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MacKenzie Art Gallery, Canada Fined $20k After Workplace Injury

  • The MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina, Canada was fined CAD $19.6k (USD $15,300) after a workplace injury last year.
  • On January 20 of last year, a worker was injured at the gallery due to a mishap with a table saw. Later, the gallery was charged with the inability of providing “an effective safeguard where a worker may contact a dangerous moving part of a machine”, citing this as the cause of the accident. On December 16th, the gallery was presented at the Regina provincial court with another charge. While the other charge was stayed, the court found the MacKenzie Art Gallery guilty of negligence that caused harm to its employees. As such, the gallery was fined CAD $14,000, along with an additional $5,600 in surcharge.
  • //” alt=”” width=”759″ height=”1012″ /> The stolen Annapurna sculpture
  • The MacKenzie Art Gallery was also //”>recently in news for the return of a stolen idol after more than a century. A sculpture of a figure, believed to be Vishnu, was in the collection of the gallery since 1913. In 2019, artist Divya Mehra noticed the sculpture while visiting the gallery and decided to investigate further. She soon found out that a matching sculpture was stolen from a temple in Varanasi, India in 1913. Siddhartha V. Shah, a curator at the Peabody-Essex Musuem, USA confirmed this and identified the idol as that of Goddess Annapurna. In November 2020, the sculpture was repatriated to India. The idol was formally installed at its original temple in Varanasi on November 15th this year.