Reproducing Rodin's genius: Paris museum has an enterprising strategy for survival
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.
One conflict, two museums: how the Korean War still divides the peninsula
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.
Paris's Louvre Museum extends shutdown over coronavirus fears
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
'Emoglyphs': Emojis reminiscent of ancient Egyptian writing, says museum
Egypt's ancient writing system remains a mystery to many. One museum in Jerusalem is hoping to change that by introducing emojis to increase understanding of hieroglyphs in the digital age.
French museum uses scanner to help conserve artefacts
A French museum uses modern technology to try and conserve, and reveal the inner secrets of ancient artefacts. The Musee du Quai Branly has installed a scanner on site to enable them to probe beneath the surface of works and discover the "anthropological truth inside".
Benin Arts: Back to its roots
After invading the Benin kingdom in 1897 and stealing about 4,000 artifacts belonging to Nigeria, Britain has agreed to loan us back a few of our bronze plaques for a space of three years. The Edo state government and the Benin royal court are planning to build a museum in Benin in preparation of having our treasures come back to its roots.
Argentina museum puts Evita's dresses on show, 100 years after birth
A museum in Buenos Aires remembers the country's most famous first lady Eva Peron, best known as "Evita," as it marks 100 years after the icon's birth with an exhibit of her clothing.
Namibia: Dispute over return of the Witbooi Bible
A museum in Stuttgart has returned to Namibia a bible and whip that once belonged to Chief Hendrik Witbooi after more than 120 years, a step towards reconciliation between Germany and Nambia.