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In this week’s edition

MUSEUMS

Ninevah gates and Mosul museum destroyed by Islamic State fanatics

Extremists post propaganda video today showing contents smashed with sledgehammers and drills

More in museums in the print issue:

  • Wadsworth Atheneum restores spaces it very nearly lost
  • Sainsbury dynasty heads league of big donors



news

Cultural boycott of Israel under fire

Artist Jeremy Deller’s name withdrawn from campaign backed by more than 1,000 cultural figures

Thousands write to prison pen pals through Alcatraz art installation

Ai Weiwei’s project on "The Rock" has resulted in 50,000 postcards to political prisoners

More in news in the print issue:

  • Wanted: a new generation of Monuments Men for US army
  • Cuba refuses to return seized art despite thaw with US


market

Head of Geneva, Luxembourg and Singapore freeports under investigation

Yves Bouvier and two associates are detained in Monaco in fraud enquiry

Arco Madrid adds extra Latin flavour to the mix

Colombian galleries make a strong showing at the Spanish fair, which opens this week

More in market in the print issue:

  • Reinvent or die, say Old Master dealers looking to modernise
  • The controversial collector who wants to build a history of Indonesia's Modern art

EXHIBITIONS

New Museum's Generational Triennial opens in New York

Museum exhibitions devoted to emerging artists are a critical gamble. Even the most prescient curators cannot predict exactly which artists or ideas will remain relevant in 100 years’ time (or even ten). Yet the New Museum, as ever, is jumping headfirst into these murky waters with its latest Generational Triennial, which opened this week and runs until 24 May… READ MORE

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In the February print edition:

  • Curators and gamers discover they have much in common 
  • Shoah 30 years on, the film that liberated artists to explore the Holocaust
  • Vast Russian museum symbolises Kremlin-Church alliance

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