Queen Elizabeth II

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Plus, Chris Levine's portrait of Queen Elizabeth II; and a rise in political interference in museum leadership

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Cornelia Parker, Isaac Julien and Chila Burman among UK arts figures awarded in Queen's Birthday Honours

Three cultural figures have been appointed Companions of Honour, the highest award, including the art critic Marina Warner

Move over Marina Abramovic: why Queen Elizabeth II is one of the greatest performance artists of all time

The British sovereign has made herself globally visible, using personal presence, coded symbolism, and the power of broadcasting, to uphold a constitutional monarchy in an era of unparalleled social change

Queen Elizabeth II: what really appeals to the Lowry-buying monarch who once said 'I have no taste'?

Over 70 years on the throne, the British sovereign has delegated matters of aesthetics either to her late husband or to her son and heir, Charles

A coded royal message: how the Queen has used clothes to send signals to the world

From a consciously inclusive Coronation dress in 1953 to a brooch that symbolised compassion for Covid victims in 2020, Queen Elizabeth II has used what she wears to be seen from afar and to make diplomatic and emotional statements

Six of the best news photographs from Queen Elizabeth II's life in the spotlight

From wartime princess in khaki green to widowed monarch in black, Elizabeth has become, through visual media, the most recognised figure in the world

The best artist portraits of Queen Elizabeth II, from Cecil Beaton's fairytale glitter to Jamie Reid's punk provocation

Depictions of the British sovereign, one of the most painted women in history, reflect the changing status of the monarchy over more than half a century

How Queen Elizabeth II opened the Royal Collection to the world of international loans and art history

Over seven decades in charge of one of the world's greatest art collections, the British sovereign has prioritised public access, conservation and inventorying

Eleven royally arty things to do in the UK over Queen Elizabeth II's platinum jubilee weekend

From Sex Pistols album covers to a tower moat full of flowers, here are the best exhibitions, installations and events to check out over the long bank holiday

Giant tribute to the Queen gets green light—but locals call 55m-high sculpture ‘invasive’

Artist Simon Hitchens says work planned for Northumberland moor is "inspired by the rugged and undulating landscape" but local campaign group says it is too "industrial"

Will the Queen return her Benin bronze? How the African treasure was looted not once, but twice

The 17th-century oba head was plucked from the Nigerian National Museum and given to Elizabeth II as a thank-you gift

Curators responsible for Queen’s art collection lose their jobs in Covid-19 cost-cutting exercise

Surveyor of The Queen's Pictures post, held by Desmond Shawe-Taylor, will be ‘lost and held in abeyance’

What art did the Queen show Donald Trump?

We take a look at the art that Her Majesty dug out of the Royal Collection for the US president

Queen to send Leonardos on UK tour

Celebrating Prince Charles' 60th with 10 of the master's best works

The Royal Collection discloses list of 20 pictures purchases over the last 50 years

The Royal Collection has not been ostentatious in its spending, a significant portion of its acquisitions being royal portraits

Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci from the Royal Collection go on Golden Jubilee tour

The Queen's collection begin their celebratory journey in Graves Art Gallery Sheffield

How The Queen came to own a Lagos museum piece

The Nigerian Head of State raided a museum to present her with a Benin bronze in 1973

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Two mega-donations for London museum expansions

With £20 million each, plans progress for the British Museum Great Court and the V&A's spiral

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The Tate Gallery: What The Queen, Mark Rothko, Peggy Guggenheim and Barbara Hepworth all said.

In Britain, official papers are revealed after thirty years. The Art Newspaper was ready and waiting to see what was—and what might have been

A loyal tribute to Queen Elizabeth at the V&A but let’s hope it makes them money

Celebrating Elizabeth’s forty-year reign with robes, regalia, royal presents and memorabilia