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Berlin Jewish Museum head quits after controversial tweet

Berlin - The director of Berlin's Jewish Museum resigned on Friday amid controversy over a tweet sent linking to an article that criticised the German parliament for passing legislation against the BDS movement, which demands a boycott of Israel.

Berlin Jewish Museum head quits after controversial tweet

Berlin - The director of Berlin's Jewish Museum resigned on Friday amid controversy over a tweet he sent linking to an article that criticised the German parliament for passing legislation against the BDS movement, which demands a boycott of Israel.

'I worked here': home of Albanian author Kadare becomes a museum

Tirana - Ismail Kadare draws the curtain to bring a shaft of light into the Tirana apartment where he wrote furiously during the dark days of communism -- a space visitors can now explore first-hand after his former home was turned into a museum.

Review: Stanley Kubrick — The Exhibition explores the creative vision Special

London - The Design Museum in London is hosting 'Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition', covering each one of the creative director's movies including such eclectic items as parts of erotic milk bar to materials designed to create a haunted hotel.

British visit Easter Island to discuss returning sacred monolith

Santiago - A team from the British Museum arrived Tuesday on Easter Island to meet with local Polynesian people seeking the return from London of one of the most spiritually important of the Chilean island's stone monoliths.

Brazil's gutted National Museum seeks funds in Europe

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's National Museum director headed to Europe Tuesday for a two-week fundraising trip to help finance the rebuilding of the institution devastated by fire last year.

Germany to return 15th-century seafarer Cross to Namibia

Berlin - A German museum was set to announce Friday that it would restitute to Namibia a key 15th-century navigation landmark erected by Portuguese explorers, as part of Berlin's efforts to face up to its colonial past.

Gutted and broke: Brazil's National Museum pleads for money

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's devastated National Museum is broke and cannot afford storage for artifacts rescued from the ashes of the gutted building, its director said Tuesday.

Russian court jails man who attacked tsar painting

Moscow - A Moscow court on Tuesday sent a man who attacked a painting of Ivan the Terrible to a penal colony for two and a half years, news agencies reported.

AfD 'Slave Market' poster raises hackles

Berlin - A European elections campaign poster by Germany's AfD featuring a 19th-century painting called "The Slave Market" has raised hackles, with a US art museum demanding that the far-right party withdraw the advert.

NY museum scraps Bolsonaro event after complaints

New York - New York's Museum of Natural History announced Monday it had canceled a private function booked to take place there that would honor Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.

Museum 'considering options' after discovering Bolsonaro date

New York - New York's Museum of Natural History said it was "considering its options" after discovering a private function booked to take place there would honor Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.

Norway's Kon-Tiki museum agrees to return Easter Island items

Santiago - Norway agreed Thursday to hand back thousands of artefacts removed from Easter Island by the explorer Thor Heyerdahl during his trans-Pacific raft expeditions in the 1950s.

Qatar 'stronger' despite Gulf dispute, says emir as he opens vast museum

Doha - Qatar's ruler Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani said Wednesday his country had become "stronger" since the start of a Gulf diplomatic crisis almost two years ago, as he formally opened the country's national museum.

Qatar's $434m desert rose museum finally blooms

Doha - Almost a decade in the making, three years late and at an estimated cost of $434 million, Qatar's vast national museum, built in the shape of a desert rose, opens this week.

Brussels Jewish museum killer sentenced to life in prison

Apo - The French jihadist who shot dead four people in a terrorist attack at a Jewish museum was on Tuesday sentenced to life in prison by a Brussels court, after prosecutors branded him a "coward" and a "psychopath".

Brussels Jewish museum killer facing jail says 'life goes on'

Apo - A French jihadist found guilty of shooting dead four people in a terrorist attack at Brussels' Jewish museum joked Monday "life goes on" as prosecutors demanded he be jailed for life.

Algeria museum vandalised during protests: ministry

Alger - Algeria's oldest museum, home to some of the country's most valuable art, was vandalised during protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term, the culture ministry said Saturday.

Digital archive on show in Berlin hopes to help rebuild Syria

Berlin - After eight years of brutal war in Syria, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Aleppo lies in ruins -- but a vast digital archive in Germany aims to keep its memory alive and help rebuild it one day.

Lovesick on Valentine's? Museum of broken hearts has the antidote

Zagreb - Forget romantic dinners and roses, the place to be on Valentine's Day is Zagreb's Museum of Broken Relationships, a paean to personal objects and stories of heartbreak.

Sausage museum plan at ex-Nazi camp sparks outcry in Germany

Berlin - Plans to build a sausage museum at an annex of the former Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald Thursday sparked protests over a "lack of historical awareness" in Germany.

Its treasures ruined by IS, Mosul museum hosts modern art

Mosul - Mosul's celebrated museum has not recovered since Islamic State group jihadists ravaged its ancient treasures several years ago, but part of the complex reopened Tuesday to showcase more contemporary art.

Holocaust museum stokes controversy among Hungary's Jews

Budapest - As the world prepares to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Sunday, Hungarian Jews find themselves divided in a bitter dispute over the long-delayed opening of a new Holocaust museum in Budapest.

Brazil museum holds first exhibition since fire

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's historic National Museum on Wednesday displayed fossils discovered in the Antarctic at an off-site venue in its first exhibition since the Rio-based institution was gutted by fire last year.

Four men face Berlin trial for giant gold coin heist

Berlin - Four Berlin men go on trial Thursday charged over the spectacular museum theft of a giant commemorative gold coin called the "Big Maple Leaf" and valued at 3.75 million euros ($4.3 million).

Argentina puts 65-million-year-old dinosaur replica on display

Buenos Aires - Argentine paleontologists unveiled on Wednesday the replica of a 65-million-year-old skeleton of a plesiosaur marine reptile found in a Patagonian lake in 2009.

Rare Van Gogh photo is of Vincent's brother, say experts

Amsterdam - For decades bright-eyed boy in the photograph was believed to be the legendary artist Vincent Van Gogh at the age of 13.

I.Coast to ask France to return a hundred works of art

Abidjan - Ivory Coast became the latest country to ask France to return works of art Wednesday, days after Paris said it was willing to hand back artefacts looted from Africa.

Easter Island begs British Museum for statue return

London - The governor of Easter Island on Tuesday tearfully begged the British Museum to return one of its famous statues, saying: "Give us a chance so he can come back".

Warhol in New York: a fresh experience for audiences old and new

New York - His Marilyn Monroe paintings and oversize soup cans are cultural icons, but in an exhibition opening Monday, New York's Whitney Museum hopes to paint a new, more complex picture of Andy Warhol.
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