Renovation

Egyptian Museum in Turin to undergo €23m renovation with two-storey ‘agora’ at its heart

The mission of the project, designed by OMA architects, is to make the museum more accessible to the public

Efforts to restore dilapidated house museum of African American art in Savannah, Georgia get significant boost

The Kiah house will be restored to its former glory, highlighting African American art, and providing housing to local artists

After ten years, the British Museum’s Reading Room is still out of bounds

Glacial progress being made on reopening the magnificent domed space at the heart of the institution

South London’s Dulwich Picture Gallery to get new sculpture park in £4.6m overhaul

The institution’s first major redevelopment in 25 years will also include a new building for families and schools

Prized Leonardo portrait on the move at US National Gallery of Art amid renovations

The Washington, DC museum will move “Ginevra de' Benci” to a different gallery through early 2024

An invisible €171m renovation: Dutch royal palace reopens after five-year-long underground project

Designed as a royal hunting lodge in 1686, Het Loo has been transformed with a vast new entrance hall and multiple exhibition spaces hidden beneath the courtyard

Paris's Centre Pompidou to shut for five years as part of major renovation project

The institution will be closed for its own 50th anniversary—but will work with the city's museums, including the Louvre, to stage projects during the period

Philippe Regnier. With additional reporting by Gareth Harris

Vast Pompeii residence unveiled with panel depicting a giant penis

Newly-refurbished home belonged to former slaves who made their wealth in the wine business

'Don't expect us to be passive' in the face of restitution: British Museum chair defies return of looted artefacts

In speech at the annual trustees dinner George Osborne said that "dismantling" the collection "must not become the careless act of a single generation”

Brooklyn Museum completes ten-year renovation of Asian and Islamic art galleries

The approximately $9m project included modernising 20,000 sq. ft of galleries and bringing key objects out of storage for public display for the first time

Dutch design studio update 19th-century Dordrecht church facade with a surreal glass sculpture balanced on four bronze turtles

The transformed Protestant building is being relaunched as an exhibition space and cultural centre called Kunstkerk, or art church.

Historic Baltimore museum reopens after $5.5m renovation

The Peale Museum, considered the first “purpose-built” museum in North America, reopens with a contemporary and local focus

Moving Michelangelo and hauling Holbein: renovation headache for London's National Gallery

A bicentenary renovation project makes the London museum play a tricky game of musical chairs with its collection

The Met creates digital project tied to $70m upgrade of African, ancient American and Oceanic art galleries

The venture, made in collaboration with the World Monuments Fund and several African art and culture scholars, will examine historical sites in sub-Saharan Africa

Historic English villa—built by royal mistress to escape her 'stinker' of a husband—reopens after restoration

Henrietta Howard's Marble Hill is a rare surviving example of such a home, and even rarer as one created by a woman

The British Museum says it needs another £1bn to refurbish itself—first it must prove it deserves it

It's time to drag the institution out of its entrenched past and into the 21st century

Billionaire collector Nicolas Berggruen snaps up his second Venetian palace

Scheduled to open in 2024, Palazzo Diedo will house an exhibition and art residency space

Historic East Hampton museum Guild Hall begins $25m renovation

Founded in 1931, Guild Hall holds a collection of more than 2,000 artworks by Jackson Pollock, Thomas Moran and others

Tate Liverpool plans £30m gallery overhaul—with help from UK government’s ‘level up’ fund

The £10m public grant is part of a new initiative aimed at equalising quality of living between the north and south

The Met begins $70m renovation of African, ancient American and Oceanic art galleries

The galleries, housed in the Michael C. Rockefeller wing of the museum, will be modernised to better contextualise the collection and illustrate the ‘complex story of cultural development over the last 5,000 years’

Santa Barbara Museum of Art opens rejuvenated lobby and galleries

$50m renovation of California institution improves structural stability and helps to showcase the riches of the collection

Timothy Rub to step down as director of Philadelphia Museum of Art

Leader oversaw an ambitious series of construction projects but has also contended with reports of midlevel management abuses and equity issues

Last Supper painting once adorned Shakespeare's classroom wall, new research suggests

Scholars believe the 15th-century decorative work was whitewashed in the Tudor era to obliterate the Roman Catholic imagery

National Museum of Women in the Arts will close for two-year renovation

The $66m project includes expanding galleries, creating research and education spaces and restoring its landmark 1908 building

A fatal Mafia bombing shook Florence in 1993—now the Uffizi is fixing damage to its famous Vasari corridor with memorials of the attack

Work on the 760m-long Renaissance passageway, which has been closed for safety since 2016, will be completed in May next year

After a $20m renovation, Dia is poised to re-emerge as a force in Chelsea

Refurbished space will showcase under-recognised artists, starting with Lucy Raven, and serve as a hub for the foundation's 11 sites

Frick Collection takes its jewels on a Brutalist sojourn

Evocative surprises await: while its Gilded Age home is closed for renovation and expansion, the Frick displays its masterworks in austere Modernist surroundings on Madison Avenue

Cy Twombly foundation ‘absolutely prepared to take legal action’ after Louvre ‘destroys’ artist’s ceiling painting in renovation works

The US artist's foundation says that it was not consulted over the French museum's changes to the Salle des Bronzes—the Louvre argues it does not have to

Smithsonian downsizes $2bn expansion of its south campus in Washington

The institution unveils planned changes to its historic Castle and Arts and Industries Building

Carmen Herrera commissioned to create a colossal mural as part of $35m Blanton Museum redesign

The 105-year-old artist says she has long admired the museum's focus on Latin American art