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Deal between Italy and France to loan works by da Vinci is back on

Remember a couple of months ago when it seemed that Italy was going to block the loan of a large number of their artworks by Leonardo da Vinci to France? Well, it seems that Italy has recently changed their tune after Franck Riester, France’s minister of culture, met with Alberto Bonisoli, cultural minister of Italy […]

Anna Coliva reinstated as director of Galleria Borghese after baseless ‘absentee’ accusation

After months of turmoil, Anna Coliva has been reinstated as director of Italy’s Galleria Borghese. Coliva was accused of ‘absenteeism’ concerning unauthorized gym visits in 2014 when the Italian Ministry of Culture subsequently suspended the director for six months with no pay. The suspension followed an anonymous tip – now thought to have come from […]