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Dutch Museum Offers a Miracle Hotline

Miracles may seem like they are in short supply right now but a museum in Utrecht is aiming to put that right with a telephone...

Museum Openings to Look Forward to in 2020

Museum professionals can expect some exciting new working environments in the coming twelve months with many new institutions set to open their doors for the...

Museum staff force Louvre to close over Coronavirus fears

Staff at Louvre voted “almost unanimously” not to open on Sunday over safety concerns about prevention measures linked to Coronavirus. With 130 cases now reported...

Interactive Technology Brings Historic Artwork to Life at Art Gallery of NSW

For hundreds of years, Japanese artists and storytellers have been captivated by yōkai – supernatural monsters and household objects-goblins come to life. A new exhibition...

Auschwitz Museum Calls Out Amazon Over Anti-Semitic Nazi Propaganda

The Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum has called on the leading online retailer, Amazon, to stop selling anti-Semitic literature on its website. The museum is located...

Tesla Donates Over $1M to Nevada Museum of Art

Tesla, the technology company that is best known for its electric vehicles, has made a sizeable donation to the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno....

Painting Found in Wall Confirmed as Stolen Klimt

A picture that was discovered late last year has been finally established as a missing portrait by Gustav Klimt, the Austrian artist who is perhaps...

Ai Weiwei Refugee-Inspired Installation Unveiled at Minneapolis Institute of Art

The famous Ionic columns that welcome visitors to the Minneapolis Institute of Art in Minnesota have been transformed by the celebrated Chinese artist Ai Weiwei....

US Museum Hires Refugees as Guides

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology has embarked on a programme of hiring refugees and immigrants who have direct knowledge of some...

Van Gogh Museum Partners with Streetwear Brand

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has announced a new collaboration with the Dutch fashion brand, Daily Paper. The hip streetwear brand was originally a...

House of Representatives Vote to Establish Women’s History Museum

In February, the House of Representatives in the United States voted to pass a bill that will see a new museum constructed in the capital...

London’s Jewish Museum Withdraws From Arts Council England’s National Portfolio

Located in the London Borough of Camden, the Jewish Museum has elected to leave the group of National Portfolio Organisations (NPO) it had joined in...

Climate Change Activists Bring Trojan Horse to British Museum

Activists who want to highlight the issue of climate change have taken their own version of the famous Trojan Horse to the British Museum. The...

£6.8m founding text donated to the Olympic Museum

The historic manuscript laying out the original plans to revive the Olympic Games was today donated to The Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, almost 130 years after...

Australian Museums Call For Action on Climate Change

Some of the best-known natural history museums and similar institutions in Australia have called on the government to take more action in the country in...

Paris Museums Put 100,000 Artworks Online, Copyright-Free

Paris Musées, a consortium of 14 different museums and art galleries in the French capital, announced in January that it would now offer around 150,000 digital...

Recovery Begins Following New York Museum Blaze

When flames were seen at New York’s Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), few could have realised just how devastating the fire would be. The...

Horniman Museum and Gardens announces Climate and Ecology Manifesto

The Horniman Museum and Gardens in London announced today a Manifesto outlining its platform for action and the steps it will take to mitigate against...

Museums Shut Indefinitely Over Wuhan Coronavirus

Hong Kong has followed mainland China is closing its museums indefinitely as part of efforts to contain the Wuhan Coronavirus pandemic which started in the...

Street Art Championed By Californian Gallery

Street artists have few outlets for their work in mainstream galleries. Indeed, some of the most famous practitioners of graffiti art, such as Banksy, say...

Universities must open their archives and share their oppressive pasts

For the first time, a Canadian university — the University of Guelph — is reconciling with its history of teaching eugenics. Few universities in Canada...

Archive Apologises Over Altering Image of Women’s March

The National Archives and Records Administration has publicly apologised for its controversial decision to doctor a photograph it had been using as an exhibit since...

National Archives Exhibit Blurs Images Critical of the US President

The National Archives and Records Administration, which is charged with the preservation and documentation of government and historical records in the United States, admitted in...

NYC Museums Declined to be Polling Places

Locations for people to go and register their vote is a mainstay of the democratic function of many civilizations and the museum sector has traditionally...