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Museums News visited York Zine Fest.Some pretty awesome self-published comic books, prints, fanzines and merch.⚡
08/12/2019

Museums News visited York Zine Fest.
Some pretty awesome self-published comic books, prints, fanzines and merch.

Sometimes a banana is just a banana. And sometimes, like the one duct-taped to a wall that sold for $120,000 this week, ...
07/12/2019

Sometimes a banana is just a banana. And sometimes, like the one duct-taped to a wall that sold for $120,000 this week, it’s an expensive piece of art.
The questionably genius work by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan was being shown by the international gallery Perrotin at Art Basel in Miami when it was sold. One in a series of three, a second version of the piece has also been sold for a similar price.
Gallery founder Emmanuel Perrotin told CNN that bananas are “a symbol of global trade, a double entendre, as well as a classic device for humor”. Cattelan is well known for his mirthful, often comically ironic work, including most infamously of late a fully functional 18-karat gold toilet titled America, which visitors to the Guggenheim were encouraged to use. (The toilet was recently stolen from an exhibition in England.) In a 1999 piece, Cattelan duct-taped famed Italian gallerist Massimo De Carlo to the walls of his own gallery.🍌

In 1971, a thief walked into the visitor center at Valley Forge National Historical Park and sneaked off with a priceles...
04/12/2019
Rare Revolutionary-era rifle recovered nearly 50 years after brazen theft from Valley Forge

In 1971, a thief walked into the visitor center at Valley Forge National Historical Park and sneaked off with a priceless piece of America’s heritage.
The whereabouts of the Revolutionary-era flintlock rifle that vanished that day remained a mystery for nearly 50 years.

Stolen in a brazen, broad daylight heist at Valley Forge National Historical Park in 1971, this relic of America's cultural history might have been lost forever were it not for an eagle-eyed antiques dealer at a barn sale last year.

Museums News visited Leeds Arts University's thought-provoking Postgraduate Show.Many thanks to Oonagh Corr for the pers...
23/11/2019

Museums News visited Leeds Arts University's thought-provoking Postgraduate Show.
Many thanks to Oonagh Corr for the personal tour of her excellent project on weaving via sustainable, natural materials

"A number of experts concluded that the quality of the scan was simply too high to have been produced by the camera-unde...
23/11/2019
A Fight Over 3D-Printing Files of the Nefertiti Bust Comes to a Bizarre Conclusion

"A number of experts concluded that the quality of the scan was simply too high to have been produced by the camera-under-a-trenchcoat operation described by the museum. In fact, they concluded, the scan could only have been produced by someone with prolonged access to the Nefertiti bust itself. In other words, this wasn’t a heist. This was a leak. "

The museum was trying to pretend that it owned a copyright in the scan of a 3,000-year-old sculpture created 3,000 miles away.

Psychedelic play on ancient Greek classicism and form at Edward Allington's 'Things Unsaid' retrospective exhibition at ...
26/10/2019

Psychedelic play on ancient Greek classicism and form at Edward Allington's 'Things Unsaid' retrospective exhibition at Henry Moore Institute
Part 1 🏛️🏺☕

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2019 opened at Leeds Art GalleryConstantly evolving and developing along with the changing ...
19/10/2019

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2019 opened at Leeds Art Gallery
Constantly evolving and developing along with the changing face of visual art in the UK, BNC 2019 marks New Contemporaries 70th anniversary

28/09/2019

Damien Hirst's 'Anatomy of an angel' (2008) in Leeds' Victoria Quarter Arcade. The sculpture is on display as part of the Yorkshire Sculpture International festival.

This weekend Emerge Festival sees a creative kaleidoscope of events in museums, galleries, historic houses and visual ar...
26/09/2019

This weekend Emerge Festival sees a creative kaleidoscope of events in museums, galleries, historic houses and visual arts venues that take place in 11 London Boroughs. With one ticket, you’ll have access to all the night’s venues and some of the best breakthrough artists in town.
Get your wristband here: bit.ly/EmergeTicketsMuseumLovers

What goes through a museum visitor's head👆🖼️😨
20/09/2019

What goes through a museum visitor's head
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Emerge Festival is a new festival of night-time events in museums, galleries, historic houses, visual arts venues and mo...
20/09/2019
Emerge Festival's late-night museum and gallery events

Emerge Festival is a new festival of night-time events in museums, galleries, historic houses, visual arts venues and more. Over two nights in September, Emerge Festival will see a creative kaleidoscope of events take over 11 London Boroughs. With one ticket, you’ll have access to all the night’s venues and some of the best breakthrough artists in town.
Get your wristband here: bit.ly/EmergeTicketsMuseumLovers

Emerge Festival is a new festival of night-time events in museums, galleries, historic houses, visual arts venues and more. Over two nights in September, Emerge Festival will see a creative kaleidoscope of events take over 11 London Boroughs. With one ticket, you'll have access to all the night's ve...

Museums News visited York St John University's eco-inspired MA Fine Art degree show
17/09/2019

Museums News visited York St John University's eco-inspired MA Fine Art degree show

Unaware museum visitors that discovered their doppelgängers hanging on the art gallery's walls
12/09/2019

Unaware museum visitors that discovered their doppelgängers hanging on the art gallery's walls

Art Monopoly?! Going, Going, Gone! is a board game in which you travel the world as an art collector scouring the auctio...
31/08/2019

Art Monopoly?! Going, Going, Gone! is a board game in which you travel the world as an art collector scouring the auction houses, visiting art fairs, and making private deals in search of elusive artworks to complete your collection. The winner is the player with the most valuable collection and the most cash in hand at the end of the game.
More: www.laurenceking.com/us/product/going-going-gone

A museum dedicated to baked beans is coming to London this monthTo mark its 150th anniversary, Heinz is launching a 'Bea...
29/08/2019

A museum dedicated to baked beans is coming to London this month
To mark its 150th anniversary, Heinz is launching a 'Beanz Museum', which will explore the nation's twisted obsession with serving up sweet, slimy haricot beans on slices of burnt bread.
Of course, it's not really a 'museum' — but a three-day pop up in Covent Garden, with 'immersive' experiences including a beans slide and a giant walk-through toaster.
Heinz Beanz Muzeum
5 Great Newport Street
Covent Garden
London
30 August - 1 September 2019.
Entry is free.

🧠 What #ThursdayThoughts have been filling your brains today? We are enjoying this collaborative installation, ‘In & Out...
29/08/2019

🧠 What #ThursdayThoughts have been filling your brains today?
We are enjoying this collaborative installation, ‘In & Out’ by Seth Globe Painter and Pascal Vilcollet.

Dr Seuss’s long-lost final book is about art history through a visit at the 'Horse Museum'.Dr Seuss passed away in 1991,...
29/08/2019

Dr Seuss’s long-lost final book is about art history through a visit at the 'Horse Museum'.
Dr Seuss passed away in 1991, but in 2013 his wife found a manuscript and illustrations for his final book. 'Horse Museum' opens with the question: “Art. What’s it all about?"
Dr Seuss uses horses to introduce artistic interpretation; specific art movements; and the fundamental qualities of art, such as lines, colors, and materials.
Horses have been a universal subject for centuries, and Dr Seuss' examples span prehistoric cave art, ancient Greek vases, indigenous tapestry, European painting, Japanese printmaking, early photography, and modern art.
Dr Seuss intended the story to be an art history lesson for young readers.

28/08/2019

'OLAFUR ELIASSON: IN REAL LIFE' - until January 5th, 2020.
Olafur Eliasson returns to Tate Modern with this unmissable exhibition.

Museum Mondays be like
26/08/2019

Museum Mondays be like

Should frontline staff participate in the decisions being made?*Also: Happy International Museum Memes Day! 🏛️🎨😹
23/08/2019

Should frontline staff participate in the decisions being made?

*Also: Happy International Museum Memes Day! 🏛️🎨😹

Happy International Museum Memes Day! 🏛️🎨😹#musmemes #museummemes
22/08/2019

Happy International Museum Memes Day! 🏛️🎨😹
#musmemes #museummemes

A New Definition of “Museums” Sparks International DebateThe International Council of Museums (ICOM) will vote on a new ...
19/08/2019

A New Definition of “Museums” Sparks International Debate
The International Council of Museums (ICOM) will vote on a new definition of museums in September. The proposed change includes language about “social justice, global equality and planetary wellbeing.” Critics say the text is too political for most museums to employ. Do you agree?

The new definition:
Museums are democratising, inclusive and polyphonic spaces for critical dialogue about the pasts and the futures. Acknowledging and addressing the conflicts and challenges of the present, they hold artefacts and specimens in trust for society, safeguard diverse memories for future generations and guarantee equal rights and equal access to heritage for all people.

Museums are not for profit. They are participatory and transparent, and work in active partnership with and for diverse communities to collect, preserve, research, interpret, exhibit, and enhance understandings of the world, aiming to contribute to human dignity and social justice, global equality and planetary wellbeing.

Read the announcement:
https://icom.museum/en/activities/standards-guidelines/museum-definition/

The Museum of Ice Cream has been valued at $200 million. The Museum of Ice Cream was among the first in the recent wave ...
16/08/2019
Museum of Ice Cream Valued at $200 Million

The Museum of Ice Cream has been valued at $200 million. The Museum of Ice Cream was among the first in the recent wave of “museums” made for and popularized by social media.

The dessert-themed selfie destination’s parent company Figure8, Inc. recently raised $40 million.

09/08/2019

RIP Takis
The retrospective exhibition 'Takis: Sculptor of Magnetism, Light and Sound' at Tate Modern opened in July and will run until the 27th of October 2019.

Museums News visited the National Historical Museum of Greece.Ship figureheads, folk woodcarved sculptures based on myth...
27/07/2019

Museums News visited the National Historical Museum of Greece.
Ship figureheads, folk woodcarved sculptures based on mythological figures that decorated the end of a prow; they were used on the main warships of the Greek War of Independence (1821-30) to empower the ship and scare off opponents. National Historical Museum, Athens.

Museums News visited the Stanley Kubrick exhibition at the Design Museum / Part II
22/07/2019

Museums News visited the Stanley Kubrick exhibition at the Design Museum / Part II

Museums News visited the Stanley Kubrick exhibition at the Design Museum / Part I
21/07/2019

Museums News visited the Stanley Kubrick exhibition at the Design Museum / Part I

14/07/2019

Entry video to the Stanley Kubrick exhibition at the Design Museum

Museums News visited Tate Modern's 'MAGIC REALISM: ART IN WEIMAR GERMANY 1919-33', the uncanny and mysterious art of the...
11/07/2019

Museums News visited Tate Modern's 'MAGIC REALISM: ART IN WEIMAR GERMANY 1919-33', the uncanny and mysterious art of the Weimar Republic.

08/07/2019

DIOR at V&A Part VII Finalé
Museums News visited the sold-out magical 'Christian Dior, Designer of Dreams' exhibition at the V&A /// Part VII Finalé

07/07/2019

DIOR at V&A Part VI
Museums News visited the sold-out magical 'Christian Dior, Designer of Dreams' exhibition at the V&A /// Part VI

DIOR at V&A Part VMuseums News visited the sold-out magical 'Christian Dior, Designer of Dreams' exhibition at the V&A /...
06/07/2019

DIOR at V&A Part V
Museums News visited the sold-out magical 'Christian Dior, Designer of Dreams' exhibition at the V&A /// Part V

DIOR at V&A Part IVMuseums News visited the sold-out magical 'Christian Dior, Designer of Dreams' exhibition at the V&A ...
05/07/2019

DIOR at V&A Part IV
Museums News visited the sold-out magical 'Christian Dior, Designer of Dreams' exhibition at the V&A /// Part IV

DIOR at V&A part IIIMuseums News visited the sold-out magical 'Christian Dior, Designer of Dreams' exhibition at the V&A...
04/07/2019

DIOR at V&A part III
Museums News visited the sold-out magical 'Christian Dior, Designer of Dreams' exhibition at the V&A /// Part III

Museums News visited the sold-out magical 'Christian Dior, Designer of Dreams' exhibition at the V&A /// Part II
02/07/2019

Museums News visited the sold-out magical 'Christian Dior, Designer of Dreams' exhibition at the V&A /// Part II

Museums News visited the sold-out magical 'Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams' exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Mus...
01/07/2019

Museums News visited the sold-out magical 'Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams' exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum /// Part I

Museums News' coverage of the Royal Academy of Arts' Summer Exhibition PART V
29/06/2019

Museums News' coverage of the Royal Academy of Arts' Summer Exhibition PART V

Museums News' coverage of the Royal Academy of Arts' Summer Exhibition PART IV: The Architecture Room
28/06/2019

Museums News' coverage of the Royal Academy of Arts' Summer Exhibition PART IV: The Architecture Room

Museums News ' coverage of the Royal Academy of Arts' Summer Exhibition PART III
25/06/2019

Museums News ' coverage of the Royal Academy of Arts' Summer Exhibition PART III

Museums News' coverage of the Royal Academy of Arts' Summer Exhibition PART IIRun without interruption since 1769, the T...
24/06/2019

Museums News' coverage of the Royal Academy of Arts' Summer Exhibition PART II
Run without interruption since 1769, the The RA's Summer Exhibition is the world’s largest open submission art show and brings together art in all mediums – prints and paintings, film, photography, sculpture, architectural works and more – by leading artists, Royal Academicians and household names as well as new and emerging talent.

Museums News' coverage of the Royal Academy of Arts ' Summer Exhibition PART I.Run without interruption since 1769, the ...
22/06/2019

Museums News' coverage of the Royal Academy of Arts ' Summer Exhibition PART I.

Run without interruption since 1769, the RA's Summer Exhibition is the world’s largest open submission art show and brings together art in all mediums – prints and paintings, film, photography, sculpture, architectural works and more – by leading artists, Royal Academicians and household names as well as new and emerging talent.

21/06/2019

Museums News visited Alexandra Carr's Weight of Light installation at St Mary's Church, York for the York Festival of Ideas

Museums News visited Alexandra Carr's Weight of Light installation at St Mary's Church, York for the York Festival of Id...
21/06/2019

Museums News visited Alexandra Carr's Weight of Light installation at St Mary's Church, York for the York Festival of Ideas

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