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A detail from Monet's Poplars in the Sun (1891)

The National Gallery’s new show presents the Impressionists as bold heirs of Delacroix and Courbet

The tomb of St. Francis of Assisi. It's the first time the manuscripts have ever left Italy (CNS)

Collection of manuscripts have not left Italy for 700 years

A 19th-century bust of Cardinal Newman is cleaned using a laser by conservator Veronika Vlkova Antoniou at Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery. The bust is by Richard Westmacott the younger

Exhibition will include the cardinal’s robes, hat, a pot of his quill pens, and a shell engraved with the Immaculate Conception