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Amalgam: From Haven of Racial Tolerance to Desolate Deserted Island

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Fifty years after first making their homes on the island of Malaga in the 1860s, a stone’s throw off the coast of Maine, a small community of mixed-race Americans were forcibly evicted from their homes. Over a hundred years later, the island remains desolate, uninhabited and its history largely forgotten.  In his latest exhibition, currently …

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The Art of Diplomacy Pt 2: Buddy-Up with the ‘New’ Kids on the Block.

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In Part 1 ‘Franchising Cultural Heritage’ we explored the concept of using art as a means of facilitating diplomatic relationships between countries. If you haven’t yet read it, you can check that article out here. In this second part of the series, we explore the growth of the art market and the challenges that come …

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The Art of Diplomacy Pt 1: Franchising Cultural Heritage

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In November, Emmanuel Macron, the French President, travelled to China to officially open the new Pompidou centre on the famous West Bund in Shanghai. The state-owned Pompidou Centre is one of Paris’ most famous museums and art collections, housing artworks from almost every big-name, western artist since the 1850s. As a result, visitors to the …

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