Cultural exchange

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Politics

What is art for? Why, to help sell arms, silly!

October saw full deployment of culture in Russian and French political and commercial diplomacy with Saudi Arabia

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Cultural exchange

Louvre secures key Italian loans for Leonardo retrospective

The Vitruvian Man—normally only shown for a few weeks every six years—will travel from Venice’s Gallerie dell'Accademia to Paris

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Is an art Cold War thaw coming? US and Russian museum leaders and diplomats to discuss loan freeze

Public conversation to be held in February will address long impasse on museum loans

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Law

Cultural 'matrimony' could resolve heritage disputes

We need to rethink our perceptions of an artist or an artefact as having a single, unified or homogenous heritage

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Exhibitions

Tate’s most popular ever exhibition not staged in UK—but in China

Visitor numbers at Shanghai Museum eclipse institution’s most successful London exhibitions

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Commercial galleries

What to see in Condo New York

The American edition of the international gallery exchange programme brings exhibitors from Cairo, Tokyo and Kolkata

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Politics

The art world reacts to US Supreme Court’s travel ban decision

Early signs of the order’s impact on cultural exchange have artists and curators concerned

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São Paulo museum wins court fight against Brazilian airport’s steep cargo fees on Tate Modern loans

The ministries of culture and transportation are now setting up a commission to create clear guidelines for objects coming into the country for cultural events

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Met hosts group of international directors for the Global Museum Leaders Colloquium

The event, launched in 2014, is a unique experience freed from “stage-managed dialogue”, moderator says

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Cultural policy

British Museum would be 'honoured and delighted' to display Bayeux Tapestry after President Macron agrees loan

Historic embroidery to leave France for first time since the 11th century

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Exhibitions

British Museum sends treasures to Mumbai for grand exhibition of Indian history

Encyclopaedic show was inspired by former director Neil MacGregor's A History of the World in 100 Objects

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Exhibitions

Largest survey of Qatari contemporary art to open in Berlin despite ongoing blockade

Exhibition is final event in Year of Culture partnership between Qatar and Germany

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Politics

Audrey Azoulay, former French culture minister, to be Unesco’s next director-general

In a surprise election, the dark-horse candidate won the vote of the culture agency’s executive board

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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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Cultural exchange

Forty years of Arab-British cultural diplomacy—through the eyes of the housekeeper

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Now is the time for an Italian-American museum exchange programme

With Italy’s historic reform of its museums’ leadership at risk in the courts, what we need is a more collaboration not less

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Biennials & festivals

Greek artists get a share of the spotlight at Documenta 14 in Kassel

The National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens will send part of its collection to Germany for the international exhibition

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Cultural exchange

We are all made of stars, part 3: from the Women’s March in Los Angeles back to Europe

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Cultural exchange

We are all made of stars, part 2: adventures in the Lone Star State

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Cultural exchange

We are all made of stars: a Moroccan artist’s search for a familiar symbol in the US

Part 1, from the Civil Rights Museum in Memphis to the Mississippi cotton fields

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Cultural exchange

What it was like as a Saudi artist, working in the US during the travel ban

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Cultural exchange

America Day by Day: an introduction

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Cultural exchange

The Art Newspaper hits the road with Culturunners

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Exhibitions

Paris blockbuster exhibition of Shchukin’s Modern art collection extended

Russian President Vladimir Putin personally thanked Bernard Arnault at the Kremlin for hosting the show

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Cultural exchange

London foundation Calvert 22 partners with Hermitage to mark 100th anniversary of Russian Revolution

Year-long programme to culminate in the UK’s first exhibition of work by the Moscow conceptualist Dmitri Prigov

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Politics

Bill protecting works of art lent by foreign institutions passes US Senate

Supporters say legislation will encourage cultural exchange, but opponents fear it will block restitution of works seized in countries like Russia

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Cultural exchange

Works from Beijing’s Palace Museum to travel to Berlin

An international deal signed by museum directors will bring Ming and Qing Dynasty portraits to Germany next year

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Cultural exchange

‘If we don’t work together, we will see very dark times,’ says outgoing V&A director Martin Roth

American and Chinese museum leaders gather in New York to discuss international co-operation

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Cultural exchange

Berlin’s museums use culture as a means of integration for refugees

In the Multaka project, refugees lead guided museum tours for others displaced from Syria and Iraq

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Cultural exchange

Miami museum hosts two-day symposium on Cuban art

The event put artists from the island country in dialogue with their Florida colleagues

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Cultural exchange

Hermitage to strengthen cultural ties with Iran

St Petersburg museum director pledges closer relationship as countries develop tourism links

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Louvre inks historic deal with Iran to cooperate on archaeological digs, exhibitions and exchanges

A French team could return to sites like Susa, where the museum uncovered the Code of Hammurabi