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Beijing authorities destroy two art districts and evict local artists Beijing authorities destroy two art districts and evict local artists July 11, 20:51 Police officers in riot gear evict hundreds of artists from their studios as part of the campaign against organized crime British Museum announces return of loot art to Iraq and Afghanistan British Museum announces return of loot art to Iraq and Afghanistan July 11, 15:36 The artefacts were brought into the UK during the recent military conflicts Fusion festival in Germany supports activists involved Russian “Network” case Fusion festival in Germany supports activists involved Russian “Network” case July 11, 14:19 Visitors of the festival could attend a lecture, watch the documentary The Network and discuss it. An exhibition and an information stand were set up Extinction Rebellion movement launches series of summer protests Extinction Rebellion movement launches series of summer protests July 09, 16:37 The East London Uprising is held on June 12-14. Artist Tania Bruguera launches investigative journalism initiative in Cuba Artist Tania Bruguera launches investigative journalism initiative in Cuba July 09, 16:09 She says the country lacks investigative journalism, so this problem must be solved amid a crackdown on free speech Ecotechnological art space to be created on site of former power station in Moscow Ecotechnological art space to be created on site of former power station in Moscow July 09, 15:35 Solar panels, an eco-friendly ventilation system and a soil filtration system will be installed Artists create Chagall mural in Minsk. They were previously fined for portrait of Bykau Artists create Chagall mural in Minsk. They were previously fined for portrait of Bykau July 08, 16:18 The mural was painted by the Belarusian group HoodGraffTeam Artists call on National Portrait Gallery to drop BP sponsorship Artists call on National Portrait Gallery to drop BP sponsorship July 08, 13:55 Nicholas Cullinan, the National Portrait Gallery’s director, says the institution has to rely on “a wide range of corporate partners” Conceptual artist Timm Ulrichs wins 2020 Käthe Kollwitz Prize Conceptual artist Timm Ulrichs wins 2020 Käthe Kollwitz Prize July 05, 13:38 He was awarded for “a non-conformist existence” in art “outside of the mainstream” Art Fund names St. Fagans National Museum of History as UK’s Museum of the Year Art Fund names St. Fagans National Museum of History as UK’s Museum of the Year July 05, 12:12 St. Fagans National Museum of History received a $125,000 prize at the Science Museum in London on July 3 Getty Research Institute opens online exhibition to mark Bauhaus’s 100th anniversary Getty Research Institute opens online exhibition to mark Bauhaus’s 100th anniversary July 05, 11:52 The exhibition Bauhaus: Building the New Artist features works from Getty’s collection 197-tonne breathable pavilion constructed in Scotland to protect historic mansion 197-tonne breathable pavilion constructed in Scotland to protect historic mansion July 04, 19:17 The National Trust for Scotland is responsible for the conservation of the historic Hill House. The structure is a temporary decision unless the preservation work is completed German museums rethink policy on colonial art restitution German museums rethink policy on colonial art restitution July 04, 14:53 The German Museums Association has presented a new version of the Guidelines on Dealing with Collections from Colonial Contexts. The document encourages initiatives by museum directors, curators and researchers Smithsonian Institution will not drop Sackler’s name from Asian Art Museum Smithsonian Institution will not drop Sackler’s name from Asian Art Museum July 04, 13:23 The institution says they are aware of public campaigns and protests against the Sacklers but cannot violate the agreement signed with Arthur M. Sackler Andy Warhol wins case posthumously over appropriation of Lynn Goldsmith's photo Andy Warhol wins case posthumously over appropriation of Lynn Goldsmith's photo July 03, 20:05 The court in New York ruled in favour of the artist in the suit over Lynn Goldsmith’s photo Germany to return Nazi-stolen Jan van Huysum’s painting to Italy Germany to return Nazi-stolen Jan van Huysum’s painting to Italy July 03, 19:56 Italy’s the Uffizi Gallery has been fighting for the return of Vase of Flowers for years Rapper Stormzy performs at Glastonbury wearing bulletproof vest designed by Banksy Rapper Stormzy performs at Glastonbury wearing bulletproof vest designed by Banksy July 02, 15:22 The musician learnt who made the vest only after the performance Nan Goldin and P.A.I.N. demand Louvre remove Sackler name from its building Nan Goldin and P.A.I.N. demand Louvre remove Sackler name from its building July 02, 14:57 Nan Goldin has been running a campaign against the Sackler family and the opioid painkiller OxyContin for several years Nan Goldin and P.A.I.N. demand Louvre remove Sackler name from its building Nan Goldin and P.A.I.N. demand Louvre remove Sackler name from its building July 02, 14:57 Nan Goldin has been running a campaign against the Sackler family and the opioid painkiller OxyContin for several years Freemuse reports shows how counter-terrorism legislation abuses artistic freedom Freemuse reports shows how counter-terrorism legislation abuses artistic freedom July 01, 15:34 Freemuse has published its annual report on the state of artistic freedom in the world more