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In the midst of a growth in performative and participatory art at international art biennials, Documenta recently confirmed the site of a new permanent institute in Kassel. Inspired by an academic conference on conserving contemporary art, Laura Harris assesses the challenges the institute faces in a climate where the experiential is increasingly taking precedence over the art object.
In a piece originally published by The Conversation, Jean Brown wonders what can be learnt by galleries and museums from the recent incident in Taiwan which saw a young boy damage a £1m painting after tripping up while on a gallery tour.