Museums

Saadiyat super tunnel will link Abu Dhabi’s big three museums

Safety first as Guggenheim and Louvre satellites to share secure underground link for moving objects with National Zayed Museum

Published online: 28 August 2014

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A biennial for the people

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit pairs established artists with individuals outside the mainstream art world

Published online: 27 August 2014

Baghdad museum reopens Hellenistic galleries

While Islamic State continues its iconoclastic destruction of art and imagery across Iraq and Syria

Published online: 25 August 2014

When Egypt was a land of three faiths and one god

British Museum and Berlin museums co-organise exhibition about Jewish and early Christian and Muslim communities on the Nile

Published online: 25 August 2014

Gagosian to loan art to public gallery in Rome

Galleria d’Arte Moderna plans extension that will include space for dealer’s artists

Published online: 22 August 2014

Morocco’s national museum of Modern and contemporary art to open next month

Show from the Louvre due to travel to Rabat next year

Published online: 21 August 2014

 

Blenheim’s birthday gift to Ai

As Ai Weiwei celebrates his birthday in China today, the Blenheim Art Foundation has announced the artist’s largest UK retrospective to...

Hatha in the Hamptons

On Wednesday, a group of very lucky yoga lovers got to get low with Rob Lowe at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York. The “West...

A new museum in Oman

Omani activists, savvy in social media, have helped bring about the creation of a new museum in the exclave of Madha. For 43 years,...

 

Washing away the varnish

The Art Institute of Chicago bought Gustave Caillebotte’s 1877 painting Paris Street; Rainy Day in 1964. Since then, it has become one of the museum’s most popular pictures. But well-known and well-loved works of art can still yield surprises. When the museum’s conservators cleaned the painting late last year, they found that beneath its varnish, Caillebotte’s technique was more complex than they had previously believed.