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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...

UK’s first permanent immersive digital art gallery to open in Coventry

The Reel Store, will open at the former Coventry Telegraph newspaper building in Spring 2022, as a permanent new visitor attraction in the heart of...

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...

Museum trust gives staff extra holiday in January to bolster health and wellbeing

York Museums Trust will close to the public and pause all activities behind the scenes for one week in early January 2022 in support of the health and wellbeing...

Cooper Hewitt’s new Design and Healing exhibition showcases creative responses to COVID-19

Design and Healing: Creative Responses to Epidemics, is an exhibition examining design’s role in times of crisis and opens today in the Design Process Galleries...

HTC Partners With Museums for NFT Platform

A division of the Taiwanese technology giant, HTC, has announced that it will be entering into partnerships with various museums and galleries to bring its...

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery to partially reopen in time for Commonwealth Games 2022

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (BMAG) will partially reopen on Thursday 28 April 2022 with some of its spaces reinterpreted by local creatives. BMAG announced...

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...

African American museum to turn Confederate statue into public work of art  

The Charlottesville statue of the Confederate general Robert E Lee will be melted down and turned into a new piece of public art by the...

Kaurna ancestors laid to rest at Kaurna Wangayarta Smithfield

From the 1860s the bodies of First Nations People were stolen, collected and traded locally, nationally and internationally and now some of the 4,600 bodies...

Seattle entrepreneurs to open physical NFT museum to put city on blockchain map

Community-focused entrepreneurs Jennifer Wong and Peter Hamilton are to open the Seattle NFT Museum on 14 January as a place to educate and connect what...

Museum dedicated to Fidel Castro opens in Havana as homage to former Cuban leader

The Centro Fidel Castro museum is housed in an elegant mansion in Havana’s upscale Vedado district and opened its doors on the fifth anniversary of...

Barbados to build new museum dedicated to slavery’s impact on the nation

The Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley, has announced the creation of the Barbados Heritage District, including a museum, a memorial and a major...

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...

Array Collective from Northern Ireland win The Turner Prize 2021

Belfast’s Array Collective have won the UK’s most lucrative art prize with an award of £25,000, which was presented by Pauline Black, the lead singer...

Museum of Brands launches three-year wellbeing programme for people with dementia

The Museum of Brands has launched a three-year wellbeing programme Living Brands, which will provide multi-sensory resources, training and reminiscing activities for people living with...

Vabamu Museum in Estonia showcases country’s rise from Soviet satellite to digital republic

The Vabamu Museum of Occupations and Freedom in Estonia’s capital Tallinn has launched Why Estonia? 30 Years from the USSR to e-Estonia an exhibition that...

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...

Burrell Collection launches drive for volunteers including those with dementia

As the Burrell Collection in Glasgow nears its reopening in March 2022, following a £68m refurbishment, it has launched a recruitment campaign with innovative volunteering...

Microsoft Launches Xbox Museum

The American technology giant Microsoft has announced that it will mark the twentieth anniversary of the launch of its iconic video game console – the...

VocalEyes to offer training to help museums make their websites more accessible

VocalEyes, a charity supporting blind and visually impaired people to access culture, has been awarded £99,814 from a £1m pot, part of the National Lottery...

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...

Uffizi Gallery introduces kids’ tour guides and new identity to boost youngsters’ visits

The Uffizi Gallery in Florence has revealed a new visual identity #UffiziKids at the weekend and introduced 40 dedicated staff who will help guide them...

Mobile Phone Museum launches as online repository for life-changing invention

The Mobile Phone Museum has opened its online carefully curated collection of more than 2,000 individual models from more than 200 different brands this week....