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The reputation of the Crown Prince is now unsalvageable, with talk of Saudi ‘reform’ reduced to an international joke

By David Wearing

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

In further news: Syria’s National Museum in Damascus reopens; and a protest at the British Museum’s protest-themed show

The Saudi soft power push, German pavilion at Venice and Halloween costumes: what to read this weekend

In further news: German pavilion announces artist for Venice; Emmanuel Macron urges art world to fight extremism

Along with other prominent figures, the British architect has stepped down from Neom’s advisory board following Jamal Khashoggi’s death

In further news: Tate remembers London’s forgotten women heroes; Pop artist Mel Ramos dies aged 83

In further news: Pro-refugee obelisk to stay in Kassel, Natural History Museum under fire over Saudi event

An art historian and leading Leonardo expert has cast doubt on the painting’s attribution

From hobnobbing with Oprah to championing new art centres, millennial crown prince Mohammed bin Salman is following a well-trodden path

By Rahel Aima

In further news: Abu Dhabi authorities now say they acquired USD$450 million Leonardo; removal of artworks in Catalonia stokes separatist tensions

In further news: MOCA Detroit suspends Jens Hoffmann after harassment allegations; Met refuses to remove ‘suggestive’ Balthus painting