Big ships back in Venice for another tourist season

Italy’s ministry of infrastructure needs to choose an environmentally friendly alternative to allowing cruise ships into the Lagoon within the next three months

Published online: 18 April 2014

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Warning over Syrian loot

UK exporters told they could be breaking law by handling looted artefacts

Published online: 18 April 2014

Keep your head

Church of England blocks sale of Flemish helmet to American collector

Published online: 18 April 2014

Controversial human zoo to be recreated as art project in Oslo

Proposal for the 200th anniversary of Norway’s constitution has met with criticism, but artists say they want to “highlight a forgotten event”

Published online: 17 April 2014

Is it time the UK ratified the Hague Convention?

Labour’s shadow culture minister urges the new secretary to protect cultural heritage

Published online: 17 April 2014

Les Rencontres d’Arles photography festival to present ‘parade’ of stars

This year will be swansong for the outgoing director François Hébel whose successor is named this week

Published online: 17 April 2014


McQueen the Musical?

The Turner Prize winner—and Oscars darling—Steve McQueen hopes to direct a musical according to the UK newspaper The Sunday Times....

Student activists get creative in Caracas

Art students around Caracas have dressed up as green-faced soldiers, armed themselves with toy weapons and taken to the streets to condemn...

Uli Sigg's uplifting career

Charles Saumarez Smith, the secretary and chief executive of the London’s Royal Academy of Arts, recently revealed that he visited the...


Jean Paul Gaultier hits the streets in London

As his show opens at London’s Barbican this week, the French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier talks to the curator Thierry-Maxime Loriot about his early work and his love for the UK city. In the 1970s, Gaultier remembers spotting a poster with bright red lips and dripping blood on the Kings Road plugging The Rocky Horror Picture Show—an aesthetic he says you can see in his own clothes.