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Cop26: how can the art world respond? Plus, the Depot: storage as spectacle, and Fragonard's The Swing

This week, as talks continue at Cop26, the UN’s climate charge conference in Glasgow, we talk to Lucia Pietroiusti of the Serpentine Galleries about climate justice and how the art world can go beyond sustainability to "thriveability". As the spectacular Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen opens to the public, we talk to Sjarel Ex, the museum's director, and Sandra Kisters, its head of collections and research, about the building they’re calling the world's first publicly accessible art storage facility. And, for this episode's Work of the Week, we discuss Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s The Swing as it goes back on display at the Wallace Collection in London after conservation treatment. Yuriko Jackall, the Curator of French Paintings at the Wallace Collection, and Martin Wyld, the conservator, tell us about the French Rococo artist’s most famous painting.


Related climate crisis discussions on The Week in Art:


The Gallery Climate Coalition

Venice's climate emergency

Fossil-fuel sponsors and activism at the Science Museum in London

Artist Richard Mosse on environmental crime in the Amazon rainforest

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