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French Parliament passes bill aiding Notre Dame’s reconstruction

In the few months since Notre Dame was engulfed in flame, much has happened. Billionaires have promised funds to rebuild the monument, which has been met with praise and controversy alike, an exhibition of works from the cathedral have been put on show at the J. Paul Getty Museum in California, and there has been […]

Paris’ Notre Dame engulfed in flames

Only a few hours ago, Notre Dame cathedral in Paris caught fire and was subsequently evacuated. The enormous blaze has continued as firefighters have worked hard to control and extinguish the blaze, which Paris officials are saying could have started due to restoration work being performed on the church. A Notre Dame spokesperson says the […]

Felwine Sarr and Bénédicte Savory respond to criticism of their repatriation report

On the heels of a November report suggesting that France immediately return African artefacts and artworks taken during the colonial period, authors Felwine Sarr and Bénédicte Savoy have found themselves defending their conclusions. After French president Emmanuel Macron commissioned the report in 2017, Sarr, and economist, and Savoy, an art historian, set to work consolidating information […]

The good, bad, and the ugly: 2018 in review

As the year draws to an end, it feels like the best time to look back at the art world’s highs and lows. So, we’ve summed 2018 up for you here. The good: Banksy, Banksy, Banksy… This year, it seems like Banksy just hasn’t stopped. Whether it was when he shredded his own artwork minutes […]

Recent talks of repatriation may signal a new era for restitution

The repatriation of artworks is an on-going hot topic in the art world that spans multiple countries and museums. The topic could not be more complicated as nations and institutions fight to keep and take back artworks. For instance, Benin recently announced plans for a new Royal Museum. They’ve since struck a deal with the British Museum […]