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German Museums Under Pressure to Put Collections Online

German Museums Under Pressure to Put Collections Online

Posted November 25th, 2013

Art Theft, Collections, Germany, Modernism, Museums

“Under international norms adopted in Washington in 1998, German museums are obligated to go through their collections for works that may have been looted by the Nazis,” writes the Wall Street Journal. “But the museums have balked at going a step further and digitizing their… Read More

Netherlands

Once Upon a Time at the Van Abbemuseum

Once Upon a Time at the Van Abbemuseum

Posted November 4th, 2013

Collections, Museums, Netherlands

On 2 November 2013 the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven opens a completely new narrative presentation of its collection. Entitled Once Upon a Time… The Collection Now, the exhibition brings together artworks, archives, histories and relations in historical constellations that connect individual artworks to the social… Read More

USA

Pioneering Detroit Institute of Arts could be victim of city’s bankruptcy

Pioneering Detroit Institute of Arts could be victim of city’s bankruptcy

Posted October 23rd, 2013

Business, Collections, Contemporary Art, News, USA

(AFP) There are few places where the former majesty of the US auto industry is more keenly captured than among the Diego Rivera murals at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Those stunning, sun-drenched walls could be lost to public view if the museum’s collection is… Read More

USA

Lasting Images – Guggenheim presents recent additions to collection

Lasting Images – Guggenheim presents recent additions to collection

Posted October 23rd, 2013

Collections, Contemporary Art, Museums, Shows, USA

Until January 12, 2014, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents Lasting Images, a focused selection of recent acquisitions from the museum’s growing collection of global contemporary art that is on view at the museum for the first time. The works, which range in media from… Read More

Shows

Before the Horizon in Barcelona

Before the Horizon in Barcelona

Posted October 23rd, 2013

Art History, Collections, Contemporary Art, Shows

The Fundació Joan Miró presents Before the Horizon, an exhibition dedicated to the representation of the horizon in art from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. The exhibition, running from 24 October 2013 to 16 February 2014, is curated by Martina Millà and sponsored by… Read More

Reference

Getty releases 5400 more Open Content images

Getty releases 5400 more Open Content images

Posted October 16th, 2013

Art History, Collections, Reference

The Getty today released 5,400 high-resolution images from the Getty Research Institute (GRI) through its Open Content Program, more than doubling the number available to the public for use without fees or restriction, bringing the total of available images to roughly 10,000. “We are delighted… Read More

Shows

Not Yet Titled: The Museum Ludwig’s new presentation of collection

Not Yet Titled: The Museum Ludwig’s new presentation of collection

Posted October 14th, 2013

Collections, Contemporary Art, Germany, Museums, Shows

Museum Ludwig director Philipp Kaiser unveiled Not Yet Titled, a completely new presentation of the collection. This new display is more than a simple inventory-taking, but also includes new acquisitions and introduce a programmatic perspective on the future of the collection. The display, which encompasses… Read More

France

Centre Pompidou and Wikimedia France sign Agreement

Centre Pompidou and Wikimedia France sign Agreement

Posted September 26th, 2013

Collections, Contemporary Art, France

A partnership between Wikimedia France and the Centre Pompidou was signed on September, the 18th by the president of the Centre Alain Seban and the chair of Wikimedia France Rémi Mathis. A conference was held this day about the relationship between amateurs and professionals and… Read More

Shows

Pinault collection to go on display for the first time in Paris

Pinault collection to go on display for the first time in Paris

Posted July 26th, 2013

Collections, Collectors, France, Shows

A Paris exhibit called “À triple tour: oeuvres de la collection Pinault” (in English, “Triple Locked: Works from the Pinault Collection) will present the private collection of French businessman and patron of the arts François Pinault to the public for the first time. The exhibit,… Read More