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The Week’s Muse: 17 January

17 January 2015

A round-up of recent news and comment from The Muse Room

Is it time to rethink artists’ copyright?

Image: courtesy the Rijksmuseum

With images circulating more freely than ever, is it time for copyright legislation to be relaxed – or tightened? We asked a range of senior figures, from the director of the Rijksmuseum to the executor of Edward Bawden’s estate, for their perspectives on the matter.

An update from Amphipolis

Source: www.theamphipolistomb.com

When a major tomb was discovered in Greece last year, it sparked a series of rumours linking it directly to Alexander the Great. Whoever it belongs to, it holds some fascinating historical artefacts. Ruth Allen reports on what’s been found so far.

Limerick’s year as Irish City of Culture

©Serge Koutchinsky / Royal de Luxe

The inaugural Irish City of Culture had a terrible start to the year when both the artistic director and CEO resigned – but somehow Mike Fitzpatrick and his team succeeded in getting the programme back on track. Robert O’Byrne looks back at the year’s festivities.

Frederick Wiseman on filming in the National Gallery

Frederick Wiseman.

Frederick Wiseman. Photo: John Ewing. Image courtesy of Zipporah Films Inc.

Wiseman’s latest film, National Gallery, takes us behind the scenes at the eminent British institution. In the January issue of Apollo he discusses his working methods; filming after dark; and his original plan to go to the Metropolitan Museum…