News and Writing about Art and Art History | June 4th

Ka-Nefer-Nefer via the Atlantic

Links compiled by Katrina Grant


Sotheby’s in New York is selling a fragment of a painting suggested to be a lost Guido Reni (Bacchus and Ariadne on the Island of Naxos) that was commissioned by Queen Henrietta Maria but never sent to England because of the civil war and subsequently cut up for being ‘too salacious’.

The Tate has received a donation of paintings and sculptures from philanthropists Mercedes and Ian Stoutzker, it includes works by David Hockney, Jacob Epstein,  and Lucian Freud, amongst others.

Cuts to TAFE funding by the Victorian government could mean that Ballarat arts school has to close. Art has been taught in Ballarat since 1870.

Re-imagining our museumsfor the digital age. Steven Zucker and Beth Harris on why the Google Art Project is important.

Should American institutions hold onto dubiously acquired artifacts, even when their countries of origin ask for them back? Malcolm Gay on the issues raised by an Egyptian funerary mask in ST Louis.

Are awards for ‘top-cited’ academics in Australia ignoring the differences between the humanities and sciences?

Jobs and Funding opportunities

Curator of British Art, Glasgow – (closes 24th June).

Curator of European Art, Glasgow – (closes 24th June).

Lecturer in Photomedia, University of Sydney – (closes 11th June).

Applications for 2013 Fulbright scholarships for study in the US are now open – close 20th August 2012.