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UK’s National Portrait Gallery to Shut for Three Years

The National Portrait Gallery announced in November that it would close its doors to the public for a prolonged period from June 2020. It is...

Protestors Crowdfund to Bring Trojan Horse to British Museum

A crowdfunding campaign has been set up to assist anti-petrochemicals protestors with their aim of highlighting links between the British Museum and one of the...

Centre Pompidou to Open New Site in Shanghai

The globally renowned Centre Pompidou, which is one of the great landmarks of the museum and gallery sector in Paris, has announced an ambitious expansion...

New Director of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art Is Named

The current the chairman of education and public programmes at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has been named as the new CEO and director...

California Fires Lead to the Closure of the Getty Museum

The entire campus that houses the world-famous Getty Museum in California has been closed down in an emergency action, following widespread wildfires that have broken...

Van Gogh Museum names Emilie Gordenker as General Director

The Van Gogh Museum announced today that Emilie Gordenker has been appointed General Director of the Van Gogh Museum. As of 1 February 2020 she...

Decolonize This Place targets New York Museums

The New York-based protest group, Decolonize This Place, which describes itself as an action-oriented movement that is focussed on indigenous people, launched a large demonstration...

MoMA Unveils $450 Million Expansion

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in the heart of Manhattan Island in New York City has added over 3,700 square metres to its footprint...

Museum Focussed on Freedom of Expression Set to Close

The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is one that is celebrated around the world because it guarantees freedom of expression, in...

Are Museums Doing Enough to Increase the Number of Women Artists Represented in their Collections?

Few museums and galleries across the west have failed to recognise how women have been historically under represented in the art world. Of course, there...

Illinois State Museum to Return Artifacts to Australian First Nations

The Illinois State Museum will return 42 culturally significant objects currently in its collection to Australian First Nations after ten months of consultation with the...

Vagina Museum to open in London

London has some of the world’s most famous museums that have set the standard for the entire sector in many ways. There again, it also...

Brazilian Museum Professionals Memorialise Museum with a Tattoo

Just over a year ago, on September 2nd 2018, the news of the fire at Brazil’s famed National Museum was broadcasting rapidly across the world....

Huge Haul of Artefacts Returned to Iraq by the British Museum

In August, the British Museum conducted a huge handover of Iraqi artefacts to the authorities there. The treasures were sent to their home country following...

Rio Slavery Museum Raises Questions

Following the election of Jair Messias Bolsonaro to the presidency of Brazil, there have been a number of controversies in the country’s public life. As...

What a no deal Brexit could mean for UK museums

By the time we arrive at the second Brexit deadline on 31st October this year, it will be exactly a year since widespread reports in...

Free Museum Entry For Furloughed Federal Workers

As the Federal Government Shutdown in the United States enters a third week, hundreds of thousands of federal workers are feeling the financial pinch. With...

Are These The World’s Most Expensive Museums?

Museum entry prices around the world differ significantly. You can enjoy free entry to many prestigious museums but which museums are the world’s most expensive?...

10.2 million visitors to the Louvre in 2018

The Musée du Louvre had a record 10.2 million visitors in 2018—an increase of 25% in comparison with 2017. No other museum in the world...

10 Most Beautiful Museums in the World

With the world greatest architects designing iconic museums in the world’s cultural capitals, these buildings often stand out for their architecture as much as the...

Mountain Photography Museum opens on the Dolomite Mountains

As locations go, the home of the new LUMEN Museum of Mountain Photography couldn’t be more perfect for it’s subject matter, perched at the summit Mount Kronplatz-Plan...

U.S. Federal Government shutdown hits Smithsonian

Smithsonian Institution officials have announced that if the current U.S. federal government shutdown continues past January 1, all Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C and in New...

Museum Openings that we’re excited about in 2019

As 2019 approaches we’re anticipating another exciting year in the world of museums with new institutions and extensions boosting tourism and helping to reinvigorate cities....

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Announces Vanessa German: Winner of 2018 Don Tyson Prize

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announces Vanessa German as the 2018 recipient of the Don Tyson Prize, a $200,000 biennial award for outstanding achievement in American art. For more...