Walker Art Center’s Director Steps Down After Difficult Year And Tensions With Board

“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 […]

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Louvre Abu Dhabi’s Treatment Of Migrant Workers Has Gotten Better, But Has It Improved Enough?

“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 […]

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Two Journalists Covering Louvre Abu Dhabi Arrested And Held For Two Days Over Their Coverage

A reporter and cameraman for the Swiss public broadcaster RTS say they were arrested while taking images at an open-air market of migrant workers like those who built the museum. The pair were separated, blindfolded, and interrogated for up to ten hours at a time about the nature of their reporting on the migrants; their […]

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