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World's museums urge climate activists targeting 'irreplaceable' art to stop

By Adela Suliman

11 Nov 2022 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

Climate activists have been targeting world renowned paintings for months. Many have questioned these tactics. The Washington Post weighs in on whether or not this is an effective method of activism.

From Claude Monet to Andy Warhol, several of the world's greatest artists have had their masterpieces targeted this year by protesters seeking to draw global attention to the climate change emergency. Now, art galleries are pushing back.

In a joint statement this week, representatives from almost 100 galleries around the world, including New York's Guggenheim Museum, London's British Museum and Paris's Louvre Museum have warned that such climate protests are endangering the priceless artworks.

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