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Eric Edwards in a screenshot from Mark Zemel’s documentary short, The Collector.

Eric Edwards in a screenshot from Mark Zemel’s documentary short, The Collector.

Brooklynite Eric Edwards, owner of the largest private collection of African artifacts (2,500 works dating back 4,000 years), is going to build his own African art museum. [NBC]

A project to restore 14 historic mausoleums destroyed in Timbuktu three years ago by terrorists will be completed by the end of July. [The Art Newspaper]

Nicolas Bourriaud, director of the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, was fired last Wednesday by French minister of culture Fleur Pellerin “after a 45-minute exchange about the direction of the school.” [Artforum]

Studio Museum in Harlem has announced plans to move to a new $122 million building, which will be designed by the British architect David Adjaye and located on West 125th Street. [The New York Times]

Travel company Quikky is offering a tour of the Vatican’s secret gay art history. [The Huffington Post]

Camilla Wills’s “Licence Licence” at Gaudel de Stampa in Paris. [Contemporary Art Daily]

China has relaxed its ban on Ai Weiwei’s art. [The Art Newspaper]

International researchers have curated some of the world’s most significant examples of art (including visual art, poetry, music, drama and dance), and uploaded the corresponding date onto small disks. These disks will be sent to the moon on a rover next year. [The Economic Times]

 

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