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The truths beneath the surface: Researchers reveal more secrets of Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring

Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring (c. 1665) has captivated audiences for centuries. It has become one of the most

The V&A wants your COVID-19 signs to document life in lockdown

There’s no doubt that in a few generations, the COVID-19 pandemic will be included in history books. By then, people

National Theatre School’s Art Apart program- a platform for early artists in isoaltion

Educational programs have been one of the institutions that most quickly needed to adjust to the current climate of COVID-19

New York judge declares Call of Duty to be art

In September 2018, the Victoria and Albert Museum presented an exhibition highlighting video games. They’re one of many institutions that

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Tate Britain forgoes 2020 Turner Prize to support 10 artists with £10k bursaries

Tate Britain announced today that the 2020 edition of the Turner Prize has been called off, like so many things

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Researchers get to the bottom of why The Scream is fading

The Scream, Edvard Munch’s iconic 1910 painting, really has something to shout about now. Researchers have found that moisture from

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Art World Roundup: looking at the week in art, from faked antiquities to pandemic piñatas

From a Pulitzer Prize winning art critic to COVID-19 inspired piñatas, this week’s Art World Roundup covers some of the stories you might have missed this week. Art Critic win 2020 Pulitzer Prize Being an art critic isn’t the clearest

How do AR and VR art experiences compare to the real thing? Cuseum takes a closer look through neurological study.

Experiencing art looks a little different today than it did a year ago. While many were already embracing the joys of what VR and AR had to offer in the art world months ago, in the age of COVID-19, they

Jiab Prachakul wins 2020 BP Portrait Award, this year not judged by BP rep

The BP Portrait Award, organised by the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) in London, is among the most prestigious prizes that can be awarded to a work of portraiture. During this unusual time, the NPG took to their social media platforms

May the Fourth be with you: a closer look at the architecture of Star Wars

It’s Star Wars Day, did you hear? You’re probably already familiar with the unofficial holiday and you might be planning a socially distant evening of Star Wars streaming of your own, tonight. The ever-growing sci-fi series has been a cult

Art World Roundup: working through the pandemic

For this week’s Art World Roundup, we look at the ways individuals and organizations are uniting to tackled issues around the COVID-19 pandemic. An auction offering unique experiences to support the International Rescue Committee Google and Sotheby’s have teamed up

How galleries in France are adapting to the pandemic, according the CPGA

Earlier this month, France’s main association of art dealers, the Comité Professionnel des Galeries d’Art (CPGA), released a shocking poll of its 300 member galleries in which they detailed just how detrimental the pandemic has been and will continue to

Museums are closed but their digital doors are open

Museums of all shapes and sizes are striving to engage quarantined audiences all over the world through digital initiatives. While their physical doors may be closed, your favorite museum likely has at least one video tour with a curator or

Met lays off staff and projects $150 million in losses

Facing unprecedented turmoil during the coronavirus closure, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has laid off 81 of its visitor services and retail employees. The museum has also announced that it expects a shortfall of at least $100 million in revenue as

Sotheby’s launches new online gallery platform to adjust during the pandemic

The art market of the days before the pandemic is bound to look starkly different to the art market following these uncertain times. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many to adjust their focus and realign with a new normal that