Tour the new Rijksmuseum

Tour the new Rijksmuseum

August 5th, 2013 | Documentaries, Museums, Netherlands, Videos

Shot over the course of four days, this 60 minutes film captures the first reactions to the reopening of the iconic Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, with cameras following as Rembrandt’s Night Watch returns to the museum, carried through the streets of Amsterdam by the same removal… Read More

British Museum and Penn Museum launch website of excavations in Iraq

British Museum and Penn Museum launch website of excavations in Iraq

July 30th, 2013 | Internet, Iraq, Museums

The British Museum and the Penn Museum are embarking on a dynamic digital collaboration, made possible with $1.28 million in lead support from the Leon Levy Foundation that will provide unprecedented access to the archaeology of the ancient kingdom of Ur. This new online resource… Read More

Italy’s Maxxi Museum, Strives to Make a Splash

Italy’s Maxxi Museum, Strives to Make a Splash

July 26th, 2013 | Contemporary Art, Italy, Museums

It’s hard enough to be the new attraction in town when you’re up against some of the world’s most famous ancient Roman, Renaissance and Baroque monuments. But Italy’s national museum for art of the 21st century, known as the Maxxi, faces even bigger challenges: attracting… Read More

Penn Museum expands digital access to collections and research projects

Penn Museum expands digital access to collections and research projects

July 26th, 2013 | Collections, Museums, USA

As a repository of wide-ranging, international collections, original field notes and archival data from roughly 300 archaeological and anthropological expeditions around the world, the Penn Museum in Philadelphia is committed to open, global, digital access for scholars and the public. In 2012, celebrating the Museum’s… Read More

Taiwan to loan art to China amid warming ties

Taiwan to loan art to China amid warming ties

July 25th, 2013 | China, Museums, News, Politics, Taiwan

Taiwan plans to loan for the first time a treasured painting to China in yet another sign of warming ties between the two former bitter rivals, officials said Thursday. Previously, Chinese requests to borrow nationally important cultural relics have been rejected as Taiwan feared the… Read More

Reina Sofia museum uses giant robot to restore works

Reina Sofia museum uses giant robot to restore works

July 25th, 2013 | Museums, Spain, Technology

In the basement of Madrid’s Reina Sofia museum, a giant robotic machine painstakingly scans a painting by Catalan surrealist artist Joan Miro, slowly snapping hundreds of microscopic shots. The pictures taken by the machine, which uses infrared and ultraviolet photography, will help experts determine the… Read More

MOCA director Jeffrey Deitch quits his job

MOCA director Jeffrey Deitch quits his job

July 24th, 2013 | Museums, News, USA

Jeffrey Deitch, a former New York art dealer, has decided to step down as director of the Los Angeles Contemporary Art Museum after three tumultuous years. One person, who was not authorized to speak publicly, said that Deitch was “choosing to step down,” The Los… Read More

Modernity, avant-garde and post-modernity in Barcelona

Modernity, avant-garde and post-modernity in Barcelona

July 23rd, 2013 | Collections, Museums, Shows, Spain

For the first time in Barcelona, the high quality of one of the most important collections of contemporary art in the South of Europe, bringing together more than 6,000 works, is presented. The Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) and the Obra Social “la Caixa”… Read More

The Polo Museale Veneziano Complex in Venice

The Polo Museale Veneziano Complex in Venice

July 23rd, 2013 | Documentaries, Featured, Ikono, Italy, Museums, Videos

This month ikono focuses on four of the most charming Venetian Museums: the National Archaeological Museum, the Accademia Galleries, the Oriental Art Museum and the Ca’ d’Oro Gallery. Together with the Palazzo Grimani Gallery, the four museums belong to the Polo Museale Veneziano, an organic… Read More

Detroit’s Creditors Eye Its Art Collection

Detroit’s Creditors Eye Its Art Collection

July 22nd, 2013 | Business, Museums, News, USA

As Detroit files for bankruptcy — the largest American city ever to do so — the impressive collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts has become a political bargaining chip in a fight that could drag on for years between the city and its army… Read More