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Renzo Piano designs for Genoa bridge revealed

Plus: Ivory Coast requests restitution of 148 artefacts from France | and bill on ivory ban receives Royal Assent to become UK law

20 December 2018

Our daily round-up of news from the art world

Renzo Piano designs for Genoa bridge revealed | The Italian architect Renzo Piano has revealed his design for a new motorway bridge to be built in Genoa, the town of his birth, after the deadly collapse of the old Morandi bridge in a storm in August, Dezeen reports. The architect has said that the new, white steel structure will be ‘A very Genoese bridge. Simple but not trivial.’ The bridge is expected to cost around €202m; the architect, who will also supervise its construction, has provided the design for free.

Ivory Coast requests restitution of 148 artefacts from France | The Ivory Coast has joined Senegal and Benin in requesting the restitution of a list of 148 artefacts currently held in French institutions, Artnet News reports. The request follows the publication of a report, commissioned by the French president Emmanuel Macron, which recommends the extensive restitution of objects acquired from Africa in the colonial era.

Bill on ivory ban receives Royal Assent to become UK law | A bill banning the trade of ivory has received Royal Assent from the Queen, to become the Ivory Act 2018. The bill is expected to pass into law in 2019. 

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