‘Raging Fire’ wins best film at Hong Kong Film Awards

Action-packed police thriller “Raging Fire” won best film and three other awards at the Hong Kong Film Awards Sunday, beating out a crowd favorite film about late Cantopop singer Anita Mui. The 40th Hong Kong Film Awards took place Sunday, after it was postponed thrice from April following the city’s biggest COVID-19 outbreak. It was … Read more

Pussy Riot Members Masha Alekhina and Lucy Shteyn Jailed for Their Social Media Post

Masha Alekhina and Lucy Shteyn of Pussy Riot have been detained and sentenced to 15 days in prison in Moscow, this time on grounds of “promotion of Nazi symbology.” Alekhina, the group’s lead member who already spent nearly two years in jail for a performance, posted on Instagram moments before being held: “Right now, I’m leaving … Read more

Swiss Museum Will Sell 29 Pieces From The Gurlitt Treasure Believed to Include Nazi plunder

The Kunstmuseum Bern will give up 29 pieces of art bequeathed by Cornelius Gurlitt, the son of a prominent Nazi-associated art dealer, including two Otto Dix watercolours that will be restituted, following a years-long investigation process. The Swiss museum, on the other hand, will preserve around 1,100 pieces whose ownership history during the Nazi period … Read more

The Museum crisis in Poland

No system is infallible when it comes to museum governance. In the United States, where the majority of museums are governed by independent boards of trustees, institutions are exposed to the many prejudices associated with private funding. In Europe, on the other hand, the majority of collecting institutions are funded and administered by the state, … Read more