Religious art

No, not Madonna the singer in the V&A's new Medieval and Renaissance galleries

How the Victoria & Albert Museum’s new Medieval and Renaissance galleries have dealt with our ignorance of Christianity

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Iran's Saba Cultural Institute announces Russian Orthodox icons show

The news comes as unexpected due to suppression of religion freedom in the nation

Orthodox Church seeks control of Moscow icon museum

The fate of Ryazan's Art and History Museum could set a precedent for restitution

V&A sends stolen monstrance on long-term loan to Spain

The 16th-century silver object had been taken from a church in Toro in 1890

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The production of works for garth and home

The production of works for garth and home

Interview with Andres Serrano: Mining the seamy side for all it’s worth

After sacrilege and violent death the artist whom the moral majority (minority?) love to hate, is now into explicit sex

The National Gallery provides a grand overview of Lorenzo Lotto, the 16th century painter with a still undefined image

The exhibition contains some stunning examples of Lorenzo Lotto’s approach to portraiture, which is to show the private rather than the public individual

Mysterious religious treasures from Mount Athos go on display in Thessaloniki

The monastery has been forbidden to women since 1060 and remains barely accessible to laymen, making this public exhibition an opportunity of a lifetime

The Westminster Retable: technically daring and now in danger

£250,000 needed to restore the greatest English medieval altarpiece

Save a medieval rarity spared by the Reformation and Civil War: Thornham Parva retable in urgent need of conservation

Unless a small Suffolk church can raise £168,000 to conserve one of the earliest English paintings, it may have to sell it

Patriarch Aleksey II of Moscow and All Russia on restitution: "Places of worship first, museums second"

The official position of the Russian Orthodox Church, as explained by its spokesman

World War II ends for a small town in eastern Germany as treasures are finally returned

Church valuables were dispersed in 1945, reunited in 1992, and return home in 1993

Tug-of-war over baroque church of San Luca in Genoa as baroque gem falls into ruin

The Spinola family has created a Foundation and is looking for sponsors; the State would like to get possession of the sadly-neglected building

New exhibition on Cola dell’ Amatrice, a Raphaelesque shrinking violet

The exhibition at he Pinacoteca Civica di Palazzo Arringo is open until 15 October

Nazi 'degenerate art' show to be reconstructed in LA

An irony that the American art world will enjoy after the Mapplethorpe censorship row: the N.E.A. is sponsoring a partial replay of the Nazi “Entartete Kunst” exhibition of 1937