Climate change activists from the “Last Generation” group glue themselves under a painting from Monet’s Haystacks series after throwing mashed potatoes at the artwork in the Barberini museum in Potsdam, Germany, on October 23, 2022. Photo: AFP
Climate change activists from the “Last Generation” group glue themselves under a painting from Monet’s Haystacks series after throwing mashed potatoes at the artwork in the Barberini museum in Potsdam, Germany, on October 23, 2022. Photo: AFP
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Amid recent art attacks, should museums become high-security zones? How institutions are responding to climate change activists

  • Recent climate protests from activists targeting famous artworks have museums rethinking their security, but few want to turn their galleries into bank vaults
  • Many institutions have already ramped up protective measures, including more visitor checks at entrances and training security personnel on how to respond

Climate change activists from the “Last Generation” group glue themselves under a painting from Monet’s Haystacks series after throwing mashed potatoes at the artwork in the Barberini museum in Potsdam, Germany, on October 23, 2022. Photo: AFP
Climate change activists from the “Last Generation” group glue themselves under a painting from Monet’s Haystacks series after throwing mashed potatoes at the artwork in the Barberini museum in Potsdam, Germany, on October 23, 2022. Photo: AFP
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