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posted by CAA — Aug 14, 2019

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Shannon Finnegan’s Anti-Stairs Club Lounge in front of public monument Vessel in New York. Photo: Maria Baranova, courtesy of Shannon Finnegan via Hyperallergic

Fighting the Art World’s Ableism

A call for arts institutions to move beyond ADA compliance and develop greater awareness around accessibility. (Hyperallergic)

After Damaging Collisions (and Too Many Near Misses), Venice Decides to Ban Giant Cruise Ships Once and For All

The Italian government has decided to begin diverting the giant ships away from Venice’s central waterway. (artnet News)

Ranking New York’s Most Toxic Museum Boards

Following the resignation of Warren Kanders from the Whitney Museum board, a look at the makeup of other prominent New York institutions. (New York Magazine)

Sourdough Enthusiasts Are Harvesting 4,500-Year-Old Yeast From Museums’ Egyptian Pottery to Make Bread Fit for the Pharaohs

What happens when a scientist, an Egyptologist, and a video-game designer walk into a museum? (artnet News)

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