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ART MUSEUM NEWS

'Good or bad, it's Hong Kong history', says British colonial museum founder

June 24, 2022 10:59 am

A partially burnt British flag recovered from a War World Two battle in Hong Kong, when Japanese forces captured the city, is among the museum's most precious items

Hong Kong Palace Museum aims to engage city's youth with Chinese culture

June 22, 2022 6:50 pm

Spanning more than 30,000 square metres, the museum showcases more than 900 artefacts on loan from Beijing's Palace Museum in the Forbidden City, including portraits from the Qing dynasty, calligraphy and ceramics.

Italy creates new museum for trafficked ancient artifacts

June 16, 2022 7:36 pm

Exhibits in the new museum will change every few months as the objects on display return to what experts consider their territory of origin, many of them places that were part of ancient Etruscan or Magna Grecia civilizations in central or southern Italy.

This week at the Museums: Buddhist relics, Silk Route exhibits and a summer art programme for all ages

June 03, 2022 11:25 am

The National Gallery of Modern Art will feature an artistic journey of Nandalal Bose, a pioneer of modern Indian art and an important figure in contextual modernism.

International Museum Day 2022: Some bizarre museums from around the world

May 18, 2022 5:08 pm

There are museums that are outright bizarre, and it is this oddity that interests people from different corners of the world

Museum honouring Hryhorii Skovoroda destroyed by Russian forces in Ukraine; know more about the revered poet

May 10, 2022 6:02 pm

"The occupiers can destroy the museum where Hryhoriy Skovoroda worked for the last years of his life and where he was buried. But they will not destroy our memory and our values!" Oleh Synyehubov, governor of Kharkiv, said in a Telegram post

Ukraine museum scrambles to save Russian art from the Russians

March 13, 2022 11:04 am

"There are over 25,000 items in our collection," said Maryna Filatova, head of the foreign art department at the Kharkiv Art Museum, adding that it was one of the biggest and most valuable in the country.

Belgium museum returns painting to Jewish family after 71 years

February 13, 2022 6:20 pm

The painting, of pink flowers in a blue vase by German artist Lovis Corinth, belonged to Gustav and Emma Mayer, who fled their Frankfurt home in 1938 to Brussels

Hong Kong opens new modern art museum under national security cloud

November 11, 2021 6:57 pm

The multi-billion dollar M+, featuring contemporary artwork from leading Chinese, Asian and Western artists is Hong Kong's bid to match museums like the Tate Modern in London, the MoMA in New York and the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

Dutch museum unveils once-hidden art collection in new mirrored warehouse

November 07, 2021 5:55 pm

While most museums only have the space to show a small part of their overall collection, the Rotterdam art museum has now unveiled 151,000 works of art for the public in an airy, multi-storied, steel and glass building.

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Ukraine’s largest museum strives to preserve its works of artistic and cultural importance

March 16, 2022 4:26 pm

Amid the bare walls and shrouded statues, Ihor Kozhan, Andrey Sheptytsky National Museum general director, lamented the empty museum, which has survived two world wars.

Pop-up art takes over Tel Aviv's condemned building

February 06, 2022 11:25 am

'Tel Aviv Pop-Up Museum' is a temporary art project in two condemned residential buildings in Tel Aviv, Israel, where the works of 150 artists and designers are displayed before the buildings are demolished.

Hong Kong's M+ museum opens amid censorship controversy

November 13, 2021 6:15 pm

Ai has criticised M+ over its decision to censor his work

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