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Morning Links: Super 8 Edition

COURTESY SUPER 8

COURTESY SUPER 8

REVAMPING

As part of a rebranding initiative, the Super 8 motel chain is giving away its old motel-room art from all 1,800 of its locations. A total of 100 works will be handed out at a gallery event in New York hosted by comedian Amy Sedaris. [Mashable]

The Italian government has announced that it will be setting aside over $1 billion for the purpose of funding restoration and construction projects at 33 museums, monuments, and archaeological sites throughout the country. [The Art Newspaper]

CONSERVATION

Meet art-fair conservator/“doctor-on-call” Gloria Velandia. [T Magazine]

Gecko feet have inspired conservators to create a new kind of material that can collect tiny motes of dust from old paintings without damaging them. [Popular Science]

MUSEUMS

A profile of Scott Rothkopf, chief curator at the Whitney Museum. [The New York Times]

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is now offering advice and support to private collectors, corporations, and other institutions—for a price. [New York Times]

CRIME

Collector Aby Rosen has agreed to pay $7 million in a tax settlement with New York State. He’s not the only one agreeing to pony up. [Bloomberg]

EXTRAS

Heimo Zobernig at Malmö Konsthall. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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