It's annual back-on-the-radio time. My next slot will be a round-up of the forthcoming shows for the New Zealand Festival, but today is a passel of stories about how events in contemporary culture are reviving interest in past art moments:
Donna Tartt’s new novel ‘The Goldfinch’ turned the previously little known Dutch Old Master painting into the star of a show in New York.
A forthcoming American movie about the Monuments Men - the group of Allied soldiers, researchers and art historians who went into Europe to rescue artworks at the end of World War II - has inspired a number of exhibitions including this one.
In somewhat related news, the V&A is putting the Nazi government list of degenerate artworks online as a searchable database, and then - by tenuous linkage, if there is time - a quick look at the museum's rapid-response collecting as well.
UPDATE: Sadly, we ran out of time for Katy - it'll have to be next time.