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The importance of mud to Venice

The Italian government decides on 17 October what to do about the cruise ships

Published online: 02 October 2014

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Cambridge scientist challenges the Italian government to show that the cruise ship solution is safe

“A simple question: show us the evidence”, says Tom Spencer

Published online: 20 August 2014

The legacy of 'Les Magiciens de la Terre'

Alfredo Jaar says the Pompidou's landmark show was "the first crack in the Western art bunker"

Published online: 24 July 2014

The case for old-fashioned connoisseurship

The stifling of expert opinions is like having fully trained doctors who can’t make a diagnosis, says the art historian Bendor Grosvenor

Published online: 05 June 2014

We don’t need the ‘new’ connoisseurs

There's more to art history than establishing authorship and intuiting quality, says Tate Britain's curator Martin Myrone

Published online: 05 June 2014

Shame still hangs over the Sevso hoard

The recent return of seven of the 14 pieces of Roman silver to Hungary from the UK is a positive development in the find’s sad history

Published online: 29 April 2014