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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...
Brussels News

Brussels museums open late

As usual in the autumn museums in Brussels open late on Thursday evenings from 20 September until 13 December. Each week about six museums of the 55 participating offer guided tours on Thursdays from...
Dublin News

Culture Night in Dublin

Dublin celebrates the seventh edition of Culture Night with free entertainment across the capital on Friday 21 September, from 17.00 until midnight. In addition to Dublin's museums, galleries, thea...
Brussels News

Design month in Brussels

Graphic and textile design is the focus of this year’s design festival (6-30 Sept) in Brussels. Interior, industrial, urban, packaging and retail design are all elements of the festival, whic...
Amsterdam News

Rijksmuseum to reopen April 2013

Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, which has been under restoration for most of the last decade, will reopen to the public on 14 April 2013. During renovations and alterations only the Philips wing of the...
Berlin News

Berlin to mark Nefertite centenary

A special exhibition to celebrate the centenary of the discovery of the bust of Nefertite opens at Berlin’s Neues Museum in early December. “In the light of Amarna, 100 years of the fin...
Amsterdam News

Rijksmuseum cycle path to reopen

The cycle path under Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum will open again, once the renovations to the museum are concluded in 2013. The museum administration wanted to stop the path being used in order t...

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