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An ancestral statue known as Lusinga, dated to the 19th century, is pictured at the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA) as the Belgian government has announced plans to return pieces of art looted from Congo during colonial rule, in Tervuren, Belgium July 6, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman(REUTERS)

Belgium's Africa Museum begins long road to return looted artworks to Congo

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2021 05:58 PM IST
From the late 19th century to 1960, thousands of artworks including wooden statues, elephant ivory masks, manuscripts and musical instruments were likely taken by Belgian and other European collectors, scientists, explorers and soldiers from Democratic Republic of Congo
Natural History Museum took to Instgaram to share the post involving marine creatures.(Instagram/@natural_history_museum)
Natural History Museum took to Instgaram to share the post involving marine creatures.(Instagram/@natural_history_museum)

Real life marine creatures or sculptures: Museum’s post mesmerises people

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JUN 26, 2021 10:23 AM IST
The post by Natural History Museum has left people in awe.
Pop artist Robert Indiana's estate to preserve his iconic 1960s 'LOVE' series(Twitter/AnneMortier1/EisenLawToronto)
Pop artist Robert Indiana's estate to preserve his iconic 1960s 'LOVE' series(Twitter/AnneMortier1/EisenLawToronto)

Pop artist Robert Indiana's estate to preserve his iconic 1960s 'LOVE' series

AP |
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2021 06:19 PM IST
  • New York-based Morgan Art Foundation intends to work with the Maine-based Star of Hope Foundation, which aims to transform Robert Indiana’s island home into a museum. Indiana created a lifetime of art but he’s best known for LOVE, spelled with two letters to a line and with a tilted “O.”
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe plans expansion project at new site(okeeffemuseum.org)
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe plans expansion project at new site(okeeffemuseum.org)

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe plans expansion project at new site

AP | , Santa Fe
PUBLISHED ON JUN 09, 2021 08:49 AM IST
The new 54,000-square-foot museum will be built on the site of a former Safeway grocery store, which is currently occupied by the museum’s Education Centre and Prima Title, The Santa Fe New Mexican reported. It is estimated to cost $60 million.
Paris' temple of modern art, Pompidou Center, plans to open branch in New Jersey(Photo by Anthony DELANOIX/Avi Werde on Unsplash)
Paris' temple of modern art, Pompidou Center, plans to open branch in New Jersey(Photo by Anthony DELANOIX/Avi Werde on Unsplash)

Paris' temple of modern art, Pompidou Center, plans to open branch in New Jersey

AP |
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2021 06:27 PM IST
  • Paris' acclaimed Pompidou Center announces plans to open a satellite museum in New Jersey's Jersey City, not far from where the Statue of Liberty stands in New York Harbour. Centre Pompidou x Jersey City, scheduled to open in 2024, would be the French museum's first venture in North America
An ancient sandstone lintel, a sacred late 10th or 11th century sandstone support beam, is pictured at the Bangkok National Museum during an event to mark their return from the United States to Thailand, in Bangkok on May 31, 2021.(Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)
An ancient sandstone lintel, a sacred late 10th or 11th century sandstone support beam, is pictured at the Bangkok National Museum during an event to mark their return from the United States to Thailand, in Bangkok on May 31, 2021.(Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)

Thai museum unveils ancient sandstone artefacts of Hindu deities Indra and Yama

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2021 12:19 PM IST
1000-year-old sandstone artefacts of Hindu deities Indra and Yama finally returned to Thailand from US after being stolen half-a century ago
Religious sandstone artifacts, stolen half-century ago, returned to Thailand(Twitter/nbcchicago)
Religious sandstone artifacts, stolen half-century ago, returned to Thailand(Twitter/nbcchicago)

Religious sandstone artifacts, stolen half-century ago, returned to Thailand

AP |
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2021 08:24 AM IST
  • San Francisco, which owns the museum, agreed to hand over the ancient sandstone slabs following a three-year investigation by the US Department of Homeland Security and a civil lawsuit. The lintels had been structural parts of two religious sanctuaries in northeastern Thailand.
Artist Leonora Carrington's Mexico home will open to public as a museum(Twitter/gioclair)
Artist Leonora Carrington's Mexico home will open to public as a museum(Twitter/gioclair)

Artist Leonora Carrington's Mexico home will open to public as a museum

AFP |
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2021 11:53 AM IST
  • Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington's home in Mexico City will open to the public as a museum displaying some of her works and possessions. The opening date will depend on the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic in Mexico
Musee d'Orsay in Paris gets ready to welcome visitors after Covid-19 lockdown(Photo by Armand Khoury on Unsplash)
Musee d'Orsay in Paris gets ready to welcome visitors after Covid-19 lockdown(Photo by Armand Khoury on Unsplash)

Musee d'Orsay in Paris gets ready to welcome visitors after Covid-19 lockdown

Reuters |
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2021 12:39 PM IST
Musee d'Orsay in Paris is ready for the doors to open to public on Wednesday after six months with no visitors because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Serbian performance artist, Marina Abramovic, wins Spain's prestigious art prize(ArturoVilla_)
Serbian performance artist, Marina Abramovic, wins Spain's prestigious art prize(ArturoVilla_)

Serbian performance artist, Marina Abramovic, wins Spain's prestigious art prize

AP |
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2021 02:01 PM IST
  • Marina Abramovic wins Spanish art prize worth 50,000-euro ($56,700). Her works include “The Artist is Present,” in which she spent 716 hours sitting still while thousands of museum-goers took turns sitting in front of her and sharing one another’s gaze.
Shahid Kapoor shares ‘picture of happiness’ by Turkish artist and here’s what it means(Instagram/shahidkapoor)
Shahid Kapoor shares ‘picture of happiness’ by Turkish artist and here’s what it means(Instagram/shahidkapoor)

Shahid Kapoor shares ‘picture of happiness’, positive essence by Turkish artist

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2021 04:48 PM IST
  • Shahid Kapoor tries dispelling the surrounding Covid-19 gloom by sharing a ‘picture of happiness’ by well-known Turkish painter Abidin Dino and we are taking a leaf out of his message of positivity this Monday
Ramayana Museum and Cultural Centre to be established between Ayodhya, Lucknow(Twitter/BishtLokinder)
Ramayana Museum and Cultural Centre to be established between Ayodhya, Lucknow(Twitter/BishtLokinder)

Ramayana Museum and Cultural Centre to be established between Ayodhya, Lucknow

ANI |
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2021 09:25 PM IST
Envisaged by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, construction of the 'Ramayana Museum and Cultural Center' is proposed to take shape in about 10 acres of land marked on the Lucknow-Ayodhya highway, 54 km from Lucknow and 64 km from Ayodhya.
Nile roads shut down for majestic Cairo parade as Egyptian mummies move museum(Photo by Francisco Gomes on Unsplash)
Nile roads shut down for majestic Cairo parade as Egyptian mummies move museum(Photo by Francisco Gomes on Unsplash)

Nile roads shut down for majestic Cairo parade as Egyptian mummies move museum

Reuters |
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2021 05:26 PM IST
  • Cairo authorities are shutting down roads along the Nile for a grand parade that will convey 22 Egyptian mummies of pharaohs to a new museum home which is expected to drum up interest in Egypt's rich collections of antiquities amid stalled tourism during Covid-19
Israel's revamped Museum of the Jewish People is reopening after a $100 million renovation project, offering visitors a comprehensive look at more than 2,500 years of Jewish life, history and culture from around the globe. The museum's new features include a matching service that seeks to bring together distant relatives who have never met. (AP)
Israel's revamped Museum of the Jewish People is reopening after a $100 million renovation project, offering visitors a comprehensive look at more than 2,500 years of Jewish life, history and culture from around the globe. The museum's new features include a matching service that seeks to bring together distant relatives who have never met. (AP)

Tel Aviv's Jewish museum reopens after $100 million upgrade

AP | , Tel Aviv, Israel
PUBLISHED ON MAR 11, 2021 07:06 PM IST
From Queen Salome to the late RBG, from Moses to Sandy Koufax, Tel Aviv's newly revamped Museum of the Jewish People attempts the ambitious undertaking of bringing almost 3,000 years of Jewish history and tradition under a single roof.
Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday launched an official “Factcheck” portal aimed at curbing misinformation.(PTI FILE)
Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday launched an official “Factcheck” portal aimed at curbing misinformation.(PTI FILE)

News updates from HT: Jagan Reddy launches fact checking portal in Andhra

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 09:19 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Chancellor Angela Merkel and German state leaders have agreed to start easing restrictions.(Pixabay)
Chancellor Angela Merkel and German state leaders have agreed to start easing restrictions.(Pixabay)

Berlin's custodians of silence look forward to museums reopening

Reuters | , Berlin
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 07:10 PM IST
Through the cold winter months, Berlin's museum directors have been custodians of silence. With doors closed to visitors due to the pandemic, artworks have languished hidden from view, but now curators are looking forward to reopening.
The museum’s director and chief executive, Charles Venable, said the decision to use “white” had been intentional to show the museum wouldn’t abandon its existing audience as it works for more diversity.(AP)
The museum’s director and chief executive, Charles Venable, said the decision to use “white” had been intentional to show the museum wouldn’t abandon its existing audience as it works for more diversity.(AP)

Indianapolis museum apologizes for 'white art' job listing

AP | , Indianapolis
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 10:19 PM IST
The Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields has apologized for a job listing seeking a new director who would maintain the museum’s “traditional, core, white art audience.”
The French government has forbidden restaurants, museums, cinemas and theatres from opening to the public as it tries to contain the new coronavirus. (Representational Image)(Pixabay)
The French government has forbidden restaurants, museums, cinemas and theatres from opening to the public as it tries to contain the new coronavirus. (Representational Image)(Pixabay)

French mayor defies Covid curbs to open city's museums

Reuters | , Perpignan, France
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 11:30 AM IST
The mayor of the French city of Perpignan on Tuesday defied the government's Covid-19 restrictions and reopened four of the city's museums.
Leonardo da Vinci’s 'Last Supper' mural reopens to art lovers with short wait(Twitter/chintskap)
Leonardo da Vinci’s 'Last Supper' mural reopens to art lovers with short wait(Twitter/chintskap)

Leonardo da Vinci’s 'Last Supper' mural reopens to art lovers with short wait

AP |
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2021 08:21 AM IST
  • Access to Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece 'Last Supper', housed inside the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, resumed Tuesday to just eight viewers every 15 minutes in the first week of reopening
New museum traces history of Black music across genres(Unsplash)
New museum traces history of Black music across genres(Unsplash)

New museum in Nashville traces Black music history across genres in America

AP | , Nashville
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2021 07:50 AM IST
  • The National Museum of African American Music, which opened recently, recites the interconnected story of Black music through different eras in America
Albanian communist-era landmark reinvented as youth centre(AP)
Albanian communist-era landmark reinvented as youth centre(AP)

Albanian communist-era landmark to be converted into a youth centre

AP | , Tirana
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2021 09:04 AM IST
  • A posthumous museum, built for Albania's communist-era strongman, Enver Hoxha is being converted into a youth training and art centre
Alabama museum to restore full-sized mockup of space shuttle(AP)
Alabama museum to restore full-sized mockup of space shuttle(AP)

Space shuttle mockup in Alabama museum to get a multimillion dollar revamp

AP | , Huntsville
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 09:48 AM IST
The US Space & Rocket Center in Alabama will be restoring the space shuttle mockup that has been standing outside the museum for over three decades. The restoration process will be a multimillion dollar project and will take up several years.
India's first Labour Movement museum to come up in Kerala(Pexels)
India's first Labour Movement museum to come up in Kerala(Pexels)

Kerala will soon have India's first ever Labour Movement museum

PTI | , Kochi
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 05:08 PM IST
  • Labour Movement museum, that is opening up in Alappuzha, Kerala, will the the first of its kind museum in India. It will showcase the history of world labour movement through huge repository of documents and exhibits.
Centre has issued guidelines for the re-opening of museums.(HT File Photo)
Centre has issued guidelines for the re-opening of museums.(HT File Photo)

Govt allows museums and art galleries to open from Nov 10, SOPs say use of touch-based digital tech to be limited

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2020 05:32 PM IST
While it has made sanitization of premises at regular intervals and wearing of masks by all visitors mandatory, the standard operating procedures (SoPs) have also barred use of audio guides unless they can be disinfected after every use.
A Congress MLA wants a museum for a particular Muslim community to be set up at the Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra, a cultural complex established by the government.(SRIMANTA SANKARDEVA KALALKSHETRA/Facebook)
A Congress MLA wants a museum for a particular Muslim community to be set up at the Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra, a cultural complex established by the government.(SRIMANTA SANKARDEVA KALALKSHETRA/Facebook)

With polls close by, politics heats up over a proposed museum in Assam

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 26, 2020 03:51 PM IST
Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the government will not allow such a museum dedicated to a particularly community to be set up Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra that could “distort” Assamese culture.
Chhatrapati Shivaji (Representational)(Wikipedia)
Chhatrapati Shivaji (Representational)(Wikipedia)

Upcoming ‘Mughal museum’ renamed after Chhatrapati Shivaji in Agra will house artefacts from Braj region as well

Lucknow | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 09:47 PM IST
An upcoming “Mughal museum” in Agra which has been renamed after Maratha warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji will house artefacts from Braj region of Uttar Pradesh as well, a senior government official said on Wednesday.
The under-construction Mughal museum in Agra.(HT photo)
The under-construction Mughal museum in Agra.(HT photo)

Agra’s Mughal museum to house Braj artefacts as well: Official

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2020 04:51 PM IST
Braj, also known as Brij or Brijbhoomi, is the region around Mathura-Vrindavan and is considered to be the land of Lord Krishna
Top 10 museum exhibitions across the world this fall season(Twitter/doberah/FRANCVIVANT)
Top 10 museum exhibitions across the world this fall season(Twitter/doberah/FRANCVIVANT)

Top 10 museum exhibitions across the world to look out for this fall season

By Bloomberg | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 02:07 PM IST
Come autumn and many cities across the world are gearing to exhibit some of their great artworks. Here are 10 of this season’s must-see museum exhibitions
A selection of drinks, including coca leaf liqueur, ant gin, fishy whisky and scorpion vodka along with a squirrel decanter, are on display at the Disgusting Food Museum in Malmo, Sweden.(AP)
A selection of drinks, including coca leaf liqueur, ant gin, fishy whisky and scorpion vodka along with a squirrel decanter, are on display at the Disgusting Food Museum in Malmo, Sweden.(AP)

Sweden’s Disgusting Food Museum introduces drink menu which includes spit and poop brews

MALMO, Sweden | By Associated Press | Posted by: Amrita Kohli
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 07:56 PM IST
The Disgusting Food Museum in Malmo, Sweden is introducing a drinks menu in the form of a temporary exhibition opening Saturday.
Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol starrer cult hit, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge is one of the most loved films made under Aditya Chopra’s home banner
Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol starrer cult hit, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge is one of the most loved films made under Aditya Chopra’s home banner

Aditya Chopra to build a museum for his family banners’ iconic movies?

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Prashant Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 05:41 PM IST
Apparently, as a part of the 50th year celebrations of his family banner, Yash Raj Films, filmmaker Aditya Chopra is set to unveil plans of a museum dedicated to all the projects that have been made, till date, under his home banner
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