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Getty Launches New YouTube Series “Becoming Artsy”

A new YouTube series hosted by Jessie Hendricks called ‘Becoming Artsy’ has been announced by the Getty, the globally renowned arts organisation. Hendricks, who is...

Plastic Museum in Indonesia highlights catastrophic marine pollution

In the city of Gresik in the East Java province of Indonesia environmentalists have created a ‘plastic museum’ from 10,000 plastic waste items to warn...

Equal Justice Initiative Opens New Legacy Museum in Montgomery

The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) in Montgomery, Alabama has opened The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration in the organisation’s home town. It is...

The British Museum Reportedly Accepts Nigerian Artist’s Gift But Keeps Looted Bronzes

The British Museum has reportedly decided to keep contemporary Nigerian artworks offered to it in a proposed exchange for historic bronzes in its collection. As...

Science Museum Board Member Resigns Over Oil Sponsorship

One of the UK’s foremost climate scientists, Professor Chris Rapley, has resigned from his position on the Science Museum’s advisory board citing the institution’s ongoing...

Black History Month UK: Museums celebrate African and Caribbean history and culture

Black History Month was established in the UK in 1987 and last week a statue of Rachel Elizabeth Campbell – known as Betty – Wales’...

Manchester Museum appoints Dr Njabulo Chipangura as Curator of Living Cultures

Dr Chipangura, who holds a PhD in Anthropology from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, was previously employed by the National Museums and Monuments...

Construction begins to transform V&A Museum of Childhood into Young V&A

Work has begun on a £13m reimagining of the Grade II* listed V&A Museum of Childhood in London, which will become the Young V&A when...

UK’s first exhibition exploring cancer research opens at The Francis Crick Institute

Outwitting Cancer – Making Sense of Nature’s Enigma is an immersive exhibition exploring the trail-blazing research that is ‘turning the tide on cancer’. The aim is...

Kunsten Museum Wants Artist to Pay Back Money After “Take the Money and Run” Artwork

The Kunsten Museum in Denmark has said that it thinks an artist it commissioned to produce a new work of art should return the cash...

Nacional del Prado to Get €36 Million Extension

The Spanish government has announced that it will give the Prado Museum a multi-million loan to fund a large expansion of the country’s national art...

Het Nieuwe Instituut to Ask Designers to Imagine a ‘Solar Revolution’

The Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam – one of the Netherlands most prestigious cultural institutions – has announced that it will stage an inaugural Solar...

Coventry’s Herbert Art Gallery and Museum launches Turner Prize 2021 exhibition

Making a welcomed return after being cancelled last year due to COVID-19, The Turner Prize 2021 exhibition showcasing the work of the five nominees opens...

Paris Museum Train launched to encourage passengers to visit city’s artworks

Paris Musées and train operator Transilien SNCF have joined forces to launch the Paris Museum Train for passengers travelling through Île-de-France region of the capital....

Infrared reflectograms shed light on Prado’s copy of da Vinci’s Mona Lisa

A new exhibition opening tomorrow at the Museo Nacional del Prado showcases the results of a recent research project into the copies made of Leonardo...

Accra to build museum complex dedicated to social reformer WEB Du Bois

The WEB Du Bois Museum Foundation has signed a historic agreement with the Government of Ghana to transform the current Du Bois Memorial Centre and...

British Museum Partners With LaCollection for First NFT Initiative

A non-fungible token (NFT) platform that is entirely dedicated to museum and institutional collections will partner with the British Museum from the end of September...

Van Gogh Museum unveils 3D-printed touchable scale model of its building

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has introduced a detailed 3D-printed touchable scale model of both the interior and exterior of the building at its entrance....

Van Abbemuseum launches the Netherlands’ first, fully multi-sensory exhibition

The Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven has opened a comprehensive new fully multi-sensory exhibition featuring 120 artworks spanning all five floors of the museum. Delinking and...

Opening of collections at Humboldt Forum heralds new era for museum provenance

When visitors enter Berlin’s Humboldt Forum today they will be confronted by a new way of interpreting the institution’s large collection of colonial-era art as...

Nigerian Artists Offer British Museum Swap

A new guild of artists in Nigeria has proposed exchanging current works of art for those housed in the British Museum’s collection in London. The...

MASS MoCA Announces Kristy Edmunds as Next Director

The Board of Trustees of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art have announced that Kristy Edmunds will be taking over as the new director. The...

Pass It Down creates NFT marketplace for museums with $2m investment

Digital storytelling company Pass It Down has raised nearly $2m to launch Iconic Moments, in what it says is the world’s first NFT marketplace exclusively...

Firstsite in Colchester announced as Art Fund Museum of the Year

Contemporary visual arts organisation, Firstsite in Colchester has been named Art Fund Museum of the Year and received £100,000 in prize money. Sally Shaw, Director...