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British Museum Launches Educational Initiative Over Collection Origins

October 15th, 2018

British Museum, via The GuardianThe British Museum is launching a new initiative designed to push back against perceptions that the expanse of its collection is looted works. “There are a lot of partial histories and they tend to focus on the colonial aspect of the collecting so you have a bunch of people who tend to be quite angry and upset,” Dr Sushma Jansari, the curator of the Asian ethnographic and South Asia collections says.
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Judd Foundation’s Renovation Plans Profiled in NYT

October 15th, 2018

Donald Judd, via NYTThe NYT has a piece on the ambitious renovation plans of the Judd Foundation, including a makeover of its Marfa headquarters.  “We were left with a lot of direction, and it’s just taking a long time to extend and finish it all,” his daughter Rainer Judd says.
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Carnegie Museum of Art Prizes Go to Lynette Yiadom-Boakye and Postcommodity

October 15th, 2018

Postcommodity, via Art NewsThe Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh has awarded the Carnegie International Prizes to both Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, who received the Carnegie Prize, and Postcommodity, who was awarded the Fine Prize.  
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