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Rembrandt’s huge Night Watch painting made bigger still

One of artist Rembrandt van Rijn’s biggest paintings has just been made that bit bigger. A marriage of art and artificial intelligence has enabled Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum to recreate parts of the iconic Night Watch painting that were cut off 70 years after Rembrandt finished it. The printed strips now hang...
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Italian hospital uses CT scan to unveil secrets of Egyptian mummy

BERGAMO, Italy, June 22 – Ancient Egypt met modern medical technology when a mummy underwent a CT scan at an Italian hospital as part of a research project to discover its secrets. The mummy of Ankhekhonsu, an ancient Egyptian priest, was transferred from Bergamo’s Civic Archaeological Museum to Milan’s Policlinico...
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Eva Hesse’s ‘Expanded Expansion’ At The Guggenheim Highlights 2021 Selections For Bank Of America Art Conservation Project Grants

The masterpieces on display inside art museums are not static. They are organic. In microscopic ways, they expand and contract. They are susceptible to damage from light, humidity and time. Their composition of oil and canvas, paper, clay, fabric, feathers, beads, stone, leather, sequins and countless other materials requires constant care and attention.
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Italian hospital uses CT scan to unveil secrets of Egyptian mummy

BERGAMO, Italy (Reuters) – Ancient Egypt met modern medical technology when a mummy underwent a CT scan at an Italian hospital as part of a research project to discover its secrets. The mummy of Ankhekhonsu, an ancient Egyptian priest, was transferred from Bergamo’s Civic Archaeological Museum to Milan’s Policlinico hospital,...
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Rembrandt's huge 'Night Watch' gets bigger thanks to AI

AMSTERDAM – One of Rembrandt van Rijn's biggest paintings just got a bit bigger. A marriage of art and artificial intelligence has enabled Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum to recreate parts of the iconic “Night Watch” painting that were snipped off 70 years after Rembrandt finished it. The printed strips now hang flush...
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Artificial Intelligence Restores Mutilated Rembrandt Painting ‘The Night Watch’

One of Rembrandt’s finest works, Militia Company of District II under the Command of Captain Frans Banninck Cocq (better known as The Night Watch) from 1642, is a prime representation of Dutch Golden Age painting. But the painting was greatly disfigured after the artist’s death, when it was moved from its original location at the Arquebusiers Guild Hall to Amsterdam’s City Hall in 1715. City officials wanted to place it in a gallery between two doors, but the painting was too big to fit. Instead of finding another location, they cut large panels from the sides as well as some sections from the top and bottom. The fragments were lost after removal.
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Kanal-Centre Pompidou Accused of “Outrageous Sexism” after Overruling Appointment of Female Director

Kanal-Centre Pompidou, the recently renovated Brussels outpost of Paris’s famed Centre Pompidou that opened in 2018, finds itself the uncomfortable center of attention after it was revealed that the institution’s board of directors overruled an independent jury’s appointment of Kasia Redzisz as director and instead unanimously voted to split the museum’s directorship between her and Bernard Blistène, the outgoing director of the Paris institution. The board’s decision suggests a lack of faith in the highly qualified Redzisz, who since 2014 has served as senior curator of Tate Liverpool and who met the standards of a jury comprising the directors of London’s Whitechapel Art Gallery and Madrid’s Museo Reina Sofía, among others.
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Centre Pompidou’s Brussels Outpost Names Two Artistic Directors, Generating Allegations of ‘Offensive Sexism’

In an unconventional move, Kanal, a Centre Pompidou outpost in Brussels that opened in 2018, has named not one but two new artistic directors: Kasia Redzisz and Bernard Blistène. But the voting process that led to the appointments has been met with allegations of “offensive sexism” by artists based in Belgium and France, who claim that Redzisz, a senior curator at Tate Liverpool, is qualified enough to hold the position on her own without Blistène, currently the outgoing director of the Pompidou in Paris, by her side.
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Italy moves to halt overtourism before travel restarts

Its founder calls it “the biggest shakeup in Italy” in the past decade, it’s been hailed as a “vital way to combat overtourism,” and now it’s ready: the region of Tuscany has taken the first step towards becoming one giant gallery. The Uffizi Galleries in Florence — Italy’s most visited...
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Opinion | You don’t need to be a critic to value art

Going to an art museum is, on its surface, a bizarre thing to do. You arrive at a building full of paint-splattered canvases, sculpted materials and projected films to stare silently at these pieces in the company of strangers. Art museums clearly should exist — there’s wide agreement on that — but there’s confusion as to why they should and how to experience them.
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