– The State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg is to house the 2014 Manifesta Biennial. The curator, to be named this month, will face the city’s notoriously conservative climate, including its ban on ‘homosexual propaganda.‘ An educational programme in the city has recently felt the brunt of this climate. – ARTnews‘ Ann Landi offers a survey of flip-flopping amongst art […]

– Frieze’s Sam Thorne reviews three new books on curating: Pamela M. Lee’s Forgetting the Art World (MIT, 2012), Paul O’Neill’s The Culture of Curating and the Curating of Culture(s) (MIT, 2012) and Terry Smith’s Thinking Contemporary Curating (ICI, 2012). – The Natural History Museum of London’s director Michael Dixon on free admission policy and mixed-funding models in his keynote […]