A once-in-a-lifetime look behind Van Gogh’s Sunflowers

The Van Gogh Museum’s masterpiece has suffered from a 1960s restoration which involved the insertion of…

Olafur Eliasson commissioned to light up the Arc de Triomphe

Olafur Eliasson has been dispatched to make a lasting lighting establishment for the Arc de Triomphe,…

British Museum to finally display treasures of troy in major exhibition—after failing to buy them 150 years ago

The British Museum’s forthcoming exhibition Troy: Myth and Reality will come nearly 150 years after its failure to…

Conservation project channels thinking of Angkor’s original builders

World Monuments Fund completes restoration of the eastern half of Phnom Bakheng temple The World Monuments…

Get the app and the church door will open to you

Eleven churches and chapels in Piedmont, northwest Italy, that have normally been closed to visitors will…

Tate to send its collection to Shanghai’s forthcoming Pudong Museum of Art

The gallery signed a memorandum of understanding with state-owned developer in Shanghai Tate in London is…

Former Louvre director donates his collection to forthcoming museum devoted to the ‘Sun King’

Pierre Rosenberg has pledged his collection of works by Charles Le Brun and other artists to…

French exhibition aims to reveal naked truth about ‘nude Mona Lisa’

New research suggests work could be a prototype of an idealised “Venus” portrait designed by Leonardo …

The Smithsonian presents Whistler’s Peacock Room as the artist envisioned it

The famed Chinoiserie dining room, designed by James McNeill Whistler, has been reinstalled in closer alignment…

Netherlands to restitute two paintings sold by Jewish businessman in Nazi era

The Dutch Restitutions Committee has recommended the return of two Golden Age paintings to the heirs…