Vienna News

Danube Island Festival marks 30 years

The Danube Island Festival celebrates 30 years on 20-23 June with 600 events and 2,000 musicians and entertainers. It is one of Europe’s largest free open-air music festivals and attracts about...
Amsterdam News

Amsterdam museum weekend

22-23 June sees a major weekend celebration to mark the reopening of Amsterdam’s three major museums, the Rijksmuseum, the Stedelijk and the Van Gogh at the Museumplein hub. There will be late-n...
Dublin News

Dublin’s Phil Lynott statue vandalised

The popular statue of Dublin musician Phil Lynott has been removed from its city-centre location after it was vandalised in the early hours of 11 May. The life-size bronze monument of the late Thin...
Dublin News

Parnell Square to become cultural quarter

Dublin City Council has announced a €60 million plan to redevelop Parnell Square in the north inner city as a cultural quarter, in a project it describes as the “most important in 100 years...
Amsterdam News

Rijksmuseum reopens

The remodernised Rijksmuseum will reopen to the public on 13 April after its official inauguration by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, one of her last public appointments before she retires at the en...
Vienna News

Coffee House Conversations in Vienna

Viennese Coffee House Conversations, which start in March, are a new way for locals and tourists to get together and understand the city better. The meetings will be held in two typical Viennese co...
Madrid News

Prado gift from Várez Fiza collection

The Prado Museum in Madrid has received a donation of 13th-15th century Spanish art from the Várez Fiza collection. The 12 pieces will be added to the Prado’s already important Spanish Me...
Barcelona News

Barcelona arts

Visitors to Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art increased by 2.8 per cent in 2012 to a total of 710,435 visitors. Overseas visitors were up, and so were visits by local residents, thanks to extend...
Berlin News

Berlin Film Festival 2013

This year’s Berlin film festival, from 7-17 February, will include feature films by three South Korean film directors, E J-yong’s, Behind the Camera, Lee Don-gu’s Fatal and Kim Don-k...
Brussels News

Brussels museums free first Sundays

Some museums in Brussels will be free the first Sunday of each month. These include the Museum of the City, the Museum of Costume and Lace, the Cinematek, Belvue and the Museum of the National Bank....
Dublin News

Michael Longley portrait unveiled at National Gallery

A portrait of the Belfast poet Michael Longley by Northern Irish artist Colin Davidson has been unveiled at Dublin's National Gallery of Ireland. The oversized oil on linen went on show in late Dec...
Vienna News

Albertina museum's anniversary

Vienna’s Albertina museum will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its re-opening with a series of special events in 2013. In March there will be an exhibition of Dutch prints from the museum&rsqu...
Dublin News

Missing art in Dublin's parliament buildings

Ireland's Office of Public Works (OPW) has confirmed that 37 pieces of state-owned artwork are missing or "unaccounted for" from Leinster House, which houses Ireland's parliament buildings on Kildare...
Barcelona News

Barcelona to get new museum

The Museum of World Cultures will open in Barcelona in June 2014, just opposite the Picasso Museum. The new museum will house art works from non-European cultures now in the Barcelona ethnological...
Oxford News

Pitt Rivers Museum gets lottery grant

The Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford has won a £1.05 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to continue its £1.6 million VERVE (Visitors, Engagement, Renewal, Visibility and Enrichment)...
Vienna News

Vienna's naked men

Vienna is getting all excited about naked men since a larger-than-life statue of a naked man was unveiled outside the city’s Leopold Museum in early October as part of an exhibition called nude...
Madrid News

Architecture week in Madrid

Architecture week in Madrid from 1-7 Oct offers the chance to see some of Madrid’s most distinctive buildings, as well as some that are not usually open to the public. Throughout the week arc...
Paris News

Louvre opens new Islamic courtyard

A new section dedicated to Muslim art has opened in one of the courtyards of the Louvre. The new structure, following in the off-beat tradition of the Louvre pyramid, covers about 1,000 sqm and houses...
Amsterdam News

The Van Gogh museum closes for restoration

The Van Gogh will be closed from 24 September 2012 to 25 April 2013 for renovations. During that period about 75 of the 200 works will be on display at the Hermitage, Amsterdam, Amstel 51, in an ex...
Amsterdam News

Amsterdam’s Stedelijk reopens to the public

Amsterdam’s Stedelijk museum was officially re-opened by Queen Beatrix on 22 September and opened to the public again after ten years on 23 September. The new part of the building includes a...

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