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    Morning Links: Rebuilding Palmyra Edition

    The ruins of Palmyra, before it was destroyed by ISIS. VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

    The ruins of Palmyra, before it was destroyed by ISIS.

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    PALMYRA

    Mikhail Piotrovsky, the director of Russia’s State Hermitage Museum, wants to rebuild Palmyra using artifacts from the museum’s collection. [The Art Newspaper]

    BOSTON

    Next month, Ai Weiwei will have three major works on view in Boston—one on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, and two others in the Museum of Fine Arts’ forthcoming group show “Megacties Asia.” [Boston Globe]

    PHILADELPHIA

    Pamela D. Bundy, president and CEO of Bundy Development Corporation, has been elected to the Barnes Foundation’s board of trustees. [Artforum]

    LONDON

    The British Museum ranks as the most-visited attraction in the U.K. for the ninth year. [BBC]

    DETROIT

    Salvador Salort-Pons, the new director for the Detroit Institute of Arts, wants to make the institution a “town square” for the city. [The Oakland Press]

    SEATTLE

    Franz Erhardt Walther at The Henry in Seattle. [Contemporary Art Daily]

    A FEW MORE

    Iconic Native American artist Robert Redbird has died at the age of 76. [CNN]

    Galleries are now under pressure to provide money as well as scholarly support to museums. [New York Times]

    Ralph Wolfe Cowan finally finished his portrait of Donald Trump, called The Entrepreneur, after fourteen years. [New York Daily News]

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