Top museums condemn climate protests
11 November 2022 | 1:00 pm
The world's top museums have taken a public stance against the trend of targeting artworks to protest fossil fuels.
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German Chancellor Merkel has praised protests by school pupils urging more action on climate change. But she said they would have to be patient about Germany's phase out of coal-fired energy.
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The Swedish climate activist joined protesters in Washington after arriving in the US by yacht. The US president is a known climate skeptic who has been rolling back environmental regulations in the country.
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A culture of collecting: The hidden museums of Paris
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No one knows how many old masks, sculptures and other archaeological finds are traded illegally from West Africa every year. Setting up so-called culture banks in local communities may be a solution.
30 May 2020
France is full of small museums that retrace its history. In the south-western town of Agen, the museum of fine arts houses 3,000 works of art.
27 Jun 2020
In the capitals of the two Koreas, rival museums offer radically different accounts of the same conflict: a war launched to unify the peninsula that now defines its division.
4 Oct 2020
Congolese activist Mwazulu Diyabanza has tried to remove looted art from museums in protest against the theft of African art treasures. Now he is facing trial.
22 May 2021
Egypt has inaugurated on Tuesday two museums at Cairo International Airport, celebrating International Museum Day.
21 May 2021
As people in France return to artistic institutions after almost seven months of lockdown, we find out what's on offer at Paris's Musée d'Orsay. In addition to its world-class collection of Impressionist art, we hear from the museum's director, Laurence des Cars, about the temporary exhibitions and events there at the moment. With strict health and safety measures in place, she tells us how limited visitor numbers should allow for a better viewing experience.
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As it opens its new ethnological museum, Berlin's Humboldt Forum has reacted to criticism surrounding its handling of colonial history. Will critics approve?
Police have cleared activists from a coal power plant and the rail lines leading to it, detaining several people. The protest impacted power output. Meanwhile, in Berlin, another group blocked busy intersections.
Two Belgian activists who threw soup on 'Girl With a Pearl Earring' have been given short jail terms by a Dutch court. This was the third such incident involving famous European artworks in recent weeks.
In 2022, German users primarily searched Google for news and background information on the Russian invasion of Ukraine. But there was also great interest in major sporting events, Queen Elizabeth II's death, and COVID.
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