Daily History Byte: Louvre displays Nazi-looted paintings in bid to find rightful owners of 2,000 unclaimed artworks

The Louvre Museum has put on display 31 paintings looted by the Nazis during the Second World War in the hope that surviving relatives of their original owners will come forward to claim them. Source: Louvre displays Nazi-looted paintings in bid to find rightful owners of 2,000 unclaimed artworks

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Daily History Byte: Art review: A history of the world in 100 objects from the British Museum

Former British Museum director Neil MacGregor envisioned an exhibit that showcased objects from the museum’s massive collections in an effort to present a history of the world. Sasha Grishin isn’t convinced, however, that there’s a larger narrative underlying all of the objects. There is encyclopaedic diversity in the 100 selected…

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The Importance of Being Earnest: Entering the Museum Field, Part One

Yep, it’s another two- or three-entry post, this time about entering the museum field. I’ve been doing research and gathering information about the museum field and education paths since the end of my freshman year in college. One would think it’s a simple matter of getting a master’s degree in…

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