“The architect behind the $18m project to renovate and conserve the building as a memorial museum says it was a milestone simply for it to be open to the public during the 40 days of the show. Tangled local politics and the sensitive subject matter have left the museum without a director or governing board, […]Read more
The Guardian, 4th Oct 2017.
When will Australia have a proper keeping place for Indigenous remains?Read more
(Iraq; United States of America)
The Jerusalem Post, 4th Oct 2017.
Charles Schumer is asking the State Department not to return antiquities that are legally the property of IraqRead more
Haaretz, 6th Oct 2017.
"Tel Es-Sakan (hill of ash) was the largest Canaanite city between Palestine and Egypt"Read more
Lauren Raicovich runs the museum in, the most diverse borough of New York, where 165 different languages are spoken. She “seems to be charting her own community-focused path, with an emphasis on making the museum a safe haven for the borough’s large immigrant population. ‘I take my leadership very seriously — not just in a […]Read more
The plaintiffs were injured in a 1997 attack by Hamas in Jerusalem and received a federal court ruling that the government of Iran, as a funder of Hamas, was liable for their injuries. In 2003, plaintiffs won a $71 million default judgment against Iran (which refused to participate in the case), and they tried to […]Read more
I wanted the museum people to give me a hint of why they chose to emphasise one exhibit over another or, more important, why their curator valued one work over another. Especially when the relativist, multicultural talk got thick, and the professionals, unbidden, emphasised how no one piece was inherently superior to another, I felt […]Read more
The reason Barbara Carrasco’s mural was in storage for so long? Attempted censorship.Read more
The competition was founded by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s son and is heavily funded by her family, the leading philanthropists in ArtPrize’s location, Grand Rapids, Mich. While the event’s officials say that the family’s influence on operations and choice of participants is minimal, “‘Any artwork put into ArtPrize is going to be about ArtPrize, the […]Read more