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The picture is bleak for the future of museums

The picture is bleak for the future of museums

BRUSSELS – One in eight museums worldwide could face permanent closure due to the pandemic, studies by UNESCO and the International Council of Museums warn. “It is alarming data that we are giving,” said Ernesto Ottone, assistant director general for culture at UNESCO. He said the problem cuts across the ...

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Goya blows out the candles on the Prado Museum’s 200th birthday

More informationA stroll through the Prado Museum on its bicentenary Madrid’s famous Prado Museum celebrated its 200th anniversary last week. The Royal Museum of Paintings and Sculptures, as the Prado was first known, opened its doors on November 19, 1819. Two hundred years have passed since then, but at least ...

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B.C. prepares for phase 2 of reopening as U.S. border remains shut

B.C. prepares for phase 2 of reopening as U.S. border remains shut

The entire Canada-U.S. border remains closed to foreign nationals including U.S. citizens for all non-essential travel, including tourism or recreation. That includes Americans who want to check on cottages or seasonal homes in B.C., the Canada Border Services Agency reminded travellers on Thursday. A deal in place between the two ...

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Virus accelerates across Latin America, India, Pakistan

Virus accelerates across Latin America, India, Pakistan

By LORI HINNANT, SHEIKH SAALIQ and DAVID BILLER NEW DELHI (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic accelerated across Latin America, Russia and the Indian subcontinent on Friday even as infection curves flattened and reopening was underway in much of Europe, Asia and the United States. Many governments — even those where ...

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