Scientists hope to match DNA from a skeleton to reveal identity of woman thought to be Leonardo da Vinci's muse
The Mona Lisa is one of the most reproduced images of all time, but art fans may struggle to make out that enigmatic smile on one unusual replica.
The man who pays his way
The author on what is expected to be this year's publishing sensation
New tests on a painting billed as the original version of the Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci's 15th century portrait, have produced fresh proof that it is the work of the Italian master, a Swiss-based art foundation claims.
Woman held after scrawling message in marker pen on work that inspired Les Misérables
A woman was seized by security guards after using marker pen to deface one of the most famous paintings by Eugene Delacroix at an exhibition in northern France.
Where to go and what to know
Aung San Suu Kyi's home country has changed dramatically over the past year, but one thing won't change just yet: its name.
There will be no need to travel all the way to Paris to see the Louvre from the end of this year. Over 200 of the museum's most important works will be moving to a new branch in Lens in the Pas de Calais, just across the Channel.
Some of the world's finest museums and galleries are embracing high-tech guides. So, is the Nintendo DS set to be the Louvre's latest big-name attraction? By Rebecca Armstrong
In a world dominated by anoraks, bobble hats, enamel badges and vacuum flasks, railways and fashion are not obvious partners. Most of us boys gave up finding trains sexy when we discovered girls. And most girls – of any age – have never found trains sexy at all.
Sensational find in Madrid's Prado museum rewrites the history of art
A pay deal signed during the reign of Louis XIV has led to indefinite strike at famed Comédie Française
Art experts have criticised plans by the National Gallery to move a fragile drawing by Leonardo da Vinci after it emerged that the institution's own conservators have warned that the work will never be fit to travel.