Field Museum Takes Action on Native American Cultural Items

The Field Museum in Chicago has recently made headlines by covering up several display cases containing Native American cultural items. This decision comes in response to new federal regulations that require museums to obtain consent from Native American tribes before exhibiting objects related to their heritage. The move reflects a broader effort in the museum world to address

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V&a Dundee Reduces Major Exhibitions to Rein in Expenses

In a strategic pivot aimed at financial sustainability, the V&A Dundee, the Scottish branch of the illustrious Victoria and Albert Museum, has announced it will reduce the frequency of its major art exhibitions to just one per annum. This decision emerges as part of a broader effort to rein in expenses, which have soared to £7.8 million in

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The Tank Museum Celebrates 100 Years with Record Visitor Numbers

In a year that will be remembered as a watershed moment, The Tank Museum in Dorset, England, achieved an unprecedented milestone by attracting over 220,000 visitors during its centennial celebrations in 2023. The museum’s centenary was marked by the debut of the ‘Tanks for the Memories’ exhibition, a compelling showcase that delved into the depiction of tanks in

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Vanishing Treasures: The Mystery of England’s Missing Museum Artefacts

In England’s museums, an intriguing mystery is unfolding: a collection of items as diverse as a 155-year-old sketch of Queen Victoria, the jawbone of a reptile from 200 million years ago, and a navigational gadget from an aircraft have all gone missing. These treasures, part of a list that includes around 1,700 artefacts, have sparked both concern and

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The Most Anticipated Museum Openings and Expansions of 2024

The year heralds a significant period for the global museum landscape, with numerous institutions opening their doors for the first time or unveiling extensive expansions. From the vast history of ancient Egypt to the interactive worlds of video gaming, and from the detailed exploration of abstract art to immersive Shakespearean experiences, these institutions are poised to offer unique

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Fighting Graffiti Vandals with AI: A Revolution in Heritage Protection

Graffiti vandalism has been plaguing historic sites like churches, castles, and monasteries at an alarming rate in recent years. But now, a groundbreaking project by Historic England is using artificial intelligence as a powerful tool to deter vandals and safeguard our heritage. In this blog post, we’ll explore how AI is learning the art of graffiti prevention, tracking

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The Tenement Museum Broadens Its Narrative with African American Experience

In a significant expansion of its already diverse tapestry of immigrant stories, the Tenement Museum on Manhattan’s Lower East Side is set to unveil a groundbreaking exhibit that for the first time includes the African American narrative within its historical tableau. Starting December 26, 2023, the museum will introduce visitors to Joseph and Rachel Moore, an African American

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British Museum Sparks Outrage with £50M BP Deal for Historic Revamp

Advocates have criticized the British Museum for being “remarkably disconnected” following its disclosure of a decade-long, £50 million collaboration with BP, aimed at funding a monumental renovation project in the museum’s history. On Tuesday, the museum unveiled its plans for an ambitious overhaul, termed the “masterplan,” with an estimated cost of £1 billion. This initiative is set to

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The Rijksmuseum’s Banner Year: Record Attendance, Historic Acquisitions, and Unprecedented Donations

The Rijksmuseum has marked an unprecedented year, culminating in the most attended exhibition in its history, a four-month showcase of Vermeer’s masterpieces. This highlight is part of a broader narrative of success and innovation at the Netherlands’ premier art museum, which saw 2.7 million visitors in 2023, offering an average experience rating of 8.5. The museum has not

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