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Met Museum Reduces Attendance As Omicron Surges

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City has taken measures to try and combat the new Covid-19 variant, Omicron. The higher transmissibility of...

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UK Museums Forced to Close by Covid

The latest wave of the coronavirus pandemic in the UK, largely caused by the Omicron variant of the virus first detected in South Africa, has...

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FIFA Museum Launches its First Global Digital Exhibition

The FIFA World Football Museum has announced a new virtual interactive multimedia experience that it says will make it more accessible to people around the...

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Dutch Government contributes €150m to buy Rembrandt, but should they?

The Dutch government announced in December that it had set aside €150m to buy an original work of art by Rembrandt, an unprecedented sum for...

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The Met Museum to Remove Sackler Family Name From its Galleries

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City recently announced a change in its sponsorship in the wake of several members of the Sackler...

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National Museum of Afghanistan Has Reopened

Afghanistan’s national museum reopened in late November, according to reports from AFP. The agency’s reporters went to the museum in person in December to confirm...

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Museum Curators Among the Most Trusted Professionals

According to the British market research organisation, Ipsos MORI, 86 per cent of people in the UK would trust museum curators, a recent survey by...

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NFT ‘Piracy’ Website Provides Art as Free Downloads

A new website has been created to make it possible for anyone to download images that are subject to non-fungible token (NFT) ownership in one...

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Pokemon Go Makers Partner With Museums for Real-World Metaverse

The developer of the world’s first augmented reality (AR) platform to truly take off, Pokemon Go, has partnered with museums and other institutions for its...

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Microplastic Researchers Refuse to Work with Museum over Fossil Fuel links

A pair of prominent scientists working in the field of plastic research have said that their work won’t be included in the Science Museum’s collection...

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Dozens of Looted Benin Artefacts Accounted For in the Pitt Rivers Museum

The Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford recently added to the controversy surrounding stolen artefacts from Benin when it released an interim report that said it...

Health & Wellbeing

Museum’s ‘Chatter Box’ Programme Helps People With Dementia

The National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) said that it had been using what it referred to as an ‘unusually quiet time’ to make...

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In conversation with Cara Egan from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center

Having been closed since the onset of the pandemic back in March 2020, The Discovery Center based at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation HQ...

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MFA Boston Employees Strike Over Wages and Covid Safety

Staff members at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts staged a one-day strike in November to express their discontent over what they view as stalled contractual...

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Museum of Home ‘Wants to Move Slave Owner Statue’

The Museum of the Home in London said that it is now considering moving a statue of a slave merchant that has been the cause...

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Prado Museum ‘Downgrades’ Salvator Mundi

A team of curators at the world-renowned Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid announced in November that they had officially downgraded one of the most...

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All Aboard the World’s First ‘Museum in the Sky’

The world’s first and – as yet – the only flying museum has been launched in Saudi Arabia. The service was begun from Riyadh to...

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National Gallery Explores Links to Slavery

Like many long-standing British institutions, the National Gallery has decided that the time is now right to explore any historical links it might have to...

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Porsche to Build Museum and Race Track in Toronto

The globally renowned German car manufacturer, Porsche, has announced it will build what is being billed as a ‘high-octane tourist attraction’ including a racing track...

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Acid Attack Portraits On Show At the Uffizi Gallery

The Uffizi Gallery in Florence has made use of its unique collection to contextualize the portraits of people who have been subjected to horrific acid...

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Hannah Fry Steps Down as Science Museum Trustee Over Sponsorship Deal With Coal Giant

Two esteemed scientists who had until recently sat on the board of the Science Museum Group have resigned from their respective roles in quick succession....

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Looted Benin Bronze Statue Returned by Jesus College Cambridge

A highly contested sculpture, known as a Benin Bronze, has been officially given back to Nigeria in a ceremony conducted at Jesus College of the...

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Design Museum Environmental Audit Reveals Exhibition Carbon Footprint

A sustainability assessment was commissioned by the Design Museum’s for its latest exhibition and was found to have a surprisingly sizeable carbon footprint of ten...