Digital Age

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Crime

A million Artsy user account details exposed in large-scale hack

Compromised data included account holders’ names and email and IP addresses

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Digital Age

New watercolour database could help experts combat climate change

Global digital resource provides valuable environmental documentation from an age before photography

Analysis
Art market

Dealers turn to digital apps to help close sales

FaceTime and WeChat are shifting how collectors choose to buy

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Museums

Tate outsources artist biographies on its website to Wikipedia

The museum does “not have the resources to create biographies for every individual” in its collection, spokeswoman says

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Art market

Will blockchain deliver a registry of all traded works of art?

Christie’s summit weighs up pros and cons of the technology and how it might bring greater transparency to the art market

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Museums

The Munch Museum in Oslo publishes more than 7,600 drawings online for free

Digital catalogue raisonné of the artist's works on paper expected to continue into other media

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Art market

Asia Week auctions reveal breadth of the market

Christie’s and Sotheby’s dominate in terms of value but smaller firms can compete in the field of Asian art, with the internet’s help

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Censorship

Facebook censors 30,000 year-old Venus of Willendorf as 'pornographic'

Nude statue is latest artwork to be deemed inappropriate by social media giant

Blog
In the frame

Louvre Abu Dhabi collection hits the road for radio-guided 'highway gallery'

Preview
Exhibitions

Art in the age of the internet: from democracy and dialogue to a new dystopia

One of the largest historical surveys in the US traces the history of the world wide web

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China

Chinese art world goes fur crazy for cats on WeChat

Feline-themed group is providing a talking point for artists, curators and administrators