The news of a shift in leadership, which will take place on October 31, comes days after a lawsuit was filed by the sons of Norman Rockwell and other plaintiffs, seeking to halt the museum’s controversial plan to sell off 40 works at Sotheby’s in order to build its endowment, fund renovations, and pursue a “New Vision” […]Read more
“For many respondents, going to the park or eating at a food truck counts as a cultural experience, while attending a museum does not. … Below, we spotlight seven findings from the study could have major consequences for how traditional cultural hubs like museums think about audience outreach, development strategies, and cultural participation in the […]Read more
(United States of America)
Daily Record, 11th Oct 2017.
Rodin bust of Napoleon had been sitting in a borough hall for 85 yearsRead more
“President Trump’s decision to withdraw from UNESCO undermines the historic role of the United States as a leader in this effort and weakens our position as a strong advocate for cultural preservation.”Read more
“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
(Germany; Rwanda; Tanzania; Burundi)
Newsweek, 6th Oct 2017.
"It seems like [von Luschan] got them from some burial places"Read more
Sixth Tone, 3rd Oct 2017.
34 suspects in rounded up for antiquities looting related crimeRead more
The body of Nicholas of Myra, the beloved fourth-century bishop whose figure morphed over the centuries into the jolly old Santa Claus seen everywhere each December, was long thought to have been disinterred in 1087 and taken to the Italian city of Bari, where his shrine was built and remains to this day. But it […]Read more