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London’s National Gallery now welcomes personal photography in the galleries, stirring up a media debate

Published online: 20 August 2014

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Talks of museum merger in Stockholm

The Modern Museet could take over the Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design after its director was forced out this summer

Published online: 20 August 2014

Corcoran merger gets DC court approval

The National Gallery of Art will take over most of the institution’s collection, while George Washington University will take over the Beaux-Arts building and school

Published online: 18 August 2014

Putin announces investment in Crimea, stressing ‘inseparable links’ to Russia

Russian President chooses Chekhov House Museum to meet cultural leaders of recently annexed region

Published online: 16 August 2014

Museo Reina Sofía plans another expansion

The director of Madrid’s Modern and contemporary art museum wants to add 3,000 sq. ft of additional exhibition space

Published online: 15 August 2014

All of Andy's films to be digitised, plus 4,000 videos

Special effects film company sponsors the MoMA and Warhol Museum co-production

Published online: 14 August 2014


Lauren Bacall’s wardrobe gets museum treatment

Lauren Bacall was still a teenager in the early 1940s when the legendary fashion columnist Diana Vreeland put her on the cover of...

Get ready, Young Americans

Prepare your bodysuits and glam rock make-up: David Bowie is poised to take over the US this fall. The performer’s first retrospective,...

Shop ‘til you drop in Aspen

Most museum shops are stocked with postcards and refrigerator magnets. But the Aspen Art Museum, which opens its new Shigeru Ban-designed...


Washing away the varnish

The Art Institute of Chicago bought Gustave Caillebotte’s 1877 painting Paris Street; Rainy Day in 1964. Since then, it has become one of the museum’s most popular pictures. But well-known and well-loved works of art can still yield surprises. When the museum’s conservators cleaned the painting late last year, they found that beneath its varnish, Caillebotte’s technique was more complex than they had previously believed.