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In Picasso’s Blue Period, Scanners Find Secrets He Painted Over


Scientists used a variety of tools originally developed for medicine, manufacturing and geology to discover hidden details in the artist’s […]

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African Masterpieces With the Grace of Kings


If there was any silver lining to the recent announcement that the Metropolitan Museum of Art would begin charging a mandatory […]

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Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac Museum in Paris is ready to return African art


Head of the ethnographic institution applauds President Macron’s pledge to hand back African cultural heritage French President Emmanuel Macron’s pledge […]

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The sculptural traditions of Africa and Europe come together in exhibition


BERLIN.- For the first time the sculptural traditions of Africa and Europe have come together in a ‘conversation of the continents’ […]

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Crest (tsesah) | MetCollects | The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Striking for its imposing grandeur and ethereal sensibility, this work was likely the prototype for one of the most spectacular […]

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$1.5 million gift endows faculty chair to support study of African art at IU Bloomington


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University Bloomington has announced a $1.5 million gift from […]

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Western museums try to forge deal with west Africa to return the Benin bronzes


British Museum and other European institutions seek way to create a permanent exhibition of looted artefacts in Nigeria. A bronze […]

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Looted Benin bronzes to be lent back to Nigeria


Pledge by European museums to set up “permanent display” of rotating loans in Benin City could pave way for restitution. […]

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Musée Dapper, Paris museum specialising in African art, to shut up shop


The Musée Dapper in Paris will close its doors next month, with officials citing high costs and low attendance as […]

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Antique ivory poses no threat to elephant conservation: in fact, it needs protection itself


There have been persistent attempts, in recent years, to link the universally applauded efforts to enforce elephant conservation, with calls […]

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