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Louvre Abu Dhabi opens but questions over welfare of migrant workers persist

Improvements are well documented, but rules are still inadequately enforced

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Photography

Henri Cartier-Bresson foundation to open bigger space in 2018

Converted garage in Paris' Marais district will host double the number of exhibitions

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Cultural policy

Germany plans mega-exhibitions to boost cultural presence abroad

Government initiative to co-ordinate museum loans worldwide revives an idea of the late Martin Roth

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Diary of an art historian

The reproduction fee hustle

Museums’ licensing demands are a pernicious tax on scholarship

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Exhibitions

A matter of time: How long do you really need in Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Rooms?

Museums hosting the traveling exhibition of her immersive works think 30 seconds is enough—but they are missing the point

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Openings

Wende Museum of Cold War artefacts spills its secrets in California

More than 100,000 Soviet and Eastern European objects find new home in former Armory

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Openings

Washington's new $500m Museum of the Bible claims 'non-sectarian' mission

Private institution is funded by evangelical Hobby Lobby chairman, Steve Green

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Mogul and Russian culture ministry vie with museum for prized icon

Curators call on St Petersburg prosecutor to investigate "criminal expropriation" of the artefact

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Spain

Gaudi's first masterpiece opens as public museum in Barcelona

Amidst political turmoil in Catalonia, opening of Casa Vicens could bring "a moment of peace"

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Private Museums

Rem Koolhaas transforms Paris building into moving gallery for French retail giant’s cultural foundation

Mobile floors in Lafayette Anticipations's central exhibition space will operate as ‘curatorial machine’, say organisers

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Post-Harvey, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston moves Glassell School of Art opening to May 2018

The first phase of the campus expansion master plan has been delayed and there will be an estimated $1m to $2m in hurricane-related expenses, but storm preparations saved the museum from more costly damage

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Exhibitions

Turin exhibition dwells on contemporary art's futile obsession with the new

OGR's first show remixes the city's collections from antiquity to present, reflecting on the over production of contemporary art and the fact nothing is new

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Interview

How Uffizi 'super-director' Eike Schmidt transformed Florence's tourist magnet

The museum's first foreign leader is halfway through his tenure and heading to Vienna in 2019

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Who was Alina Szapocznikow? Survey of Polish artist’s radical sculptures comes to the UK

Underrated sculptor, whose fight against cancer is reflected in her art, goes on show at Hepworth Wakefield

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Acquisitions

Zimmerli Art Museum in New Jersey gets treasure trove of Soviet dissident art

The collection of more than 20,000 works by 1,000 artists from throughout the former USSR was secretly amassed over decades by the US economist Norton Dodge

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Museums

Former Stedelijk director Beatrix Ruf blames 'misunderstanding' for departure

German-born curator hits back against “baseless” accusations of a conflict of interest

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Video: Will Louvre Abu Dhabi become famous as a new wonder of the world?

Not just a spectacular building, the museum is a treasure house of art arranged in a radical, intercultural manner

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Building projects

Norman Foster plans subtropical landscape for Norton Museum's $100m expansion

Florida museum will show sculptures by Keith Haring and Mark di Suvero in new 'garden rooms'

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Openings

Indonesia's grassroots scene gains major private museum

Collector founds Museum Macan to fill gap in country's cultural infrastructure

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In the frame

Moscow museum blames hackers for rogue Tweet

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Acquisitions

Rockefeller's Matisse and Léger fireplaces reunited in Houston

Museum of Fine Arts confirms acquisition to bring together Modern masterpieces originally commissioned for billionaire's Manhattan penthouse

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Emirati Voices: Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak on Louvre Abu Dhabi's Qur'an, Bible and Torah display

Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority talks about his favourite objects from the museum's collection

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Emirati Voices: Noor Al Suwaidi on Louvre Abu Dhabi's Madonna and Child

Emirati artist and curator talks about her favourite object from the museum's collection

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Emirati Voices: Zaki Nusseibeh on Louvre Abu Dhabi’s Bactrian Princess

Leading cultural figure talks about his favourite object from the museum's collection

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Emirati Voices: Khaldoon Al Mubarak on Louvre Abu Dhabi's golden eagle

Emirati entrepreneur talks about his favourite object from the museum's collection

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Emirati Voices: Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak on the impact of Louvre Abu Dhabi

Emirati entrepreneur talks about how the museum will become part of the fabric of the country

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Penn Museum unveils multi-phase revamp

University museum will highlight its archaeological expeditions in new galleries

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Louvre Abu Dhabi

Introducing Emirati Voices: a video series on Louvre Abu Dhabi

Emirati citizens talk about the museum's collection and global impact

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Funding

Victoria and Albert Museum secures £15m endowment fund with Saudi donation

Non-profit Art Jameel throws weight behind London museum’s long-term funding campaign

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Caravaggio

Galleria Borghese launches Caravaggio research centre—with a little help from Fendi

Roman museum aims to become the primary reference for scholarship on the artist

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Massachusetts Attorney General supports request for restraining order against Berkshire Museum

A court will decide this week whether to temporarily halt the sale of 40 works at Sotheby’s

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New US museum to tell story of Palestine in ‘non-political, non-religious way’

Businessman Faisal Saleh says his institution will present untold turbulent history to American audiences

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Former Tate Britain director Penelope Curtis remaps Lisbon's Gulbenkian

Freed from Tate's "tough agenda" of blockbuster shows, sculpture scholar is opening up Portuguese museum's Islamic collections

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Bass

Miami Beach's Bass reopens after $12m makeover and a year of delays

Contemporary art museum was “unbelievably lucky” to avoid damage from Hurricane Irma

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British Museum ends loan deal with Abu Dhabi

Construction delays to the Zayed National Museum are behind the move

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Activists deface American Museum of Natural History’s Theodore Roosevelt monument

The group says it splashed red paint on the statue as “an act of applied art criticism”

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Dresden Museum of Ethnology returns ancestral remains to Native Hawaiian group

‘Restitution is a way for healing and justice’ says the museum’s director

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Vienna's new-look Weltmuseum takes on colonialism

Revamped ethnographic museum encourages debate through interactive displays

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Emirati voices: Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi on the impact of Louvre Abu Dhabi

Leading Emirati commentator talks about how the museum will change the Gulf

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Art law

Norman Rockwell’s sons file temporary restraining order in Massachusetts court

Two works by their father are among 40 that were due to be sold by the Berkshire Museum

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Exhibitions

Crowns made of chicken bones: on Eugene Von Bruenchenhein

A show of the artist's work in Sheboygan is sure to spur more interest in his art and life

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Antena Los Ángeles: el motor secreto detrás del alcance bilingüe de Pacific Standard Time

El colectivo está ayudando a museos a acceder a una audiencia hispanohablante con servicios de traducción e interpretación—pero están marcando el límite con espacios de gentrificación

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Edvard Munch

Edvard Munch to go on show at Oslo Airport this December

Munch Museum to exhibit one work by Norwegian artist in new international terminal every year

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Conservation

Never can say goodbye: how Degas struggled with the art of letting go

New research by the National Gallery of Art looks into the complex question of what constituted a finished work in the eyes of the artist

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Museums

V&A Dundee takes shape as £80m ship-like building is unveiled

Architect Kengo Kuma says he hopes the Scottish museum will become a “living room” for city’s residents

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Director of Stedelijk resigns 'in interests of museum'

Dutch press allege that Beatrix Ruf’s art advisory business conflicted with her role at top of prestigious institution

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How Qatar sidestepped the UK export system again

V&A and National Trust hoped to buy Clive of India’s treasures

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Museums

Looted Benin bronzes to be lent back to Nigeria

Pledge by European museums to set up “permanent display” of rotating loans in Benin City could pave way for restitution

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In the frame

Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald to paint Obamas’ official portraits

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Museums

Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries reopen after $13.6m renovation

Asian art museums on National Mall get a physical and “mental” makeover

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Guggenheim Bilbao covered in a spider’s web and much more for its 20th anniversary

Light show by 59 Productions charts the history of the Spanish museum

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Leeds Art Gallery raises the roof for £4m revamp

New collection displays will fill room uncovered by construction workers

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Tate St Ives’s cliffside extension set to boost local economy by £10.5m a year

New 500 sq. m column-free gallery makes space for performance art

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Donations

Double Dutch: MFA Boston gets aligned gifts of 17th-century Netherlandish art, with work by Rubens, Rembrandt and van Dyck

The donation—the largest in the museum’s history—also include funds for a new study centre dedicated to the period

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Obituaries

Bronx Museum launches director's fund in memory of Holly Block

During her decade-long tenure, she led a $25m capital campaign and quadrupled yearly visitors

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Ullens Center for Contemporary Art sold to Chinese investors

Leading Beijing museum had been on the market since June 2016

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Beirut’s Museum of Memory opens first exhibition—minus a director or board of governors

Against a backdrop of political wrangling, Zena el Khalil’s show focuses on the missing of Lebanon’s civil war

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V&A director calls for Exhibition Road to be fully pedestrianised after 11 injured in accident

Tristram Hunt had already voiced concerns before Saturday’s incident

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MoMA expansion is boon for Paris and Melbourne

Major loans from New York will be shown in both cities while the US institution adds one-third more exhibition space in Manhattan

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Frieze 2017

Tate goes for gender (e)quality in Frieze shopping spree

Frieze Tate Fund picks four works from fair

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Museums

New York’s natural history museum works with First Nation community on Northwest Coast Hall renovation

As part of conservation of its indigenous American art collection and gallery, the institution will send some objects back to Native America groups to be replicated

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Puerto Rico’s museums on the mend

The island’s cultural institutions have begun to reopen and are helping with relief efforts

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David Bowie blockbuster is coming to New York

The Brooklyn Museum will be the final venue for the internationally touring retrospective, launched in 2013

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Frieze 2017

New Tate fund puts performance centre-stage

Scheme aims to bridge gap between collecting and displaying the medium

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Artists

Judd down home on the ranch

Artist’s foundation hopes to create print museum in Marfa

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Museums

Yves Saint Laurent museum unveiled in Paris

Museum's Marrakech counterpart is due to open later this month

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Art law

US court to decide on terror victims’ claim on lent artefacts

Eight US citizens injured in a terrorist attack are trying to seize Persian antiquities on loan from Iran to a museum in Chicago

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Museums

The Studio Museum in Harlem’s new home is grounded in the neighbourhood

Construction will launch next year on the David Adjaye-designed building, due to open in 2021

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Exhibitions

Exhibition shines light on painter who gave up art to run London’s National Gallery

Frederic Burton spent late career acquiring some of museum’s best-known masterpieces

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In the frame

Ofili adds restaurant design to his CV

To celebrate its 50th birthday this year, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago has given itself a gift as part of a building redesign: a new restaurant

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Museums

Horniman Museum crowdfunds for new World Gallery—with a little help from its walrus

South London institution wants visitors to feel emotional connection to anthropology collection

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Reminted Monnaie de Paris reveals its treasures

France's historic coin factory has had a €75m makeover

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Nottingham Contemporary

Freelands Award championing female artists goes to Lis Rhodes at Nottingham Contemporary

Second edition of philanthropist Elisabeth Murdoch's £100,000 prize for regional UK museums will support 2019 exhibition

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Art dealer Heiner Bastian signs over Chipperfield-designed house to Berlin museums

“Bastian House” will give visitors an overview of what to expect on Museum Island

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Three to see

Three to see: New York

From Kara Walker's violence to the Morgan Library's opulence

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Museums

Kathy Halbreich to lead Rauschenberg Foundation

The current associate director of MoMA plans to put her relationships with artists "to very good use"

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Art market

US institutions dominate Sotheby’s inaugural museum prize

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and Nasher Museum share the first $250,000 award for shows on Middle Eastern and South Asian art, and Latin American Pop

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Museums

Museums move into Moscow's huge Soviet-era fairground

Exhibition complex inspired by world's fairs targets 40 million visitors

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In the frame

Barack is back (at the National Portrait Gallery)

The DC museum has re-opened its America's Presidents hall

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Museums

New app invites art lovers to 'build a playlist across museums'

UK startup Smartify partners with major museums worldwide, from the Met to the Hermitage

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Museums

Chinese hotelier-collector opens Shanghai's newest private museum

Zheng Hao's How Art Museum shares works with his 'art hotel'

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Architecture

Centre Pompidou architects Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers to be honoured with statues outside Paris museum

French artist Xavier Veilhan has created the sculptures to celebrate designers of “masterful building”

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Podcast

Podcast episode two: Zeitz Mocaa and London autumn preview

The lowdown on the new Thomas Heatherwick-designed museum in Cape Town. Plus: London's most enticing shows this autumn

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PST’s Radical Women speak out in day-long symposium at Hammer museum

The event embraced female artists from across Latin America, especially activists who might be considered “bad hombres and nasty women”

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Emirati Voices: Noura Al Kaabi on Louvre Abu Dhabi's impact

UAE minister talks about how the museum will change visitors and residents alike

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Emirati Voices: Dr Lamees Hamdan on Louvre Abu Dhabi's Bactrian Princess

Commissioner of first UAE pavilion at the Venice Biennale talks about her favourite object from the museum's collection

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New Saskatoon museum Remai Modern gives a taste of future programming in its inaugural exhibition

The Modern and contemporary museum will show Canadian and international artists including General Idea, John Baldessari and Rosemarie Trockel

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Street art museum opens in Berlin

Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art is one of the world's first of its kind

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Käthe Kollwitz’s museum in Berlin goes in search of new home

Artist’s art to be ousted by stories of exile

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Emirati voices: works from the Louvre Abu Dhabi

UAE citizens talk about the work of art that speaks to them most

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Museums

Window dressing at the New Museum

The window display format is making a comeback with a new work by Alex Da Corte in the empty storefront next door

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Fewer big culture grants as UK Lottery sales slump

Heritage Lottery Fund warns of cutbacks to awards over £5m in next five-year plan

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In the frame

Solange has something to say to the art world

The performer let loose at a sold-out talk at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago this week

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Zeitz MoCAA

Inside Zeitz Mocaa: our guide to Cape Town’s new mega-museum

From spectacular architecture to an army of curators, what you need to know about Africa’s landmark contemporary art institution

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Three to see

Three to see: New York

From Austrian Expressionism to American abstraction

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Museums

Metropolitan Museum of Art finalises job description for director search

Search committee conducted "broad outreach" inside and outside the museum to define future leader’s desired traits

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Cultural exchange

MCA Chicago goes global

A new initiative aims to “embed within the DNA of the museum” a more international view of the art historical canon

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Pacific Standard Time

Mapping out Pacific Standard Time's second act

How do you organise an event with more than 70 exhibitions?

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Museums

Florida museums assess damage and start repairs in Irma’s wake

The region’s arts institutions survived the storm largely intact, with some planning to reopen this week

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Budi Tek

Budi Tek presses China to make his Yuz Museum public

New laws are needed for private museums to outlive their founders, collector says