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UNESCO Releases Verified List of Damaged Cultural Sites in Ukraine
Article date: Wednesday, May 11, 2022

UNESCO Releases Verified List of Damaged Cultural Sites in Ukraine

As of 9 May, UNESCO has verified damage to 127 sites since 24 February – 54 religious sites, 11 museums, 26 historic buildings, 14 buildings dedicated to cultural activities, 15 monuments, 7 libraries.

Shortlist Announced for 2022 Art Fund Museum of the Year
Article date: Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Shortlist Announced for 2022 Art Fund Museum of the Year

Art Fund, the national charity for art, has announced the five museums selected as finalists for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2022, the world’s largest museum prize.

Christie’s 21st Century Evening Sale Totals $103 Million
Article date: Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Christie’s 21st Century Evening Sale Totals $103 Million

Christie’s Spring Marquee Week continued on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 with the 21st Century Evening Sale achieving a total of $103 Million,

Warhol's Marilyn Sells for $195 Million at Christie’s Spring Marquee Week Sales
Article date: Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Warhol's Marilyn Sells for $195 Million at Christie’s Spring Marquee Week Sales

Christie’s Spring Marquee Week of sales began with the momentous sale of Shot Sage Blue Marilyn by Andy Warhol, selling for $195 million, establishing it as the most expensive 20th century artwork to sell at auction.

Antisemitism Accusations Against Documenta: A Scandal About a Rumor
Article date: Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Antisemitism Accusations Against Documenta: A Scandal About a Rumor

e-flux wrote of this letter: "This is a letter from ruangrupa, the artistic team of documenta fifteen, and the curators of the recently canceled forum We need to Talk! Art — Freedom — Solidarity reflecting an ongoing debate in Germany around the upcoming edition of documenta".

The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Largest in the Nordiic Region Opens this June in Oslo
Article date: Monday, May 9, 2022

The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Largest in the Nordiic Region Opens this June in Oslo

With the new National Museum which opens to the public on June 11, 2022, Norway gets a unique space for the country’s most extensive collection of art, architecture and design.

INTERCOM and CIMAM Introduce the Museum Watch Governance Management Project
Article date: Monday, May 9, 2022

INTERCOM and CIMAM Introduce the Museum Watch Governance Management Project

INTERCOM and CIMAM introduce the Museum Watch Governance Management Project as a special ICOM initiative to help the museum community address management challenges more effectively.

UNESCO and ICCROM Collaborate with the Maidan Museum of Kyiv to Support Ukraine’s Museums
Article date: Saturday, May 7, 2022

UNESCO and ICCROM Collaborate with the Maidan Museum of Kyiv to Support Ukraine’s Museums

UNESCO, ICCROM and the Maidan Museum in Kyiv (Ukraine) have translated the manual Endangered Heritage: Emergency Evacuation of Heritage Collections (Спадщина у небезпеці – Екстрена евакуація культурних цінностей), into Ukrainian. UNESCO will support the distribution of some 2,000 printed copies across Ukraine, to areas with no or limited internet access.

Kharkiv Region: Russians Destroy Skovoroda Museum with Missile Strike, One Injured
Article date: Saturday, May 7, 2022

Kharkiv Region: Russians Destroy Skovoroda Museum with Missile Strike, One Injured

Russian invaders have destroyed the Hryhorii Skovoroda National Museum in the Kharkiv region.

Mondrain Moves: An Exhibition Marking the 150th Birth Year of Piet Mondrian at Kunstmuseum, The Hague
Article date: Friday, May 6, 2022

Mondrain Moves: An Exhibition Marking the 150th Birth Year of Piet Mondrian at Kunstmuseum, The Hague

This year it is 150 years since the birth of one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, Piet Mondrian (1872-1944). Kunstmuseum Den Haag, whose Mondrian collection, numbering over 300 items, is the largest in the world, cannot let this pass unnoticed.

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