BlogDiary of an art historian
When Britain divides, custody of its art must be shared fairly
If Scottish independence follows Brexit, what will happen to the national collection?
Money laundering, trafficking, ivory: crackdown on art crime intensifies
Wave of sentencing and changes in legislation puts pressure on art world
'London’s resilience, creativity and innovation will help us to keep open for the world'
As the art world turns out in the capital during Frieze, Justine Simons, London's deputy mayor for culture and the creative industries, wonders what the rest of the world must be thinking
CommentMuseums & Heritage
'We are in a time of crisis: now is the time to assert our moral and ethical principles'
Cultural institutions need to decide what they stand for, says London's ICA director Stefan Kalmár
'We want the Babylonian Palace of Tiglath-Pileser!': new book reveals Boris Johnson's thwarted vision for new V&A East
Nicholas Coleridge, the chairman of the Victoria and Albert Museum, tells how Boris laid down the law on his plans for the project
'A democratic vote swayed by lies is not democracy'—Mary Beard on what antiquity can teach us about political spin
The recipient of the 2019 J. Paul Getty Medal discusses how understanding Cicero can help decipher the rise of populism
Tom Watson, deputy Labour leader, wants to put 'creativity back at the heart of our classrooms'
Politician also says Brexit will have 'disastrous' consequences for creative industries
Funding for culture to rise by 4.1% according to UK government's spending review
Treasury says there will be “over £300m to support the UK’s world-class national museums and galleries” in 2020-21
BlogIn the frame
Lounging UK politician Jacob Rees-Mogg sends Twitter collagists into a spin
Politics requires a science degree? Why Boris Johnson's chief strategist is wrong about arts education
“If you are interested in politics you will be far better off if you study maths or physics,” writes aide Dominic Cummings in his blog
Too much politics? UK Green party MP and anti-Brexit campaigner Caroline Lucas turns curator
High-profile UK politician will organise a show of works at Towner Art Gallery that focus on the environment
'Outrageous coup': art world shocked as Boris Johnson suspends parliament
Trade condemns the move and prepares for mayhem of no-deal Brexit
BlogIn the frame
Revealed! UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s arts policy ...from 2004
Boris Johnson’s Olympic mega-sculpture is £13m in debt
Visitors decline steeply at ArcelorMittal Orbit by Anish Kapoor in east London
London mayor Sadiq Khan supports proposal for new slavery museum in the capital
Liverpool slavery museum keen to collaborate on project highlighting UK’s involvement in the trans-Atlantic slave trade
Freeport debate rages on after UK government commits to establishing ten vast storage facilities
Labour MP Owen Smith calls the tax-free zones “self-storage for art thieves”
Boris Johnson wants to create six freeports and tax-free zones around the UK
Vast storage facilities for high-value items such as art and cars have stoked controversy
'Marmite' Boris Johnson or 'deep cuts' Jeremy Hunt—which would be good for the arts?
The former UK minister for culture, Ed Vaizey, weighs in on which of the two candidates for prime minister would best serve the arts
What can the arts expect from next UK prime minister?
While Boris Johnson describes himself as a keen painter and Jeremy Hunt spent time as culture minister, the sector is likely to remain far down the agenda