Morning Links: King Tut Edition

Archeologist Howard Carter in King Tut's tomb.  COURTESY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Archeologist Howard Carter in King Tut’s tomb.


The Williams College Museum of Art will receive 68 artworks from Peter Norton of antivirus software fame. The gift includes works from Tracey Emin, Adrian Piper, Allan Ruppersberg, Nayland Blake, and Christopher Wool. [Artforum]

Shannon Stratton, current executive director of contemporary arts nonprofit Threewalls in Chicago (which she founded), will take over as chief curator at the Museum of Arts and Design. [Artforum]

President of Condé Nast publishers, Nicholas Coleridge, has been appointed the new chairman of the Victoria and Albert Museum. He will succeed Paul Ruddock in November. [The Art Newspaper]

Goutam Ghosh’s “…ascribing to them birth, animation, sense and accident …” at STANDARD (OSLO). [Contemporary Art Daily]

Holland Cotter’s review of cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa’s retrospective at El Museo del Barrio. [The New York Times]

Online collectors site Artsy has accrued $25 million in funding on their sixth investment round. The investment, led by private-equity firm Catterton, raises the company’s total financing to $50.8 million. [Crain’s New York]

For their iPhone 6 campaign, Apple crowdsourced photos taken on an iPhone 6 to use on billboard advertisements. The goal was to suggest that “anyone with [Apple’s] new smartphone can be a Cartier-Bresson or an Ansel Adams,” according to the SF Gate. In response, two local men decided to display average-looking selfies next to the ads in an act of “guerrilla art.” [SF Gate]

King Tutankhamen/Tut’s chair was broken as it traveled from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square to the Grand Egyptian Museum in al-Haram of Giza. [The Cairo Post]

Artist Oscar Santillan was accused of vandalism after he cut off the top of Scafell Pike’s 3,209ft-tall Lake District peak for an exhibition in London. The mountain remains England’s highest. [The Telegraph]

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