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Art and Art History News | October 27th

News and Links | October 27th   The Getty Research Institute has bought the ‘less controversial’ material from the archive of the Knoedler & Company art gallery in New York, which closed abruptly last year after charges that it was selling fakes. Thomas Gaehtgens, the director of the GRI, says “This archive can give us the basis for telling the story about how the museums in America have been built or developed.” The archive includes details of the sale of hundreds of paintings from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad in the 1930s by the Soviet government. Tom Flynn on the Rotterdam art theft, disputing the idea that art thieves are stupid and won’t find buyers for their loot. The National Museum of Australia is holding a new exhibition where the public can talk to the museum’s conservators and watch them at work.…

Recent Writing and News on Art and Art History | March 2nd

Recent Writing and News on Art and Art History | March 2nd Katrina Grant Tony Ellwood returns to the NGV as director. Various news and interviews here, here and here. Works of art once owned by Adolf Hitler have been uncovered in a Czech convent. The University of Western Australia receives a major philanthropic gift toward the study of rock art. Disturbing news that both the Tate and the V&A have disposed of their photographic archives, apparently without consultation with curators at their own institutions. The Tate’s was luckily rescued by the Paul Mellon Centre for STudies in British Art. More discussion of this issue on Art History News and the importance of maintaining photographic archives and their use to scholars  over just new digital images. The Getty unveils a new website that allows viewers to zoom in on ‘ the…

Recent writing about Art and Art History – January 13

A round up of art and art history in the news over the past week: The Art Newspaper reports on the debate over whether to ‘conserve’ or repaint the Keith Haring mural in Collingwood. Stuart Kelly takes aim at scientists study of at art appreciation  – Art and Science don’t mix The Met in New York hires current Tate Modern curator of contemporary art “signalling that it intends to become a serious competitor in the field of contemporary art” – New York Times. The Guggenheim Foundation proposes a new museum in Helsinki.   Is a sketchbook of watercolours depicting the Eureka Rebellion bought by Ballarat Art Gallery a forgery? Paintings by Picasso and Mondrian stolen from Greece’s National Gallery Palazzo Orsini in Rome, built on the remains of the Theatre of Marcellus is on the market if you have a spare 30 million euros.   The Art…

Recent writing on Art and Art History News

Recent writing on Art and Art History News  Links of interest from the past two weeks: The debate over the Louvre’s cleaning of Leonardo’s ‘Virgin and Child With Saint Anne’ has generated a number of articles – the most in depth from the New York Times with others from The Guardian and the BBC. ‘What’s in a name’? Nasser Rabat reviews  the newly renovated and reopened Islamic Galleries at the Met in New York. Review of Martin Kemp’s new book ‘Christ to Coke: How Image Becomes Icon’ by Noah Charney. New online and open access journal Ultima Thule: Journal of Architectural Imagination A Melbourne artist decides to grab the headlines by deep frying a signed sketch by Sidney Nolan and selling it on ebay. Discussion of Geoffrey Bardon at Papunya and a review of the NGVs  current show Tjukurrtjanu: Origins of Western…

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas To all our regular visitors and subscribers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. MAN will be having a short break over Christmas, but will be back in the New Year. Our subscriber base has grown considerably over the past year – we now have 500 email subscribers (you can subscribe by popping your email in ‘Subscribe’ box on the right hand side of our website), over 200 Facebook supporters and over 1000 twitter followers. The site has been receiving an average of 1200 – 1500 hits every week and we have usually published between 6-12 posts every week. Our thanks to those who have written Reviews, WAYLAs and Opinion pieces and to those who have sent us items for inclusion on the site. kind regards Katrina and the MAN team P.S. If you need something to do…