The Boston museum, the site of one of history’s most notorious unsolved art crimes, now finds itself indirectly connected to another.
A 3D microscope captured 9,100 photographs of the painting, stitching them together to create an exceptionally intimate experience of Vermeer’s masterpiece.
Tania Bruguera and Katherine Bisquet were among those detained prior to a peaceful demonstration convened by the 27N Movement in front of the Ministry of Culture in Havana.
The artist donated his “library of exile” to the Mosul University Library, once one of the largest libraries in West Asia, housing over a million books and rare historical materials before it was destroyed.
Citing a revenue drop due to the pandemic, the museum has cut 11% of its workforce.
“We don’t have a choice, the building is suffering,” said Serge Lasvignes, the museum’s president, of the €200 million renovation.
The 500-year-old painting, likely the work of a student of Leonardo, was found in a bedroom cupboard in the southern Italian city.
The image dates from the 1850s, when the recent discovery of the wet-plate collodion process allowed for crisp captures of landmark moments to be faithfully documented and easily disseminated.
The director of the Iraqi State Board of Antiquities and Heritage said the Taq Kasra is in “dangerous and critical” condition and needs immediate support to prevent further collapse.
The UK has rejected EU regulations that require import licenses for art, antiques, books, and other artifacts that are more than 250 years old before they can enter any EU country.
The banner was placed overnight and discovered this morning, two days after a violent attack on the Capitol rife with Nazi and white supremacist symbols.