Cultural policy

Congress considers cultural property protection czar post

A new bill seeks to block looted Syrian artefacts from entering the country

Published online: 18 November 2014

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Parliament criticises Arts Council England over funding imbalance

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee wants the council to send more lottery money to the UK’s regional art centres

Published online: 05 November 2014

Swedish artists say ‘Pay up’

Smaller state-run museums are failing to follow a rule that requires payment for exhibitions

Published online: 23 October 2014

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

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


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.