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Post image for Bedlam’s New Museum Looks Beyond Madness

The name Bedlam is so evocative of chaos and madness, the real history of one of the world’s oldest institutions for the treatment of mental illness often gets detached from its public presence.

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Post image for A Century After Being Cast into the River Thames, a Celebrated Typeface Reemerges

Nearly a century after all 2,600 pounds of it were cast into the murky water of London’s River Thames, what remains of the lost Doves Press type has been recovered by divers.

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Post image for Painting as Protest on Mexico’s Walls

In the 1920s and ’30s, Mexican muralists like Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco painted murals that powerfully illustrated the issues of their day. Today, street artists rule the nation’s walls.

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Post image for A Blue Whale Dethrones a Dinosaur as Natural History Museums Embrace Their Research Side

Museum displays are constantly in flux, as institutions choose what identity they want to present to the public.

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Post image for At London’s National Gallery, Staffers Strike and Visitors Carry On

LONDON — On February 4 from 9 to 11 am the National Gallery of London witnessed the second episode in a five-day strike by museum staff and members of the Public and Commercial Services Union

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Post image for The Real-Life Applications of “Post-Internet” Art

LONDON — The best works on view in this seven-artist selection are “post-internet” experiments (sorry) that probe the ways in which the internet has reconfigured, and continues to reconfigure, such charged arenas as identity, surveillance, and labor.

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Post image for The Smithsonian Begins Talks to Create Its First International Venue in London

As part of a major reuse project for London’s Olympic Park, the Smithsonian Institution may create its first long-term, overseas exhibition venue.

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Post image for Tate Reveals Surprisingly Low Sum of BP Sponsorship Deal [UPDATED]

After years of legal wrangling, the Tate museums group has finally disclosed the details of its sponsorship agreement with oil company BP.

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

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 UK Relents After Blocking Syrian Artist’s Visit

After initially preventing him from traveling to the UK, the British government has granted Syrian-born, Sharjah-based artist Thaier Helal’s second visa application, allowing him to attend the opening of his first solo show in London.

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