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Art World Roundup: Emmanuele Panzarini rallies for “Barca Nostra”, architects call for removal of Philip Johnson’s name, and more

This week’s Art World Roundup includes an artist’s initiative to return Barca Nostra to it’s home, a Channel 4 documentary reveals “the Sistine Chapel of the ancients” in Colombia, murmurs of a new addition to Frieze in Seoul emerge, architects call for major institutions to strike Philip Johnson’s name from leadership roles and public spaces, and […]

Deaccessioning artwork: the complex problem facing museums

The term “deaccessioning” has become a dirty word in the museum world since COVID-19 began. The complex practice of putting an art collection object up for sale has become even more intricate as museums struggle to answer questions around diversity, inclusion, and equity. Suppose an art museum’s mission is to collect and preserve humanity’s artworks […]

U.S museums continue to face uncertain futures amid COVID-19 spikes

The museum where I work as an Interpretive Specialist was one of the first large art institutions to close in early March amidst rising COVID-19 numbers in early March. Nine months later, the U.S is facing spikes in states that were once doing well, in some cases surpassing records from months earlier. These numbers paint […]

Artprice looks at the last 20 years of the Contemporary Art Market in new report

Artprice, a France-based art auction database, has released a report looking back at the last two decades of the Contemporary Art Market. In summary, the report shows that since 2000, Contemporary artists and art have grown by leaps and bounds, much in part thanks to the globalisation of the Art Market. Charting the terrain of […]

Sculpture by Antony Gormley will soon be installed in Plymouth as part of £46m cultural centre debut

Later this month, The Box, a new £46 million museum and heritage centre will open in Plymouth that will bring together six Plymouth-based national collections. The Box’s inaugural exhibition, titled “Making It” has ruffled some feathers, though, for a commissioned sculpture by well-known artist Sir Antony Gormley that will be included in the show and […]

Three southern California institutes seek to better support underrepresented students and faculty

Three institutions in southern California have created internships, endowments, and programmes to better support Black and underrepresented faculty and students. We’re taking a look:   The Getty The Getty has announced the inaugural class of interns in their post-grad internship programme aimed at addressing the lack of diversity in the field of art conservation. Acquiring […]

Thomas J Price unveils statue in London representing the Black “everywoman”

Who do we celebrate? Who do we memorialise? These questions loom large as cities around the world are forced to deal with the implications of their public monuments and memorials to people who have led problematic lives, often having flourished off the back of oppression. A recently unveiled work by artist Thomas J Price in […]

Art World Roundup: art acquisitions, art restitution, and the end of King Tut ‘s touring show?

In this week’s Art World Roundup, we cover the US National Gallery of Art’s first acquisition of art by a Native American artist and how one London MP is honouring an artist and victim of Grenfell. The UK government pledges to help out the culture sector while the LACMA quietly restitutes works to South Korea. […]

Museums need to confront racism

The wave of anti-racism sparked by the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, exacerbated by centuries of injustice and colonialism’s ugly past, continues its worldwide spread. The kinds of critical questions prompted by the Black Lives Matter movement have touched every industry – and museums are no exception: Are museums successfully integrating People of […]

Art World Roundup: a long-lost statue found in a river, resources for supporting Black-led galleries, the Van Gogh Foundation buys saucy letter, and more

This week’s Art World Roundup offers resources for supporting Black-owned and operated galleries in the US. We also look at how the Smithsonian and other museums are documenting history now, Ekene Ijeoma’s unique vision of a portrait of NYC, a forgotten statue found by a fisherman in Spain, and an open letter calling for diversity […]