A weekly recap of art world news.
Rijksmuseum Advises Sketching Over Photographing the Museum’s Art
A large “no cameras” banner hangs over the entrance of Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum as part of the museum’s initiative to look at the art in person, instead of through their cellphone. The museum acknowledges people’s desire to remember their visit and has started a new campaign “Start Drawing” that encourages sketching the works on view instead of photographing them.
Read the full story (Hyperallergic)
Masked Bandits Steal 17 Paintings from Verona Museum
Four men wearing masks forced their way into the Castelvecchio Museum just before closing to steal 17 paintings. The thieves disarmed the guard and tying up both him and a female employee. Five pieces by Jacopo Tintorentto, as well as works by Rubens and Mantegna are among the stolen artworks for an estimated value of $10.7 million and $16 million.
Read the full story (New York Times)