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In this week’s edition


The birth of Impressionism calculated to the nearest minute

Using the position of the sun and the time of high tide, an astrophysicist pinpoints when Monet put brush to canvas

New route for Venice cruise ships would damage the lagoon

Italian government's decision favours business

Artists fight violence against women in Egypt

New film documents street artists' and activists' campaign

More in news in the print issue:

  • Call to clean up Russian avant-garde market
  • Rapid rise of cultural districts


Museum of Contemporary Art leaves North Miami to seek new home

Pérez Art Museum Miami denies merger is an option

Dutch museum decides to hold on to disputed Crimean gold

Amsterdam museum releases statement this week about status of Scythian artefacts claimed by Ukraine and Russia

Washington court approves Corcoran merger plan

Judge calls the decision "painful" but necessary this week

Gwangju Biennial president resigns in censorship row

Work removed from Gwangju Museum of Art depicts relatives of ferry disaster victims confronting South Korea's president

More in museums in the print issue:

  • Picasso museum's director extends olive branch
  • Hermitage 250: St Petersburg museum's great acquisitions


Augustus to rise again in Rome

Roman Emperor's mausoleum to be restored to celebrate 2,000th anniversary of his birth

More in conservation in the print issue:

  • Bottoms up: MFA Boston restores 17th-century drinking
    game for new Kunstkammer gallery
  • Unesco sets sail for Haiti after claims that wreck is
    Columbus’s ship


Proposed Swiss law could be a drag for Art Basel

Anti-tobacco bill could curtail sponsorship of international art fair

Christie's sued over Australian fake

Sydney-based barrister says auction house failed to alert her to its concerns about work by "Albert Tucker"

More in market in the print issue:

  • Collectors swap art to save on taxes
  • Slim pickings at London's pedestrian art sales


Cambridge scientist challenges Italian government to show the evidence that Venice cruise ship solution is safe

Tom Spencer calls for proper scrutiny of decision to widen, deepen and straighten the Canale Contorta


Icelandic riverbed runs through  Louisiana Museum of Modern Art 

Olafur Eliasson’s exhibition at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is probably the Danish museum’s most technically ambitious. The Danish-Icelandic artist has created a site-specific “landscape” of stones that fills the south wing of the museum, mimicking an Icelandic river bed. The point of departure for the exhibition, which opens this week (until 4 January 2015), is the history of the museum, its location by the sea and its unusual meandering architecture... READ MORE

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Free entry to 20/21 British Art Fair 

This year’s 20/21 British Art Fair is taking place at the Royal College of Art, London, from 10 to 14 September. The only fair to specialise exclusively in British art, it has a strong emphasis on Modern British and post-war but also features contemporary work. The 56 exhibitors offer an impressive and varied selection of art that will appeal to all tastes. Click here to receive complimentary entry.








In the July-August print edition:

  • Who's paid what: curators’ biennial fees are up for grabs
  • British Museum's battle on the home front during the First World War
  • Exhibitions section covering this summer's art festivals

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