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PAMM Receives 16 Christo Artworks Totaling $3 Million From Museum Trustee Maria Bechily and Scott Hodes
Article date: Thursday, December 19, 2019

PAMM Receives 16 Christo Artworks Totaling $3 Million From Museum Trustee Maria Bechily and Scott Hodes

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) has received 16 major works valued at $3 million by artist Christo, gifted to the museum by PAMM trustee Maria Bechily and Scott Hodes. PAMM will now have the fourth largest holding of Christo’s work in the United States.

Nicky Morgan to Remain UK Culture Minister
Article date: Thursday, December 19, 2019

Nicky Morgan to Remain UK Culture Minister

Nicky Morgan will stay on as Britain’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Minister, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office announced on Monday. Morgan, who had been in the role since Johnson took office in July, stood down as a member of parliament ahead of last week’s election citing the impact on her family and saying she planned to “be at home far more.”

 ALIPH Allocates USD 10 million for the Protection of Cultural Heritage in 12 Countries in Conflict or Post-Crisis Situations
Article date: Wednesday, December 18, 2019

ALIPH Allocates USD 10 million for the Protection of Cultural Heritage in 12 Countries in Conflict or Post-Crisis Situations

The International alliance for the protection of heritage in conflict areas (ALIPH) said on Tuesday it has allocated another USD 10 million to support 20 projects that safeguard cultural heritage in 12 countries struggling to recover from conflict, particularly in the Middle East and Africa.

Arts Rich Curriculum Must be Lasting Legacy for McQueen's Year 3 Project
Article date: Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Arts Rich Curriculum Must be Lasting Legacy for McQueen's Year 3 Project

Tate, together with the Plus Tate network of museums and galleries, called on the new Government to ensure that all children have access to visual art through an arts-rich curriculum. It insisted visual art must be a core part of the national curriculum in primary and secondary schools in England and urged that additional funding for the arts premium be implemented as a matter of urgency.

Belgian Artist Panamarenko Dies Aged 79
Article date: Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Belgian Artist Panamarenko Dies Aged 79

The Belgian artist known by the name Panamarenko has died this weekend. He was 79 years old. Panamarenko’s real name was Henri Van Herwegen and he was known for his vibrant personality and for his painting and sculptural work. He is considered to be one of the most important Belgian artists of the 20th century.

Independent Art Fair Appoints Ashley R. Harris as Executive Director
Article date: Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Independent Art Fair Appoints Ashley R. Harris as Executive Director

Independent New York announced the appointment of Ashley R. Harris as Executive Director. Harris will assume her post with the fair in January 2020. In the newly created position of Executive Director, Harris will collaborate closely with co-founder and CEO of Independent Elizabeth Dee, founding curatorial advisor Matthew Higgs and the rest of the Independent team to continue developing relationships with galleries and institutional partners worldwide.developing relationships with galleries and institutional partners worldwide.

Dalí - Freud: Belveder in Vienna Presents the Exhibition of the Greatest Representative of Surrealism
Article date: Monday, December 16, 2019

Dalí - Freud: Belveder in Vienna Presents the Exhibition of the Greatest Representative of Surrealism

London, autumn 1938 – Salvador Dalí meets Sigmund Freud, who had escaped from Vienna. The first and only meeting between the artist and his idol was arranged by Stefan Zweig and Edward James. The Belvedere dedicates a comprehensive exhibition to this momentous association and shows the influence of the psychoanalyst on Dalí's work.

'Future Museum' Two-Year European Research Programme Starts in Vienna
Article date: Monday, December 16, 2019

'Future Museum' Two-Year European Research Programme Starts in Vienna

Future Museum is a joint research project by Vienna-based Museum Booster GmbH and Fraunhofer IAO in Stuttgart. The two-year research programme (from December 2019 to November 2021) focuses on the digitalisation of museums, trends in the visitor journey and storytelling in museums.

Filthy Lucre: Whistler's Peacock Room Reimagined
Article date: Sunday, December 15, 2019

Filthy Lucre: Whistler's Peacock Room Reimagined

This immersive installation by contemporary artist Darren Waterston at the Victoria and Albert Museum presents a detailed and decadent interpretation of James Abbott McNeill Whistler's famed Peacock Room, a sumptuous 19th-century interior.

Rebecca Salter Elected New President of the Royal Academy of Arts
Article date: Saturday, December 14, 2019

Rebecca Salter Elected New President of the Royal Academy of Arts

The Royal Academy of Arts announced that Rebecca Salter has been elected the 27th President of the Royal Academy. She succeeds Christopher Le Brun PPRA who has stepped down after serving eight years in the role.

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