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posted by CAA — Dec 25, 2019

The overhead entrance to the previously uncharted chamber in Indonesia, which houses cave art that dates back at least 43,900 years. Credit: Ratno Sardi for The New York Times

Mythical Beings May Be Earliest Imaginative Cave Art by Humans

The paintings found in central Indonesia—which are at least 43,900 years old—may shift an understanding of when and where humans started depicting imaginary figures. (New York Times)

How to Make Museums More Accessible for Disabled People? Ask Them

“New experiences, exhibitions, and programs need to be done with and not for disabled people. It’s not rocket science, but it does require organizational commitment.” (The Art Newspaper)

Meet the Chief Diversity Officer Overhauling the Phillips Collection

In one of the first roles of its kind at an American museum, Makeba Clay is the inaugural Chief Diversity Officer at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC. (Artsy)

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