Obituaries

Sheila Girling dies aged 90

The artist advised her husband, Anthony Caro, on his works

Published online: 18 February 2015

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Walter Liedtke, Met’s curator of Dutch and Flemish paintings, killed in train crash

The distinguished scholar, known for his droll sense of humour, organised one of the most-visited exhibitions in the world

Published online: 04 February 2015

Spanish Duchess of Alba dies at age 88

The Duchess was an ardent defender of Spanish culture and a collector of old masters

Published online: 21 November 2014

One of the world’s top collectors Sheikh Al-Thani dies suddenly, aged 48

Qatar’s former minister of culture’s spending spree shook up the art world before it came to abrupt end

Published online: 10 November 2014

An appreciation of Jocelyn Stevens, publisher and rector of the Royal College of Art

A vibrant and ferocious personality who led the RCA and English Heritage through radical shake-ups, Stevens "ate sharks for breakfast", Charles Saumarez Smith writes

Published online: 04 November 2014

Bibliophile Anthony Hobson dies

Former head of books at Sotheby's London was a leading expert in bookbinding

Published online: 21 July 2014

 

How Margaret Thatcher made UK museums into world leaders

Margaret Thatcher was cordially disliked by the British academic community—famously, Oxford University members voted against giving her an...

 

Jan Hoet v Dennis Bellone

Jan Hoet, the Belgian museum director who has just died, takes to the ring against an artist and much younger opponent in 1999