LONDON – The National Portrait Gallery has revised its reported visitor figures for the period April 24, 2017 to August 3, 2018, after an investigation revealed that the Gallery’s footfall counting system, operated by Ipsos Retail Performance, was significantly undercounting visitors through the main entrance.
LONDON (AP) – “The Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson’s new film — a documentary that transforms grainy footage from World War I into color — has a title and a world premiere date at the London Film Festival in October.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The planned relocation of a statue of the late Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo, a polarizing figure in the city’s history, has been put on hold for at least two more years.
MANSFIELD, Mo. (AP) – A Missouri museum dedicated to Laura Ingalls Wilder has expressed disappointment at a recent decision to remove the author’s name from a national literary award.
PARIS – In what is set to be one of the most hotly-anticipated highlights of this year’s auction calendar, Sotheby’s and Pierre Bergé & Associés will later this year offer for sale the extraordinary contents of the various homes of one of the most successful and cultured businessmen and aesthetes of our times.
HOUSTON (AP) – The Houston Astrodome, which became known as the Eighth Wonder of the World as the world’s first domed stadium, is getting the highest honor Texas can give a historic structure.
PARIS (AP) – France is tapping into the business of culture to develop agreements with Saudi Arabia and profit from the heir to the throne’s goal of modernizing the conservative kingdom, which will be represented at the Cannes Film Festival for the first time next month.
LAS VEGAS (AP) – The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas will be overhauled over the next several months following its purchase Friday by billionaire Richard Branson.