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Gilded coffin gives Met a golden opportunity

To prevent similar high-profile losses in the future, the Met should hire a permanent, full-time provenance curator

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When it comes to museum attendance, it’s more than just a numbers game

London's National Portrait Gallery director on the way cultural institutions engage audiences and measure success

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What’s in a title? It’s time to reframe the Parthenon Marbles debate

The British Museum's ownership of the statues is only guaranteed within the UK—things get more complicated on an international level

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Funding the arts through the National Lottery is not a winning solution

Thanks to an austerity-induced accounting trick, lottery funding is replacing taxes

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Is contemporary art the kale of the art world?

The rise in popularity of the green vegetable mirrors that of contemporary art

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Sydney’s flagship museum is entirely focused on building a costly extension. Why?

Unless the Art Gallery of New South Wales begins to focus more on exhibitions, there is every reason to believe that Sydney Modern will be a gigantic and costly flop

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Egon Schiele was not a sex offender

The 100th anniversary of Austrian artist’s death has arrived just in time for the #MeToo movement

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Displaying the ruins of demolished social housing at the Venice Architecture Biennale is not ‘art-washing’

The V&A acquired a fragment of London's Robin Hood Gardens before it was demolished

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Retain or return? It’s complicated

The complex issues behind returning cultural goods to their place of origin

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What we can learn from Saudi art

Suddenly, a lot of money is flowing through the kingdom for the promotion of contemporary art and culture

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The mirage of riches in museums’ vaults

Putting aside museum ethics, Martin Gammon looks at the financial viability of museums deaccessioning their collection as a quick fix for financial trouble