Joe Ware

Campaign launched to stop demolition of Museum of London for office building

Although the controversial project has been green lit, it may take years before building work begins

Where do the UK political parties stand on culture?

Labour, the Conservatives, the Liberal Democrats and the Green Party—even the Animal Welfare Party—tell us about their policies for the arts

UK's Imperial War Museum plans to break with two unions

MPs have joined a campaign to stop the museums group from derecognising two of its three unions

Theft of Bronze Age gold artefacts from UK museum sparks fresh concerns about lack of government investment in sector

A bracelet and torc dating back thousands of years were taken from Cambridgeshire’s Ely Museum last week, shining a light on underfunding and its potential impact on security

Wouldn't it be nice to see The Beach Boys: new show goes behind the scenes of seminal 1960s band

Exhibition at Iconic Images Gallery includes rarely seen works by top photographers from the period, as well as childhood pictures

Painting stolen from Chatsworth House 45 years ago discovered at auction

The oil on wood painting by Eramus Quelliness II was taken in a raid in 1979, though the thieves left behind much more valuable works

Climate protesters who occupied London's Science Museum vow to continue disruptions

The group say the institution is allowing the Adani Group—which has ties to coal mining and arms manufacturing—to "greenwash" its reputation via sponsorship

Denmark's 'Notre Dame moment': passers-by rescue paintings from blazing Boersen building in Copenhagen

The celebrated early 17th-century Dragon Spire is consumed by fire after conflagration takes hold during historic structure's renovation

UK government should intervene to prevent museum thefts, says expert after reports of missing objects across the country

Art detective Christopher Marinello believes more action is needed after an investigation by the Independent newspaper revealed thefts at the Imperial War Museum, Natural History Museum and others

Drawn-out strikes threaten to keep museums in Liverpool shut into the summer

Seven sites in the city have been closed for nearly eight weeks over a one-off cost of living payment, and there are suggestions that further action will be announced soon

British Museum’s legal action over thefts is ‘locking the stable door after the horse has bolted’, experts say

The museum's former acting head of the Greece and Rome department, Peter Higgs, is facing legal action after being accused of stealing up to 2,000 objects

Protestors at London Science Museum rally against ‘greenwashing’ new sponsor

The museum has received backlash for its decision to allow Adani Green Energy to sponsor a new gallery focused on climate change

Court ruling blow to heritage campaigners in to-and-fro battle over historic London department store

Judge reverses decision by secretary of state to save 1929 Marks & Spencer building in London’s Oxford Street, paving way for its demolition

Toppled Edward Colston statue to go on permanent display in UK museum

It will be housed at Bristol’s M Shed museum after a decision by the city’s councillors

British Museum accused of silencing critics after being targeted on social media to return Easter Island statues

The museum switched off comments on one of its Instagram posts after it was flooded with calls for the restitution of the moai objects

'It's censorship': Arts Council England under fire over new policy deterring 'overtly political statements'

Update to guidelines warns partner organisations that funding arrangements could be jeopardised by "reputational risk"

High Court battle over London building could set ‘precedent’ for UK heritage development, say campaigners

The retailer M&S wants to demolish and rebuild the unlisted Orchard House, but the politician Michael Gove and activists are pushing back

As Cop28 opens in Dubai, museums grapple with net zero

As world leaders gather to attend the United Nations’ climate talks, a new report outlines how the UK government could help cultural venues divest from fossil fuels

Science Museum in London criticised for promoting oil giant backer

The institution held a “Meet the Funder” event shortly after Equinor got approval to develop the Rosebank field

UK museum housed in Unesco heritage site suffers significant flood damage

The Museum of Making in Derby, founded in what is regarded as the world’s first modern factory, was breached by a surge of water caused by Storm Babet

Critics line up to condemn Science Museum’s sponsorship deal with Adani Green Energy

Museum is accused of “reprehensible” behaviour in allegedly allowing crisis-hit parent company Adani to greenwash its huge fossil fuel business

'Museums are allies': at Cop27, Icom speaks out about climate change protestors attacking art

Choosing museums as a backdrop to protests is "a testament of their symbolic power and relevance in the discussions around the climate emergency,” International Council of Museums says

'In 100 years, all these antiquities will be gone': as Cop27 opens in Egypt, climate crisis is still taboo subject at art and heritage institutions

As the latest UN Climate Change Conference opens in Egypt, art institutions have yet to take the climate lessons to heart

Rijksmuseum strongly denies claims it is sinking due to wood-rotting fungi

Dutch national museum opposes the report claiming its foundations have been infected, stating the building “has not sunk a millimetre”

A museum dedicated to homelessness will open in London next year

Founded in 2015 by a cultural professional who was once homeless, the Museum of Homelessness will now have a permanent space in Finsbury Park

Pressure on British Museum to ditch BP mounts following UK's record summer heatwave

Temperatures might now be cooling, but tensions around the London institution’s ties to the oil giant are reaching boiling point