All posts in COVID-19

The REALM Project sheds light on how long the COVID-19-causing virus can live on library materials

Social distancing and other safety precautions have adjusted the way visitors experience museums, galleries, and more as lockdown restrictions have been relaxed. However, for libraries, whether it be a public library or the Victoria & Albert’s reading rooms, what happens when their main items are meant to be handled, thumbed through, and taken home, yet […]

Art World Roundup: Black trans women artists honoured with new grant, an update on Notre Dame, and more

This week’s Art World Roundup covers a new grant designed to highlight Black trans women artists while Anish Kapoor calls out museums for their tokenistic use of non-Western artists. Also, a LA artist is producing a new sculpture to raise money for the BLM movement, Creative Capital sets up more support for artists during the […]

Frieze London and Masters to move online in October

Earlier this year, as the pandemic upended life as we knew it, much of the art world was put on hold. Fairs and auctions moved to online platforms while others were cancelled or postponed, and galleries and museums turned to virtual experiences to make up for closed doors. Frieze was among the fairs that were […]

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. […]

Art World Roundup: updates on Stonehenge, the Turner Prize, Christie’s auction of Igbo statues, a Parisian Banksy, and how the new Louvre experience

This week’s Art World Roundup offers updates. Recipients of the 2020 edition of an alternative Turner Prize have been announced, a recovered Banksy stolen from Paris, and the sale of Igbo statues at Christie’s. We also cover how visitor experience will be different (perhaps better?) at the Louvre and new discoveries near Stonehenge.    Tate […]

A collaborative performance work will see $500 in sanitised dollar bills handed out on silver platter in East Hampton

Later this summer, artist Katherine McMahon and musician Ray Angry will bring together continued concerns about COVID-19 and ongoing issues of economic inequality in a performance art piece. The work will debut at Guild Hall in East Hampton, New York once the area has entered Phase 4 of their reopening plan, but even before the […]

Letting up on lockdown: The National Gallery will reopen next week, leading the way for UK museums

While the US will celebrate Independence Day this Saturday, people across the UK will be celebrating, too, for at long last (but not long enough for some), strict lockdown measures will begin to ease. Pubs, restaurants, and barbers will be among those turning the lights on for the first time in since March and some […]