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The black museum: A journey through Afro-American history.

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12 Feb 2020
Thirty years ago, the anti-apartheid champion Nelson Mandela was released after spending 27 years behind bars. The man who, four years later, would become South Africa's first black president was the most famous inmate of Robben Island, now the country's most visited museum. With its 350,000 tourists every year, the former prison is an important symbol for the Rainbow Nation, where dialogue and reconciliation are a reality. But the museum has nevertheless faced strike action. Our correspondents report.
3 Mar 2020
The world's most visited museum remains shut for a second day as Louvre staff worry about potential infections. It's the latest blow to France's tourism industry due to the coronavirus outbreak as Italy suffers a similar impact in its northern hubs of Venice and Milan. The disease - now spreading to 60 countries - has severely hampered China's manufacturing activity, with the sharpest contraction ever in February, which is having a knock-on effect throughout the region. Meanwhile, stock markets rebound f
12 Jul 2020
The Louvre has reopened in Paris, four months after the coronavirus pandemic forced the world's most visited museum to shut its doors. With American tourists banned from the EU, the museum is expecting a slow summer.
25 Jul 2020
As cultural institutions scramble to make up for lost revenues during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Rodin museum in Paris is mining a crucial source of funding. It's the only museum in France that's allowed to reproduce and sell some of the work on show, allowing it to survive without any state subsidies.
21 Aug 2020
The former US president claimed his successor had no interest in "taking the job seriously." In a scathing attack, Obama warned that American democracy might not survive another four years of Donald Trump.
22 Aug 2020
The house where Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky was brutally murdered 80 years ago in his home in a suburb of Mexico City on Joseph Stalin's orders has since been preserved as a museum.
8 Sep 2020
The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games held a ceremony to mark the opening of the public display of the Olympic flame at the Japan Olympic Museum in Tokyo, on Monday.
26 Oct 2020
The former president was speaking at a rally in support of Democrat candidate Joe Biden. He took incumbent President Donald Trump to task over his handling of the pandemic, white supremacy and lying. Trump hit back.
29 Oct 2020
In Ribe, a medieval town in the west of Denmark, long considered the capital of witchcraft, the museum of witch hunt tells the story of persecutions that are generally forgotten in history books and belong to the collective imagination.
13 Nov 2020
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20 Nov 2020
Barack Obama's much-awaited memoir, "A Promised Land", is hitting the shelves. The 700-page tome takes us from the former US president's childhood to the killing of Osama bin Laden during his first term in office. In the book, he makes clear that Donald Trump's presidency was no accident and was triggered by his own stint in the top job. We take a closer look.
27 Nov 2020
Germany's Karl May museum has agreed to "re-humanize" a Native American scalp from its collection, six years after initial pleas by the Chippewa tribe. It took a sea-change in attitude for the museum to accept the plea.