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posted by CAA — Jan 29, 2020

Much of the collection of the Museum of Chinese in America may have been ruined after a fire broke out at a building in Chinatown where its acquisitions were stored. Photo: Lloyd Mitchell, via New York Times

85,000 Pieces From Beloved Chinatown Museum Likely Destroyed in Fire

Our thoughts are with the staff and supporters of the Museum of Chinese in America after a devastating fire destroyed much of their collection last week. Donate to the recovery fund here. (New York Times)

German Museum Experiments With Novel Approach to Charging Its Visitors

The Weserburg Museum of Modern Art recently tried an experimental approach in museum admission pricing – €1 for every 10 minutes. (MuseumNext)

Images of 100,000 Artworks From Paris Museum Collections Now Freely Available to the Public

Paris Musées is offering digital downloads of artworks by Rembrandt, Gustave Courbet, Eugène Delacroix, and many others. (Hyperallergic)

Yale Art History Department to Scrap Survey Course

“Introduction to Art History: Renaissance to the Present” was once touted as one of Yale College’s quintessential classes. This spring, the final rendition of the course will question the idea of Western art itself. (Yale News)

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