A round up of art and art history in the news over the past week:

The Art Newspaper reports on the debate over whether to ‘conserve’ or repaint the Keith Haring mural in Collingwood.

Stuart Kelly takes aim at scientists study of at art appreciation  – Art and Science don’t mix

The Met in New York hires current Tate Modern curator of contemporary art “signalling that it intends to become a serious competitor in the field of contemporary art” – New York Times.

The Guggenheim Foundation proposes a new museum in Helsinki.


Is a sketchbook of watercolours depicting the Eureka Rebellion bought by Ballarat Art Gallery a forgery?

Paintings by Picasso and Mondrian stolen from Greece’s National Gallery

Palazzo Orsini in Rome, built on the remains of the Theatre of Marcellus is on the market if you have a spare 30 million euros.


The Art gallery of New South Wales is looking for a curator of Southeast Asian Art – closes February 3rd.