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    King Tut's death mask. CARSTEN FRENZL/VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

    King Tut’s death mask.

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    KING TUT’S BROKEN BEARD

    Eight museum workers are to be charged with negligence for breaking King Tut’s beard during a conservation attempt, which they purportedly glued on after it fell off during a cleaning. Initially, museum representatives denied the claim when it first circulated in 2014, calling it “unfounded.” [CNN]

    A LOOK BACK

    Marianne Boesky is closing her experimental uptown space after six years. [The New York Times]

    Here’s a look inside the $80 million forgery case centered on Knoedler & Co., Manhattan’s oldest art gallery. [New York Post]

    “The Evolution of the Museum Visit, from Privilege to Personalized Experience.” [Hyperallergic]

    UNCONVENTIONAL MUSEUMS

    Museum experts are criticizing the Smithsonian’s exhibition of Bill Cosby’s art for reasons other than the comedian’s alleged behavior. “It’s just generally not a good idea for museums to get into these relationships with collectors because there are these ethical issues about it,” said the director of the museum-studies program at George Washington University. [ABC]

    A senior care facility in the Bronx houses artwork by Marc Chagall, Robert Rauschenberg, Ellsworth Kelly, Alex Katz, Romare Bearden, Diego Rivera, Andy Warhol, and William Wegman. [The New York Times]

    ARISTS WANTED

    Gregor Muir, a fervent supporter of the YBA artists and director of London’s Institute of Contemporary Art, is looking for new artists to create a new subculture of art that will draw “away from the art market of the ultra-rich and celebrity retrospectives.” [The Guardian]

    EDEN EDEN

    “Rum, sodomy, and the lash” at Eden Eden in Berlin. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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