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British Museum unveils long-lost bronze sculpture in ancient Greek art show The exhibition on Greek sculptures at the British Museum will display an early 20th century bronze copy which had been assumed destroyed during the Second World War. The bronze is a reconstruction of the famous Doryphoros. To read the full story click here.   […]

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Why Italy should sell the 5,000 improperly excavated artifacts recovered by the police Italy are considering auctioning off improperly excavated artifacts to help cash-strapped museums. To read the full story click here.   Kiev biennial venue withdraws support due to war-time conditions The second edition of Art Arsenale will not be held at the Mystetskyi […]

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François Hollande vows to block terrorist attacks on cultural heritage François Hollande has requested that the Louvre send a mission to Baghdad in order to assess the damage caused to national heritage by Islamic State. The French President announced his plans on Wednesday March 18. To read the full story click here.   Picasso’s former […]

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Sotheby’s appoints new president Sotheby’s have appointed Tad Smith as their chief executive officer, although he has limited experience in the arts world. His first priority “is to develop and implement a growth strategy”. To read the full story click here.   Stolen Matelli sculpture recovered Tony Matelli’s painted Bronze sculpture Stray Dog was stolen […]

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Old Master dealers feel the pinch Dealers in paintings by old masters have been badly affected by the euro’s drop against the pound. The rising interest in contemporary art has also contributed to losses suffered by dealers. To read the full story click here.   Young dealers who want to sell you old art When […]

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Klimt’s Beethoven Frieze should not be returned Gustav Klimt’s Beethoven Frieze, 1902, a masterpiece of the Viennese Secession, should not be returned to the heirs of its original owner, the Austrian Art Restitution Advisory Board announced today, 6 March. To read the full story click .   Australian artists take over this year’s Venice Biennal […]

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Tate website reposts paintings by convicted child abuser Graham Ovenden The Tate has come under fire for reposting landscape works by the convicted child abuser Graham Ovenden. To read the full story click here.   Sheila Girling dies aged 90 The painter Sheila Girling died on 14 February aged 90. She was the widow of […]

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Hermitage library worker arrested over missing illustrations An employee of the State Hermitage Museum’s library has been arrested in connection with the theft of several engravings and photographs from its collection. The illustrations were allegedly offered for sale at a number of antiquarianbookshops. To read the full story click here.   Copenhagen attacks denounced by […]

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Artists take sides in conflict between Russia and Ukraine Artists in Russia and Ukraine have found themselves caught on either side of the barricades. Many of the artists are using their work to show their alliance to either side. To read the full story click here.   London auctions dominated by post-war European artists The […]

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Director of Moscow’s State Tretyakov Gallery dismissed from her position Irina Lebedeva, the director of the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow  has been dismissed from her position. It is thought she was dismissed due to failings withy her managerial skills. To read the full story click here.   Judge Rules Met Museum can charge admission […]

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