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Aboriginal art

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Openings

Boola Bardip: Perth’s revamped Western Australian Museum opens with new name and focus on Aboriginal heritage

The museum worked with around 60 Aboriginal language groups across the vast state to bring their perspectives into every gallery

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Australia

Campaign to 'free' the Aboriginal flag gains momentum as Australian government seeks exclusive licensing rights

Made by the Luritja artist Harold Thomas in 1971, the rights to the flag design are currently held by Ben Wooster, a former art dealer previously fined $2.3m for selling fake Aboriginal works of art

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Australia

‘Broken’ heritage laws: Australia launches investigation after 46,000-year-old Aboriginal rock art is obliterated

Parliamentary enquiry will examine how mining giant Rio Tinto obtained legal right to destroy ancient Juukan Gorge site

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Aboriginal art

Emily Kame Kngwarreye show in New York highlights spike in interest for Australian indigenous art

The exhibition brings together museum-quality pieces, most consigned by US collectors

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Repatriation

'A major step forward for Britain’s colonial museums': Manchester Museum returns objects to Indigenous Australians

Move might pave the way for repatriation of sacred artefacts from other UK institutions

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Australia

Can Australia support two new Aboriginal art museums?

Proposals for Alice Springs and Adelaide have political support but concerns have been raised over competing projects and lack of Indigenous involvement

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Collector's Eye

Collector’s Eye: Bérengère Primat

The French collector tells us about her new foundation of Aboriginal art and why she resists the collecting mentality

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Aboriginal art

Sotheby’s to hold the first major Aboriginal art sale in the US in November

The auction house cites increasing interest in Aboriginal art among US collectors and institutions

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Frida Kahlo's hidden treasures to a layered look at James Baldwin

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Art market

Object lessons: nature-inspired works by Axel Salto, Emily Kame Kngwarreye and Giacomo Manzù

Our pick of highlights from upcoming auctions

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Donations

Dennis and Debra Scholl donate contemporary Aboriginal art to three US museums

The Miami collectors have given 200 Australian works to the Met, Frost and Nevada Museum of Art

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Restitution

British Museum director Neil MacGregor calls for laws that would encourage lending Aboriginal artefacts

As two objects are detained in Victoria, MacGregor believes something good could come out of the present confusion

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Australia

Ethnographica or art?

Some European and American museums have bought work by Aboriginal artists but there is no broad base of collectors outside Australia for such paintings and no consensus that this work qualifies as “art”

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Collectors

Exhibition of the largest selection of Australian Aboriginal art to have been presented in Europe

Show demonstrates the aboriginal passion of an Austrian collector