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Art market

Millennials—monsters, or saviours of the art market?

What do young collectors want, what do they buy, and, as they become richer, will they add rocket fuel to the art market—or blow it up entirely?

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International Council of Museums

Vote on Icom's new museum definition postponed

Decision over the controversial update was made at the general assembly in Kyoto on the weekend

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Museums & Heritage

Top museum directors on the challenges of climate change and mass tourism

Vatican conference on preventive conservation warns of environmental impact of short-term politics

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International Council of Museums conference: institutions asked to think beyond collections

Participants in Milan will ponder the relationship between museums and the cultural landscape<br>

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Art

Why is the art market like a carousel?

Academic Olav Velthuis says growing a scene is “hard and tedious; but once it gets going it gets easier”

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How to document heritage sites under threat

Project aims to create virtual archives using 3D scanning technology

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Heritage

‘You must guard your own henhouse and often from your own foxes’

Book trade calls for self-policing as library thefts are growing problem

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Law

How to get on with artists, handle mergers and avoid lawsuits

Legal conference tackles issues facing US museums, from commissioning work to developing diversity

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Cambodia

Cambodia to host culture and tourism conference

Preservation, cultural routes, urban regeneration through tourism are all set to be discussed

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Opinion

All’s well in the world of museums

A look at the global climate of public institutions

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Cloistered Nimrud treasures to be discussed by Iraqi scholars at delayed British Museum conference

Few have seen the Nimrud gold, a cache of eighth-century BC Assyrian royal gold

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Unesco

New UNESCO protocol states attacks on cultural property during wartime will be criminalised

A new protocol allows for prosecution of organisations and individuals, putting pressure on art market professionals

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Books

Books: The “Spoils of War” 1995 conference papers

A survey touching all the bases, including losses, recoveries, legal debates, and cultural restitution

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Appraiser's conference

Fakes and forgeries at the Appraisers conference

“Trompe l’oeil: to fool the eye and to challenge the appraiser” is on in New York

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Souren Melikian on collectors coming to the rescue in preservation crisis: The International Association of Dealers in Ancient Art's London Conference

The scholar of Iranian culture and International Herald Tribune art journalist says dealers could be the solution to recent archaeological disasters

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Restitution

Looking at the findings of the “Spoils of War” conference

The meeting produced revelations, but little hope that the return of looted art will be eased

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Association of Art Historians

Annual conferences meet in London and Seattle to discuss identity, display, and art history

The Association of Art Historians will meet at the Tate Gallery, while 5000 will gather for the College Art Association conference in the US

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Restitution

East meets West at Goethe Institute conference—but the gulf on restitution issues is telling

Conference in Prague on public galleries and private collectors hears of thefts and restitution claims in Eastern museums

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Antiquities & Archaeology

The Getty Kouros: The masterpiece versus fake debate continues

Perhaps it is better to journey than to arrive, as the authentication process of this work has encouraged significant research into kouroi sculpture