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As energy costs bite, museums rethink a conservation credo

Tight climate controls have become the norm to protect artworks and artifacts. But as heating and electricity prices soar, Europe’s museums administrators are wondering whether the rules need to be so strict.
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Just Stop Oil warn they may start slashing famous artworks to escalate climate change campaign

Just Stop Oil have said they may consider slashing valuable paintings if the government does not meet their demands.

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Criticism mounts of ‘climate killer’ modern art museum in Berlin

A vast modern art museum under construction in Berlin has been castigated by conservation experts and architecture critics for its poor environmental credentials, as the energy crisis intensifies scrutiny of the efficiency of new buildings.

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Climate protesters endangering ‘irreplaceable’ art, say global museums

From Claude Monet to Andy Warhol, several of the world’s greatest artists have had their masterpieces targeted this year by protesters seeking to draw global attention to the climate change emergency. Now, art galleries are pushing back.

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Climate protester glues his head to 'Girl With a Pearl Earring' painting

The artwork by Johannes Vermeer, exhibited in The Hague, was the latest artwork to be targeted by protesters concerned about climate change. One person glued his head to the painting and another glued his hand to the wall.
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Climate activists smear UK king's wax figure with cake

Climate activists on Monday smeared chocolate cake over a waxwork model of Britain's King Charles III at London's Madame Tussauds museum.
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