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Musée du Louvre

Nan Goldin’s activist group storms the Musée du Louvre

Pain protestors demand that museum officials rename 12 rooms named after the Sackler family

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Sackler family

The Met says it will stop accepting gifts from Sacklers associated with Purdue Pharma

The museum cites recent lawsuits tied to the US opioid crisis in its decision to decline future donations from the family

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Art market

UniCredit to sell off one of world's largest corporate art collections

The Italian bank, which just announced €1.4bn profit in first quarter of 2019, will offload some of the 60,000 works of art in order to fund social initiatives

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Cathedral of Notre Dame

Director of Pinault Collection proposes controversial 90% tax breaks for Notre Dame donors

But Pinault family says it is not seeking tax relief for its €100m donation towards the reconstruction effort

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Acquisitions

Photography gallery at Victoria and Albert Museum renamed after Elton John following 'significant' donation

The Rocket Man will organise a photography exhibition at the London institution with his husband David Furnish

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Acquisitions

Dallas school given largest collection of Swiss art outside of Switzerland

The University of Texas at Dallas is building its first museum to house the gift

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Major coup for Paris’s Institut du Monde Arabe as it receives one of its biggest ever donations of works

Gallerist Claude Lemand and his wife France also set up a fund to support the museum

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Vienna’s Albertina museum receives €90m donation of 1,323 works from Essl Collection

Works will be shown in a new home for contemporary art opening next year

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Saudi Arabian foundation donates €9m to Berlin Museum of Islamic Art

Funds donated by Alwaleed Philanthropies will support exhibitions and education, including “Multaka” project to train refugees as museum guides

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Gallerist Sean Kelly donates his James Joyce collection to The Morgan Library and Museum in New York

The museum will stage a comprehensive exhibition in 2022

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Berlin art dealer and family donate art by Picasso, Warhol and Richter to city of Chemnitz

Bastian family have collaborated with the German city’s art collection since 2002

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Dennis and Debra Scholl donate contemporary Aboriginal art to three US museums

The Miami collectors have given 200 Australian works to the Met, Frost and Nevada Museum of Art

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Double Dutch: MFA Boston gets aligned gifts of 17th-century Netherlandish art, with work by Rubens, Rembrandt and van Dyck

The donation—the largest in the museum’s history—also include funds for a new study centre dedicated to the period

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Tate Modern's extension renamed Blavatnik Building after record £50m donation

Ukrainian-born American businessman Len Blavatnik's gift is the largest-ever financial contribution to a UK museum

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US collectors Marlene and Spencer Hays donate major collection to Musée d’Orsay

Gift of turn-of-the-century masterpieces is the largest received from a foreign donor since 1945<br>

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Hollywood producer David Geffen gives $100m to MoMA

The donation will help fund the museum’s expansion, with three floors of the building to be named after the studio executive

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Exhibitions

Will Elton John donate classic photography works to Tate?

More than 150 modernist images drawn from the musician’s collection will go on show later this year

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Jackie Chan’s bronzes draw critics and vandals to new Taipei museum

Anti-China activists throw paint on replica statues donated by the actor to new $250m branch of the National Palace Museum in south Taiwan

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Art

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation donates Iranian photographer's work to universities

Gift of Shirin Neshat's prints about the Arab Spring is meant to encourage discussions on race, religion and politics

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UK dealers donate major contemporary works to Whitworth gallery in Manchester

Ivor Braka and Thomas Dane hope gift will encourage greater support for culture in the regions

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Artists donate works to help pay for their Drawing Center shows

Non-profit gallery has turned to artists as "philanthropic community has become less supportive"

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Leonardo DiCaprio plans to give environmental work to Lacma

Actor’s gift of Solar Reserve, last seen at Lincoln Center, is all about raising climate change awareness