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Crowds gather to protest gentrification, mass incarceration as Museum of Chinese in America reopens

A museum in New York City’s Chinatown that recently reopened after its archives were damaged by a fire last year is now facing more heat as protestors gather to boycott the institution. 

The protest: The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) reopened on Wednesday, since shutting down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, to a crowd of protestors accusing the institution of supporting mass incarceration and gentrification, reported Hyperallergenic

Two Cats Have Been Trying Sneak into This Japanese Art Museum For Years, But Always Get Caught

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A pair of cats who have been trying to enter an art museum in Japan for two years to no foreseeable avail is instead getting into people’s hearts online.

The resilient felines, Ken (Ken-chan, black) and Gosaku (Go-chan, ginger), began their attempts to step into the Hiroshima Onomichi City Museum of Art in 2016 during a cat photography exhibit.

Indonesian Museum Sparks Massive Outrage With Life-Size Model of Adolf Hitler

De ARCA Statue Art Museum in Yogyakarta, on the Indonesian island of Java, removed a life-size statue of Adolf Hitler from its exhibit after the backlash it received from international communities.

Many people expressed outrage after several photos were shared on social media showing students and others taking selfies with Hitler in front of a backdrop set in the Auschwitz concentration camp.

British Museum Complains That Asian Names ‘Can Be Confusing’ and Twitter Absolutely Exploded

The British Museum’s attempt to participate in a worldwide publicity stunt has backfired tremendously, as they have revealed that they steer clear from too many Asian names since they “can be confusing”.

The tweet was in response to a question posited by the Sydney Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences during the worldwide #AskACurator event, wherein museums all over the globe answered burning questions from inquisitive minds.