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Germany's federal parliament, the Bundestag, has granted Munich's Haus der Kunst €20 million ($21.4 million) in funding towards the historic building's upcoming renovation, the Bavarian State Ministry of Education, Science and the Arts has announced in a joint statement with the museum.

The federal government money brings the total public funding to €78 million ($83.7 million), after the Bavarian government already pledged €58 million ($62.2 million) to the crucial modernization work in 2012.

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The Joan Mitchell Center just underwent a big renovation of its Treme campus, including upgrades to its historic buildings by Jonathan Tate and a modern new 8,000-square-foot studio building by Lee Ledbetter.

The big addition to the campus is the Ledbetter-designed studio space, a striking modern structure with spare, high-ceilinged studios. They are working to attain LEED certified building, which was built with rainwater management in mind.


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David Chipperfield has today unveiled his plans to reconfigure and renovate the Royal Academy of Arts in London, which will include building a bridge between two historic buildings.

Described by the London-based architect as "a series of subtle interventions", the development will include connecting Burlington House, the grand Palladian house used by the Royal Academy since the mid-19th century, and 6 Burlington Gardens, a former University of London building purchased by the art institution in 2001.

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The earthquake that struck the Kathmandu Valley on Saturday, April 25, which the Nepalese government estimates has killed more than 3,000 people and left twice that number injured, has severely damaged monuments, temples and historic squares in the capital, Kathmandu, and the cities of Patan (or Lalitpur) and Bhaktapur.

Unesco’s representative in Nepal, Christian Manhart, told AFP, that Kathmandu’s Durbar Square, part of a complex of historic buildings and palaces built between the 12th and 19th centuries, was among the worst affected sites.

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For the past few weeks, the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, has been hosting a variety of special events to celebrate its 250th anniversary. Founded in 1764, with an art collection from the Russian Empress Catherine the Great, the Hermitage is one of the oldest and largest museums in the world. The institution’s sprawling collection comprises over three million objects and occupies a complex of historic buildings, including the Baroque Winter Palace, a lavish former residence of Russian emperors.

On Saturday, December 6, the Hermitage projected a colorful 3-D show onto the facade of its General Staff Building, located on St. Petersburg’s popular Palace Embankment. More than half a millions viewers visited the Hermitage to catch a glimpse of the three-hour show, “Dance of History,” which presented a historical overview of the museum.

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