There’s only one way for the museum to survive the 21st century, and it starts with advancing toward restorative justice.
The protesters said the Rubin Museum is using the Itumbaha exhibition to launder its public image and distract from the potentially looted objects in its collection.
The trove includes six objects from the collection of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, marking the institution’s first repatriation of colonial objects.
A long-lost Vajradhara sculpture that resurfaced in a Hong Kong collection highlights scholars’ responsibility to mediate between communities and the art market.
Why should the people of Pharping celebrate their sacred festival with a replica of a 400-year-old idol while the original clearly sits in the collection of a Singapore museum?
Artifacts stolen from the Kotawehera Rajamaha temple in Sri Lanka are the latest victims of longstanding looting and trafficking.
As protestors use every possible tool to reject the coup peacefully, the use of art and humor has generated a collective identity in a country marked by social disparity.
We need to make it clear to our museums that we do not want to walk around in galleries of stolen artworks.