museums

The Louvre Abu Dhabi: the best – and worst – of globalisation

20 November 2017 17:19

The headlines announcing the opening of the dome-shaped Louvre Abu Dhabi are a cornucopia of superlatives. ‘Spectacular palace of culture…

Is Maria Balshaw such a good choice for Tate? I tremble for the art I love

19 January 2017 16:30

The last couple of years have seen changes at the top of all of London’s major art musuems. In 2015…

Books podcast: Treasure palaces

12 December 2016 10:58

In this week’s books podcast I talk about Treasure Palaces with its editor Maggie Fergusson. This is a remarkable collection…

Who will be the next head of the British Museum? Here are the runners and riders

8 April 2015 19:37

The hunt for the next head of the British Museum is not going to be easy. The director needs to have…

Dippygate: Natural History Museum’s diplodocus sacrificed on the commercial altar

18 February 2015 17:23

There was outcry last month when it was announced that ‘Dippy the Diplodocus’ is to be removed from the Natural…

Apollo Awards 2014: Digital Innovation of the Year

26 November 2014 18:36

This article first appeared in Apollo magazine Apollo’s new Digital Innovation of the Year award commends organisations harnessing digital technology to advance…

The great David Ekserdjian deserves a museum of his own

8 August 2014 14:28

Ever since Mr Blair’s New Dawn of 1997, the dominant idea in public policy towards public collections has been ‘access’.…