Telling Stories of Slavery, One Person at a Time

A new exhibition in Amsterdam reconstructs personal histories to confront the Netherlands’ extensive and little-discussed involvement in the international trade of enslaved people during the colonial era.

#art, #dibbits-taco, #dutch-east-india-co, #dutch-west-india-company, #netherlands, #rijksmuseum, #slavery-historical, #van-rijn-rembrandt-harmenszoon

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The Lusty Creativity of Cornelis Cornelisz van Haarlem

A lesser-known Dutch master with a penchant for male backsides created some of the greatest homoerotic paintings of all time.

#art, #cornelis-cornelisz-von-haarlem-1562-1638, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #men-and-boys, #national-gallery-of-denmark, #rijksmuseum, #sex

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Dutch Panel for Looted Art Claims Must Change Course, Report Finds

A review commissioned by the Dutch culture minister found that the country’s art restitution panel showed too little empathy to victims of Nazi aggression and sided too often with museums.

#art, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #dutch-restitutions-commission, #eizenstat-stuart-e, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #museums, #netherlands, #rijksmuseum, #stedelijk-museum-amsterdam

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What Does History Smell Like?

Researchers are finding ways to preserve scents that are disappearing. Others are recreating ones from centuries ago.

#canterbury-christ-church-university, #culture-arts, #institute-for-sustainable-heritage, #international-flavors-and-fragrances-inc, #odeuropa, #perfumes-and-fragrances, #research, #rijksmuseum, #smell-olfaction, #smells-and-odors, #university-college-london

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Europe’s Museums Are Open, but the Public Isn’t Coming Due to Pandemic

Attendance at some major institutions is a third of what it was last year. Their ability to cope depends almost entirely on how they are funded.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #europe, #hermitage-amsterdam, #museum-ludwig, #museums, #rijksmuseum, #travel-and-vacations

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The New Must-Have Museum Souvenir: Face Masks

As cultural institutions across Europe reopen, many are selling face coverings featuring their artworks or logos as a way of making some much-needed income.

#art, #masks, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #national-gallery-london, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #rijksmuseum

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As Museums Get on TikTok, the Uffizi Is an Unlikely Class Clown

The art museum in Florence was one of the first to use the social media platform, posting unusually irreverent videos that challenge its dignified reputation.

#art, #carnegie-museum-of-natural-history, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #florence-italy, #madrid-spain, #museums, #prado-museum, #rijksmuseum, #schmidt-eike-d, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #uffizi-gallery

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The Statues Were Toppled. What Happens to Them Now?

What city leaders, museum officials and historians decide will have implications for how we remember the history the statues were designed to represent, as well as our current moment.

#antwerp-belgium, #art, #belgian-royal-museum-for-central-africa, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #bristol-england, #colston-edward-1636-1721, #columbus-christopher, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #dibbits-taco, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #ghana, #gryseels-guido, #history-academic-subject, #lee-robert-e, #leopold-ii, #locke-hew, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #museums, #rijksmuseum, #slavery-historical, #southbank-centre-london-england, #united-states, #university-of-richmond

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Art Recreation Is the Only Good Instagram Challenge

Around the world, people are posing as famous portraits with toilet paper, bedsheets, drawn-on unibrows, and did we mention toilet paper?

#art, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #getty-j-paul-museum, #hermitage-amsterdam, #katchadourian-nina-1968, #louvre-museum, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #rijksmuseum, #shutdowns-institutional

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