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In the frame

Simon Fujiwara’s fascination with Anne Frank

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Heritage

Chunks of British Parliament go on sale

Historic Pugin floor tiles, on which many a prime minister has trodden, available for £200 a piece

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Thomas Gainsborough

Murders most foul: Gainsborough family revenge killings trigger reassessment of artist’s early years

New research reveals that two members of Thomas Gainsborough's family were killed over a financial dispute when the artist was a child

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Exhibitions

Beacons of empathy: the forgotten women who brought the Foundling Museum to life

The portraits of men in the London museum's picture gallery are being replaced by portraits of women who supported a vision to protect young children

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Museums

Russian authorities force Gulag museum to close

Volunteer-run organisation has been based in former Soviet secret police headquarters for the past decade

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Social history

Canada struggles with monuments tied to colonialism

Echoing a conflict in the US, the nation contends with calls to remove controversial memorials

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Social history

Statues are part of history, but do a poor job of recording it

Matthew Sears is professor of classics and ancient history, University of New Brunswick

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Museums

Siberian museum memorialises the Romanovs in house where they were imprisoned

Museum of the Family of Emperor Nicholas II in Tobolsk is Russia's first devoted to 'royal martyrs'

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Museums

Moscow museum opens archives of Stalin's Gulag labour camps

New research centre helps descendants discover fate of their family members

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Tate

The struggle behind Tate Modern's birth

Recently opened Tate archives reveal wrangling over division of British and international art in early 1990s

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Museums

Alabama memorial confronts America’s racist history

A site dedicated to the 4,400 victims of lynching and a museum about the country’s legacy of inequality opens

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Public art

Public sculpture will commemorate Chattanooga lynching victim 100 years on

Memorial part of push for new works that challenge history of white supremacy in the US

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Loot

V&A opens dialogue on looted Ethiopian treasures

Director pledges rethink on objects seized by British troops in 19th-century Africa

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Rashid Johnson starts filming Native Son in Chicago

The US artist finds contemporary resonance in the 1940s novel

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300

'Issue one came out in less degraded times: more idealistic, less puffed up by PR machines'

Anna Somers Cocks, founding editor and chairman, looks back

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Letters of note: featuring Zaha Hadid, Picasso's biographer, a prison warden and many more

Selected correspondence from down the years

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Then & Now: boom, bust and rebirth of Damien Hirst

How The Art Newspaper has covered the artist's bullish decadence

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Museums

Then & Now: "Modern art is destroying itself," warned our first issue

Museums have since devoted sizeable resources

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300

Then & Now: how The Art Newspaper shaped UK restitution law

Featuring a 900-year-old missal looted during the Second World War

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Art market

Auction of France's May '68 protest posters to mark 50th anniversary

Artcurial to offer posters with a revolutionary spirit from the collection of Laurent Storch

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Social history

Argentina's female art workers call for gender parity on International Women's Day

The group, Nosotras Proponemos, has events planned at art institutions throughout the country during March

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Photography

New York’s ICP revisits America’s ‘shameful’ history of Japanese internment

An exhibition travelling from Chicago includes 100 images by documentary photographers like Dorothea Lange and Ansel Adams, as well as incarcerated artists like Toyo Miyatake and Miné Okubo

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Openings

Wende Museum of Cold War artefacts spills its secrets in California

More than 100,000 Soviet and Eastern European objects find new home in former Armory

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In the frame

New-York Historical Society celebrates centenary of women’s suffrage in the state

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Exhibitions

Building anew: how Constructivism sought to remake the world

In the centenary year of the Bolshevik Revolution, exhibitions survey the art of the Russian avant-garde and put its radicalism in context