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CIMAM states their deep concern over Ralf Beil’s December termination from the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

Back in December, Ralf Beil, director of the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, was unexpectedly terminated a year before his contract was up in January of 2020. There has been much speculation as […]

Sir John Richardson 1924-2019

Celebrated for his masterful four-volume biography of Picasso, the eminent British art historian, curator and critic Sir John Richardson has died at age 95. Life of Picasso Volume One was […]

A statue once housed in a mouldy box now believed to have been made by Michelangelo

Two decades after a small sculpture of the Virgin cradling Christ after his crucifixion was bought for next to nothing by a collector and now, it is believed the statuette […]

Highlighting diversity amongst collections: new report takes closer look at 18 major US museums

In recent years, issues and research concerning the lack of diversity amongst museum employees have compelled museums to re-evaluate the lack of diversification among their employees and those they attract […]

A Farewell to Irving Lavin

On February 3rd in Princeton, at the Institute for Advanced Study, Irving Lavin, one of the most important art historians of our time, passed away. For many years he occupied […]

Could the only statue by Leonardo be hiding in the V&A? One professor thinks so…

Francesco Caglioti, professor of the history of art at the University of Federico II of Naples, has recently attributed a statue to Leonardo da Vinci, which would make it the […]

Van Gogh Museum’s ‘Sunflowers’ to stay in Amsterdam permanently

Well-known and well-loved, the Van Gogh Museum’s Sunflowers (1889) by the Dutch master has recently undergone a ‘full body scan’ to better understand its condition. The scan determined that the […]