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Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 08/19/2011

Dutch Museums Forced to Sell Works to Cover Funding Shortfalls; Five Die at Music Festival in Belgium

For Sale: Dutch Museums such as Rotterdam’s Wereldmuseum plan to sell African and American treasures to cover funding shortfalls caused by the economic crisis in Europe. (Reuters)

Giving: Jeff Bezos, the self-made billionaire who started Amazon.com, has given $10 million to the Museum of History & Industry to establish a “Center for Innovation” in Seattle. (Seattle Times)

Mergers: The leaders of the Sacramento Opera and Sacramento Philharmonic are discussing a possible merger as a way to secure their futures (The Sacramento Bee)

Tragedy: Five people have died after a fierce thunderstorm caused a stage collapse at an open-air music festival in Belgium. (ABC News)

Moving Forward: Community members and officials choose a new board to oversee the creation of a World Trade Center arts center. (Wall Street Journal)

Crime: A California gallery owner accused artist Todd White, a former designer on the “SpongeBob SquarePants” cartoon series, of hiring thugs to hold her hostage and steal $1.5m worth of art. White accused her of a massive forgery operation. (The Art Newspaper)

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