“For more than a century art historical experts have labelled a painting Queen Victoria bought as a Christmas present for Prince Albert a 19th-century fake. But a new generation of art historians has discovered they were wrong. Victoria and her advisers were correct when they bought the painting in 1840. It is a genuine work […]Read more
“In a surprise announcement Tuesday, the Walker said [Olga] Viso, who has led the internationally known center since 2008” – with a considerable record of achievement, it must be said – “will leave by year end. Four sources close to the board characterized her resignation as the end result of a monthslong process fueled by […]Read more
“In a gesture of inclusiveness that is rare in the region, the workers who had built the Jean Nouvel-designed museum on Saadiyat Island were given their own party. … Yet questions remain over the welfare of these and other construction workers, mostly migrants from the Indian subcontinent, on the island.” Annual reports by PricewaterhouseCoopers note […]Read more
The Art Newspaper, 10th Nov 2017.Read more
Tiffany Wai-Ying Beres took over the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum from its founder last year and racked up success after success. Then she was sacked by the board, whose attorney says, “She was fired because she was a destructive, uncaring insensitive employee who has retaliated with false allegations against the longtime management of the […]Read more
Well over 17,000 works from the USSR’s artistic underground, collected by the late economist Norton Dodge and his wife, Nancy, are going to the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University. The trove, worth an estimated $34 million and accompanied by $10 million to support maintenance, is the largest gift of any kind in the university’s […]Read more
Phys.org, 31st Oct 2017.
Allegedly due to the influence of a medium, the "1,500-year-old relic was taken from a museum and hastily reburied on the eve of a presidential election"
The Local, 31st Oct 2017.
Missing means misplaced. Poor records and mismanagement.Read more
Style, handwriting, and documentary evidence all played a part. Details help: “The gnarled torso, the lightly sketched peripheral elements and the corrections made with parallel hatching are all hallmarks of Michelangelo.”Read more