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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

£135 Million British Museum Expansion Running On Time, On Budget, Says Curators

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

London: Grayson Perry 'The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman' at the British Museum extended through February 26, 2012

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Go See: 'Statuephilia' at The British Museum today through January 25th

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

Golden Kate Moss joins other goddesses at the British Museum’s ‘Statuephilia’ exhibition

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

UK Museums See Sharp Drop of 2 Million Visitors in 2016 Attendance Figures

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Art Not Oil Issues Statement on BP Sponsorship of British Institutions

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

British MPs Propose Return of Elgin Marbles Post-Brexit Vote

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Amsterdam – Anish Kapoor & Rembrandt van Rijn at Rijksmuseum Through March 6th, 2016

Sunday, January 10th, 2016

Rembrandt May Stay in UK as Buyer Considers Museum Donation

Monday, October 26th, 2015

UK Museums Threatened by Mounting Budget Cuts

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Visitor Counts Up 7% at UK Museums

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Museums Embrace Video Games in New Outreach Engagements

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Tate Britain Protestors Rain Fake Pounds on Museum

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Britain’s Museums Face Harsher Penalties for Selling Off Collections

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014
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Critics Sign Letter Opposing Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

December 12th, 2017

Donald Trump, via Art NewspaperA group of over 100 artists, writers and critics have signed an open letter condemning Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “We reject Trump’s collusion with such racist manipulation and his disregard for international law,” the letter reads. “We deplore his readiness to crown the Israeli military conquest of East Jerusalem and his indifference to Palestinian rights.”
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Spanish Law Enforcement Seizes Works in Catalonian Museum

December 12th, 2017

Spanish demonstrators protest outside of the Lleida Museum, via Art NewspaperSpanish law enforcement has seized a selection of paintings and artifacts  from the Lleida Museum in Catalonia this week, continuing fierce tensions in the region over Catalonia’s attempted independence from Spain. “Aragonese authorities have a great interest in recovering pieces in Catalan museums, but have no desire to recover other objects from Sijena that are, for instance, in the Prado in Madrid,” says Santi Vila, Catalonia’s former cultural minister. “Why? For political reasons.”
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WSJ Reports Buyer of da Vinci’s ‘Salvator Mundi’ as Saudi Crown Prince

December 8th, 2017

Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi (circa 1500) final price $450,312,500, via Christie'sA conflicting report in the Wall Street Journal notes that the buyer of the da Vinci piece last month at Christie’s is actually Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, noting that another prince served as a proxy buyer for the work.  The news comes as the Louvre Abu Dhabi has claimed that it will be showing the piece in its museum.
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