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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 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 more