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All You Need to Know About Art Basel 2024 Which Results with Expanded Program and Diverse Exhibitions

Art Basel, the prestigious international art fair, is set to return to Basel, Switzerland, for its 2024 edition. With a newly appointed Director, Maike Cruse, at its helm, the event promises to showcase the finest works from 287 leading galleries across 40 countries and territories. Growth and Diversity in Participation The 2024 edition of Art […]

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Art and Suppression: The Art Censoring Index to Stand for Freedom of Expression

This week, the Art Censoring Index was unveiled to track and document censoring occurrences that have occurred since October 7. The National Coalition Against Censorship, a nonprofit organisation with over 50 member organisations and its headquarters in New York, is in charge of this project. The coalition’s website states that its goal is to defend

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Exploring the Intersection of Technology and Tradition in Museums: Insights from Dr. Alka Pande

Dr Alka Pande is an art historian who has taught Indian Arts and Aesthetics at Panjab University for over ten years. Her major interests include gender identity, sexuality, and traditional arts. She has received numerous awards, including the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, the Australian-India Council Special Award, and Chandigarh Lalit Kala

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11 of the Most Shocking Instances of Tourists Damaging Artworks Because of a SELFIE!

Introduction Tourists have a bad reputation throughout the world, and many times it is not without a reason. Some are mean, insensitive, and downright dumb. They have caused a lot of damage to precious art pieces being disrespectful, drunk, and careless. One such act has been the destruction of artefacts and/or art has been the

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India’s Museums Forge Trust, Collaboration, and Preservation on the Global Stage

In a dazzling display of cultural exchange, the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre (NMACC) recently showcased an eclectic mix of American Pop Art, featuring iconic works by the likes of Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. Simultaneously, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS) hosted a ten-month exhibit uniting divine sculptures from the ancient Mediterranean with

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Cyber-Attack Causes Chaos for US Museums and Disrupts Operations

Introduction Several prominent museums in the United States, including the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Rubin Museum of Art, and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, faced disruptions this week following a cyber-attack on Gallery Systems, a third-party tech company providing assistance with internal and customer-facing management systems for museums. Gallery Systems

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Forgotten in Aligarh, celebrated in America: Zarina Hashmi Artworks

Zarina Hashmi was an Indian American artist who left an indelible mark on the art world. Celebrated for her contributions to the minimalist art movement, Hashmi’s profound exploration of concepts such as home, identity, displacement, borders, and memory continues to captivate audiences globally. Honoured by a Google Doodle in the US and several other countries,

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IAADB Day 5: “Vismaya: Creative Crossovers Exhibition Unveils the Essence of Modern and Independent India’s Architectural Icons

Day 5 was about celebrating the architectural icons of modern and independent India. Titled, ‘Vismaya: Creative Crossovers’ the exhibition explores a range of extraordinary creations that cross over the realms of art, architecture and design (beyond the conventional ‘isms’) to express the three primary themes of the sublime, the monumental, and the humane. The section

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Evolving Attitudes and Ongoing Challenges in Nazi-Era Art Restitution in France

Introduction In recent years, the question of restitution of artworks looted during the Nazi era has gained significant attention worldwide. While France has not been immune to these discussions, it has made notable strides in addressing this complex and often contentious issue. The 2018 report by David Zivie, who leads France’s Mission for the Search

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