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Culture leaders have vented their frustration at the UK government’s decision to reopen museums across England on 17 May (at the earliest), alongside other “indoor entertainment" including cinemas—and saunas. @mcrnick  @McKayEli 

The @asianartmuseum  of San Francisco has breathed a sigh of relief, as a civil complaint regarding two ancient Thai artefacts has been settled by a US district court in California

A fuller picture has emerged of the damage to art and artefacts in the Capitol during the 6 January insurrection

Anne Marion left behind a formidable cache of mostly post-war including works by Clyfford Still, Andy Warhol and Richard Diebenkorn @Sothebys 

Visitors to Spot's Rampage by the art collective MSCHF can use their phones to temporarily control the cybertronic canine, firing the paintball gun strapped to its "back", which splatters the white walls of a gallery in which it has been placed

An 1887 painting of Montmartre in Paris by Vincent Van Gogh is appearing on the market for the first time

The reopening of museums, shops, zoos, botanical gardens and sports facilities is the first stage in a gradual loosening of restrictions approved by the Swiss government this month. @Fond_Beyeler  @KunstmuseumBern  @kunstmuseumbs 

Alongside the emerging evidence of atrocities in Ethiopia, numerous reports suggest that cultural sites in Tigray are being targeted and international experts warn that “cultural cleansing” is taking place.


Korean boyband BTS has launched a series of five major public art projects, with one on show at London's Serpentine Galleries@bts_bighit  @BTS_twt  @SerpentineUK 

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South Korea’s best-selling boyband, BTS, has launched a series of five major public art projects @SerpentineUK  @BTS_twt  #CONNECT_BTS 

The curator of the global public art collaboration #ConnectBTS  suggests that new definitions of art are required to democratise it @BTS_twt  @bts_bighit 

Antony Gormley has produced a towering work that aims to evoke “the phenomena of human connection” during a time of political and ideological odds between humans @BTS_twt 

Hong Kong artists based in Europe are launching an online art platform to mark the first anniversary of pro-democracy protests and raise awareness among the arts community of the looming national security law imposed by Beijing