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Principles’ Day Out: Manifesta’s Destiny, Posthumous Petition-signers and Boycotters branded as Hypocrites

Sydney’s Saga Continues: Boycott Artists branded as Hypocrites These past two weeks we have reported on how the artists boycott of the Sydney Biennale over its ties to Transfield (a holding company that had recently expanded to include the detention … Continue reading

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No “Museum of Modern Western Art” for Moscow

Just a week after Irina Antonova stepped down (/was removed? The jury is still out) from her post of Director of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, (with the more than capable Marina Loshak stepping in to fill her shoes), … Continue reading

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Pushkin Museum gets a New Director

Today it was announced that the unflagging Irina Antonova – up until this moment the oldest large-museum director in the world and also now the Chief Curator for Moscow’s Museums under the Ministry of Culture – has stepped down from … Continue reading

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Moscow Museums on the Move: Some short updates

While the world calculates its Venice schedule, Moscow has taken this week to make a few major announcements regarding its museums, including the iconic Museum of Moscow. First, following the success of last week’s Night at the Museum program, Minister … Continue reading

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Restitution in the News: The Met’s return of two Cambodian Sculptures may aid Antonova

Last week, we reported how newly-appointed Chief Curator of Russian Museums Irina Antonova did not waste time, promptly petitioning Putin (on national TV, no less) to consider re-establishing the¬†Museum of Modern Western Art. Originally founded in 1919, and 1923, the … Continue reading

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Feeling Philanthropic (Sort of): Major Changes on the way for Russian Art Museums?

On April 11, Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky named Irina Antonova – director of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts since 1961 – as Chief Curator of Russian Museums. While at 91 years old¬†(far and away the world’s oldest director … Continue reading

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