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France’s Rouen Museum Returns Mummified Maori Head to New Zealand

ROUEN, FRANCE (AP).- A French museum has returned the mummified and tattooed head of a Maori to New Zealand officials after spending 136 years in a Normandy museum, a belated gesture to restore dignity to the first of 16 such human heads once displa...

France’s Rouen Museum Returns Mummified Maori Head to New Zealand After...

ROUEN, FRANCE (AP).- A French museum has returned the mummified and tattooed head of a Maori to New Zealand officials after spending 136 years in a Normandy museum, a belated gesture to restore dignity to the first of 16 such human heads once displayed...

ArtPrize 2011 Registration Dates Announced

GRAND RAPIDS, MI.- Officials of ArtPrize, a radically open art competition giving away the world’s largest art prize, have announced the 2011 registration dates for venues and artists and special dates for submitting art to be installed in the Gra...

Helsinki Mayor Jussi Pajunen Explores Possible Guggenheim Museum in Finland

HELSINKI.- On January 18, 2011, at a news conference held at the City Hall of Helsinki, Mayor Jussi Pajunen announced that the city has commissioned the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation to conduct a study exploring the possibility of developing a Gugg...

Helsinki Mayor Jussi Pajunen Explores Possible Guggenheim Museum in Finland

HELSINKI.- On January 18, 2011, at a news conference held at the City Hall of Helsinki, Mayor Jussi Pajunen announced that the city has commissioned the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation to conduct a study exploring the possibility of developing a Gugg...

The Home of Leading Scientist who Helped Develop the ‘Bouncing Bomb’...

LONDON.- Christie’s will offer the contents of one of the finest Regency villas in Bath, Crowe Hall, at the King Street salerooms on Thursday, 16 December 2010. Crowe Hall was the home of Sir Sydney Barratt (1898-1975), a chemist whose advice to S...

London’s Cultural Strategy: "We Must Continue to Invest in Creativity" Says...

LONDON.- The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has called on government and private industry not to turn away from the arts and to continue supporting the capital’s vibrant arts scene as he launched his Cultural Strategy at City Hall. The capital has ...

London’s Cultural Strategy: "We Must Continue to Invest in Creativity" Says...

LONDON.- The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has called on government and private industry not to turn away from the arts and to continue supporting the capital’s vibrant arts scene as he launched his Cultural Strategy at City Hall. The capital has ...

Art Believed Destroyed by Nazis Found in Berlin to Go On...

BERLIN (AP).- Nearly a dozen sculptures considered by the Nazis to be "degenerate" artwork and believed to have been lost or destroyed after World War II have been unearthed during construction near Berlin's city hall and were shown to reporters Monda...

Exhibition and Karl Ströher Prize for French Artist Cyprien Gaillard

FRANKFURT.- Large demolition bulldozers, huge piles of rubble and the constant noise of the pneumatic drills at present set the tone in the vicinity of the MMK Zollamt. What was once the Technical City Hall is giving way to reconstructed buildings that...

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