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Curate-it-yourself: French museums take to social media to ask the public what they want to see in their galleries

Spurred on by the pandemic, several institutions are inviting art lovers to choose works for display

Off-floor selling boosts trade at Art Basel

Viewing rooms, appetite-whetting preview publications and digital platforms are all paying off for galleries at the fair

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Why this Indianapolis museum wants you to go down to the woods today

Rebranding of Indianapolis Museum of Art gives nature and art equal billing in bid to broaden visitor base

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More museums turn to focus groups, but do they help or hinder?

Museums are using market research to engage audiences and avoid gaffes, but the process could rule out all but the famous and the safe

Art takes second place as selfies steal the shows

Instagram-friendly works can give a huge publicity boost to artists and exhibitions

Four reasons high-end design is back in style in London

After several stagnant years, the market for design is reviving

Writing is definitely not on the wall for drawings

Collectors are learning to love wall drawings as a new generation of artists embraces them

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There is method in the madness, even in a boom

Changing tastes, as much as changing economic conditions, could bring a halt to the seemingly inexorable rise at the top end of the market

On Avenue Matignon, art is no longer in vogue

Luxury boutiques are chasing out the galleries from their Paris addresses

Online auctions: in a permanent revolution until someone gets it right

Sotheby’s has launched its third model, back in tandem with eBay, while its numerous competitors are trying many different methods to grow internet sales

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Tate (the magazine) as transitory as fashion

How the Condé Nast-published art magazine expresses the current merging of consumption values and art

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