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posted by CAA — May 01, 2019

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A master conservator demonstrating a technique for removing contaminants from a Botticelli fresco in the Sistine Chapel. Photo by Robert Polidori for WSJ Magazine, via artnet News

Proposed Cut of Stanford University Press’s Subsidy Sparks Outrage

The proposal has prompted discussion on the value of a university press to its parent institution as well as an open letter from the larger academic community. (Chronicle of Higher Ed)

Preserving the Sistine Chapel Is a Never-Ending Task. See Behind-the-Scenes Photos of What It Takes

The name of the game? Constant vigilance. (artnet News)

Rediscovering the Confederate Flag of Truce

Sonya Clark, a professor of art and art history at Amherst College, is presenting the flag as a counterweight to the familiar battle flag of the Confederacy. (New York Times)

This Open Source Software Could Make Museum Websites More Accessible

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago has created a tool that seamlessly integrates image descriptions into its online platform. (Artsy)

Mónica Ramírez Talks The Bandana Project, Her Latinidad, And Her Career In Farmworkers Advocacy

Explore an art-activism project from the organizer who helped create the #TimesUp movement. (Forbes)

A Widely Cited Statistic That Supposedly Proved Student Debt Was a Rich Person Problem Was the Result of a Coding Error

The statistic popped up frequently in conversation about Elizabeth Warren’s education plan. (Slate)

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