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‘The Little Prince’ exhibited in France for the first time

A Paris exhibition is displaying the manuscript of Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s “The Little Prince” for the first time in his native France, along with dozens...

Portland Museum of Art Plans $85M Expansion

The Portland Museum of Art in Maine has announced that it is seeking new funds to pay for a large expansion of its current site....

Belgium museum returns painting to Jewish family after 71 years

Belgium’s leading art museum has returned a painting it held for 71 years to the great-grandchildren of a Jewish couple whose property was looted by...

Museum of London Set to Close for Four Years

The Museum of London has announced that it will close its doors later this year in preparation for a long-planned move to new premises not...

Philanthropist Donates Millions to Imperial War Museum

A large number of films, photographs and works of art have been acquired by the Imperial War Museum (IWM) thanks to a multi-million donation made...

Tate Removes Sackler Name From Five Locations

Tate, the British art gallery group, has said that it will be removing all references to the Sackler family name across its London sites. The...

Art and tech combine in support of UNHCR’s Aiming Higher campaign to get more refugees into higher education

Augmented Reality specialists, Perception Codes join forces with artist Kanachai “Kit” Bencharongkul and the UNHCR to develop the first ever Holo-NFT collection in The Morpheus...

Vienna’s Belvedere Museum Sold Gustav Klimt NFTs

NFT presentation “The Kiss” by Gustav Klimt at the Upper Belvedere — Photo: Ouriel Morgensztern / Belvedere, Vienna Gustav Klimt may have been the foremost...

Dutch museums protest COVID-19 lockdown

Several museums in the Netherlands temporarily turned themselves over to other roles in order to stay open despite public health rules. A number of museums...

Rembrandt’s ‘Night Watch’ removed from frame for restoration

For the first time since 1975, Rembrandt’s vast “The Night Watch” was taken down and removed from its frame by conservators in the Rijsmuseum, Amsterdam....

Teddy Roosevelt statue removed from outside New York museum

Workers on Wednesday dismantled a towering statue of President Theodore Roosevelt from outside New York City’s American Museum of Natural History. The “Equestrian Statue of...

Aerospace Bristol – with its prized last Concorde to fly – receives museum accreditation

It’s ten years since plans for a museum were launched at Filton Airfield in Bristol and five years since Aerospace Bristol opened its doors to...

Rijksmuseum to showcase Indonesia’s struggle for independence from Dutch Empire

The national museum of the Netherlands presents Revolusi! Indonesia Independent next month, a major exhibition focusing on the Indonesian revolution and the people who experienced...

Manchester Museum partnership launches first ever sector-specific Carbon Literacy toolkit

The Carbon Literacy toolkit – launching on 24 January 2022 – is part of Roots & Branches, a unique environmentally driven partnership project between Manchester...

BBC marks 100 years with online collections and museum exhibitions

The BBC is celebrating its centenary throughout 2022 by launching three online collections and physical exhibitions in museums across the UK. The British Broadcasting Company...

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures partners with Bloomberg Philanthropies to improve its digital platforms

The partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies will fund the development of the museum’s wide-ranging digital engagement platforms including its website, online archives and a new digital...

Global report published to probe the future of arts and culture sector

Future of Arts and Culture: Trajectories for the Next Decade is a qualitative probe into the future of arts and culture globally. The study is...

Competition launched for holistic redevelopment of Liverpool’s International Slavery Museum

National Museums Liverpool (NML) has launched a competition to transform its International Slavery Museum and neighbouring Maritime Museum in the city’s Royal Albert Dock. NML...

Parthenon fragment returns to Greece, rekindling campaign for UK to hand over marbles

A marble fragment of the Parthenon temple has been returned to Athens from a museum in Sicily, a move officials hope will advance efforts to...

National Railway Museum submits plans for its vision to be world’s railway museum

A detailed application for a new Central Hall at the National Railway Museum (NRM) has been submitted to City of York Council part of the...

Uruguay’s first contemporary art museum, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Atchugarry, opens to public

Uruguayan sculptor Pablo Atchugarry has part-funded and contributed more than 500 artworks to Uruguay’s first contemporary art museum, which will open tomorrow in the coastal...

Museum of Tomorrow’s immersive exhibition highlights current challenges to world’s largest biome

Visitors to the Museum of Tomorrow in Brazil can experience the largest tropical biome in the world with the Rio de Janeiro museum’s latest temporary...

Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum mounts time capsule to be opened in 2050

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum in Geneva and the Climate Centre, which helps the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement worldwide address the humanitarian...

2022 in new museum openings, re-openings and partial re-openings

It’s always good to have something to look forward to at the beginning of a new year and in 2022 there are plenty of museum...