THE ABC’s OF THE TURNER PRIZE

“The Turner Prize is probably the biggest advert for the British art world. Headline-grabbing exhibitions aside, it is the one time the esoteric world of the ‘YBAs’ – Young British Artists – meets the people. For all its outrageousness, once an artist is nominated for the Turner Prize, they become part of the establishment.” Here’s an annotated guide through the workings of the Turner. The Scotsman

ONUS ON MUSEUMS

“Under the sweeping guidelines, which were approved last month by the American Association of Museums and the Association of Art Museum Directors, museums must research and disclose on their Web sites the backgrounds of all art works acquired after 1933, when the Nazis took power in Germany, and produced before the conclusion of World War II in 1945.” – New York Times