Museums

Leonardo's Vitruvian Man can go to the Louvre, court rules.

Challenge by Italian heritage group threatened to disrupt deal with Paris museumLeonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man will join several works at a blockbuster exhibition on the Renaissance artist’s life at the Louvre after an Italian court rejected an...

Houston Museum Buys Delacroix Discovery

This early version of the striking “Women of Algiers” was lost for more than a century and a half, until a French gallerist encountered it.

Female Artists Made Little Progress in Museums Since 2008, Survey Finds.

In the past decade, only 11 percent of all work acquired by the country’s top museums was by women.

End of Golden Age: Dutch museum bans term from exhibits.

Debate over Netherlands’ colonial past resurfaces with switch to ‘17th century’ as alternativeOne of the Netherlands’ most prestigious museums has fuelled fresh debate over the the country’s colonial past by deciding it will no longer use the term...

There’s More Driving Toyota City Than Just Cars

Japan’s “Motor City,” a 50-minute train ride from Nagoya, offers scenic hikes, art museums and yes, many tributes to its automotive heritage.

Nazi design exhibition in Netherlands raises fears of glorification.

Visitors have been asked not to share photographs of exhibits including Arno Breker statueAn exhibition of Nazi design has opened in the Netherlands to protests and a request for visitors to the museum not to take and share photographs for fear of...

Is This the World’s Most Accessible Museum?

Those without disabilities might not notice the innovations, but a museum in London is winning plaudits for its design and content.

Norway’s Viking Ships Defied Time, but Tourism May Be a Fiercer Foe.

The Norwegian government has earmarked $200 million to restore and move two Viking longships under threat from a surge in visitors to their museum.

A glimpse behind the scenes of Giza’s Grand Egyptian Museum.

Egypt’s vast, much-delayed museum is scheduled to open in 2020. But while Tutankhamun’s treasures are being readied for tourists, some critics see the building as a vanity projectIn the vast, shade-dappled atrium of Egypt’s new Grand Egyptian Muse...

In Poland, Where History Is a Weapon, Leaders Commemorate World War II.

World leaders gathered in Poland for the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the deadliest conflict in human history.

Art Disappears in Private Hands. Can Social Media Resurface It?

Private art collections are notoriously secretive. A collective website aims to make them viewable by all.

Human-sized penguin fossil discovered in New Zealand.

New species said to have been four times heavier than emperor penguinA giant penguin that stood as tall as a person has been identified from fossil leg bones discovered by an amateur palaeontologist on New Zealand’s South Island.At 1.6 metres and ...

Apple Transforms Central Park Into an Augmented Reality Gallery.

Works by Nick Cave, Nathalie Djurberg, John Giorno and others have been choreographed into the landscape for an Apple-New Museum walking tour.

Teenager Arrested After Boy, 6, Is Thrown From Tate Modern.

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A 17-year-old male suspect was held on suspicion of attempted murder, the police said, after the child was tossed from the 10th-floor viewing platform.

Neil deGrasse Tyson to keep museum job after sexual misconduct inquiry.

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Astrophysicist was accused of behaving inappropriately with two women in an article published in November on website PatheosThe astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will keep his job as head of the Hayden Planetarium at New York’s American Museum of...

Jordan Creates Artificial Reef From Decommissioned Military Vehicles.

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The Red Sea port city of Aqaba is promoting the environmental and tourism benefits of the new underwater museum.

British Museum to return Buddhist heads looted in Afghan war.

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Stolen artefacts likely removed by Taliban will go on display before being sent to KabulFourth-century Buddhist terracotta heads probably hacked off by the Taliban and found stuffed in poorly made wooden crates at Heathrow are to be returned to Af...

'Like a military operation': restoration of Rembrandt's Night Watch begins.

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Elaborate process will be live-streamed from Amsterdam’s RijksmuseumThe restorers, data experts and art historians at the Rijksmuseum call it Operation Night Watch. “Because it is like a military operation in the planning,” said Taco Dibbits, the ...