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Peggy Guggenheim's time in Petersfield before she purchased her Venice palazzo

Before becoming an art collector extraordinaire, Peggy Guggenheim lived for five transformational years in the deepest Hampshire countryside

New direction: the leaders of Basel’s Kunsthalle and Kunstmuseum discuss their visions for their institutions

Elena Filipovic recently became director of the city’s Kunstmuseum after nine years at the Kunsthalle, while Mohamed Almusibli has taken the reins at the latter institution

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A move to London, the famous logo and liquid lunches: a short history of Thames & Hudson

As it marks its 75th anniversary, we hear how the “amazing melting pot” of Vienna shaped the publisher’s identity and what’s in store for the future

Forgotten photojournalist Bert Hardy revisited in new London show

Hardy’s work ranged from hard-hitting war photography to images of the British at play

Recently reopened Antwerp museum accused of 'amateurism, arrogance and awful taste' by Belgian art world

The Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, known as the KMSKA, is facing a barrage of criticism following its grand reopening in September

Notre Dame's fresh interior—cleaned with controversial latex paste—will deliver a 'shock', restoration chief promises

Conservationists raise concerns that by cleaning the Paris cathedral's fire-damaged interior stonework it will become "artificially bright"

New platform offers mentoring and financial aid to art students in Ukraine

Bursaries and a "Sister School" network of universities across Europe have been organised by UAx Platform to support war-affected Ukrainian students and staff

Belgian museum looks unchanged after €100m restoration—but an entirely new building has been inserted within

Home to works by Old Masters including Peter Paul Rubens and Jan van Eyck, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp reopens after 11-year makeover

Revealed: the hidden history of espionage in Britain’s heritage sites

New film uncovers how locations including Beaulieu, today home to the National Motor Museum, played a key role in intelligence training during the Second World War

London show shines a light on the 20th-century artist-cum-composer who Lithuanians consider a national hero

Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis—who saw the “whole world as a great symphony”—used systems of musical composition in his paintings

Developers circle as unique industrial building in English Unesco World Heritage site faces closure

Strutt’s North Mill Museum in Derbyshire is set to close following the withdrawal of local authority funding

Austrian collector Heidi Goëss-Horten has died, aged 81, days after her new museum opens

The Heidi Horten Collection in Vienna includes works by Andy Warhol, Lucio Fontana and Damien Hirst

Show of unity: the hidden challenges of staging major museum exhibitions

With loan shows bringing together dozens of works with diverse conservation histories, curators can face myriad hurdles in their quest for cohesion

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Cristina Iglesias creates new cave-like sculpture for Malta's first contemporary art museum

Commissioned work—currently on view in a public garden in Valetta—will move to the Malta International Contemporary Art Space sculpture garden after it opens in 2023

Light relief: could new lighting technology avert the need for restoration?

Precision illumination can draw out a work’s fine details without physical intervention, but some doubt it will ever replace traditional conservation