Cultural policy

US Secretary of State denounces IS’s destruction of heritage in Syria and Iraq

As the UN General Assembly runs in New York, John Kerry speaks out about war looting at a programme hosted at the Metropolitan Museum

Published online: 23 September 2014

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Hungarian finance minister named as European cultural commissioner

Tibor Navracsics’s mission takes a more economic view of culture

Published online: 12 September 2014

Russian culture minister Medinsky in censorship row

A culture ministry document that aims to impose social “norms” on the arts has attracted widespread criticism

Published online: 20 August 2014

Art truck to deliver free materials to New York classrooms

The non-profit groups Artery and Mister Artsee bring art kits to thousands of pre-kindergarten children

Published online: 19 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

Italian culture minister pledges to give museums more autonomy

Dario Franceschini aims to increase independence of the Uffizi and other leading institutions

Published online: 25 July 2014


Plein-air poll

As is evinced by his daily survey in our daily fair papers, the artist who goes by the name of Bob and Roberta Smith has been eliciting...

Old Flo, don't go

The artist Bob and Roberta Smith protested today (12 November) against the planned sale of Henry Moore's Draped Seated Woman by...

Crossing borders

While the UN General Assembly is considering voting to recognise a Palestinian state this September, the artist Khaled Jarrar has designed...


Stained glass workshop for Miami teenagers

Art students from underserved schools in Miami give their views on earning a wage for the first time under the UBS sponsored ArtWorks programme and on taking part in a stained glass workshop at Art Basel Miami Beach.