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Artists’ subtle critique of power opens at New York University’s Abu Dhabi outpost

The collective Slavs and Tatars ends a three-month residency at Saadiyat Island with an exhibition on princely grooming

Published online: 28 February 2015

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Art gets rough justice in South African court

Foreign donors will pay for bird droppings to be removed from Nelson Mandela portrait along with other restoration and conservation projects

Published online: 27 February 2015

Campaign to save post-war public art calls for national register

Murals and mosaics identified as particularly at risk

Published online: 27 February 2015

China to ban ivory imports for one year

The block on all trade comes after international pressure from celebrities including Ricky Gervais and David Attenborough

Published online: 26 February 2015

Nineveh gate and Mosul museum attacked by Islamic State fanatics

Extremists post propaganda video today showing contents smashed with sledgehammers and drills

Published online: 26 February 2015

UK culture secretary outlines the future of English Heritage after split

Funding for the two organisations will be the major question after years of swingeing cuts in government aid

Published online: 26 February 2015

 

Robotic reunion?

Has Hans Ulrich Obrist, the co-director of London’s Serpentine Galleries, been missing that dirty dancing android that he brought to the...

Art handpicked by Hitler finds better home in Boston

Fourteen treasures once destined for Adolf Hitler’s unrealised Führermuseum have found a far happier home: the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston....

Not on Will's watch

The BBC's arts editor, Will Gompertz, has cleverly dissected visitor figures for Tate and the National Gallery, pointing out that recent...

 

Tour the Amphipolis tomb

The media frenzy around the discovery of a massive and richly decorated tomb in Amphipolis, near Serres shows now signs of slowing down, especially since a skeleton was found at the site last week that is believe to be on of Alexander the Great’s generals. To appease the insatiable archaeology fans, this weekend, Skai TV and the newspaper Kathimerini released a 3D animated tour of the tomb, showing the treasures archaeologists have uncovered so far: two sphinxes, two caryatids and an intricate floor mosaic.