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Artist opens art and technology school in Rio favela

The Escola do Vidigal is the latest step in the Vik Muniz’s plans to overhaul the Brazilian education system (Vik Muniz visiting a school in Rio) Published online: 01 September 2014
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Fate of Detroit’s art hangs in the balance as bankruptcy trial begins

Private foundations have pledged $816m to save the city’s art collection, but some creditors call the Grand Bargain unfair

Published online: 01 September 2014

UK funding bodies launch public appeal to save Wedgwood Museum

There is still £2.74m left to raise to stop the 80,000-strong collection from being dispersed at auction

Published online: 01 September 2014

Ancient tunnels discovered under Turkish home during renovation

The owner plans to fully excavate the site in central Anatolia and open it to tourists

Published online: 01 September 2014

Airtime for Latin American artists

PBS’s contemporary art series starts its newest season with a look at a Mexican photographer

Published online: 01 September 2014

Much more than just a pretty face

An exhibition at the Grand Palais, Paris aims to give a fuller picture of Niki de Saint Phalle

Published online: 01 September 2014

Sicily’s Morgantina silver to return to the Met

Delicate negotiations get loan deal agreed in 2006 back on track

Published online: 29 August 2014

 

Iraq and Syria’s cultural heritage face new threat from fanatics

Fears grow that social media savvy Islamic State is exploiting monitors’ lists

Published online: 28 August 2014

Sotheby’s comes out fighting ahead of auction season

Refinancing deals double amount available for guarantees to $600m

Published online: 28 August 2014

Egyptian royal jewels found stashed in bank vault

The 246-piece collection made for the Mohamed Ali dynasty, including a 44-carat diamond, will soon go on view in Alexandria

Published online: 28 August 2014

Saadiyat super tunnel will link Abu Dhabi’s big three museums

Safety first as Guggenheim and Louvre satellites to share secure underground link for moving objects with National Zayed Museum

Published online: 28 August 2014

 
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Animal Farm meets Alice Walton’s museum

If you go down to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in a fortnight’s time, you’ll be able to try out as an understudy for a Napoleonic role. An interactive work inspired by George Orwell’s fable of totalitarianism called Understudy for Animal Farm will be one of the participatory >>>

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Video: "An intimate of black life"

The black South African photographer Ernest Cole is best known for his pictures taken during the country’s 46-year official period of apartheid, which segregated the white and black populations. In this video, his white countryman and fellow photographer David Goldblatt discusses Cole’s importance. “Ernest Cole: Photographer” opens at the Grey Art Gallery in New York on 3 September.

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Muslims’ Worlds, from Saturday, 12 November in Berlin

berlin. “Muslims’ Worlds” is due to open in Berlin’s Ethnological Museum in Dahlem this month, exploring the theme of gender segregation in traditional Islamic societies and Muslim diversity, from orthodoxy to Sufism. In four rooms, measuring 850 sq. m, about 300 objects mainly from Pakistan,...

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