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Yves Saint Laurent museum unveiled in Paris

Museum's Marrakech counterpart is due to open later this month

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Art law

Norman Rockwell’s sons file temporary restraining order in Massachusetts court to block sale of works from the Berkshire Museum

Two paintings by their father—which he gave to the institution—are among the works

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Crowns made of chicken bones: on Eugene Von Bruenchenhein

A show of the artist's work in Sheboygan is sure to spur more interest in his art and life

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Pacific Standard Time

Antena Los Ángeles: el motor secreto detrás del alcance bilingüe de Pacific Standard Time

El colectivo está ayudando a museos a acceder a una audiencia hispanohablante con servicios de traducción e interpretación—pero están marcando el límite con espacios de gentrificación

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Edvard Munch

Edvard Munch to go on show at Oslo Airport this December

Munch Museum to exhibit one work by Norwegian artist in new international terminal every year

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Conservation

Never can say goodbye: how Degas struggled with the art of letting go

New research by the National Gallery of Art looks into the complex question of what constituted a finished work in the eyes of the artist

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Museums

V&A Dundee takes shape as £80m ship-like building is unveiled

Architect Kengo Kuma says he hopes the Scottish museum will become a “living room” for city’s residents

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Director of Stedelijk resigns 'in interests of museum'

Dutch press allege that Beatrix Ruf’s art advisory business conflicted with her role at top of prestigious institution

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How Qatar sidestepped the UK export system again

V&A and National Trust hoped to buy Clive of India’s treasures

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Looted Benin bronzes to be lent back to Nigeria

Pledge by European museums to set up “permanent display” of rotating loans in Benin City could pave way for restitution

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In the frame

Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald to paint Obamas’ official portraits

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Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries reopen after $13.6m renovation

Asian art museums on National Mall get a physical and “mental” makeover

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Guggenheim Bilbao covered in a spider’s web and much more for its 20th anniversary

Light show by 59 Productions charts the history of the Spanish museum

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Leeds Art Gallery raises the roof for £4m revamp

New collection displays will fill room uncovered by construction workers

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Tate St Ives’s cliffside extension set to boost local economy by £10.5m a year

New 500 sq. m column-free gallery makes space for performance art

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Donations

Double Dutch: MFA Boston gets aligned gifts of 17th-century Netherlandish art, with work by Rubens, Rembrandt and van Dyck

The donation—the largest in the museum’s history—also include funds for a new study centre dedicated to the period

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Obituaries

Bronx Museum launches director's fund in memory of Holly Block

During her decade-long tenure, she led a $25m capital campaign and quadrupled yearly visitors

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Ullens Center for Contemporary Art sold to Chinese investors

Leading Beijing museum had been on the market since June 2016

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Beirut’s Museum of Memory opens first exhibition—minus a director or board of governors

Against a backdrop of political wrangling, Zena el Khalil’s show focuses on the missing of Lebanon’s civil war

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V&A director calls for Exhibition Road to be fully pedestrianised after 11 injured in accident

Tristram Hunt had already voiced concerns before Saturday’s incident

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MoMA expansion is boon for Paris and Melbourne

Major loans from New York will be shown in both cities while the US institution adds one-third more exhibition space in Manhattan

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Frieze 2017

Tate goes for gender (e)quality in Frieze shopping spree

Frieze Tate Fund picks four works from fair

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New York’s natural history museum works with First Nation community on Northwest Coast Hall renovation

As part of conservation of its indigenous American art collection and gallery, the institution will send some objects back to Native America groups to be replicated

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Puerto Rico’s museums on the mend

The island’s cultural institutions have begun to reopen and are helping with relief efforts

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David Bowie blockbuster is coming to New York

The Brooklyn Museum will be the final venue for the internationally touring retrospective, launched in 2013

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Frieze 2017

New Tate fund puts performance centre-stage

Scheme aims to bridge gap between collecting and displaying the medium

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Artists

Judd down home on the ranch

Artist’s foundation hopes to create print museum in Marfa

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Art law

US court to decide on terror victims’ claim on lent artefacts

Eight US citizens injured in a terrorist attack are trying to seize Persian antiquities on loan from Iran to a museum in Chicago

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Museums

The Studio Museum in Harlem’s new home is grounded in the neighbourhood

Construction will launch next year on the David Adjaye-designed building, due to open in 2021

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Exhibitions

Exhibition shines light on painter who gave up art to run London’s National Gallery

Frederic Burton spent late career acquiring some of museum’s best-known masterpieces

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Horniman Museum crowdfunds for new World Gallery—with a little help from its walrus

South London institution wants visitors to feel emotional connection to anthropology collection

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Reminted Monnaie de Paris reveals its treasures

France's historic coin factory has had a €75m makeover

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Nottingham Contemporary

Freelands Award championing female artists goes to Lis Rhodes at Nottingham Contemporary

Second edition of philanthropist Elisabeth Murdoch's £100,000 prize for regional UK museums will support 2019 exhibition

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Art dealer Heiner Bastian signs over Chipperfield-designed house to Berlin museums

“Bastian House” will give visitors an overview of what to expect on Museum Island

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Three to see

Three to see: New York

From Kara Walker's violence to the Morgan Library's opulence

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Kathy Halbreich to lead Rauschenberg Foundation

The current associate director of MoMA plans to put her relationships with artists "to very good use"

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Art market

US institutions dominate Sotheby’s inaugural museum prize

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and Nasher Museum share the first $250,000 award for shows on Middle Eastern and South Asian art, and Latin American Pop

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Museums move into Moscow's huge Soviet-era fairground

Exhibition complex inspired by world's fairs targets 40 million visitors

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In the frame

Barack is back (at the National Portrait Gallery)

The DC museum has re-opened its America's Presidents hall

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New app invites art lovers to 'build a playlist across museums'

UK startup Smartify partners with major museums worldwide, from the Met to the Hermitage

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Chinese hotelier-collector opens Shanghai's newest private museum

Zheng Hao's How Art Museum shares works with his 'art hotel'

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Architecture

Centre Pompidou architects Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers to be honoured with statues outside Paris museum

French artist Xavier Veilhan has created the sculptures to celebrate designers of “masterful building”

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Podcast

Podcast episode two: Zeitz Mocaa and London autumn preview

The lowdown on the new Thomas Heatherwick-designed museum in Cape Town. Plus: London's most enticing shows this autumn

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PST’s Radical Women speak out in day-long symposium at Hammer museum

The event embraced female artists from across Latin America, especially activists who might be considered “bad hombres and nasty women”

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Works from the Louvre Abu Dhabi: Dr Lamees Hamdan on the Bactrian Princess

The commissioner of the first United Arab Emirates pavilion at the Venice Biennale, talks about her favourite object from the museum's collection

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New Saskatoon museum Remai Modern gives a taste of future programming in its inaugural exhibition

The Modern and contemporary museum will show Canadian and international artists including General Idea, John Baldessari and Rosemarie Trockel

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Street art museum opens in Berlin

Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art is one of the world's first of its kind

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Käthe Kollwitz’s museum in Berlin goes in search of new home

Artist’s art to be ousted by stories of exile

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Works from the Louvre Abu Dhabi

As the date for the opening of the great museum draws near, Emirati citizens talk on video about the work of art that speaks to them most

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Window dressing at the New Museum

The window display format is making a comeback with a new work by Alex Da Corte in the empty storefront next door

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Fewer big culture grants as UK Lottery sales slump

Heritage Lottery Fund warns of cutbacks to awards over £5m in next five-year plan

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In the frame

Solange has something to say to the art world

The performer let loose at a sold-out talk at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago this week

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Zeitz MoCAA

Inside Zeitz Mocaa: our guide to Cape Town’s new mega-museum

From spectacular architecture to an army of curators, what you need to know about Africa’s landmark contemporary art institution

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Three to see

Three to see: New York

From Austrian Expressionism to American abstraction

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Metropolitan Museum of Art finalises job description for director search

Search committee conducted "broad outreach" inside and outside the museum to define future leader’s desired traits

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Cultural exchange

MCA Chicago goes global

A new initiative aims to “embed within the DNA of the museum” a more international view of the art historical canon

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Pacific Standard Time

Mapping out Pacific Standard Time's second act

How do you organise an event with more than 70 exhibitions?

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Florida museums assess damage and start repairs in Irma’s wake

The region’s arts institutions survived the storm largely intact, with some planning to reopen this week

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Budi Tek

Budi Tek presses China to make his Yuz Museum public

New laws are needed for private museums to outlive their founders, collector says

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Titian

Moscow’s Pushkin Museum asks public to dig deep to buy Titian, despite stuttering economy

Museum using crowdfunding platform to raise $10-20m for Venus and Adonis painting once thought to be a fake

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Anne Webber

How can museums speed up the return of art looted during the Nazi era?

Conference at London's National Gallery this week looks at how the process can be accelerated

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In the frame

Firefighters save the Hermitage’s beloved feline guards

A small fire on Friday at the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg raised alarms about the fate of one of its greatest treasures: the beloved Hermitage cats

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Three to see

Three to see: New York

From children's art through the work of David Smith

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ICA LA moves into Los Angeles' downtown Arts District

Former Santa Monica museum relaunches in renovated clothing factory

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Miami museums hunker down ahead of Hurricane Irma

Florida declares a state of emergency and Miami Beach residents are urged to evacuate

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Louvre Abu Dhabi to open on 11 November

French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to visit the Emirate for the inauguration of the international museum

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Disasters & destruction

Museums in Houston reopen after Hurricane Harvey

The Museum of Fine Arts will offer three days of free admission

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Year Ahead 2017

Museum openings this autumn and winter

From Shenzhen to Cape Town, new or improved institutions prepare to open their doors in the second half of 2017

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Archival gifts are 'holy grail' of Edward Hopper

Five thousand items, shared between Whitney and artist's boyhood home, could inspire new exhibitions

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British Museum plans sweeping redisplay of world cultures

Artefacts from ancient civilisations will be united for first time and more space given to Oceania, the Americas and Africa

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Scotland's pioneering Inverleith House gallery saved from closure

Exhibition space in Edinburgh's botanic gardens has reopened after public outcry

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Artists

Why taking down Sam Durant’s Scaffold was the right thing to do

The director of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis defends the decision to let the Dakota people claim the controversial sculpture

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India's new Partition Museum opens near Pakistani border

Crowdsourced collection of survivors’ artefacts includes identity cards, steamer trunks and clothing carried by refugees

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‘London Museum of Photography’ to open in capital’s East End

Swedish gallery Fotografiska is behind new space near the Whitechapel Gallery

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Shortlist for UK National Holocaust Memorial goes on show at V&A

Rachel Whiteread, Michal Rovner and Anish Kapoor in the running to create new structure honouring victims of Nazi persecution

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The buildings fuelling Iran's national heritage list

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What Thomas Campbell did next: ex-Met chief decamps to LA for research fellowship

As beneficiary of the Getty Rothschild award, the tapestries scholar will contemplate where the culture sector is heading

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Exhibitions

Pacific Standard Time LA/LA: five must-see exhibitions

More than 70 institutions are presenting shows in the second edition of PST across Los Angeles

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V&A to recapture glamour and high design of luxury ocean liners

Exhibition in 2018 will show fragment of Titanic first-class lounge and works by Le Corbusier and Stanley Spencer

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New UK sculpture triennial gains momentum for 2019 opening

Yorkshire Sculpture International exhibition at four partner venues secures Arts Council backing

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Italian high court gives green light to Colosseum archaeological park

Council of State says government can consider non-Italians for new director post

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Turin’s new industrial arts complex prepares for 'big bang' launch

Artists William Kentridge and Tino Sehgal lined up for OGR centre in historic railway workshops

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Who is the collector behind the Getty’s windfall master drawings acquisition?

Luca Padulli has been amassing the treasure trove of works at auction over the last 17 years, sources say

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Berkshire Museum courts censure from museums groups with plan to sell 40 works

Among the objects to be auctioned for the endowment and refurbishment are two paintings by Norman Rockwell

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Gurlitt bequest spurs provenance research in Switzerland

Kunstmuseum Bern has taken possession of first works from controversial collection of Nazi-era art due to go on show in November

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Private museum of Arab art in the pipeline for Beirut

Pop-up shows and international loans will pave the way for 2020 opening

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Portrait of the mystery man behind Castello di Rivoli’s £450m art loan

Federico Cerruti was extraordinary in his extreme ordinariness and austerity

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Centre Pompidou will pop up in Shanghai’s West Bund cultural corridor

Paris museum will organise 20 exhibitions in new satellite space as part of renewable five-year deal

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Louvre’s Poussin masterpieces damaged after torrential rain hits Paris

Water seeped in to areas of the museum including the Islamic Art rooms and 17th-century French painting galleries

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New space commemorates Moscow’s neglected Soviet-era buildings

Russian non-profit museum opens as government earmarks Constructivist buildings for demolition

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What the V&A’s director actually said about digitisation

Contrary to media reports, Tristram Hunt says museum is "very passionate" about unlocking its collections online

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In the age of Trump (and before), museums help immigrants on the path to US citizenship

New-York Historical Society launches free civics course for Green Card holders

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Emotions run high in Emma Hart's Whitechapel Gallery exhibition

Artist spent six months in Italy studying psychology and maiolica for the Max Mara Art Prize for Women

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Dusseldorf museum pulls painting from show after Nazi loot claim

Owner says Andreas Achenbach’s Sicilian Landscape was bought in a “normal gallery transaction”

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Work begins at The Factory—the Manchester arts hub designed by Rem Koolhaas’s OMA

Cube-shaped building will provide permanent home for Manchester International Festival

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Hockney topples Hirst as Tate’s most popular living artist

Recent exhibition at Tate Britain is sure to boost museum’s declining visitor figures

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David Hockney gallery opens in Bradford ahead of artist’s 80th birthday

New space will include early sketchbooks, recent iPad images and family photography albums

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Hepworth Wakefield wins Art Fund UK Museum of the Year prize

Magnum photographer Martin Parr among leading artists whose solo shows help Yorkshire gallery scoop £100,000 award

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How departing director Perdita Hunt saved the Watts Gallery from near death

She led a seven-year, £10m project to restore the buildings, rehang the galleries and conserve the collection

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Economics

Outlook is sunny for museum employees, AAMD survey says

According to the organisations 2017 Salary Survey, released today, US institutional pay has increased at a higher rate than the overall jobs market