Reuters : arts and culture
Germany returns Nazi art from Gurlitt trove to French family  15h22 22 janvier
Germany on Wednesday returned three art works to a descendant of a Jewish French collector who owned them until his death in 1941 in Nazi-occupied France.
Brazil to create ’Amazon Council’ to protect and develop the rainforest  16h38 21 janvier
Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday he will create an Amazon Council to protect and ensure the sustainable development of the world’s largest rainforest, following intense criticism of his environmental policies.
Pan-African exhibition seeks to herald continent’s art scene  18h01 20 janvier
Five towering wooden figures dwarf visitors to the Lend Me Your Dream exhibition at Dakar’s Museum of Black Civilisations. The sculptures of fire-darkened cedar stand in a circle, as if deep in conversation.
Disputed Van Gogh self-portrait is genuine, Dutch research finds  14h03 20 janvier
A rare Vincent van Gogh self-portrait, which had been contested as a forgery for decades, is a genuine work by the Dutch master, researchers have concluded after six years of study.
SpaceX says ’picture perfect’ test paves way for human mission  19h20 19 janvier
Elon Musk’s SpaceX simulated a successful emergency landing on Sunday in a dramatic test of a crucial abort system on an unmanned astronaut capsule, a big step its mission to fly NASA astronauts for the first time as soon as this spring.
EU industry chief dismisses fears strict security rules could delay 5G  16h09 19 janvier
European industrial policy chief Thierry Breton dismissed claims that relying on European companies to build a 5G network would delay its rollout, weighing in on an increasingly tense debate in Germany over the risk posed by China’s Huawei.
Italy confirms long-lost Klimt painting hidden in wall is authentic  09h19 18 janvier
Authorities in the Italian town of Piacenza on Friday confirmed a painting found hidden in a wall of the local art gallery was by the Austrian master Gustav Klimt, ending doubts over its authenticity.
Art lovers face Louvre lock-out as staff join pension strike  16h44 17 janvier
Tourists were turned away from the Louvre on Friday as striking staff blocked the entrance to the world’s most-visited museum.
Rebel indigenous Mexican weaver talks to his threads  19h43 16 janvier
Indigenous weaver and fashion designer Alberto Lopez knew he wanted to be a traditional weaver early on, but there was a problem: the artisans who worked the looms in his village in the lush mountains of southern Mexico were all women.
Banker fined 58 million for smuggling Picasso painting out of Spain  16h58 16 janvier
An 83-year-old former Spanish bank chairman was fined 52 million euros ( 58 million) on Thursday after being convicted of smuggling a Pablo Picasso painting abroad after it was designated a national treasure.
Eyewitness to horror: New York museum opens exhibit of art by Holocaust victims  04h03 16 janvier
Michael Morris, a curator at New York’s Museum of Jewish Heritage, was trying to fulfill a run-of-the mill request when he uncovered a treasure trove of eyewitness depictions of the Holocaust, drawn in pencil, ink and crayon.
Madame Tussauds removes waxworks of Harry and Meghan from royal family display  14h37 10 janvier
Madame Tussauds waxwork museum has removed the figures of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan from its British royal family display, in response to the couple’s announcement that they will be stepping back from royal duties.
Oil falls 1% as investors reassess Middle East risks  21h47 07 janvier
Oil prices fell almost 1% on Tuesday, surrendering some recent gains as investors reconsidered the likelihood of immediate supply disruptions in the Middle East after the United States killed a top Iranian military commander last week.
Democrat Buttigieg looks to Trump counties in New Hampshire as key to victory  20h57 06 janvier
Pete Buttigieg began making his final case in New Hampshire over the weekend for why he is better placed to win over voters who backed President Donald Trump in 2016 than his top rivals for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
China’s Hengyi runs new Brunei refinery near full rates: officials  06h00 02 janvier
China’s Hengyi Petrochemical Co Ltd is operating its new 160,000 barrels per day refinery in Brunei at near full capacity after trial production began in July, two company officials told Reuters.