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Long-Term Covid-19 Effects Start to Show in British Museums

Saturday, October 16th, 2021

$1 Million Jasper Johns Print Donated to British Museum

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

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
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Armed Robbers Break into TEFAF, Causing Evacuation

June 28th, 2022

A group of armed men broke into TEFAF Maastricht this week in an attempted robbery, causing an evacuation of the fair.  “TEFAF has robust procedures in the event of a security breach,” a spokesperson for the fair said. “These were precisely followed, and all visitors, exhibitors and staff were safely evacuated. The fair has now reopened.”
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Michelangelo Sketch Sells for $24 Million in Paris

May 19th, 2022

A recently unearthed Michelangelo sketch, considered to be the artist’s first nude, has sold  at Christie’s Paris for a record 23 million euros ($24 million). “Michelangelo has decided to make the figure into something that corresponded more to his aesthetic by making him much more robust and monumental, while at the same time keeping the fragility of the figure, who is exposed and shivering” as he awaits baptism,” says Christie’s Old Masters expert Stijn Alsteens.
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Basquiat Work Sells for $85 Million at Phillips $224.9 Million Night

May 19th, 2022

The Jean-Michel Basquiat work from the collection of Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa had a strong return to auction last night at Phillips, where it achieved $85 Million, part of a total sale of  $224.9 million, the highest in the company’s history. 
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