Botched Restoration of Murillo Art Makes News

Botched Restoration of Murillo Art Makes News

Everyone remembers the extraordinary damage done to the painting of Christ titled “Ecce Homo” by a well-meaning but over-confident parishioner in Borja, Spain in 2016. In her attempt to ‘restore’ the 1930 painting, Cecila Giménez made it into something...
Secret Operation Recovers Over 19,000 Artworks and Artifacts

Secret Operation Recovers Over 19,000 Artworks and Artifacts

In a massive, lightning-strike effort coordinated by the World Customs Organization, Interpol, and Europol, authorities around the world teamed up last fall to attack 300 open investigations into art and artifact theft in over 100 countries. More than 19,000 artworks...
The Met Lays Off Staff While Paying Millions to Executives

The Met Lays Off Staff While Paying Millions to Executives

The Metropolitan Museum of Art – The Met to its friends – is the largest art museum in the United States, and one of New York City’s largest tourist attractions, drawing an average of 7.3 million visitors a year, over a third of them international tourists. It...
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