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Don’t strip the Sackler name from museums. It’s a visceral reminder of human greed

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A moment of silence, so we can all appreciate how gracious the Sackler family is. Ja, the family business, Purdue Pharma, is infamous for aggressively marketing the prescription painkiller OxyContin and aiding an opi...

A local’s guide to Munich: great museums, taverns (natuurlik) and a Christmas treat

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Judith Csiki is an art historian and curator at Sammlung Moderne Kunst in the Pinakothek der Moderne, focusing on contemporary art from the Middle East and east Asia One of my favourite restaurants is Schumann’s bar,...

Museums must do more to acknowledge Britain’s colonial past

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Hurrah for Tate Britain’s David Bailey (Curator of Tate Caribbean-British exhibition says UK museums must face up to past, 29 November). I recently went to the new Humboldt Forum in Berlin, where exhibits are presente...

Art at their heart: homes that have become museums

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If you are reading these pages, chances are you like nothing more than having a good snoop around other people’s houses. Below is a selection of five of the world’s best house museums – inspiring, creative, but ultima...

‘Museums overlooked these artists’: celebrating the forgotten women of abstract art

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In 1934, the abstract painter Alice Trumbull Mason wrote her sister, Margaret Jennings, a letter, noting that she was eager to resume painting, which she had temporarily stopped in order to raise her children. “I am c...

Female scientists strike success at the Australian Museum’s 2021 Eureka prizes

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Trailblazing female scientists, black summer bushfire research, a 3D cell printer and a science education program for remote Indigenous students were among those recognised at the Australian Museum’s Eureka prizes on ...

A turning point: New Zealand museums grapple with return of stolen Māori remains

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In 2009, Āwhina Twomey received a phone call from a friend and member of her Rangitāne o Wairau iwi (stam), asking if she could be in the South Island by 4am the following Saturday. She baulked at the early start, Hierdie....

Britain’s five best museums – featuring space ports, Covid jabs and free dinners

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‘Albert Hirst’s pies were legendary,” recalls Ian McMillan, the poet known as the Bard of Barnsley. He’s talking about his favourite exhibit at Experience Barnsley: a carrier bag for the long defunct butchers. “Person...

Community museums shortlisted for UK’s most lucrative arts prize

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Five museums which excelled in staying connected with communities through the pandemic, whether that was offering virtual trips to the pub or artist-led activity packs, have been shortlisted for the UK’s most lucrativ...

How did Osborne, king of cuts, become the British Museum’s fundraiser-in-chief?

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George Osborne’s appointment as chair of the British Museum trustees has caused an understandable outcry. That the chancellor responsible for a 30% cut over the past decade to its funding should become its leader is a...

V&A museum’s new 20th and 21st Century gallery is refitted for the social justice era

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In November 2019, after almost 30 jare, the V&A’s 20th Century gallery closed its doors. Split across the same two rooms that blend into the National Art Library, the ambition was to reopen having found a way to ...

10 of Britain’s best small museums, chosen by readers

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Somerset is saddled with stereotypes: cider, cheddar cheese and yokels who say ooh-arhh a lot. Few people know that for more than 250 years it was the centre of an advanced and highly mechanised coal industry covering...

Decolonising museums isn’t part of a ‘culture war’. It’s about keeping them relevant

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The dead don’t bury themselves. This is one of the first lessons that every student of archaeology must learn. A grave is never evidence of some Pompeii moment, a freeze-frame of someone as they were in life. It shows...

Top 10 books about museums

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Museums are the perfect backdrops for fiction of pretty much any kind. Archives of the past, repositories of secrets, windows on to worlds and people long disappeared: museums are storehouses of stories. Cursed horror...

Regional museums break ranks with UK government on return of Benin bronzes

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Regional UK museums could lead a wave of repatriations of disputed Benin bronzes – most of them looted by British forces in 1897 – in defiance of the British government’s stance that institutions should “retain and ex...

Berlin’s plan to return Benin bronzes piles pressure on UK museums

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Berlin is negotiating to fully restitute hundreds of the Benin bronzes in a shift of policy that has been welcomed in Nigeria but will put pressure on museums in London and Oxford to also return artefacts looted by Br...