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Your chance to win ‘Drawing in Silver and Gold: Leonardo to Jasper Johns’, by Stacey Sell & Hugo Chapman

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Islamic State has released pictures  which allegedly show the mining of the Temple of Baalshamin in Palmyra and its subsequent detonation

Art Outlook

Isis destroys temple in Palmyra; Singapore court unfreezes Yves Bouvier’s assets; Argentina to return 4,000 ancient artefacts to Ecuador and Peru

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Ancestor spirit figure, (19th century), Abelam, Papua New Guinea.

Preview: Parcours des Mondes brings tribal art to Paris

Highlights from the world’s most important commercial tribal art event

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Close up of the hole in the Porpora painting damaged this week in Taiwan.

Museum Trips: Five works of art broken by clumsy gallery-goers

In Taiwan this week a young boy stumbled into a 17th-century painting and broke it. He’s not the first…

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(1970), Pierre Molinier

London Diary

Zzzzzzz. That, in brief, is the most accurate way to sum up London at the moment

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Exhibit in the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. The US ban on ivory imports prevents museums from acquiring similar historic items for their collections.

Antique ivory: an opportunity for progress on US imports?

Banning the import of antiques will not help the otherwise commendable effort to save the elephants

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Sekhemka

Antiquities minister calls on Egyptians to buy back the Sekhemka statue

Mamdouh Eldamaty has spoken out about the controversial sale of an ancient Egyptian statue in the UK

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Palmyra, Syria.

Isis destroys ancient temple of Baalshamin in Palmyra

Syria’s head of antiquities reported the news on Sunday

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Olivia

Elizabeth Bishop: The Poet’s Eye

A look at the paintings of American poet Elizabeth Bishop

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(1916), Mark Gertler.

Centenary show proves Ben Uri Gallery deserves a permanent home in London

Too many masterpieces from this collection are stuck in storage

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