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Three to see

Three to see: London

From John Akomfrah’s video on the threat of climate change to Nick Goss’s paintings of a great flood via Katharina Grosse’s paint-splashed walls

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Museums

Guggenheim Bilbao covered in a spider’s web and much more for its 20th anniversary

Light show by 59 Productions charts the history of the Spanish museum

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Frieze 2017

It takes two: artist couples at Frieze

From Max Ernst and Dorothea Tanning to Cy Twombly and Robert Rauschenberg, we look at how relationships can feed creativity

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Three to see

Three to see: London

The unlikely friendship of Dalí and Duchamp is explored at the RA, while Superflex turn Tate Modern into a playground

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Frieze 2017

Basquiat boom spreads with London show

Artist’s many influences explored in scholarly exhibition comprising more than 100 pieces at the Barbican

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Frieze 2017

Top art films at the BFI London Film Festival

From Cate Blanchett performing artists' manifestos to an animated Van Gogh biopic

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Museums

Horniman Museum crowdfunds for new World Gallery—with a little help from its walrus

South London institution wants visitors to feel emotional connection to anthropology collection

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Three to see

Three to see: London

From slick and surreal photographs at the Serpentine to art in canal boats for the Art Licks Weekend

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Pompeii

Pompeii to build contemporary art collection

Artists invited to create sculptural works with archaeological fragments held in deep storage

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Museums

New app invites art lovers to 'build a playlist across museums'

UK startup Smartify partners with major museums worldwide, from the Met to the Hermitage

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Three to see

Three to see: London

From Basquiat’s booming Barbican blockbuster to Jasper Johns’s first UK retrospective in 40 years

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Museums

Window dressing at the New Museum

The window display format is making a comeback with a new work by Alex Da Corte in the empty storefront next door

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Louvre Abu Dhabi

Six opinions on the potential impact of Louvre Abu Dhabi

Leading cultural figures weigh in

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Appointments

Uffizi director Eike Schmidt to lead Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum

German-born sculpture specialist was first non-Italian to lead prestigious Florentine institution

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Art market

Italy relaxes stringent export laws for post-war art

New legislation eases movement of post-war Italian art out of the country, lifts restrictions on photography in state archives

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Conservation

Stolen Guercino painting will need a year of conservation

Altarpiece taken from Italian church in 2014 and rolled up inside a carpet lost 30% of surface paint

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V&A to recapture glamour and high design of luxury ocean liners

Exhibition in 2018 will show fragment of Titanic first-class lounge and works by Le Corbusier and Stanley Spencer

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New UK sculpture triennial gains momentum for 2019 opening

Yorkshire Sculpture International exhibition at four partner venues secures Arts Council backing

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Italian high court gives green light to Colosseum archaeological park

Council of State says government can consider non-Italians for new director post

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Turin’s new industrial arts complex prepares for 'big bang' launch

Artists William Kentridge and Tino Sehgal lined up for OGR centre in historic railway workshops

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Museums

Emotions run high in Emma Hart's Whitechapel Gallery exhibition

Artist spent six months in Italy studying psychology and maiolica for the Max Mara Art Prize for Women

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Exhibitions

Manifesta 12 to provide ‘blueprint’ for development of Sicilian capital

Urban study by Rem Koolhaas's studio part of biennial that will serve as a platform for social change<br> <br>

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Guggenheim Bilbao celebrates 20th birthday with Bill Viola

Retrospective honours US artist who sparked museum’s commitment to video art

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New museum to open on Canada's prairies puts artists first

Remai Modern will bring Picasso prints and contemporary indigenous art to Saskatoon

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Spain’s new Centro Botín shuns the ‘Bilbao effect’

Architect Renzo Piano rejects comparisons between Santander’s latest art centre and the Guggenheim museum

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Museums

Italy’s five suspended museum directors return to work

But top administrative court postpones final decision on the case until October

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Art Basel 2017

Cézanne: the sketch artist exposed

The French artist’s lifelong experimentation with line drawing revealed at the Kunstmuseum Basel

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Art Basel 2017

Interview: Claudia Comte unveils her Circus maximus at Art Basel

The artist behind the chainsaw spectacular in the Messeplatz

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Art fairs

In pictures: new art across old Basel

From lost keys to lustful claymation, curator Samuel Leuenberger introduces six highlights from Art Basel's Parcours sector

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Long-neglected portraits by Cézanne arrive in Paris

The paintings have been overlooked in favour of his still-lifes and landscapes—until now

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Italian politicians clash over management of Colosseum

Rome mayor wins appeal against government plan to create new archaeological park

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Museums

V&A reveals plans for photography centre

One of the largest galleries is to be named after California donors Bern and Ronny Schwartz

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Museums

Emmanuel Macron and Vladimir Putin to meet in Versailles

The heads of France and Russia are due to open an exhibition celebrating the 300th anniversary of Peter the Great’s diplomatic visit

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Museums

Controversial Italian court ruling ousts five top museum directors

Judges cite lack of transparency in recruitment process and ineligibility of foreign applicants

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Conservation

Venice’s 19th-century Giardini Reali set to bloom with €5m makeover

Work on the neglected garden is due to begin this month

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Collaterals and extras: the Venice Biennale’s other shows

Don't miss the ambitious events outside the national pavilions and the main exhibition open across Venice

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Steve McQueen gets up close and personal with Lady Liberty in MoMA and Milan

Every fold of fabric and rusty porthole is visible in a film of the American statue

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Venice Biennale 2017

National anthems, national myths, national crises: pick of the Venice Biennale pavilions

Official pavilions in the Giardini and the Arsenale that are already talking points, plus national presentations across Venice that are part of the collateral programme

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Appointments

Camden Arts Centre gets first new director in almost 30 years

British-born Martin Clark joins the London institution from Bergen Kunsthall

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Museums

Dutch masterpieces owned by the Russian tsars to travel to Amsterdam

State Hermitage Museum is lending works, including six paintings by Rembrandt, to its Netherlands outpost

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Zumthor reimagines Lacma as ‘Inca temple’

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Exhibitions

In pictures: St Petersburg’s Winter Palace ransacked after the Bolshevik Revolution

Images from the archives of the Hermitage museum are on show at London's Calvert 22 Foundation for one weekend only

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Forced migration anchors a show in Italy

Personal items of shipwrecked migrants are included in a Milan exhibition

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Art market

Art Basel's film programme taps into political zeitgeist

Films about Islamic State, North Korea and the Black Lives Matter movement among highlights of curator Maxa Zoller's line-up

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Mummy mania makes comeback in Liverpool

UK museum housing largest collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts outside the British Museum reopens after 18-month refurbishment

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In the heart of Europe, a new show reflects a diverse and globalised world

For its tenth anniversary, the Wiels contemporary art centre in Brussels presents a “blueprint” for how museums can address instability and migration

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Pompeii will have 'regular maintenance at last'

Massimo Osanna, the man leading the ancient city's restoration, has turned the site around—but there is still work to do

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Egypt revives major museum projects, six years after revolution

Political will is there but cash remains short

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Louvre crowdfunds to restore Old Kingdom tomb

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Carsten Höller is inspired by the king who abdicated for a day

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Museums

From Lawrence of Arabia’s robes to Napoleon’s horse: National Army Museum reopens in London

Three-year refurbishment has transformed museum's brutalist 1960s building, which now includes five new thematic galleries

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Visitor Figures 2016

Curators cautiously venture into virtual reality

Museums are following in the footsteps of artists such as Jordan Wolfson and Jon Rafman

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Fairs

In pictures: Encounters at Art Basel in Hong Kong

Curator Alexie Glass-Kantor gives us a tour of the fair's section for large-scale sculptures and installations

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In the frame

Calling all caretakers: artists invite the public to camp out at stately home

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Museums

Danish collective SUPERFLEX will take over Tate Modern's Turbine Hall

Artists' plans for prestigious Hyundai Commission have not yet been revealed

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Exhibitions

Old Master exhibitions not to miss in 2017

Coming to a museum near you: mentors, medals and monarchs… oh my!

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Fairs

Female Old Masters finally get their day in the sun

Museum exhibitions and acquisitions reveal a renewed interest in the great female artists of the past

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Attendance dips at big UK museums

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Foundation uses crowdfunding to raise $65,000 to restore work by female Old Master

The Last Supper scene by the 16th-century nun Plautilla Nelli is due to go on show in 2018

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Dulwich Picture Gallery launches pavilion to rival the Serpentine’s

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Acquisitions, March 2017

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Museums

Italian Renaissance specialist Miguel Falomir chosen to head up Prado

Unanimous vote by selection committee still needs approval from trustees and Spanish government

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Architecture

Francis Kéré becomes first African architect to win Serpentine Pavilion commission

Architect’s tree-like wooden structure takes inspiration from the meeting-place of choice in villages throughout Africa

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Exhibitions

Leonardo’s Adoration of the Magi returns to Uffizi after restoration

Florence museum’s 2017 programme also includes exhibition tracing Eisenstein's interest in Renaissance art

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Thefts

Stolen Guercino painting found in Casablanca

Altarpiece was taken from church in Modena, Italy, in 2014

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Call for Italy’s quake-stricken works to return home for treatment

Mayors demand that salvaged works of art be restored locally

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Exhibitions

UK’s oldest arts centre celebrates 300th birthday with works by Yoko Ono, Jeremy Deller and other alumni

Our five highlights from the Bluecoat's anniversary exhibition in Liverpool

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Pride and prejudice: museums celebrate the decriminalisation of homosexuality

Institutions across England plan shows to mark 50 years since passage of landmark Sexual Offences Act

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The Italian job(s): Colosseum boss wanted

Head needed for Rome's central archaeological area

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Bamiyan Cultural Centre gets under way

Building at Unesco World Heritage site in Afghanistan, where the Taliban destroyed the monumental ancient Buddhas, due to open to the public in summer 2018

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Uffizi to show more female artists

Florence museum’s director expands the canon—with a little help from the Guerrilla Girls

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Looming council vote will decide Walsall gallery’s fate

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Vatican Museums’ first female director is open to the ‘unconventional’

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Paris museums count cost of increased security after attacks

Louvre, Versailles and Musée d’Orsay lose millions as visitors stay away from tourist magnets—but the dip in attendance has an upside

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Exhibitions

Philip Guston gets first Venice museum show

Accademia exhibition will open for this year's Venice Biennale, more than 50 years after the artist represented the US

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Five millennia of African art and history go on show in Paris

Curators hope to throw visitors to this exhibition about trade routes in Africa “off course”

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Conservation

Campaign launched to save Vincent van Gogh’s grave

French town of Auvers-sur-Oise is also fundraising to repair church that inspired 1890 painting

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Exhibitions

Tate Modern to stage its first Picasso show—focusing on just a single year

Exhibition in 2018 will include The Dream that casino titan Steve Wynn accidentally put an elbow through

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St Mark’s Basilica is scaffold-free for first time in 20 years

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‘Exemplary’ Rialto Bridge restoration project finishes on time

Work on La Serenissima's oldest bridge is done, but official unveiling will take place during the Venice Biennale

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Museums

Louvre attendance falls as tourists stay away from Paris

In wake of terrorist attacks the number of visitors drops to 7.3 million<br>

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Florence acts to ensure Michelangelo's David remains sure-footed after recent earthquakes

Experts assess seismic stability of Galleria dell’Accademia and the rest of the city's treasures