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Victoria & Albert Museum Pledges Open Dialogue on Return of Looted Ethiopian Artifacts

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Launches “Rapid-Response Collecting” Technique

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

London – “New Order II: British Art Now” at Saatchi Gallery Through March 23rd, 2014

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Frankfurt – Albrecht Dürer: “Dürer: His Art in Context” at the Städel Museum, through February 2nd 2014

Friday, January 31st, 2014

British Sculptor Sir Anthony Caro Passes Away at 89 Years of Age

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

New Children’s Art Initiative Sends Masterworks to British Schools

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

New York – David Hockney: “The Jugglers, June 24th, 2012” at the Whitney Museum of American Art Through Sept 1, 2013

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

AO On-Site – Venice: Jeremy Deller’s English Magic, The British Pavilion at The 2013 Venice Biennale

Monday, June 10th, 2013

57 Works Donated to British Nation On Condition of Free Access

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Former curator for the Victoria and Albert Museum Sir Roy Strong Criticizes Galleries for Safe Choices

Monday, January 21st, 2013

AO On Site – London: ‘Picasso and Modern British Art’ at Tate Britain through July 15, 2012

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Beijing: Tony Cragg ‘Sculptures and Drawings’ at Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum through April 15, 2012

Friday, April 13th, 2012

AO Breaking – Deutsche Bank and the Guggenheim Museum end Berlin collaboration

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Go See – New York: Anthony Caro ‘Caro on the Roof” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through October 30th, 2011

Monday, August 8th, 2011
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The Guardian Explores the Challenges and Risks of Shipping and Transporting Masterpieces

March 25th, 2019

The Guardian has a piece this week on the logistics and challenges of shipping masterpiece artworks.  “At the end of the day, you have to make your peace with that,” one conservator says of the stressful and threatening conditions that works being shipped occasionally face. “You have to think what art is for.”
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Decolonize This Place Launches Ambitious Protest at Whitney

March 25th, 2019

Arts protest group Decolonize This Place has launched an ambitious protest at The Whitney, calling for the ouster of Board Vice Chair Warren B. Kanders. “Direct actions work,” says Megan Kapler of the group P.A.I.N.  “We don’t want dirty money. We want transparency. We want accountability.”
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Van Gogh Painting Revealed to Have Vibrant Color Palette

March 25th, 2019

Research into a Van Gogh landscape currently being restored for a show at Tate Britain has uncovered a far brighter, more vibrant color palette than previously thought, The Guardian reports. “It is amazing, isn’t it,” says lead curartor Carol Jacobi. “The thing that fascinates me is that he has got this particular effect you get at the end of the day when the sky is lighter than the landscape but it will light up in the water that’s in the landscape.”
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