Archive for May 2020

INTERPOL sting operation recovers 19,000 illicitly traded artefacts

A sting operation spanning more than 100 countries was carried out by INTERPOL, Europol, and the World Customs Organization (WCO) last year and resulted in the arrest of more than 100 suspects involved in illicit trafficking of artefacts. In a May 6th press release, INTERPOL announced the impact of the operation, called Athena II, which […]

National Theatre’s Frankenstein brandishes heart in times of solitude

Numerous independent theatre performers are using the current context of quarantine and social isolation to create new and resonant pieces of work, then sharing them through streaming platforms in innovative ways that still contain some essence of “theatre”. But there are also many theatre companies that have archival footage of countless shows that have been […]

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 path to a Pulitzer Prize – in fact, the prestigious award has only been given […]

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 have become integral for museums, galleries, and art enthusiasts, alike. This may have you pondering […]

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 this morning to digitally announce that Jiab Prachakul has won the 2020 edition of the […]

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 classic since it first debuted in the 1970s and, unsurprisingly, it’s inspired architects and designers, […]

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 to present the Mayday COVID-19 Charity Auction – an event that will auction off unique […]