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Work continues on the north east corner of the Mackintosh Building. Courtesy: Glasgow School of Art
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Calls for public inquiry as residents and businesses are still unable to enter Glasgow School of Art exclusion zone

In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: British Museum returns looted artifacts to Iraq, Palestinian cultural centre destroyed in airstrikes, Egyptian curators denied UK visas to attend conference entitled ‘Breaking Barriers’, and women in the arts in Argentina protest rejection of Senate bill to legalise abortion.

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Screen grab of photographer Shahidul Alam's interview on Al Jazeera
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Photographer Shahidul Alam arrested after criticising Bangladeshi government; Pussy Riot protester defies travel ban

In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Montreal Museum of Fine Art ad featuring nude Picasso painting censored by Facebook; NN Contemporary appoints new interim director; Glasgow School of Art stabilisation work reaches half way; and visas refused for a dozen authors invited to Edinburgh International Book Festival.

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Write on Art Award Ceremony. © Paul Mellon Centre, 2018
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Winners of inaugural ‘Write on Art’ prize announced; Ai Weiwei’s Beijing studio destroyed by Chinese authorities

In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Employees at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, demonstrate over contract dispute; grants to individual artists down as National Portfolio Organisations receive three-quarters of Arts Council England’s Lottery grant expenditure; and Bristol-based film culture and digital media centre Watershed announces changes to leadership roles.

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The List of 34,361 documented deaths of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants who have lost their lives within or on the  borders of Europe since 1993. Documentation as of 5 May 2018 by UNITED for Intercultural Action. Facilitated by Banu Cennetğlu. Presented at Great George Street, Liverpool Biennial 2018. Photo: Thierry Bal
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Liverpool Biennial work listing names of dead refugees and migrants destroyed

In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Programme for South London Gallery’s new space in a former fire station announced, Conserving Canvas grants announced to help teach art conservation skills, plus Pussy Riot members who were arrested at World Cup final in Moscow released then immediately detained again.

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Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #15, 1978, gelatin silver print, 10 x 8 inches. Image: the artist and Metro Pictures, New York
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Cindy Sherman’s Untitled Film Stills series to go on public display in the UK for the first time

In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: high court rules that £10m Giotto painting was removed from Italy unlawfully; OMA wins approval for revised plans for £111.6 million flexible art space on site of the former Granada TV studios; plus Scottish Government announces £5m fund to help businesses affected by Glasgow School of Art fire.

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The National Gallery, London. Photo: Mike Peel (www.mikepeel.net).  CC-BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/)
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27 educators seek recognition as employees rather than freelancers from National Gallery following alleged sacking

In Brief news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Stolen Robert Motherwell painting returned to the Dedalus Foundation after 40 years; Pussy Riot invade pitch during World Cup final in Russia as political protest; and museum planned at Thai cave where 12 boys were rescued. Plus, 2019 Venice Biennale theme revealed.

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Trump Baby. Photo: Trump Baby UK
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London mayor Sadiq Khan approves ‘Trump baby’ flight request; New York gallery MoMA PS1 sued by curator

In Brief: News briefing featuring national and international stories including: £4.5m lottery award for Thomas Gainsborough museum; California’s artist resale rights law becomes virtually ineffective following court ruling; artist’s sketches of RAF’s last surviving second world war airmen to be auctioned to raise funds for air cadets.

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CCA Glasgow. Courtesy: CCA Glasgow
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Glasgow’s CCA to remain closed until end of August; Germaine Greer claims ‘we should stop teaching art’ in schools

In Brief: News briefing featuring national and international stories including: Artemisia Gentileschi masterpiece becomes only 20th work by a woman owned by National Gallery; Arts Council England launches Impact and Insight Toolkit; artist to receive $3.5m from US Postal Service for copyright infringement; French president Emmanuel Macron to reform country’s artist residencies.

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Police cordon around Glasgow School of Art on Sunday 17 June 2018, shortly after the fire that took hold on 15 June. Photo: Chris Sharratt
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Glasgow School of Art sprinkler system was ‘weeks away’ from being installed; MSPs ‘very concerned’ by Creative Scotland’s Regular Funding application process

In Brief: News briefing featuring national and international stories including: Gallery owner arrested for installing protest sculpture outside pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma; German triennial bans then re-invites Scottish band who support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement; plus Saudi prince donates $10 million to the Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin.

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Christo and Jeanne-Claude, The London Mastaba, Serpentine Lake, Hyde Park, 2016-18. Photo: Wolfgang Volz. © 2018 Christo
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First major outdoor public artwork by Christo in the UK opens in Hyde Park; Fundraising Regulator back Bow Arts Trust over charitable donations dispute

In Brief: News briefing featuring national and international stories including: National Gallery to display The Monarch of the Glen for first time in 160 years; Gagosian Gallery files motion to dismiss lawsuit after Jeff Koons’s studio was accused of failing to deliver a trio of sculptures, Anish Kapoor to sue the National Rifle Association over copyright infringement, plus public art collective Indecline call out Trump over child detention policy with billboard work.

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Okwui Enwezor. Photo: Andreas Gebert, 2011
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Okwui Enwezor leaves role as director of Munich’s Haus der Kunst; Malcolm Morley, first artist to win the Turner Prize, dies aged 86

In Brief: News briefing featuring national and international stories including: Clyde Hopkins, artist and co-founder of Art in Perpetuity Trust Studios, dies; artist Olu Oguibe clashes with city of Kassel over permanent location of work made for last year’s Documenta; and largest public art campaign in United States history announced for midterm elections.

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