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Google spreadsheet highlighting museum wages taken down

A Google Spreadsheet document asking museum sector employees to post their position and salary to shed light on the earnings of museum employees that began Friday morning has been removed. Titled ‘Art/Museum Salary Transparency 2019,’ the document was shared publicly and those who wanted to could add their rate of pay and terms of employment […]

Facebook hires Guggenheim’s Tina Vaz to head its artist residency program

Artwork for Facebook’s many offices across the globe is now the task of the company’s Analog Research Lab, which was created by former Facebookers Ben Barry and Everett Katigbak in 2010, in the run-up to the company’s F8 2011developers conference. Art has always been a key component to Facebook’s workplace culture, dating back to 2005 when graffiti artist […]

‘Hilma af Klint’ retrospective break attendance record

The Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future exhibition, which began on October 12th, at the Guggenheim Museum in New York has been a wildly popular show and now, the numbers are proving it. A few days before the exhibition wrapped up on April 23rd, the museum announced that Hilma af Klint had broken the […]

Recently restitued by the Guggenheim, a painting by Ernst Kirchner to be loaned to the National Museum of Norway thanks to a bank

In October of last year, Das Soldatenbad (Artillerymen), a 1915 artwork by German artist Ernst Kirchner, was returned to the family of German Jewish art dealer Alfred Flechtheim. The Guggenheim, which had had Artillerymen in their collection since they received it in 1988, restituted the painting after an intensive examination of its provenance showed its […]

Tate and Guggenheim vow to refuse Sackler money

When the National Portrait Gallery in London and Sackler Trust stopped the progress of a gift of £1 million from the Sackler Trust on March 19th as part of an agreement, museums took note. In the last week, two other institutions, in both the UK and US, followed suit. As a result, the Sackler Trust […]

P.A.I.N. organizes against the Sackler family with demonstrations at the Guggenheim and Met

Protesters took to New York’s Fifth Avenue on the evening of February 9th on route from the Guggenheim Museum to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to speak out against the Sackler Family and their affiliation with the Met. Carrying red banners that read ‘TAKE DOWN THEIR NAME’ and ‘200 DEAD EACH DAY’, protesters chanted ‘Shame […]