Museums

Museums

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

News

Louvre Abu Dhabi opens on 2 December 2015

Louvre Abu Dhabi opens on 2 December 2015

Posted November 21st, 2013

Arab World, Museums, News

” It’s official: the Louvre Abu Dhabi will be opening on UAE’s National Day, 2 December 2015,” reports The Art Newpaper. “Aurélie Filippetti, the French minister of culture, made the announcement at the opening of Abu Dhabi Art on 19 November. She was there with… Read More

Technology

Smithsonian launches 3D Collection and 3-D explorer

Smithsonian launches 3D Collection and 3-D explorer

Posted November 18th, 2013

3D, Museums, Technology

The Wright brothers’ first airplane and the skeleton of a woolly mammoth are among an array of artifacts available to view in a new online 3-D archive launched Wednesday by the prestigious Smithsonian museum. The Smithsonian, the world’s largest museum and research complex, hopes its… Read More

Museums

The musée Art Ludique – Museum for entertainment in Paris opens with Pixar show

The musée Art Ludique – Museum for entertainment in Paris opens with Pixar show

Posted November 11th, 2013

3D, Animation, Entertainment, France, Museums

The musée Art Ludique, the world’s first museum for the art of entertainment has opened in Paris on 16 November 2013, with the exhibition entitled “Pixar, 25 ans d’animation (Pixar, 25 Years of Animation)”. The musée Art Ludique. From their website: “Les Docks en Seine,… Read More

Videos

Whitney Stories – Behind the Scenes of a Museum

Whitney Stories – Behind the Scenes of a Museum

Posted November 7th, 2013

Museums, USA, Videos

“The Whitney is an idea, not a building.” —Flora Miller Biddle, granddaughter of founder Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney The Whitney Museum is made up of multiple narratives which have emerged over the course of its eighty-two year history, and which continue to develop as the Museum… 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

Museums

Brussels: World’s “last” colonial gallery gets reboot

Brussels: World’s “last” colonial gallery gets reboot

Posted November 4th, 2013

Africa, Belgium, Museums

The world’s “last” colonial gallery, Brussels’ dusty Royal Museum of Central Africa, closes this month to re-emerge with a new vision of the continent more than a half-century after the independence of the former Belgium Congo. Claire Rosemberg reports for AFP: “Set to reopen in… Read More

News

Director of Leopold Museum Vienna resigns

Director of Leopold Museum Vienna resigns

Posted November 1st, 2013

Austria, Museums, News

Tobias Natter has stepped down over the institution’s connection with Nazi-linked Klimt-Ucicky foundation. The Art Newpaper reports that: “the director of the Leopold Museum in Vienna, Tobias Natter, resigned in protest from his position on Monday. His decision came after Peter Weinhäupl, the museum’s managing… Read More

South Africa

Museum of African Design (MOAD) opens in Johannesburg

Museum of African Design (MOAD) opens in Johannesburg

Posted October 28th, 2013

Contemporary Art, Design, Museums, South Africa

(AFP) A museum of African design opened in a renovated Johannesburg warehouse Thursday, promising to showcase work by the continent’s finest contemporary artists. Around 200 works by 100 artists fill the space in the city’s old industrial area Maboneng. Most are from southern Africa, but… Read More