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Today, May 18th, is International Museum Day. The International Council of Museums (ICOM) established International Museum Day in 1977 to increase public awareness of the role of museums in the development of society, and it has been steadily gaining momentum ever since. In 2019, International Museum Day garnered record-breaking participation with more than 55,000 museums hosting events in some 150 countries. This year, with museums all over the world suffering from the effects of the...

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The art market is facing new challenges daily as it adjusts to the realities of navigating the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis. We asked experts from multinational legal advisors Withers, Diana Wierbicki, Partner and Global Head of Art Law, and Amanda Rottermund, Art Law Associate, for their insight. Q: With auctions and art fairs being cancelled, postponed and rescheduled (or turning completely virtual), how can consignors and consignees adapt to calendar uncertainties? A: Coupled with logistical shutdowns,...

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Located in the heart of Montauban, one of the most beautiful cities in the south west of France, and reopening last December after three years of total closure for major works, the Ingres Bourdelle Museum has scheduled four exhibitions which, from Ingres to contemporaries, offer visitors a journey into the history of art. The only dedicated Ingres museum in the world, the Ingres Bourdelle Museum has been completely restructured and modernised and now features exceptional...

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The exhibitors for the London Art Fair 2020 have been announced. The fair runs from the 22nd to 26th January 2020 for its 32nd edition, at the Islington Business Design Centre. Platforms within the fair will provide an opportunity for emerging new generation artists, as well as providing a stage for modern forms of art. Over 110 galleries will be participating, including Art Blue Studio from Singapore, Art Mur from Canada, Cork Printmakers from Ireland...

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In an effort to give museums a better chance of acquiring historic items before they disappear into private hands, the government has announced plans to expand the definition of ‘treasure’. At present, those who find items at least 300 years old made substantially of gold and silver, or which are found with artefacts of precious metals, have a legal obligation to report to a coroner within 14 days. If the object is deemed to be...

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Opening on 12 October, the Victoria and Albert Museum’s new Photography Centre is set to display the world’s first photographic experiments, pictures by Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Steichen, acquisitions by Linda McCartney and commissioned works by Thomas Ruff. The world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design has collected photographs since it was founded in 1852. Following the transfer of the Royal Photographic Society collection, the V&A’s expanding amalgamation of world-class photography collections has inspired...

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Organized by the Salon du Dessin in partnership with Paris Tableau, FINE ARTS PARIS will be running its second edition at the Carrousel du Louvre from 7 to 11 November 2018. The new Paris event is run in collaboration with the major French museums, including the Louvre, Petit Palais, Centre Pompidou, Zadkine, Bourdelle, Rodin and Maillol museums. With over 40 overseas exhibitors currently booked to attend, the fair promises stalls from both recognized dealers and...

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Tate has released information on upcoming museum exhibitions in 2019 for all its galleries in London, Liverpool and St. Ives. As part of its portfolio of exhibitions planned for 2019 are displays dedicated to the art world’s most famous figures, including Vincent van Gogh, Pierre Bonnard and William Blake. Covering 200 years of ground-breaking art, these exhibits will showcase artwork in different mediums—including photography, prints and sculptures—created by artists from almost all corners of the...

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A French art museum dedicated to Catalan artist Étienne Terrus—a close friend of Henri Matisse—has discovered over half of its collection of paintings are fakes. The museum, which is situated in the commune of Elne just outside Perpignan, had just undergone extensive renovation work and was due a grand reopening. But an art historian brought in to reorganise the museum following the recent acquisition of around 80 paintings, found that nearly 60 percent of the...

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In collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Louvre in Paris will hold a historic exhibition to celebrate Eugène Delacroix—one of the most prolific French painters of all time. The collection will guide visitors through 180 of his works, charting the entirety of his career. As the leading exponent of Romanticism and an observer of the optical effects of colour, it didn’t take long for Eugène Delacroix to solidify his legacy....

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