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Mary Beard Rejected from Trusteeship at British Museum

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

British Museum Workers Issue Statement of Support for BP or Not BP Protests

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

British Museum Labeled World’s Largest Receiver of Stolen Goods

Monday, November 4th, 2019

British Museum Regains Top Spot for Museum Visitors After Correcting Counting Error

Friday, September 27th, 2019

British Museum to Move Hundreds of Thousands of Works to New Facility

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

British Museums See 6% Growth in Attendance for 2018

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

British Museum Union Speaks in Support of Author Ahdaf Soueif After Board Resignation Over BP Fundin

Friday, July 19th, 2019

Art Newspaper Piece Asks Why British Museum Still Accepts Donations from Tobacco Companies

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

British Museum Taking More Aggressive Role Monitoring Antiquities Market

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

British Museum Director Faces Criticism Over Comments on Parthenon Marbles

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

Former Sotheby’s Employee Donates Collection of Artist Postcards to British Museum

Monday, January 28th, 2019

British Museum Plans Ambitious Munch Prints Show

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

British Museum Launches Educational Initiative Over Collection Origins

Monday, October 15th, 2018

British Museum Returns Selection of Items to Iraq

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

British Museum Terminates Deal for Abu Dhabi Loan Project

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

British Museum Acquires Important Series of Picasso Prints

Monday, September 26th, 2016

British Museum Posts Best Year of Attendance on Record

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Protesters Gate-Crash Show at British Museum

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

British Museum Considers Move to London’s Olympic Park

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

British Museum the UK’s Top Attraction for 9th Year Running

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Hartwig Fischer Appointed Head of British Museum

Friday, September 25th, 2015

Protestors Occupy British Museum This Weekend Over BP Funding

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Major Collection of Jim Dine Prints Donated to British Museum

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Outgoing British Museum Chairman Discusses Experience

Monday, July 28th, 2014
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NYT Notes Generation Gap in Online Art Sales

June 9th, 2020

As art sales go online, the NYT notes an increasing generation gap, with older buyers tapering off their purchases and younger buyers continuing to collect. “The resistance from older collectors is still there,” says Anders Petterson, founder of analytics firm ArtTactic.  “When there is no physical art world, how do you substitute that experience?” he added. “Younger people are a lot quicker to adapt.”
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Unrest Over Killing of George Floyd Forces Museums to Address Institutionalized Racism

June 9th, 2020

A piece in the New York Times charts pressure on institutions to address problems of systemic racism and injustice in their organizations, collections and programs, following the social unrest caused by the killing of George Floyd at the hands of the police.  “I do not think art museums have done enough,” says Chris Anagnos, executive director of the Association of Art Museum Directors. “We have dabbled around the edges of the work, but in our place of privilege we will never live up to the statement that ‘museums are for everyone’ unless we begin to confront, examine and dismantle the various structures that brought us to this point.”
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Art Basel Cancelled

June 9th, 2020

Art Basel has completely cancelled the 2020 edition of its fair in the Swiss town, after an attempt to move the fair’s dates to September.  “While there are signs of hope as individual countries are coming out of lockdown, the global situation remains precarious, and, unfortunately, too many uncertainties remain to go ahead with the fair,” the organization said in a statement. “These include the health risks posed by large gatherings, the limitations on intercontinental travel, and the unclear Swiss regulatory environment for shows of Art Basel’s size. Given these uncertainties, we believe that the best option concerning the Basel show is to focus on next year’s edition and delivering a fair of the exceptional international quality that the artworld expects.”
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