Jillian Steinhauer

Post image for Someone Broke King Tut’s Mask and Glued It Back Together, Badly

What would you do if you accidentally broke one of the world’s most valuable relics?

Glue it back together? Quickly? Before anyone noticed?

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Post image for Art Behind Bars Provides a Key to Prospect New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — Biennials, triennials, and other, similarly grand periodic art exhibitions are a funny thing; both local and global, they must balance an engagement with their home places alongside a broader artistic conversation.

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Post image for On Track to Privatize 400 Jobs, National Gallery Outsources Management of Museum Wing

On Monday, the National Gallery of London transferred security services for its Sainsbury Wing over to the private security company CIS. The move is the latest in a bitter dispute over the privatization of a huge number of jobs at the museum: 400 of 600 positions, or two-thirds of the museum’s entire staff.

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Post image for Kitsch Alert: Slap Your Face (or Your Partner’s, Pet’s) on an Old Master

Everyone’s favorite Hallmark holiday is coming up in one month, which means if you haven’t bought a present for your significant other yet, you’re running out of time. Luckily, we received the best gift idea we’ve ever seen in our inbox this morning: Nobilified.

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Post image for The ART Act Is Dead, but Congressman Will Reintroduce It

The proposed US Congressional bill to give visual artists royalties on the resale of their work at auction is dead, but a House Representative plans to revive it.

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Post image for Catching Subway Riders in the Act of Reading

For bibliophiles and generally nosy people, one of the worst things about the rise of e-books and e-readers is that they don’t have distinct covers.

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Post image for Private Giving Sustains Art Museums, Study Finds

The average museumgoer in the US, Canada, and Mexico spends $7.93 during her visit (the average museumgoer must not be in New York City), while the museum spends $53.17 on her, according to the Association of Art Museum Directors.

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Post image for Macedonian Protesters Say No to Architectural Kitsch

Two nights before New Year’s Eve, more than a thousand Macedonians gathered in the snow to hold hands and form a ring around a large shopping mall in the capital city of Skopje.

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Post image for Deaccessioning Crisis Has UK Museums Group Contemplating Stricter Guidelines

The Museums Association, the largest professional membership organization for UK museums and their workers, is planning to revise its ethical guidelines in the hopes of dissuading institutions around the country from selling off works in their collections, the Independent reported.

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Post image for Major Vivian Maier Collector Sells Holdings to Toronto Gallery

Collector Jeffrey Goldstein has sold the bulk of his Vivian Maier collection to Toronto’s Stephen Bulger Gallery, largely removing himself from the ongoing legal saga surrounding the photographer’s estate.

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