Across the board, the reality began to sink in that these proprietary services hold volumes of data that no public institution can process. And that’s just the data itself.Read more
“Can a collection of Persian antiquities held at a Chicago museum be used to pay damages to the American victims of a terrorist bombing in Jerusalem? That was the question argued at the US Supreme Court on 4 December, in a claim brought by Jenny Rubin and others against Iran. But the justices who questioned […]Read more
“The Russian government’s annual St Petersburg International Cultural Forum (16-18 November) set off a new round of debate about the state of artistic freedom in Russia, with officials saying it is flourishing and a model for the world and the liberal …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
The Local, 31st Oct 2017.
Missing means misplaced. Poor records and mismanagement.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"
“In past months, religious nationalists in the Hindu-majority country have stepped up a campaign to push the four-century-old Mughal monument to the margins of Indian history. One legislator recently kicked up a national storm when he labelled the tomb ‘a blot’. Resentment at the fact the country’s most recognisable monument was built by a Muslim […]Read more
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Atlas Obscura, 25th Oct 2017.
"The Luneborch manuscript vanished, and was lost for decades only to reappear again in a mysterious package."Read more