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Tel Aviv’s leading art museum and many others in the region removed works from display during the recent Israel-Palestine conflict.
An artwork named Sex-a-size which features a wooden penis-like segment affixed to an exercise machine has been removed from a New Zealand museum exhibit after four days on display. This isn’t the first time the artist's taste attracts controversy.
Works by Dali, Miro and Warhol on sale after Japanese collector Masaru Miyata has announced he will be closing the N43 Degrees Museum.
Louvre Abu Dhabi continues to grow its impressive collection ahead of its planned opening in 2015. The museum will hold another exhibition in April next year, inviting the public to experience the latest acquisitions and become familiar with the museum.
THE FOUNDLING MUSEUM: The Foundling Museum, London, celebrates the opening of a new and highly emotive exhibition entitled Threads of Feeling. The exhibition will showcase fabrics never shown before to illustrate the moment of parting as mothers left their babies at the original Foundling Hospital, which continues today as the children’s charity Coram.
LIVERPOOL MUSEUMS: A new exhibition explores why artists have drawn over the centuries – from copying other works to making life studies – and the role of sketching in the creation of artworks. ‘Old Master Drawings: Guercino, Rubens, Tintoretto’ 22 October 2010 to 2 May 2011 features 29 drawings from the Old Master collections of the Lady Lever and Walker Art Galleries.
HSBC: Leading international museum and cultural heritage experts gather to discuss “tidal wave” growth of the Brazilian museum sector and the support UK and Brazil can offer each other.
ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND: Arts Council England has given details of how it will implement the £19 million cut to its 2010/11 income from government, announced by the Department for Culture Media and Sport on 24 May.
ARTS & BUSINESS AND NCA CULTURE FORUM: The Forum will be an independent voice focusing on the immediate needs of the arts and the role of the private sector in helping to deliver those needs. It will have representation from large and small, metropolitan and regional organisations.
MOBILE APPLICATIONS PAVE THE WAY FOR DIGITAL PARTICIPATION: The popularity of phone apps like Tweetie is due to the fact that they combine useful digital technology with interesting content and experiences for the user and nearly every media publication in Europe now has one.
On Wednesday 31st March collections staff from Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service removed the rare and beautiful Henry V town charter from display replacing it with an earlier town charter granted to Colchester by Richard II.
NPR:A new, hypermodern museum at the foot of the Acropolis in Athens has a defiant purpose: to convince Britain to give back the symbols of ancient Greek glory, the 2,500-year-old sculptures of the Parthenon that were pried off the temple by Lord Elgin two centuries ago.
KHALEEJ TIMES: TEHRAN - Iran accused the British Museum on Monday of breaking a promise to lend it an artefact relating to Cyrus of Persia’s conquest of Babylon in the 6th century BC.
THE GUARDIAN: Margate's most famous daughter is contemplating abandoning the UK for France in protest at the 50% tax rate and the government's attitude to the arts.
THE ART NEWSPAPER: Irreversible damage to a number of important archaeological sites in Chile and Argentina has been caused by the Dakar Rally, an annual off-road automobile race held in South America for the first time in January, in spite of persistent warnings from archaeologists and environmentalists both before and during the event.
Al Arab: Seven Tunisian personalities were the recipients on
Wednesday of France’s Insignia of Arts and Letters.
THE ART NEWSPAPER: Dealer Adriano Berengo, who organised “Glass Stress”, an official collateral exhibition at the 53rd Venice Biennale (until 22 November), is opening a private museum dedicated to glass this November on the island of Murano.
The Middlebrow Cultures Conference aims to illuminate a set of tastes, institutions and social practices associated primarily with the aspirational middle class in the early to mid-twentieth century, to understand the relationship between elite, popular and 'intermediate' cultural production.
THE ARTS NEWSPAPERS: The $2.5m Museum of the Good Samaritan houses mosaics and antiquities at a Christian pilgrimage site
THE ART NEWSPAPER: COLOGNE. Many irreplaceable documents dating back to the Middle Ages have been saved following the collapse of the city archive in Cologne on 3 March. Two people died when three buildings fell into a hole caused by structural faults in the tunnelling for a new underground line.
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