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 terms & conditions  privacy statement   . Museum organiser Lee Cheuk-yan speaks outside the June 4th museum, dedicated to remembering China's June 4, 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters at Beijing's Tiananmen Square. Dale DE LA REY / AFP World's only Tiananmen museum returns to Hong Kong HONG KONG (AFP).- The world's first museum dedicated to China's Tiananmen Square crackdown will once again open its doors in Hong Kong after a months-long closure as the city prepares to mark the 20th anniversary of its handover to Beijing. The June 4th Museum closed its doors last July after organisers said they were being targeted for political reasons in the semi- autonomous city where concerns are growing that Beijing is tightening its grip. Tenants in the commercial building which housed the museum from 2014 said the museum breached regulations that said the premises could only be used for offices. Influential New York City photographer Berenice Abbott prints offered by Heritage May 18-19 Remembered as one of the most independent, determined and respected photographers of the 20th century, Berenice Abbott chronicled the evolution of New York City for decades beginning with the Great Depression. Almost 80 original prints will be available with 61 prints being offered without reserve to collectors during Heritage Auctions' Photographs Signature Auction May 18-19 in New York City. Images of iconic New York City landmarks such as the New York Stock Exchange (est. $3,000-5,000), the construction of Rockefeller Center (est. $1,500-2,500) and Broadway to the Battery ($1,000-2,000) highlight this collection of original prints. "Berenice Abbott spent years chronicling the evolution of New York City. She captured the architecture, the people and the spirit of one of the busiest, most dynamic and influential cities in the world. Berenice Abbott (American, 1898-1991), New York Stock Exchange II, 1934. Gelatin silver, 9-1/8 x 7-1/8 inches. Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000. Joburg museums decaying, will privatising them create problems? It is generally well known that South Africa’s museums are poorly resourced and inadequately managed. So when one hears that there is a private investor who proposes a takeover of Museum Africa, and that this proposal has begun to acquire some support from the cluster of officials managing investments for the City of Johannesburg, it is time to pay attention. We all know that Museum Africa in Newtown requires urgent attention. It has multiple heritage collections, many of which were donated to the city by citizens of Johannesburg. It is a large building with serious problems such as rising damp, inadequate staff to care for the collections, and an architectural design that is not helpful for the display of exhibitions and the effective use of the space. Wassan Al-Khudhairi Appointed Chief Curator of Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis After its former chief curator, Jeffrey Uslip, resigned amidst controversy surrounding Kelley Walker works featuring images of African- Americans, the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis has found a new chief curator: Wassan Al- Khudhairi. She begins at the museum on August 1, 2017. Al-Khudhairi is currently a curator of modern and contemporary art at the Birmingham Museum of Art in Alabama. Prior to that, she had directed Qatar’s Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, and had held positions at the Gwangju Biennale Foundation, the Brooklyn Museum, the British Museum, and the High Museum of Art. This fall, she will help curate the 2017 Asian Art Biennial in Taiwan.