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Abu Dhabi authorities 'acquired' $450 mn Da Vinci: museum

Abu Dhabi - The Louvre Abu Dhabi said Friday that local Emirati authorities had "acquired" a $450-million painting by Renaissance master Leonardo Da Vinci, as reports swirled about the original source of funding.

Da Vinci sold for $450 mn is headed to Louvre Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi - "Salvator Mundi," a painting of Christ by Leonardo Da Vinci that recently sold for a record $450 million, is heading to the Louvre Abu Dhabi in a coup for the bold new museum, it announced Wednesday.

Desperately seeking this Frida Kahlo painting. Last seen in Poland

Poznan - After taking an overnight bus to Poznan in Poland for an exhibition on Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, two Portuguese sisters are now standing in front of a curious blue suggestion box.

Boko Haram founder's home to become museum

Kano - The home of Boko Haram's founder is to be turned into a museum as part of plans to chart the deadly Islamist insurgency in northeast Nigeria, a government official said on Tuesday.

Online exhibit shows hidden depths of Picasso's 'Guernica'

Madrid - Spray-painted in murals, wielded on anti-war banners, and even once hung as a tapestry at the United Nations, Pablo Picasso's "Guernica" might be the world's most famous political artwork.

Indonesian museum removes Nazi-themed exhibit after outrage

Jakarta - An Indonesian museum that allowed visitors to take selfies with a life-size wax sculpture of Hitler against a backdrop of Auschwitz concentration camp has removed the exhibit following international outrage, the manager said Saturday.

Jean Nouvel: From napkin sketch to Abu Dhabi's architectural triumph

Paris - The Louvre Abu Dhabi, which opened its doors on Wednesday, started life as a simple sketch on a restaurant napkin, says French architect Jean Nouvel.

Roman temple restored deep under City of London

London - A Roman temple has been restored to its original site seven metres below the City of London, using sound, lights and misty haze to bring the ruin back to life.

Louvre Abu Dhabi gears up for launch

Abu Dhabi - More than a decade in the making, the Louvre Abu Dhabi opens its doors this week, bringing the famed name to the Arab world for the first time.

Egypt recovers 354 antiques seized in Emirates

Cairo - Egypt has recovered 354 archaeological objects that were seized by authorities in the United Arab Emirates, the antiquities ministry in Cairo said.

Merle Haggard Museum and restaurant to open in Nashville

Nashville - A new restaurant and a museum in honor of country legend Merle Haggard will find their permanent homes in downtown Nashville.

Once a shrine to Lenin, his birthplace city seeks a new identity

Ulyanovsk - Crowds are sparse these days at the world's biggest Lenin museum in the Russian city of Ulyanovsk, which has fences round it to protect visitors after several massive panels dropped off its facade.

US museum debuts first 3-D holograms of Holocaust survivors

Chicago - Seated onstage at a museum near Chicago, Adina Sella talks about her life as a Holocaust survivor.A group of young school kids is entranced -- all the more so because Sella is not actually there.

Prince show opens in London with Paisley Park treasures

London - An exhibition showcasing the life of pop legend Prince opens in London on Saturday, unveiling previously unseen treasures from his legendary Paisley Park studio complex.

Review: Ray Stevens performs at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Special

Nashville - On October 22, veteran country star Ray Stevens performed at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, where he paid homage to his friend, Jerry Reed.

'Too rude' for Louvre, sculpture adopted by Pompidou

Paris - A giant sculpture appearing to show a man having sex with an animal has caused a stir in Paris, where it has been adopted by the Pompidou Centre after being rejected as "too rude" by the Louvre.

A changing China on view in New York art show

New York - A generation of artists deeply marked by the Tiananmen Square massacre, globalization and the liberalization of China's economy is at the heart of a new exhibition at New York's Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Museums give peek into secret world of Yves Saint Laurent

Paris - Yves Saint Laurent was one of greatest yet most private fashion designers of the 20th century.

Ukraine and Russia fight over Crimean heritage

Simferopol - The painting "Moonlit Night" by famed 19th century maritime artist Ivan Aivazovsky is a study in tranquillity: two boats sailing calmly across a placid sea.

NY Guggenheim museum cuts animal artworks after threats

New York - The Guggenheim Museum in New York has decided to withdraw three works from a hotly anticipated exhibition on modern China, after receiving "repeated threats of violence" related to the staging of live animals.

Long-delayed Louvre Abu Dhabi to open its doors in November

Abu Dhabi - The Louvre Abu Dhabi will finally open its doors to the public in November, bringing to the Gulf Mesopotamian artifacts and post-impressionist masterpieces in the first Louvre-branded museum outside of Paris.

Historians race to preserve dying memories of Partition

Karachi - Sitting in her Karachi home, Jamshed Jahan Ara looks straight into the camera as she explains in a trembling voice how her family fled India during Partition in 1947.

Dinosaurs beheaded at Australian museum

Sydney - Three model raptors at Australia's national dinosaur museum have been beheaded by mystery vandals who scaled a fence and removed the parts using an angle grinder or hacksaw, police said Tuesday.

Mail Rail: Riding on London's underground postal trains

London - Few of the millions of people whose letters and packages were shuttled on a tiny train line deep under London ever suspected it existed.

Historians race to preserve dying memories of Partition

Karachi - Sitting in her Karachi home, Jamshed Jahan Ara looks straight into the camera as she explains in a trembling voice how her family fled India during Partition in 1947.

New museum boosts Paris claim to be modern art capital

Paris - One of the world's biggest art collectors unveiled Monday his plans for a spectacular new museum in Paris, cementing the city's claim to be a modern art capital.French billionaire Francois Pinault will show his $1.4 billion (1.

Unpacking a legend: NY spotlights Frank Lloyd Wright

New York - From a skyscraper twice the height of today's tallest building to self-sufficient farms designed to offset the Great Depression, a New York exhibition is spotlighting the hidden projects and dreams of Frank Lloyd Wright.

New US writers museum puts modern spin on literary history

Chicago - At Chicago's newly-opened American Writers Museum, Jack Kerouac's biographer tells an audience how the Beat Generation's bible was inspired by the author's deep affection for his country.

Warsaw museum spotlights remains of destroyed city

Varsovia - Curator Jaroslaw Trybus points to a glass display case with an ornate brass door handle inside.

King Tut's bed, chariot paraded through Cairo to new home

Cairo - The first of the many wondrous artefacts found in Egyptian boy king Tutankhamun's tomb were transported carefully through Cairo's streets on Tuesday to their new home near the Giza Pyramids.
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