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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 […]

British Museum staff back weekend protesters who used a Trojan Horse to call for BP ties to be cut

Over the weekend, demonstrators gathered inside and out of the British Museum (BM) to protest its connection to BP, a major oil company. Following those events, members of the BM’s […]

Why should the art world be concerned about the prevalence of export bans?

Five years after he dramatically attempted to smuggle a rare Pablo Picasso painting out of Spain, Jaime Botín— the ex-president of Spanish financial institution Bankinter—has been sentenced to three years […]

Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives

When one thinks about historical Egyptian culture, it is hard not to think beyond the scope of what popular media and our education have focussed on: the great pyramids, the […]

Tate Modern edges out British Museum for top attendance spot

Drum roll, please… Recently, Visit England, a tourism organization, released the findings of their survey assessing what museums were most popular in 2018. The report found that Tate Modern saw […]

Jamaica calls on British Museum to return artefacts

Amid heightening tensions concerning the repatriation of items currently residing at large institutions, Jamaica has joined the list of countries looking for the return of culturally significant items. Before Jamaica’s […]

Ahdaf Soueif resigns from British Museum’s board of trustees

On July 15th, Ahdaf Soueif, a writer from Egypt, resigned from the British Museum’s board of trustees through an article she published through the London Review of Books. Having served […]