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As war destroys Yemen's present, museums struggle to preserve its past

June 10, 2021 12:56 pm

Yemen's museums, the richest in the Arabian peninsula, are a reminder of the toll that war has taken on the country's cultural heritage, often eclipsed by civilian casualties and the dire humanitarian situation

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum plans expansion project at new site

June 10, 2021 11:56 am

The museum opened in 1997 with 40 O’Keeffe paintings. It obtained additional paintings in 2006 from the Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation

Revolutionaries and royalty showcased at revamped Paris museum

May 21, 2021 6:15 pm

It will now house 625,000 works - many brought out of storage for the first time - and which include paintings, toiletry cases and tea sets used by Napoleon, early photos of the Eiffel Tower, and gold coins from the 2nd century B.C

Paris museum gets ready to welcome visitors after COVID shutdown

May 18, 2021 1:12 pm

The French government closed museums and other cultural venues at the end of October to curb the spread of COVID-19. It is now allowing them to re-open after virus rates started to fall. But restrictions remain in place

Greece to reopen museums next week, ahead of tourism

May 08, 2021 6:07 pm

Venues such as Athens' Acropolis museum, housing archaeological treasures found near the ancient citadel overlooking the city, have been closed since mid-November when a second lockdown was imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus

Ahead of re-opening, London's V&A museum unveils new Raphael gallery

May 06, 2021 6:47 pm

The V&A, named after Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert, will re-open its doors to the public on May 19 in the next phase of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's roadmap out of lockdown

Museums sold more art during pandemic; why go back?

March 31, 2021 8:49 am

On average, the museums expected to lose 35 per cent of their budgeted income in 2020 and 28 per cent of normal operating income this year. Twelve percent said they had a “significant risk” of closing permanently by this fall

Emperor’s mosaic displayed in Italy after stint as NYC table

March 12, 2021 6:05 pm

The mosaic, a 1.5 square-meter geometric print in rich green, reddish-purple and white stone, was part of an inlaid floor on one of the ships, which were designed and decorated essentially as floating palazzi in a testament to Roman Emperor Caligula’s greatness

After outcry, Israeli museum calls off sale of Islamic art

March 12, 2021 11:22 am

The agreement ends a saga that drew broad condemnation and threatened to gut one of Israel’s prized public art collections. Art experts criticized the attempted sale to private collectors, saying it had been hidden from the public and violated the museum’s founding mission to edify the Israeli public about the Islamic world through art

'MAP’s digital launch is the birth of a new museum for a new era', says its founder-trustee Abhishek Poddar

November 27, 2020 2:55 pm

A week-long festival inaugurates the virtual opening of Bengaluru-based Museum of Art & Photography, showing how varied art forms are interconnected and enrich each other