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...
Madrid News

Thyssen-Bornemisza sells Constable masterpiece

The sale by Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza of John Constable’s painting “The Lock” in London at the beginning of July not only raised less money than had been expected (£22.4 millio...
Dublin News

Ireland’s National Maritime Museum reopens

The National Maritime Museum in Dublin has re-opened after a period of closure for renovation. The museum is located in the former Mariners' Church in Dún Laoghaire, south Co. Dublin, si...
London News

Tate Modern to reprint Damien Hirst catalogue

The Tate Modern is to reprint the catalogue of the Damien Hirst retrospective now showing at the gallery because one of the images is wrong. The reproduction on page 209 of the £35 catalogue,...
Vienna News

Summer concerts in Eisenstadt

The privately-owned Schloss park in Eisenstadt, just south of Vienna, is open for concerts and picnics during the summer. For four weekends in July and August there will be themed events such as Vi...
Brussels News

New dance institute for Brussels

A new dance and choreography institute, attached to the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts, opens in Brussels in September 2012. Brussels is the only city to offer this discipline at the higher...
Brussels News

Jazz Marathon in Brussels

Brussels is preparing for its 17th jazz marathon from 25-27 May. About 700 musicians play in 200 free concerts in four locations, Grand-Place, Place Sablon, Place Sainte-Catherine, Place Fernand C...
Amsterdam News

Arts cuts damage Netherlands culture

The decision by the government to cut the Netherlands’ arts council subsidies by 25 per cent over the next four years means that some orchestras, theatre groups and dance companies will no longe...
Dublin News

Dublin’s Abbey Theatre to relocate temporarily

The auditorium in Dublin’s Abbey Theatre is to close for nine weeks, from 17 July, to allow for the removal of asbestos discovered during a health and safety inspection in January. A producti...
Vienna News

Vienna celebrates Gustav Klimt

Vienna has dedicated 2012 to Gustav Klimt, the Austrian Symbolist painter whose 150th anniversary of birth was on 6 February. To celebrate the life and work of the artist who spent most of his life in...
Copenhagen News

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London’s Globe to Globe

To celebrate the World Shakespeare Festival the Globe Theatre in London is staging 37 Shakespeare plays by 37 companies from 37 countries in almost as many languages - from Albanian to Yoruba. The...
Berlin News

Berlin museums open for International Museum Day

Museums in Berlin will be open free of charge on 20 May to mark international museum day. The theme this year is Museums in a Changing World; New Challenges, New Inspirations. There are nearly 200 mus...
Oxford News

Oxford bids for Unesco World Book Capital

Oxford has launched its bid to become the Unesco World Book capital for 2014. The incumbent city is Yerevan in Armenia and Bangkok will be the capital in 2013. The World Book Capital concept was fi...
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