The Year In Review

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'One of the most shocking, tumultuous years on record': art market figures reflect on 2020—and guess at what 2021 might hold

The pandemic has ripped apart the industry as we know it this year but it has sparked innovation and conversation like never before

From the history of the festive putti to Arthur Jafa's hefty tome: the art world's favourite books of 2019

Regular contributors, scholars, curators and critics choose their favourite reads from the past year


The year in exhibitions: world’s great collections reunited for once-in-a-lifetime shows

In 2018, curators turned into sleuths to track down works that belonged to some of history’s greatest—but often flawed—collectors

2018 in the market: the price is right for pale males

David Hockney was latest white male artist to set a record this year

2018 in museums: big ethics questions dominate the field

Museums are facing greater scrutiny over sponsorship and the artists they choose to display

The year in heritage: conservators become art

The conservation of masterpieces is happening in the full glare of the public

Market stunts predict the future… and evoke the past

The Leonardo and Banksy auction spectacles suggested a future in which marketing triumphs. But was it ever thus?

Vik Muniz: My advice to fellow artists in the face of grim political times

Brazil’s cultural sector must respond to hard-right politics by reconnecting with the wider community

Podcast episode 14: the top stories of 2017

From Louvre Abu Dhabi to Leonardo, Documenta to Trump, we look back at the year with our journalists Louisa Buck, Gareth Harris and Anny Shaw

The year in heritage

Dismantlement and reconstruction

The year in Museums

Private money makes its mark

The year in the market

Golden oldies and small-space blues

The art world's highs and lows of 2017

Curators, museum directors and artists respond to the year's events