Lincoln library director fired for loaning handwritten copy of Gettysburg Address to museum founded by Glenn Beck

Gov. J.B. Pritzker fired the director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in September after a state watchdog found he violated procedures by lending an “irreplaceable and priceless” handwritten copy of the Gettysburg Address to an upstart museum affiliated with conservative pundit Glenn Beck, according to a report released Friday.

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A Massive Sculpture Of An African American Last Supper Was Hidden Behind Drywall Until A Theatre Moved In

The Studio Acting Conservancy was just starting demolition work at a former church that will be its new home in Washington, D.C.’s Columbia Heights when the crew boss called the theatre’s founder, Joy Zinoman, to tell her about a discovery, “an enormous frieze of the Last Supper that was hidden behind drywall for more than […]

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First Arrest Made In Major Old Masters Forgery Ring Case

“There has at last been an arrest in a high-profile string of suspected Old Master forgeries uncovered in 2016. An Italian painter, Lino Frongia, 61, was taken into custody in northern Italy earlier this week, while an arrest warrant has been issued for French art dealer and collector Giulano Ruffini, who sold the works in […]

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It’s Final: All Of Kafka Archives Will Go To National Library Of Israel (And Who Knows What They’ll Find Inside?)

“A district court in Zurich upheld Israeli verdicts in the case last week, ruling that several safe deposit boxes in the Swiss city could be opened and their contents shipped to Israel’s National Library. … The Swiss ruling would complete the acquisition of nearly all his known works, after years of lengthy legal battles over […]

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