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Stonehenge: could a road tunnel ruin the ancient site?

Plus, French museums revolt against lockdown closures and artist Crystal Fischetti on Karla Black

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A planned tunnel under Stonehenge in England—and the related excavations— is uncovering further details about the ancient site Photo: Sanjay Nair

This week: excavations have revealed new archaeological finds at Stonehenge but the UK government has approved a road tunnel through this iconic World Heritage Site—will it ruin it? We talk to Mike Pitts, an archaeologist, about the debate over the tunnel and its effect on the ancient stones and their surrounding landscape. We also discuss new research that suggests that Stonehenge was originally built in Wales.

Plus, museums in France are urging their government to let them reopen; we talk to Jean-François Chougnet of Mucem, a museum in Marseille.

Karla Black's Wish List (2008) Photo: Thierry Bal; courtesy of the artist, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne and Modern Art, London

And for this episode’s Work of the Week, Aimee Dawson speaks to the artist Crystal Fischetti about Wish List, a sculptural installation by Karla Black. Fischetti's solo exhibition Hello Again! is on show at Grove Square Galleries, London (until 9 April).

The Week in Art podcast by The Art Newspaper is available every Friday on our website and all the usual places where you find podcasts. This podcast is sponsored by Christie's.