The Picasso museum in Paris, which contains a 5,000-strong collection of the Spanish-born masters work, closed on Monday for a two-and-a-half year ronnovation project. The works at the musem are expected to cost 30 million euros.
Our weekly review of Europeans news looks at the continuing dispute between Greece and Britain that loomed over the opening of the new Acropolis Museum and weighs up Jose Manuel Barroso's chances of a second mandate in Brussels.
The International Perfume Museum in the City of Grasse, where the luxury perfume trade began, recently reopened after a major renovation. Among 50,000 items on show are vials, flasks and Marie Antoinette's famous "nécessaire".
For four months Paris's Grand Palais will exhibit the world’s first major show of portraits by US artist Andy Warhol. From Marilyn Monroe to Chairman Mao, the exhibition will give a broad-brush picture of society from the 60s until the 80s.
Greenway House, novelist Agatha Christie's holiday home, will open to the public for the first time at the end of February. Visitors will be able to see many of Christie's personal possessions in the house, located in southwest England.
Thousands of treasures have been returned to Iraq's National Museum, six years after being looted in the wake of the 2003 US-led invasion. A total of 15,000 items had been looted in the April 2003 ransacking of the museum.
The Louvre museum has for a few years been exhibiting living artists if they reinvent works already in the museum. The Franco-Chinese artist Pei-Ming is currently exhibiting his emotional, ethereal Mona Lisa alongside the original.
Last September, the Louvre museum discovered a drawing on the back of Leonardo da Vinci's 'Virgin and Child with Saint-Anne'. The painting was sent to the museum's laboratory to be scanned, revealing never before seen sketches by the great master..
The National Galleries of Scotland and London's National Gallery on Monday announced they had raised the £50m required to buy a masterpiece by Titian, "Diana And Actaeon", from its owner, and hence keep the painting on public display.