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Rockefeller Brothers Fund plans $1.5m in grants to help New York museums promote diverse artists

Financial aid will help eight institutions “disrupt dominant narratives” and “build back a more equitable culture” after Covid lockdown

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Museums & Heritage

Activist employee group demands resignations of three Guggenheim leaders

But support for the statement, alleging “oppressive behaviours” by director, chief operating officer and chief curator, is unclear

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After 2019 racial incident, MFA Boston hires a senior director of belonging and inclusion

Appointment follows an agreement with the Massachusetts attorney general to embrace diversity and adopt an anti-harassment policy

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Getty announces internship programme to counter lack of diversity among art conservators

Noting barriers to students of colour, it establishes yearlong training stints with $30,000 grants

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Murals

Depression-era murals in a Minnesota city hall covered over with new works reflecting a more diverse community

The works foreground the contributions of immigrant and Indigenous communities, but members of the Dakota tribe claim the contributions are a "Band-Aid"

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Guggenheim adopts a plan to become more inclusive and racially diverse

Initiative follows accusations by employees of entrenched racism at the New York museum

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Directors

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit director dismissed amid accusations of a toxic work atmosphere

Museum says inquiry showed that Elysia Borowy-Reeder fell short on diversity and on promoting a healthy environment

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Photography

World Press Photo—which has all-white supervisory board—accused of structural racism

Photographers have criticised the Amsterdam-based photojournalism organisation, which states its core values are “accuracy, diversity, and transparency”

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Museums & Heritage

Coalition calls for removal of director of Detroit Institute of Arts

Anonymous current and former staff members describe “hostile and chaotic work culture” under Salvador Salort-Pons

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Museums & Heritage

'Museums need to press the reset button and become more radical'

Directors and curators should consider this challenging moment as an opportunity diversify the stories they tell and the staff that tell them

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racism

Royal College of Art leadership loses vote of no confidence over racism row

University has now “paused” its hiring of a new head of inclusion after it was blasted for appointing a white man, but could still face strike action this autumn

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Museums & Heritage

Decolonising museums: the new network opening up the diversity debate in the Netherlands

Cultural institutions from Amsterdam to Utrecht will work together to advance diversity and inclusion in programming, audiences and staff

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Photography

Magnum signs five new photographers after its lack of diversity comes under attack

As the photographic agency shows signs of moving towards greater inclusion, affirmative action is a hot topic at the annual general meeting

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Job losses

Art Institute of Chicago lays off 51 employees

Cuts come as US museums slash costs in response to loss of revenue

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Interview

Kaywin Feldman on how America's National Gallery of Art will 'attract the nation and reflect it, too'

The Washington museum's first female director is breaking down old silos and diversifying the staff, collection and exhibitions

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Curators at Guggenheim demand ‘urgent’ reforms of racial inequities at museum

In a letter to management, they call for minority hiring efforts and an inquiry into the treatment of guest curator

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International Council of Museums

Happy International Museum Day! Why today's digital event matters now more than ever

Suay Aksoy, president of Icom, says museums closed by Covid-19 lockdowns "need to champion themselves because their survival may depend on it"

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After racial incident involving a student field trip, MFA Boston reaches accord on diversity

Agreement with state attorney general calls for museum to set up a $500,000 fund promoting inclusion

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High Museum of Art’s new galleries honour their public

Non-white visitors have jumped from 15% to half of the museum’s attendance in just three years

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Take it to the top—how US museums are dealing with diversity

Institutions need all hands on deck to redress imbalances in jobs and programming

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Exhibitions

Wiels Contemporary Art Centre as the Absent Museum: old and new works come together in centre's 10th anniversary exhibition

In the heart of Europe, a new show reflects a diverse and globalised world

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Books

Books: Have curators and collectors replaced critics? Paul Wood demystifies while Alistair Hicks disappoints

Two very different books speak to a worrying trend in the critique of art

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Activism

Ethics and aesthetics: the increasing prominence of socially engaged art

Away from the glitz of record-breaking auction prices and extravagant art parties, austerity has given strength to a new movement of socially engaged artists

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Art Basel

While Art Basel's outlook stays cosmopolitan, US artists are left in the cold by curators

Documenta, Manifesta, La Triennale and the Kiev Biennale strike a different tone to the art market

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Sweden

Swedish expert claims more women in positions of influence will lead to better arts funding

Pernilla Warberg says female bosses prefer culture to football

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Eli Broad

Eli Broad addresses the American Association of Museums: “Get art out of the basement"

The collector lectures museum professionals at their annual conference in Los Angeles

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Tate Modern

New acquisitions by Tate Modern show commitment to diversifying collection

Art from across the globe has recently found a home in Bankside

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Representation and diversity: America is changing, but are its art museums?

Most major institutions are still run by white people, are supported by them, and tailor their exhibitions to suit them

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Works by “more diverse” artists for White House walls

Discreet approaches have been made to dealers who represent black, Hispanic, Asian and women artists

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Feminist art cracks the market’s glass ceiling

Historical trends of male art selling for more are being challenged

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Books

New book gives an unsurprising look at the Metropolitan

A collection of interviews with museum employees—from director Philippe de Montebello to a café waitress—reveals few secrets

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Tate

Tate aims to increase ethnic minority visitors

In the current funding agreement with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the gallery’s “Diversity strategy” is described as a “key priority”

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Venice Biennale

Women curators appointed for the first time ever, to be followed by an American in 2007

Less circus, more focus at the Venice Biennale

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France

Franco-German accord on cultural diversity

Accord reflects fear of American cultural imperialism

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Ken Livingstone

Ken Livingstone has revealed his 10-year “Culture strategy” for the city

The key to the mayor’s plan is “diversity”

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Opinion

A formula for indifference

Why “cultural diversity” arts policies are condescending and do not enlarge the understanding of other cultures

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Artist interview

Magic and mystery are the main concerns of Abigail Lane in her new solo show

"Magic is one of my ongoing interests"

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Cultural policy

Controversy over "ethnic targets" at British national museums

The government wants to set precise goals for the number of ethnic minority visitors to museums and make funding dependent on achieving them

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What's on

What's on in London: Glass extravagance at Mallett's and Richard Green’s cabinet of Dutch delights

Also on show are Ewan Uglow’s precise drawings at Browse and Darby and the diverse talents of Underwood at the Redfern Gallery

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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

LGBT photography collection grows at the Guggenheim

A large archive of George Platt Lynes photographs, including portraits, fashion shots and homo-erotic studies, joins the Mapplethorpe bequest

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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Guggenheim's China exhibition: everything but the kitchen sink

This mega-show spanning five millennia focuses on “diversity rather than unity”, insists its organiser Sherman Lee, but does it risk homogenising Chinese art into a timeline?

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Vietnam

French support cultural diversity with $3 million going to new Hanoi museum

President of France inaugurates huge new ethnological museum

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Whitney Museum of American Art

The vision for The Whitney under new leadership: less isolationist; diverse, rather than deep

David Ross, the new director reveals his ideas