Beirut Has A New Civil War Museum, But Many In Lebanon Are Not Interested

Differing opinions on Beit Beirut, the new museum in a building harmed by the 15-year civil war: “‘If the architects think that thing is meant to represent me, then they’re wrong,’ said Saad Youssef, looking up at the building last week. ‘It’s ugly. They should tear it down.’ His friend Mustafa Khattib disagreed. ‘It has […]

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Museum Groups Condemn LaSalle University’s Plan To Sell Art

“College and university art museums have a long and rich history of collecting, curating, and educating in a financially and ethically responsible manner on par with the world’s most prestigious institutions,” the statement says. “A different governance structure does not exempt a university museum from acting ethically, nor permit them to ignore issues of public […]

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Paris’s Quai Branly Museum Is Ready To Return African Art

“French President Emmanuel Macron’s pledge to return African artefacts is an ‘awesome challenge’, according to Stéphane Martin, the president of the ethnographic Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac Museum in Paris. … The Quai Branly museum has a collection of more than 70,000 artefacts from sub-Saharan Africa, and displays 1,000 of them in its galleries on the Left […]

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