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Vandal Caused Nearly $2 Million Worth of Damage in Denver – The teenager who ran amok in the Denver Art Museum caused nearly $2 million of damage, the museum told police. Police arrested 18-year-old Jake Siebenlist on December 9 after he allegedly smashed exhibits, including Mayan, Chinese, and Tlingit sculptures and artifacts in a show very inconveniently called “Stampede: Animals in Art.” A museum spokeswoman told the Denver Post that officials are still working to tally the total cost of the damage. Siebenlist is next due in court on March 14. (Denver Post)

Museum Group Pens Letter in Support of Turkish Philanthropist – The International Council of Museums has published a letter demanding the release of Osman Kavala, a leading Turkish cultural philanthropist who was imprisoned in fall 2017. Kavala stands accused of being involved in Turkey’s failed military coup in 2016. The museum association’s statement says that “no evidence against him has been presented and at this point there is no indictment against him.” (Hyperallergic) …Read More

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