Julia Halperin

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Minneapolis Institute of Art unveils new-look period rooms

Curators uncover alternative histories of colonial America through new research

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Nowhere to hide: new tool brings technical firepower to the fight against fraudsters

Proprietary screening software will trawl the dark web for fakes and unauthorised copies sold online

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Texas oil town is enjoying another boom—and this time it’s for art

Since the arrival of a contemporary fair jolted its local collecting scene, Dallas has gone from outpost to hot spot

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Culture on the frontline: Penn Museum shows artefacts curators are fighting to save in Syria and Iraq

Exhibition features ancient objects and Medieval manuscripts, along with contemporary commissions by a Syrian-born artist

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Contemporary art dominates US museums, our visitor surveys confirm

Decisive shift away from historic art exhibitions began in mid-2000s

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Visitor Figures 2016

More shows, fewer problems

New research reveals that increasing the number of exhibitions pays off for museums

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Cuban loans travel to the US via Europe as barriers remain in place

Cultural exchange is easier said than done

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Artists

Teresita Fernandez wants to change the way you think about American landscapes

The artist’s installation at the home of Hudson River School painter Frederic Edwin Church reminds visitors that stunning painted vistas were also homes to real people

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Former Met curator speaks candidly about the New York museum's current challenges

George Goldner, who led the museum’s department of prints and drawings for two decades, says it needs to reassess its priorities

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Trump’s travel ban denounced by curators and artists

Institutional leaders say such restrictions would have grave consequences on exhibitions, research and the future of cultural exchange

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Metropolitan Museum director Thomas Campbell resigns

The news comes as the New York museum tackles financial problems, sheds staff, cuts down on shows and postpones a $600m project

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Why auctioneers are buying into forensics

Scientific analysis comes to the fore as Sotheby's establishes new department, but some remain doubtful about technology's reliability

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Artists, curators and gallerists sign letter calling for repeal of Trump’s immigration order

“The ban affects all of us” say signatories from across the art world

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MoMA responds to Trump’s immigration ban through its collection

The museum installs works by artists from Muslim nations in its permanent galleries

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Art trade

Art consultants Arisohn + Murphy offer pop-up project management

New York firm finds niche helping artists and galleries

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Politics

Signs of the times: museums and libraries preserve placards from the Women’s Marches

Archives in the US and the UK are collecting the wittiest and sharpest signs from the protests over the election of US president Trump

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Tide rises on Robert Rauschenberg's island retreat

Captiva, the late artist's Florida compound, is "at high risk of storm surge flooding”

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Is the Ringling Museum's Velázquez the real deal?

Scans reveal the Florida institution's portrait of Philip IV had a fashion-forward makeover