State Pushkin Museum

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Russia

Russian museums follow Putin’s call for satellites in the regions

The Hermitage has opened a branch in Siberia, the Pushkin is renovating a Constructivist landmark in Samara and more agreements are in the works

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Russia

Moving to the suburbs: vast museum collections centre destined for 'New Moscow'

State Tretyakov Gallery among 23 Russian museums planning to store and show works near former killing field Kommunarka

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Russia

Pushkin State Museum to take control of nine contemporary art centres across Russia

Handover from Russian culture ministry is expected to be completed in early 2020

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Russia

Putin grants Russian citizenship to collector Sergei Shchukin’s grandson ahead of blockbuster Pushkin show

André-Marc Delocque-Fourcaud urges Russia to reunite collection in Moscow

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Museums & Heritage

Hermitage and Pushkin join forces to show stellar Russian collections of Modern art

The museums are pooling the divided collections of Sergei Shchukin and Morozov brothers for a quartet of exhibitions

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Salvator Mundi

Would the 'royal' Salvator Mundi please stand up?

Pushkin Museum’s Giampietrino painting may be the one listed in inventory of Charles I’s collection, rather than the Abu Dhabi work

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Pushkin director turns her office into a surreal art installation

The lower level resembles Hogwarts, upstairs is a blindingly white “meditative space”

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Titian

Moscow’s Pushkin Museum asks public to dig deep to buy Titian, despite stuttering economy

Museum using crowdfunding platform to raise $10-20m for Venus and Adonis painting once thought to be a fake

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State Pushkin Museum

Director of Pushkin wants to work with London’s V&A and help Moscow’s homeless design museum

The Pushkin design satellite will have both historic and contemporary design galleries

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Moscow

Tate Modern is our model, says director of Pushkin museum

Maria Loshak seeks industrial space for Modern and contemporary art satellite in Moscow

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Fakes & copies

Pushkin accused of displaying a fake

Growing concerns over authenticity of Modigliani portrait on show in Moscow museum

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Lawsuits

Widow and ex-wife battle over Russian collector Mikhail de Boire’s icons

When his former wife gave part of $30m collection to the Pushkin Museum, his last wife called in lawyers to determine the fate of 75 icons from north Russia

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Restitution

Claim for slice of the action at LACMA as new show uses paintings subject to restitution claims

A French plaintiff says he deserves a percentage of exhibition ticket sales at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art because the works on display were taken from his grandfather after the Russian Revolution

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Restitution

“This is Soviet-style imperialism”: Interview with Director-General of Berlin Museums, Wolf-Dieter Dube

Dube reacts angrily to Russian delays over restitution and responds to the opposition of Irina Antonova, veteran director of the Pushkin Museum

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Lost art

Museums in Magdeburg and Leipzig publish lists of their missing art

Two museums in search of their history end up at the door of the Pushkin Museum

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Art & Technology

Is there dandruff on Priam’s Treasure?

British scientists describe the new techniques which could be used to investigate the recently revealed gold and silver hoard

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Restitution

Pushkin Museum director on restitution: “We don’t owe anybody anything”

The doyenne of the Russian museum profession, Irina Antonova, opposes returning “trophy” works of art

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Exhibitions

Morozov's music room reconstructed in the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts

Exhibition of Russia's two most famous fin-de-siècle collectors now on in Moscow

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State Pushkin Museum

Collecting and collectors are the material of a new museum opening this month as part of the Pushkin Museum

Russia changing stance: It was all a terrible mistake, we love collectors really!

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Restitution

Yeltsin’s Commission for Restitution begins work this month to legalise and declassify war booty

This includes finally addressing the disputed Koenigs Collection