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Victoria and Albert Museum launches LGBTQ+ tours Victoria and Albert Museum launches LGBTQ+ tours November 12, 21:13 Free tours are available on the last Saturday of each month Artist turns storm drain into prison bars outside Kremlin Artist turns storm drain into prison bars outside Kremlin November 12, 19:40 Slava Ptrk and St Petersburg-based sculptor Sergey Karev dedicated their Just Behind Us installation to Police Day Italian government to introduce new laws to tackle art crime Italian government to introduce new laws to tackle art crime November 08, 15:48 Preserving the country’s cultural heritage has been declared as priority Russian businessman Dmitry Rybolovlev detained in Monaco Russian businessman Dmitry Rybolovlev detained in Monaco November 08, 15:43 The businessman and art collector is suspected of manipulating the local legal system in his dispute with art dealer Yves Bouvier. Belarusian photographer Maxim Sarychau’s exhibition Blind Spot opens in Prague Belarusian photographer Maxim Sarychau’s exhibition Blind Spot opens in Prague November 08, 15:34 The show Blind Spot is on view at Kasárna Karlín from November 3 through November 28. Family of gallerists in Finland was selling fake paintings for five years Family of gallerists in Finland was selling fake paintings for five years November 05, 16:24 The couple was sentenced to a jail term, most forgeries were seized Princeton University Art Museum gives online access to Asian art collection Princeton University Art Museum gives online access to Asian art collection November 02, 21:30 The ambitious project has been made possible through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Belarusian artist Sergey Shabohin releases Street Without End project Belarusian artist Sergey Shabohin releases Street Without End project November 02, 21:13 The work Street Without End was earlier presented at the joint exhibition Utopia, a Place Doesn’t Exist at the now-closed cultural space Canteen XYZ Angela Merkel calls for gender equality in arts Angela Merkel calls for gender equality in arts November 01, 14:18 The German chancellor said she would not seek re-election and would not run as the leader of the Christian Democratic Union. Venice museums reopen after highest tides in decade Venice museums reopen after highest tides in decade October 31, 20:17 Seventy five per cent of the city was submerged Attempt to steal Magna Carta from Salisbury Cathedral Attempt to steal Magna Carta from Salisbury Cathedral October 31, 18:51 A man was arrested for an attempt to steal the Magna Carta from Salisbury Cathedral, known for its famous 123-metre spire, Wiltshire Police say Artist Yayoi Kusama fights back against fake exhibitions in China Artist Yayoi Kusama fights back against fake exhibitions in China October 29, 19:42 Another victim of counterfeit shows is Takashi Murakami, whose lawyers work to prevent fake shows in six Chinese cities Nan Goldin sells signed prints for $100 to support opioid crisis  victims Nan Goldin sells signed prints for $100 to support opioid crisis victims October 29, 16:48 The collective Magnum has teamed up with the Aperture Foundation to sell prints by iconic photographers, including Stephen Shore, Catherine Opie and Martin Parr AI-generated painting sold at auction for the first time AI-generated painting sold at auction for the first time October 26, 16:04 Portrait of Edmond Belamy was sold at Christie’s for $432,500 – 45 times its estimated worth. Catherine de Zegher and Igor Toporovski claim authenticity of allegedly fake art Catherine de Zegher and Igor Toporovski claim authenticity of allegedly fake art October 26, 14:25 They said they had experts’ opinions on selected artworks from Igor Toporovski’s collection of Russian avant-garde art but did not show any certificates British artist Marc Quinn to show blood of artists and migrants in Odyssey project British artist Marc Quinn to show blood of artists and migrants in Odyssey project October 26, 10:45 The nonprofit project addresses the migration crisis Other Russia activist cut her veins at police equipment exhibition in Moscow Other Russia activist cut her veins at police equipment exhibition in Moscow October 25, 21:34 Olga Shalina climbed on top of a police van, scattered leaflets exposing torture and abuse by Russia’s Federal Penitentiary Service and cut her veins Russian fund to hold exhibition in Saudi Arabia Russian fund to hold exhibition in Saudi Arabia October 25, 20:57 Russians expressed their desire to cooperate with Saudi authorities in the art sector while international community condemns Saudi Arabia for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi Brooklyn Museum and Metropolitan reject Saudi funding for Arab Art programme Brooklyn Museum and Metropolitan reject Saudi funding for Arab Art programme October 22, 18:15 The scandal over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi made other participants of the cultural imitative follow their example Exhibition of Belarusian contemporary art ZBOR In Progress on view at Minsk’s Ў Gallery Exhibition of Belarusian contemporary art ZBOR In Progress on view at Minsk’s Ў Gallery October 22, 11:39 The exhibiton runs Ocotber 16 through November 30 at Ў Gallery of Conemporary Art at Kastryčnickaja Street 19. more