Redevelopment

Venice comment

The damnation of Venice: locals are being systematically driven out by officials who are selling off sites for tourism

Venetians are leaving the city in thousands because rents are unaffordable, while more than 11% of social housing stands empty

Lithuanian prison—once a set for Netflix series Stranger Things—could become a major museum under redevelopment plan

Historic building in the heart of the capital Vilnius to be split up and turned into restaurants, hotels and other commercial and cultural spaces

Debenhams department store may become huge gallery as Covid-19 decimates London's Oxford Street

‘Oxford Street Art House’ would house studios and galleries across seven floors, say councillors

Officials turn down plans to transform Sydney's Cockatoo Island into an art-filled tourist attraction

Private consortium offered $80m to turn former industrial area into Australia’s answer to Naoshima art island in Japan

Edinburgh's Fruitmarket Gallery to transform nightclub into new art venue

Karla Black survey will fill both spaces, including former fruit and veg warehouse next door

'A catastrophe for the system of protecting historic buildings': the saga of London's Whitechapel Bell Foundry

Plans to turn the foundry that cast the bells of Big Ben, St Paul’s and Westminster Abbey into a boutique hotel have been put on hold—but they should never have gone ahead in the first place

London’s National Portrait Gallery to close for three years with ‘some job losses’

Museum plans to send 300 portraits a year on tour around the country during £35.5m redevelopment

Cultural figures rally to save Reading Prison—where Oscar Wilde was once incarcerated—as it goes up for sale

Locals hope to prevent historic site "being gutted and turned into luxury flats" as building is put on the market

Moscowarchive

Sweet factory could be Moscow’s Tate Modern

It will be part of a larger development that will include office space, retail outlets and swanky lofts

Tate Modern extension snubbed by Lottery Fund

The request was rejected as a 'low priority', with concerns about 'deliverability'

Tate Modern gets £50m towards new extension from the government

The generous contribution is the highest made to a cultural project in 10 years

Tate Modern is a museum for the 21st century

The announcement by the British Government that it is putting £50m towards the costs of the new development of Tate Modern is one of the most significant moves in public cultural policy in recent years

Tate Modern hopes to expand by half by 2011

The museum has announced an ambitious development project which could cost up to £135 million

Cairo’s five centuries of rubbish now a park, thanks to the Aga Khan

This vast landscaping and urban renewal project has also uncovered Saladin’s walls

Chronology undone

Stephen Deuchar, director of the Tate Britain, talks about the new thematic displays and future major survey shows of New British art, Blake and Spencer