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Menachem Wecker

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Exhibitions

Civil War references hide in plain sight in American pre-Raphaelite art

Landscapes on view at the National Gallery contain hidden historical clues

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Museums & Heritage

Kaywin Feldman shatters the glass ceiling at the National Gallery of Art in Washington

During her first week on the job, the new director reveals her aspirations for the museum

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Museums & Heritage

Hiroshi Sugimoto to redesign Hirshhorn's sculpture garden

The renovation taps into the spirit of the founding architect, Gordon Bunshaft

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Pakistani-American painter Ambreen Butt imbues traditional miniatures with timely social criticism

Her show Mark My Words is at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC—one of the museums still open during the shutdown

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What’s in a name? Why the Hague’s Gemeentemuseum will soon become the Kunstmuseum

The difficulty of Dutch pronunciation and the need to raise awareness among foreign visitors led to the museum’s future rebranding

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With striking juxtapositions, Nordic art unfurls at the Phillips Collection

A 200-year survey of work from the region suggests a common mystique

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Hands-on research underpins a pioneering chiaroscuro woodcut exhibition

Scientists and artists replicated the Renaissance design, inking and printing process

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Heritage

Looted vessels returned at event marking 15 years of US-Italy art crime fighting co-operation

Italian official also says the country will ratify 2017 Nicosia Convention outlining penalties for offenses involving cultural heritage

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Art market

A record-setting $30.1m sale of an Assyrian relief at Christie's raises red flags

The 31 October sale has prompted calls for repatriation and criticism of the seller, highlighting the gap between art ethics and law

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Take it to the top—how US museums are dealing with diversity

Institutions need all hands on deck to redress imbalances in jobs and programming

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Acquisitions

American University Museum gets 9,000 works from Corcoran Gallery of Art’s collection

The defunct museum has given the last of its 20,000 works to 22 institutions in Washington, DC

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Exhibitions

Jack Whitten: once mistaken for Gerhard Richter, now subject of major US survey shows

Curators share their stories about the late artist, whose sculptures are show at the Baltimore Museum of Art

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Barack Obama

Barack and Michelle Obama’s portraits unveiled in Washington

The former US president and first lady shared some personal connections with the artists, Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald

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Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries reopen after $13.6m renovation

Asian art museums on National Mall get a physical and “mental” makeover

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Rare photographs of daily life in North Korea go on show right in the heart of Washington D.C

Exhibition opens at the American University Museum

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trends

More museums turn to focus groups, but do they help or hinder?

Museums are using market research to engage audiences and avoid gaffes, but the process could rule out all but the famous and the safe

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From illicit art to fresh blood: four of the biggest challenges facing museums today

Museum professionals gathered in Washington, DC, to survey the state of the field at the annual AAM conference

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Want to climb inside Apollo 11? There’s an app for that

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Appointments & departures

Meet the new guard: How the Uffizi’s first foreign director plans to modernise the museum

Eike Schmidt has big plans for Italy's most-visited museum, from high-tech ticketing software to new tax breaks

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Reopened Duomo’s original façade reconstructed in Florence

Full-scale re-creation is part of ambitious new display of masterpieces at Museo dell’Opera del Duomo