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European biennial Manifesta 13 postponed European biennial Manifesta 13 postponed March 25, 12:44 Manifesta Revisited, an exhibition at Manifesta’s Headquarters in Amsterdam, has also been closed UK cultural industry asks government to support freelancers UK cultural industry asks government to support freelancers March 24, 20:49 The emergency bailout plan presented by the government discriminates self-employed and freelance workers Berlin authorities to offer €100 m to artists and cultural institutions Berlin authorities to offer €100 m to artists and cultural institutions March 24, 19:40 Nonprofits will receive grants, cultural and creative industries will get additional loans, which will bring the total sum of assistance to €600 m Google presents online exhibition dedicated to Frida Kahlo Google presents online exhibition dedicated to Frida Kahlo March 24, 19:28 The website tells the story of her turbulent life and features copies of the artist’s letters and images of her colourful clothing $75m fund launched in New York to support nonprofit arts and social services $75m fund launched in New York to support nonprofit arts and social services March 23, 19:57 18 foundations united to support orgnisations hit by the coronavirus epidemic Zagreb's Cathedral and Museum of Arts and Crafts damaged by earthquake Zagreb's Cathedral and Museum of Arts and Crafts damaged by earthquake March 23, 19:42 One of the cathedral’s spire is partially collapsed, artifacts in the Museum of Arts and Crafts are damaged Biennale of Sydney 2020 goes virtual Biennale of Sydney 2020 goes virtual March 23, 19:18 The event ran in Sydney only for nine days due to the deteriorating situation caused by the spread of COVID-19 International Cannes Film Festival postponed International Cannes Film Festival postponed March 20, 20:53 the 23-th edition of the Cannes Film Festival scheduled for May 12-23 has been postponed Asian museums reopen Asian museums reopen March 20, 20:27 The Power Station of Art and Shanghai Museum welcomed their first visitors after the lockdown introduced to curb the novel coronavirus spread in China Venice canals clear due to lockdown Venice canals clear due to lockdown March 19, 15:01 Social media users post photos of transparent water, swans and fish have returned to the city Galleries and art fairs go online amid pandemic Galleries and art fairs go online amid pandemic March 19, 11:49 This could foster democratisation of the art market Number of first-year students studying art history drops 28.5% in UK Number of first-year students studying art history drops 28.5% in UK January 26, 9:57 The trend follows the government’s attempt to remove art history from A-Level offerings Galleries demand concessions from Art Basel Hong Kong organisers due to protests Galleries demand concessions from Art Basel Hong Kong organisers due to protests January 26, 9:43 24 galleries request the right to reduce booth sizes without penalty, an extension of the payment deadline to late February, better insurance coverage and a 50 percent reduction in booth fees. Art Basel Hong Kong (ABHK) organisers agreed to most demands Hans Haacke retrospective in New Museum hacked Hans Haacke retrospective in New Museum hacked January 25, 15:34 Hackers wanted to demonstrate their economic and political views Belarusian and Swedish artists hold STATUS exhibition in Göteborg Belarusian and Swedish artists hold STATUS exhibition in Göteborg January 10, 8:03 The exhibition Status — Artistic Practice and Social Change was held at Konstepidemin gallery on January 9-12 UK’s red telephone box granted Grade II* listed status UK’s red telephone box granted Grade II* listed status January 08, 12:48 The K9 prototype red telephone box was installed outside the Royal Academy in London in 1924 How Australian museums respond to wildfires How Australian museums respond to wildfires January 08, 12:10 Though this year’s fire season is the worst Australia has faced in decades, the government warns the fires will reach their peak in late January and February London’s National Gallery buys Gentileschi painting for £22m with help of the public London’s National Gallery buys Gentileschi painting for £22m with help of the public December 24, 12:23 The gallery’s director Gabriele Finaldi commented on the purchase: “We are absolutely thrilled” Collectors Igor and Olga Toporovski arrested in Belgium Collectors Igor and Olga Toporovski arrested in Belgium December 24, 11:52 Igor and Olga Toporovski, organisers of the “Russian avant-garde” exhibition in Ghent, are accused of fraud. British researchers prove that arts engagement helps you live longer British researchers prove that arts engagement helps you live longer December 24, 11:34 Visiting a museum or a theatre once a month reduces the risk of dying early by 31 percent more