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An essay by the respected Professor Norman Geras has been flagged by the University of Reading as ‘sensitive’ under UK’s Counter-Terrorism scheme

Felix Clay, Portrait of Kerry James Marshall, 2018. Courtesy: © the artist and David Zwirner, London

In further news: Italian government cracks down on art crime; and screening live arts performances fails to diversify audiences 

Artist Michelle Hartney has created #MeToo-inspired wall labels to call out the abusive actions of art history’s icons

Children from lower income families half as likely to learn a musical instrument as their richer counterparts

The museum is including Indigenous pieces in its American wing for the first time – but did it consult with tribal representatives?

In further news: a long-lost tapestry owned by Henry VIII re-emerges; Kerry James Marshall’s Chicago Public Library mural withdrawn from auction

Plans for the GBP£1 million monument have been revealed in Manchester

Researchers have compiled an illustrated resource that throws light on overlooked female artists from the 15th to 19th centuries

In further news: cultural figures demand resignation of Germany’s foreign minister; Joan Miró paintings damaged in Venice floods

Artist collective For Freedoms’s campaign draws attention to issues of diversity and civic responsibility in the election run-up

In further art world silliness: drug dealers disguised as art dealers; and Takashi Murakami pays homage to Kanye

A leading surgeon says that the loss of creative subjects in UK schools means students lack important tactile knowledge

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