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In further news: artists take National Gallery to court; Tel Aviv protests over ‘loyalty in culture’ bill

The French president has acted swiftly following a landmark study on the ownership of African treasures

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition of iconic rock instruments has been criticized for only including one woman

In further news: fears grow over ‘Salvator Mundi’; Dutch government face Nazi-art lawsuit; heritage sites lost in Yemen war

Evidence suggests that social stratification in UK arts participation is caused by imbalance between funding priorities and public taste

‘We are just a body. You, the British people, have our soul’

Twitter users have been quick to think of alternative nicknames, including ‘the cotton bud’ and ‘the tadpole’

In further news: Turkish arts workers arrested for ‘seeking to overthrow the government’; union protests at MoMA PS1

A Picasso, snatched from Rotterdam’s Kunsthal Museum in 2012 in ‘the theft of the century’, has been revived in an elaborate hoax

In further news: UK threatens to leave UNESCO; Pace teams up with Christo

The museum received tens of thousands of pounds to host the Saudi embassy just days after the murder of Jamal Khashoggi 

Dancers can now wear pointe shoes that match darker complexions