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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 Banksy devotes his new artwork in Birmingham to homeless people Banksy devotes his new artwork in Birmingham to homeless people December 20, 13:02 “God bless Birmingham.” The Instagram post featuring Banksy’s new artwork has racked up over 3.5 million views Curator and critic Francesco Bonami speaks out about curators and kickbacks at at fairs Curator and critic Francesco Bonami speaks out about curators and kickbacks at at fairs December 20, 12:48 Acquiring new items for collections and conflict of interests Garage Museum of Contemporary Art launches Garage Digital online platform Garage Museum of Contemporary Art launches Garage Digital online platform December 04, 13:41 The project offers a grant programme for artists working with new technologies Budapest mayor halts construction of Hungary's National Gallery due to environmental concerns Budapest mayor halts construction of Hungary's National Gallery due to environmental concerns December 03, 12:34 The €250 million building is due to be constructed in Budapest’s City Park Nairy Baghramian and Maria Hassabi win Performa 19 Biennial’s top award Nairy Baghramian and Maria Hassabi win Performa 19 Biennial’s top award December 02, 13:13 Éva Mag’s performance earned a special mention from the jury Minsk hosts one-day congress-performance of cultural workers Minsk hosts one-day congress-performance of cultural workers November 20, 13:09 The event was free to the public “It doesn’t matter where you are, all you need is a pen and paper” Oleg Sentsov “It doesn’t matter where you are, all you need is a pen and paper” Oleg Sentsov November 20, 7:51 ArtReview announces 2019 Power 100 list ArtReview announces 2019 Power 100 list November 19, 14:24 MoMA director Glenn Lowry tops this year’s list Lending ban lifted from Wallace Collection Lending ban lifted from Wallace Collection November 16, 11:44 The London-based museum, home to collections of art and armour, can lend artworks to other museums Most museums shutter in Venice due to worst flood in 50 years Most museums shutter in Venice due to worst flood in 50 years November 16, 10:25 The crypt of St Mark's Basilica was flooded for the second time in its history Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts launches triennial of art and technology Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts launches triennial of art and technology November 09, 18:25 The triennial featuring 130 artists and collectives from 28 countries will be held on January 18 – March 29 London’s National Portrait Gallery to close for revamp London’s National Portrait Gallery to close for revamp November 09, 16:00 The museum will be closed to the public from June 2020 to spring 2023 Google, Lin-Manuel Miranda and his father make Puerto Rican art online Google, Lin-Manuel Miranda and his father make Puerto Rican art online November 08, 21:00 350 artworks are already available online, while 40,000 more are going to be digitised and published German museums join fight against climate crisis German museums join fight against climate crisis November 08, 19:04 They call to create a central task force that would deal with the climate policy in museums 50 museums in US to display female art ahead of 2020 presidential election 50 museums in US to display female art ahead of 2020 presidential election November 08, 18:43 The Feminist Art Coalition (FAC) teams up with 50 museums to organise feminist art exhibitions, performances and other events in the months before the election New York’s biennial of performance art Performa to mark 100th anniversary of Bauhaus New York’s biennial of performance art Performa to mark 100th anniversary of Bauhaus November 07, 12:22 Performa 19 will run at locations throughout New York City until November 24 more