As an increasing number of cultural institutions take measures to better recognise the role of female artists, The Tate announced the acquisition of a painting by one of Britain’s earliest female painters. In another groundbreaking moment, Hong Kong's new contemporary art centre, M+ Pavilion, prepares to open, and Artsy’s Vivienne Chow explains the importance of having a local artist present the inaugural show. Meanwhile, in the wake of destruction at some of the world’s greatest heritage sites, French President François Hollande announced concrete plans to safeguard these cultural treasures for generations to come.
Part of a committment to show more female artists throughout British art history, the Tate aquired a rediscovered portrait by 17th-century British painter Joan Carlile – now the earliest work by a female artist in the museum’s collection. (The Telegraph)
Following his debut at last year’s 56th Venice Biennale, Tsang Kin-wah is set to open with a new solo multimedia installation exhibition at M+ Pavilion – the first permanent structure in the newly built 100-acre West Kowloon Cultural District of Hong Kong. (Artsy)
Following a two-years project analyzing 100+ paintings and prints by Dutch Old Master artist Hercules Segers, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam announced that six new works – all of them in private collections – have been reattributed to the artist. (The New York Times)
While in New York for the UN General Assembly, President François Hollande gave a speech at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announcing the creation of a global fund designed to safeguard endangered sites of cultural heritage, with an emphasis on the Middle East. (The Art Newspaper)
Artnet News’ Hili Perlson catches up with two of the speakers at last week’s Institute for Artists’ Estates inaugural conference in Berlin about the challenges of managing the estate of a deceased artist. (Artnet News)
After a four year, multi-million dollar restoration, Khizanat al-Qarawiyyin, the oldest known library in the world, will reopen to visitors at the end of the year. (Town & Country)