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Never can say goodbye: how Degas struggled with the art of letting go

New research by the National Gallery of Art looks into the complex question of what constituted a finished work in the eyes of the artist

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Rediscovered Mexican Old Master picture gets fresh look for Met show

A surprise find in the Bronx is now part of an exhibition on Baroque painter Cristóbal de Villalpando

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Blue Boy takes a well-earned break ahead of treatment

The painting has rarely gone off display at the museum since its opening in 1928—until now

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Cracked it! Getty exhibition unlocks the material secrets of Concrete art

Study of Latin American works from the Coleccíon Patricia Phelps de Cisneros reveals orientation shifts, household paint and ways to obtain that perfect edge

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Artists lead preservation efforts at California arts centre

Latest commission at the Headlands Center for the Arts continues long tradition of rehabilitation projects at the former military complex

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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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François Pinault funds restoration of historic drawings of Paris's former stock exchange

The French billionaire plans to open a museum in the Bourse de Commerce in 2019

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Royal Academy of Arts lifts Burlington Gardens veil with end of revamp in sight

Façade restoration nears completion in project to unite the RA campus in time for 250th anniversary in 2018

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V&A celebrates the designers who made the most of plywood

From surfboards to a Second World War bomber, new show charts the rise of the humble material

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Late artist Sidney Nolan’s undisturbed UK studio opens to the public

Australian-born painter's workspace temporarily opens this summer for his centenary

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Protesters target Dutch firm involved in removal of 550-year-old tomb from ancient town of Hasankeyf

Site in Turkey is due to be flooded after completion of giant Ilisu Dam

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Caro sculpture is shipshape again

Sea Music (1991) on Dorset's Poole Quay refreshed after 25 years' exposure to salty sea air and detritus from barges being loaded

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Fontainebleau theatre restoration enters final phase

Focus will be on restoring the theatre’s machinery, the upper levels of the salons and the podium that houses one of France’s most important stage sets

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Fahrelnissa Zeid: the Modern Turkish artist who walked on her canvases

Conservator travelled to Jordan to treat her work ahead of major Tate Modern show opening this week

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Yale and MoMA team up to resurrect visionary light works

Thomas Wilfred’s 50-page manual came in handy

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Dutch museum’s entire Mondrian collection gets a health check

Gemeentemuseum has been assessing works since 2009 as part of its Mondrian Restoration Project

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Renoir’s restored home becomes a museum

The French Impressionist’s former summer residence in Essoyes opens to the public in June after a major overhaul of its gardens and fin-de-siècle interiors

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Scientific models in the spotlight in Manchester

A century of grime was removed from the teaching tools ahead of the show

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Cerith Wyn Evans’s Tate commission presented a sticky situation

The installation is secured to the ceiling via 1,500 Perspex discs filled with a state-of-the-art adhesive

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Architecture

Moscow’s Constructivist architecture under threat by government demolition plan

A proposal to raze Soviet era housing and relocate 1.6 million residents has caused so much concern that thousands turned out to protest this weekend

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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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Giacometti’s Women of Venice sculptures restored and reunited for Tate Modern show

Plaster sextet will appear together for the first time since it was unveiled at the 1956 Venice Biennale

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Students leave pencil marks on ancient sculptures at the British Museum

The increase in graffiti cases over the past decade raises concerns about monitoring and protection of the collection

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Vandalised Gainsborough back at National Gallery

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Future of Wentworth Woodhouse secure after £7m purchase

The Grade-I listed, 18th-century property is believed to be the largest private home in the UK

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Meet Idrimi, the British Museum’s 3,500-year-old Syrian refugee

Digital modelling will give the public unprecedented access and provide an accurate representation of the statue’s current condition

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World Monuments Fund launches Instagram campaign to save Modern buildings

The initiative comes days after three key structures in India were demolished

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UK exhibition costs statue an arm and a leg—in a good way

Conservators remove sculpture’s “horrendous” replacement limbs ahead of Fitzwilliam show

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De Stijl factory gets a new lease of life in time for art movement's centenary

New owners restore De Ploeg—the only industrial building designed by Gerrit Rietveld

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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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Removal of a rare Roman mosaic in southern France enflames local conservation groups

The 2,000-year-old work will be restored in Nimes and go back on display in Uzès, local authorities insist

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'World's shortest railway' to resume service by this summer

Angel's Flight, a historic funicular in downtown Los Angeles, gets major revamp ahead of its reopening

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Berlin Wall gets its own protective railing

New barrier at East Side Gallery heritage site will keep tourists back

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Michelangelo-designed frame reimagined by National Gallery

A mix of old and new elements gives greater depth to Sebastiano del Piombo’s The Raising of Lazarus

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Banksy work cleared from vacant site and restored for public display

Toronto developer’s intervention raises questions about the practice of preserving street art

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European cobalt blue imported to China from early 18th century

Scientific tests reveal Qing-dynasty artisans used it to produce famille rose porcelain

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Egyptian pharaoh rescued from watery Cairo grave—but which one does it depict?

Early reports identified it as a statue of Ramses II, but now scholars think it may be a later king

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Photos of Guercino painting, rolled up like a rug by thieves, reveal extent of damage

The work was taken from an Italian church in 2014 and recently recovered in Casablanca

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Experts restore rare Dutch Golden Age map found stuffed up a chimney

The 17th-century map, which was discovered scrunched up in a ball, is on show at the National Library of Scotland

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Rare, newly restored 300-year japanned cabinet on offer at the Bada fair

Original silver revealed after experts painstakingly stripped layers of gold paint from the cresting and stand of William and Mary piece

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French museum lifts the veil on Rodin work not previously exhibited

Fragile plaster sculpture, draped in fabric, restored for Anselm Kiefer's show at Musée Rodin

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‘Lost’ Cubist painting found under later work

The granddaughter of Belgian artist René Guiette chances upon concealed composition beneath her grandfather’s Art Brut picture

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All you need is LOVE (and a good conservator)

The Indianapolis Museum of Art restores sculpture by Robert Indiana

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British artists make art from ashes of the Mackintosh library for charity auction

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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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‘Ceiling tours’ of Greenwich's Painted Hall to launch this spring

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Getty preserves Palmyra online in new show

The institution hopes its first digital exhibition will also reach the Arab world

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String theory: Spanish refugees inspired Henry Moore’s 1930s stringed sculptures

Bold colours revealed during restoration of San Diego Museum of Art's latest acquisition

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It's about time: NYU launches US first time-based media conservation graduate course

The degree is the first of its kind in the US and reflects the growing need for specialists in the field

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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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Second phase of restoration work on Mont St Michel begins

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Brueghel discovered in Bath museum’s storeroom

Tests confirm that the Holburne’s picture is by Pieter Brueghel the Younger and not by a follower

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Vast ancient burial site found in Bordeaux

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The Italian job(s): Colosseum boss wanted

Head needed for Rome's central archaeological area

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The deep clean: behind the scenes at Blenheim Palace

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Caillebotte’s home near Paris to reopen in June after 20-year restoration

The French artist’s residence is one of the most beautiful 19th-century homes still within its original grounds

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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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MFA Boston to bring experts together with $24m overhaul of conservation centre

New facilities will encourage a cross-departmental approach

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Tide rises on Robert Rauschenberg's island retreat

Captiva, the late artist's Florida compound, is "at high risk of storm surge flooding”

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Artist creates 'guinea pig' work for researchers to experiment on

Project explores long-term preservation issues of 3D-printed works

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US Capitol Building dome refreshed in time for Trump's inauguration

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Row in Rome over proposed plan to fence-off Spanish Steps

Opponents criticise anti-vandalism measures to seal off Roman staircase at night and to ban seating—and snacking—on it

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Is the Ringling Museum's Velázquez the real deal?

Scans reveal the Florida institution's portrait of Philip IV had a fashion-forward makeover

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Eiffel Tower to get a €300m facelift

The 15-year plan is intended to bolster Paris’s bid for the 2024 Olympic Games and 2025 World’s Fair

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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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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