May 26, 2020

The post-COVID19 era for museums around the world is set to begin within the next couple of months, and with it brings perhaps the greatest challenge that security personnel working in cultural property protection will ever face--that is, the requirement for staff and...

May 24, 2020

Alec Monopoly is a famous street artist from New York City who is best known for his depictions of "Mr. Monopoly"  (true name Rich Uncle Pennybags!). He's also known for never showing his entire face--and his ability to market merch as well as his art. 

On May 21, 2020,...

May 23, 2020

Dr. Victoria S. Reed, Sadler Curator for Provenance at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, has been getting a lot of notice during the COVID-19 lockdown for keeping her institution's collection alive via her social media feeds. She's been featuring fascinating stories b...

May 21, 2020

Salvador Dali's Lincoln in Dalivision is a bas relief of a nude woman standing before a wall upon which tiles--in the form of a very pixelated Abraham Lincoln--appear. The work is currently missing, the result of an American art theft.

When the sculpture was stolen, and...

May 20, 2020

On May 18, 2020, The US Department of Justice in New York filed a civil complaint  Monday demanding that Hobby Lobby forfeit a rare cuneiform tablet bearing a portion of the epic of Gilgamesh, a Sumerian epic poem considered one the world’s oldest works of literature....

May 19, 2020

Daniel Boffey at The Guardian wrote an interesting and essential piece about conservation efforts surrounding Oslo's version of Edvard Munch's The Scream.  This version of the painting was stolen in 2004 in an armed daytime heist at the Munch Museum along with his brea...

May 18, 2020

Dana Barbuto describes the film--which is available on streaming services beginning on May 22, 2020--as a work that is "as unpredictable and bizarre as you’ve seen in any scripted narrative, except these twists and turns are all true. It’s fascinating viewing." See the...

May 18, 2020

Sarah Cascone, senior writer over at artnet News, wrote an excellent piece that covers everything about how museums are coping with maintaining their complicated facilities during lockdown. She goes into everything from conservation to grounds to security, and gives an...

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