Museums

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‘It’s hard to look at’: Donald Trump makes National Portrait Gallery debut
Photo of ex-president will make way for a painted portrait as gallery says Trump’s team is considering artists

David Smith in Washington

14, May, 2021 @8:33 PM

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From brutal Dubuffet to nice guy Nero: what to see as art exhibitions open
As galleries reopen their doors, we preview a visual feast that includes Rodin, Eileen Agar, Paula Rego, Matthew Barney – and an out-of-body experience in Liverpool

Adrian Searle and Jonathan Jones

14, May, 2021 @3:29 PM

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Shoephoria! exhibition to open at Fashion Museum in Bath
Long-delayed show features footwear from across four centuries, from red velvet mules to sneakers

Morwenna Ferrier

14, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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10 of Britain’s best small museums, chosen by readers
With hundreds of museums reopening from next week, don’t miss these unusual examples, from crofting to slavery, knitting to fossils

Guardian readers

13, May, 2021 @10:30 AM

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No visitors but teeming with life: what’s going on inside the Natural History Museum?
While its doors have been closed to the public, scientists have been busy digitising its vast archive – from 100-year-old insects to rare minerals

Phoebe Weston, pictures by David Levene

13, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘We won’t be bouncing back’ – the unsettling truth about the big reopening
Next week, after 14 months of closure and despair, the arts are reawakening. But the damage caused by Covid runs deep – and recovery is by no means assured

Charlotte Higgins

12, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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UK government’s heritage culture war is stifling museums, say trustees
Pressure to support Tory position on contentious issues such as colonialism ‘cancels honest debate’

Michael Savage

09, May, 2021 @9:15 AM

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Unseen lockets reveal grief that haunted Charles Dickens’s writing
Tokens of affection were exchanged with sister-in-law whose early death influenced the author’s work

Vanessa Thorpe

09, May, 2021 @8:45 AM

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Decolonizing Rodin: America’s racial reckoning comes to a San Francisco art museum
Wangechi Mutu’s I Am Speaking, Are You Listening? juxtaposes the Kenyan American artist’s large-scale, matriarchal works against neoclassical busts

Peter-Astrid Kane

08, May, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Decolonising museums isn’t part of a ‘culture war’. It’s about keeping them relevant | Dan Hicks
Let’s be open to the idea of returning stolen cultural objects, and remaking international relationships with honesty, asks academic Dan Hicks

Dan Hicks

07, May, 2021 @9:30 AM

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The ignorance that underpinned empire and slavery still has staunch defenders | Zoe Williams
It’s not the ‘woke’ who want to erase the past, but those who are determined that it should never be examined, says Guardian columnist Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams

03, May, 2021 @3:17 PM

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Academic who backed ‘decolonising’ curriculum dropped from museum board
Chair resigns from Royal Museums Greenwich after minister’s refusal to reappoint Dr Aminul Hoque

Clea Skopeliti

01, May, 2021 @1:15 PM

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