Damien Hirst in front of one of his works. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

In the museum business – if you can look on it as a business for a moment – it is said that if you want a surefire winner of an exhibition, one tha(...)

The Israeli Embassy in Dublin said there was no intention to cause insult or offence to anyone over controversial images that appeared on its official Twitter feed, including one of the statue of Molly Malone wearing a Muslim headscarf, last Friday.

The Israeli embassy in Dublin said there was no intention to cause insult or offence to anyone over controversial images that appeared on its official(...)

The altered image of Dublin’s Molly  Malone statue has been removed from the Israeli embassy’s Twitter account

The Israeli Embassy in Dublin has removed controversial images from its official Twitter feed, including one of the statue of Molly Malone wearing a M(...)

Pinehurst No. 2, the signature golf course at a resort in Pinehurst, N.C., May 28, 2014. The famous golf course, recently returned to its original appearance with irregular sand and native vegetation, will host the United States Open and the United States Women's Open in the coming weeks. (Travis Dove/The New York Times)

As one of the country’s first golf resorts, Pinehurst has long been viewed as an American cradle of the sport. The resort’s showcase golf course, know(...)

Rick Gekoski is an art collector, constantly on the lookout for rare or missing works. His passion for collecting has led him to ponder the nature of (...)

Actor Bob Hoskins pictured in Venice in August 2006. Photograph: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

British actor Bob Hoskins, known for roles in films such as Who Framed Roger Rabbit and The Long Good Friday, has died from pneumonia at the age of 71(...)

It is often said that Aidan Gillen is among the shyest of actors; that he’s the Artist Least Likely to Talk Guff; that between transatlantic jobs, he (...)

Detail of Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix, in the Louvre Museum, Paris. Photograph: JMN/Cover/Getty Images

France’s culture minister, Aurélie Filippetti, took an emphatically negative position yesterday in the growing controversy over whether Paris should l(...)

 Know your art from your elbow: graffiti by Sums at this year’s Bridge Jam street-art festival in Drogheda, Co Louth

You can coast through school on a diet of whatever you’re told and what your friends like, but college is different. Now you have to be a cultural (...)

Silvano Vinceti (top), head of Italy’s National Committee for the Promotion of Historic and Cultural Heritage, looks on as researchers open the tomb in the stone church floor above the family crypt of Florentine silk merchant Francesco del Giocondo at the Santissima Annunziata basilica in Florence. Photograph:  Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

Researchers opened a centuries-old Florence tomb in a search for remains that could confirm the identity of the woman whose enigmatic smile Leonardo d(...)