Covid-19

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Closures

'Another yawning gap': radical London Print Studio closes its doors

Art world pays tribute to vital public space that served community organisations as well as artists including Lucian Freud, Billy Childish and Shezad Dawood

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National Trust

National Trust—UK's largest conservation charity—to cut 1,300 jobs

The coronavirus-hit heritage body looks to save around £100m through redundancies

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Art market

A Covid success story: how the London Original Print Fair helped its 68 dealers keep selling

London’s longest-running art fair survives virus by going fully online and diversifying

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Conservation & Preservation

As the world contends with Covid, World Monuments Fund makes a bet on sustainable tourism

Taking a lesson from how the pandemic dispersed crowds, the organisation selects seven sites for preservation and promotion

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Art education

As autumn looms, US art schools prepare for students’ return amid the pandemic

From online lessons to outdoor classrooms, universities are attempting to make studio practices safe, but some students say the class quality does not match the steep tuition

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Art market

No rest for the frazzled for many in the art world

As galleries and auction houses slowly awaken from lockdown (some of them, at least), this summer will be one of work, not rest

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Commercial galleries

Pandemic pushes gallery districts to decentralise

Dealers are swiftly setting up new spaces in the Hamptons this summer and an increasing number of galleries are taking root in smaller cities

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Palestine

A global pandemic brings new life to Palestinian artist's face masks

Gazan-born artist Mohammed Musallam finds new meaning in a past face mask project, which is based upon a traditional keffiyeh design

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Exhibitions

Riga’s Riboca biennial defies Covid-19 by transforming into an arthouse feature film

Unfinished exhibition space will be used as a set, while the public programme moves online

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coronavirus

Virus outbreak delays restoration of Turkey’s Grand Bazaar

The price of gold has also spiked amid scarcity of the precious metal due to the closure of the World Heritage listed market

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coronavirus

Irish Museum of Modern Art to be used as mortuary to cope with coronavirus pandemic

Museum will house a temporary structure in its grounds as the “country prepares Public Health facilities to deal with Covid-19”

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coronavirus

'I'm gearing up for a conversation with my landlord': Small US galleries prepare for the first wave of coronavirus losses

Considering staff furloughs and calling for state and city governments to expand small business grants, dealers are bracing themselves for significant financial downturn amid Covid-19

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The Buck stopped here

Gavin Turk provides some toilet humour as shit hits the fan

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Covid-19

Frieze New York cancels its ninth edition due to coronavirus

The fair is the latest to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic as cases in the city rise to 1,339

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Artists

Here is a list of resources addressing the economic impact of coronavirus on the cultural sector

Organisations are offering medical emergency grants while other groups crowdsource data quantifying the impact of the health crisis on the cultural labour market

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coronavirus

Use £120m Brexit festival money to help UK institutions in coronavirus crisis, Museums Association demands

Advocacy group has warned UK government that museums risk permanent closure due to the pandemic's effect on funding streams

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Art market

London galleries latest to go into lockdown as concerns grow over coronavirus pandemic

Move follows widespread closures in the US and Asia

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Arts Council England

Arts Council England announces coronavirus crisis plan to compensate out-of-pocket artists and institutions

The national arts-funding body will refocus some grant programmes to help individual artists and freelancers withstand lost earnings

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Closures

Here are the museums that have closed (so far) due to coronavirus

Updates on which cultural institutions are temporarily closing to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic

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Art market

Here are the art fairs and auction houses that have been cancelled or closed (so far) due to coronavirus

Updates on how Covid-19 is turning the art fair calendar upside down as (most) organisers err on the side of caution

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Covid-19

Coronavirus in Spain: Madrid museums including Prado shut but Guggenheim Bilbao remains open

There are currently more than 2,770 coronavirus cases reported in Spain with 64 deaths

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Berlin Gallery Weekend

Berlin Gallery Weekend downsizes for now—but launches second edition in September

The collaborative event is also planning to launch an event to replace the recently cancelled Art Berlin fair

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coronavirus

France’s culture minister tests positive for Covid-19

Franck Riester was due to meet with representatives from the country’s arts and culture spaces about the impact of the coronavirus epidemic, but is now resting at home

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coronavirus

Coronavirus: Russian museums hit as Chinese tourists stay away

Russia has banned Chinese citizens from entering the country, slashing attendance at cultural institutions in Moscow and St Petersburg