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British Man Accused of Smuggling Iraqi Artifacts Faces Death Penalty – ARTnews.com

A British tourist could face the death penalty in Iraq after being accused of smuggling artifacts out of the country. Jim Fitton, a former geologist, collected stone fragments and shards of broken pottery as souvenirs during an archaeological tour of Eridu, an ancient Sumerian city in southern Iraq. He was arrested at the airport on March 20 after the baggage belonging to the tour ...

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Prestigious British art school in Rome accused of being a ‘toxic’ place to work | Italy

A taxpayer-funded charity that runs a prestigious art school in Rome has been accused of failing in its duty of care after allegations of mismanagement, a “toxic” working environment and unfair working practices.The British School at Rome (BSR) launched an inquiry after 24 staff, former employees and alumni complained about the charity’s operations in April 2020 to its trustees. It was alleged that staff ...

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British Museum Faces Legal Action Over Access to Parthenon Marbles  – ARTnews.com

The Oxford-based Institute for Digital Archaeology (IDA) plans to take the British Museum to court over its refusal to allow a 3D scanning of a piece of the famous Parthenon Marbles, The heritage preservation organization told The Guardian Tuesday that it would be filing a complaint by the end of the week to obtain access to the famously disputed sculptures. “We want them to ...

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British Museum to Drop Sackler Name – ARTnews.com

The British Museum in London said on Friday evening that it would remove the Sackler name from its galleries. The decision follows similar decisions at a number of institutions, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Serpentine Galleries, and Tate Modern. The news was announced via a joint statement issued by the museum and the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Foundation. Raymond and Beverly Sackler ...

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Artists Pull Out of Whitworth Art Gallery’s ‘British Art Show’ – ARTnews.com

Days after news emerged that Manchester University’s Whitworth Art Gallery reportedly asked its director to leave after his inclusion of a statement of solidarity with Palestine in an exhibition, 21 artists, including several winners of the prestigious Turner Prize, said they would pull out of a British art survey scheduled to open at the institution in May. Many of the artists announced their decision ...

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British artist Henry Hudson embraces new horizons in London exhibit

British artist Henry Hudson says he took inspiration from flying in empty planes during the COVID-19 pandemic for his latest exhibition, presenting a collection of paintings depicting horizon lines in the sky. With titles such as Horizon Line Somewhere Over the Atlantic Ocean and Horizon Line Somewhere Over China, the works refer to locations around the world. The “Scapes” series comes in various colours ...

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British Pop Star Robbie Williams Is Selling a Trio of Banksy Works Worth Over $13 Million to Buy ‘New Art From New People’

Banksy artworks owned by Robbie Williams will go on sale at a Sotheby’s London auction in March. The trio of works will be offered for a combined estimate of £10 million ($13.6 million). The well-known works are Girl with Balloon from 2002 (it is an earlier edition of the one that famously shredded during an auction in 2018), as well as Vandalised Oils (Choppers) and Kissing ...

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Academics Decry British Museum’s BP Sponsorship in Open Letter – ARTnews.com

In an open letter published on Wednesday, dozens of academics and museum workers denounced London’s British Museum for its continued financial arrangement with the oil company BP, claiming that the sponsorship is ill-suited to a world facing the threat of climate change. The letter comes as the institution’s deal with BP is set to expire, leaving open the question of whether the British Museum ...

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