Eighty years after his death, weapons experts now say Kirchner’s suicide may have been murder

Although the German Expressionist was undoubtedly depressed, new evidence suggests that the artist could not have fired the gun that killed him in 1938

'An abandonment of culture': artists Anish Kapoor and Jeremy Deller criticise severe cuts at British Council

Government support for the UK's international organisation for cultural relations will be significantly reduced or cease altogether in 20 countries

Amid frenzied evacuation from Kabul, US embassy’s art is quietly shipped home

While many people with links to US military were left behind, State Department had arranged for art collection to leave Afghanistan

David Hockney: 'Abstraction in art has run its course'

"The world is very beautiful, but human beings are quite mad," says the British artist

Expo Dubai finally opens after a year of delays—and its public art commissions are set to stay long after the exhibition

The new works will play a key role when the Expo site becomes a real estate mega plan called District 2020

Indigenous artists stake their claim at Yellowstone National Park

A public project aims to elevate the presence of Indigenous tribes who claim ancestral association with the Yellowstone region

New Academy Museum to tell a more honest Hollywood history

Opening next week, the Los Angeles museum dedicated to the history of cinema will include reimagined displays on diverse stars and “less than proud” moments

A sneak peek at France's first cultural venue celebrating stained glass

The Cité du Vitrail will open in the medieval town of Troyes in spring 2022, but preview tours are running this weekend for the European Heritage Days

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‘We have no doubt NFTs are art’: after selling tokenised Leonardo, Hermitage plans exhibition of born-digital works

Russian museum will look beyond the market hype to address deeper questions about "the specific possibilities of this medium", says contemporary art curator Dimitri Ozerkov

'A thunderstorm of ash and cloud': Artists remember 11 September

On the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, artists reflect on how the event has impacted their work

Italy evicts Steve Bannon’s right-wing group from medieval monastery

Move follows long-running dispute with the Italian ministry of culture over the 13th-century Certosa di Trisulti

Ancient Chinese sites hit by flash floods this summer

Deadly rains in central Henan province threatened key Unesco World Heritage sites and hundreds of national relics. Experts warn the disaster may be a taste of future trouble

Humboldt Forum opens in Berlin—finally for real

After almost two years of delays, the ambitious museum complex launches its first in-person exhibitions

A new ‘winsome wench’ for the Cutty Sark: how London's famed 19th-century ship got a literal face lift

Tea clipper's original figurehead has been replaced with a carving based on the recently rediscovered original drawings

Ageing plastic from Communist East Germany comes under the microscope in Getty research project

Scientists will study how Soviet-era household objects "made to last 30 or 40 years" can be preserved

Ai Weiwei’s animals feel the heat as conservators treat them to al fresco waxing at Lacma

Sculptures arrived from China ahead of a show of works of Chinese contemporary art

Cinematic revival: Hong Kong's post-war landmark State Theatre to be restored by 2026

Billionaire collector and property developer Adrian Cheng is leading the project to reopen the defunct 1950s cinema as a "cultural oasis"

Art Preserve: first museum devoted to America’s homegrown ‘art environments’ opens in Wisconsin

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center has built the new facility to house more than 25,000 "life-specific" works, created over years by untrained artists using found materials

Come for the art, stay for the night at collector's south of France foundation

Provençal offshoot of Hubert Bonnet’s Brussels art space doubles as a five-room guest house

'Think first of the walls!' With its tantalising William Morris creations, Emery Walker's House in London reopens

Home boasts the largest collection of the designer's hand-printed wallpapers as well as a wealth of Arts and Crafts treasures

V&A restores casts of warriors that adorned ancient Iranian palace for once-in-a-lifetime display

New exhibition on 5,000 years of Iranian civilisation will feature museum's rarely seen replicas of life-sized friezes from King Darius’s “very excellent” palace

Museums weigh in on the vaccine passport debate, as countries are under pressure to open up their economies

As Israel and Denmark introduce Covid-19 status certificates, institutions are concerned that government schemes may keep visitors away

'Hurrah, it’s leprosy!' How a conservator and a historian are decoding the grisly tales in Canterbury Cathedral’s stained-glass windows

New research for British Museum exhibition means panels depicting St Thomas Becket's healing miracles will be correctly reassembled after centuries in the wrong order

Museum extension allows Indigenous Sámi people to welcome home more than 2,000 artefacts held in Finland

An exhibition at the National Museum of Finland will celebrate the objects' repatriation to the Sámi Museum and Nature Centre Siida in northern Lapland

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Is there loot lurking in your collection? Find out—before someone else does

Do your research and and check whether you unwittingly own stolen works, otherwise it could tarnish your reputation

Art marketanalysis

As the market for their artists booms, African galleries take control by expanding to the West

With outposts springing up from London to Los Angeles, dealers are putting their artists on the global map

US judge throws out latest non-payment case involving Anatole Shagalov

Dispute with Artemus centred on a multimillion-dollar leaseback arrangement involving Keith Haring and Frank Stella works

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In our current dystopian art market, the pervasive and persistent Damien Hirst may well have the last laugh

The British artist has had a bumpy boom and boost history when it comes to sales, but his ubiquitous brand makes him a safer bet in uncertain times

Send art, not staff: more than half of Art Basel in Hong Kong galleries take 'ghost booths'

Of the 104 exhibitors at the fair next month, 56 will take remote participation stands instead of travelling in person

The cost of the cuts: what now for UK museums as the Covid-19 crisis bites?

Museum directors in London and the regions are cutting jobs and slashing budgets, raising concerns for the post-pandemic future of the sector

‘Mirror pandemic’: art’s vital role in tackling the mental health crisis

A multi-agency $15m initiative backed by the WHO and funded through a series of charity auctions at Christie’s will support artist-led projects to improve mental, social and environmental health

Mexico's culture crisis: pandemic leads to budget cuts that leave many workers unpaid while vanity projects receive millions

The ministry of culture has lost 75% of its funding, threatening the long-term survival of the country’s publicly funded museums and heritage sites

Forging ahead with historic restitution plans, Dutch museums will launch €4.5m project to develop a practical guide on colonial collections

Researchers will consider “various modes of return” for museum objects and how the process can help to reconcile with colonial past

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

'Autism made me an art historian. But museums must do more to welcome disabled and neurodiverse communities'

Museums were quick to implement Covid-19 safety measures and now they need to apply that same rigour to improving accessibility

Walk through the 2,000-year-old Mausoleum of Augustus, Rome's first emperor

The circular tomb—used through history as a fortress, a sculpture garden and an entertainment venue—reopens as a museum after an €11m restoration

Fast forward: revamped Australian Centre for the Moving Image promises a high-tech experience

The Melbourne museum of screen culture reopens with a contactless device that allows visitors to curate virtual collections

Exhibitions at new $450m Hong Kong Palace Museum will offer ‘a fresh, contemporary interpretation of Chinese culture’

Director Louis Ng insists that the institution—due to open in 2022—will be distinct from its namesake in Beijing's Forbidden City

Adversity forces reinvention: Matthew Teitelbaum on turbulent times at the MFA, Boston

After charges of racism levelled at his museum in 2019, Teitelbaum had to deal with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. And then there was the Guston controversy

Raphael Cartoons are ready for their close-up on V&A website

High-resolution images of Renaissance treasures go online, revealing the tiniest details of Raphael’s creative process

Pew! Sussex church may scrap plans to remove historic seating

Moves by parishes to replace pews with chairs for “flexibility” anger traditionalists

Has Turkey halted plans to turn Chora museum into a mosque?

Experts ponder the significance of the sudden scrapping of Islamic prayers by Turkish authorities at Istanbul’s historic landmark

New hope that ancient Palmyra will be rebuilt after Isis damage

Deal between the Syrian government and Russian masonry body builds on country’s research into state of archaeological site

Moderna vaccine billionaire Timothy Springer explains his love for Chinese scholar rocks

Gongshi—whose unusual forms are created by years of river erosion—have long been highly prized in Asia. Now they are garnering admirers in the West

From lockdowns to looting: how Covid-19 has taken a toll on world's threatened heritage sites

Sites of major importance—many in regions already ravaged by conflict—are contending with security problems and funding shortfalls

Death row inmate designs garden installation by instructing university students through letters

Timothy Young, currently incarcerated in San Quentin State Prison, is a key contributor to the University-led art project, Barring Freedom, that aims to put the US criminal justice system in the dock

Volunteers plan to return ‘Albert Hall of the North’ to its glory days

After years of neglect, ornate Victorian auditorium in northern seaside town of Morecambe is being saved

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Will new EU lighting rules pull the plug on neon art?

Artists producing neon works may fall foul of stricter EU lighting regulations that come into force this year

Bourse de Commerce: opening of Pinault's long-awaited Paris museum is—pandemic permitting—finally around the corner

Two decades since the billionaire started planning a home for his collection in the French capital, the spectacular space is due to open on 23 January

Auction houses have finally entered the Amazon age—and I’m addicted

I thought I’d kicked my online art and antiques buying habit but too much lockdown screen time has been my undoing

Major museum openings and expansions in 2021

From the much-anticipated Grand Egyptian Museum to the Frick’s move to a Brutalist landmark, here are the building projects aiming to change cultural landscapes around the world

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As 2021 beckons.... I crave new art in the new year more than ever

With talk of vaccines dominating the airwaves, a return to regular contact with the latest works and upcoming artists may be on the horizon

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'Museums had better not be planning for a return to the status quo'

If institutions keep admission limits in place, they’ll come out of the coronavirus crisis in better health, says art critic Blake Gopnik

Art could have dwindled into insignificance in the upheaval of this year—instead it endured

Through the major shifts and moments of victory, art has proved itself to be cathartic, resistant and powerful

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