Kunstmuseum Bern News

Swiss museum accepts Gurlitt's problematic bequest

Kunstmuseum Bern could face years of litigation from heirs claiming looted works (Kunstmuseum Bern) Published online: 24 November 2014
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Paul Chan: "I want to be an amoeba"

The Hugo Boss Prize winner explains his recent hiatus and his publishing company for “the strangest books”

Published online: 24 November 2014

Spanish Duchess of Alba dies at age 88

The Duchess was an ardent defender of Spanish culture and a collector of old masters

Published online: 21 November 2014

Grand Bargain nearly on the books

The Detroit Institute of Arts is close to its $100m goal to support city pensions and secure collection

Published online: 21 November 2014

Whitney announces opening date of its new home in Chelsea

Museum will launch "artist-centric" building next May

Published online: 20 November 2014

‘The Gurlitt collection should be sold to benefit Jewish organisations’

Alfred Weidinger, deputy director of the Belvedere in Vienna, is calling on the Kunstmuseum Bern to make the right choice

Published online: 20 November 2014

First World War letters fall foul of UK copyright law

Imperial War Museums among organisations to leave their display cases empty in protest

Published online: 20 November 2014


Further protests over appointment of far-right European culture commissioner

Tibor Navracsics was foreign minister in controversial Hungarian government of Viktor Orbán

Published online: 20 November 2014

Confidence high for Russian Art Week in London

Collectors expected to brush aside political and economic worries

Published online: 20 November 2014

Skowhegan School opens permanent New York space

Pro bono design is by trustee architect Alan Wanzenberg

Published online: 19 November 2014

Restoration under way on Qusayr ’Amra wall paintings

Italian conservation institute behind work at Unesco World Heritage Site in Jordan

Published online: 19 November 2014


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