Christina Riggs is chair in the history of visual culture at the department of history at Durham University. She is the author of ‘Treasured: How Tutankhamun Shaped a Century’ (Atlantic Books) and ‘Photographing Tutankhamun’ (Bloomsbury).

Turin’s new photo festival takes a wide-angled view of the world

An ambitious new event features several photographers seeing colonial histories through a contemporary lens

28 May 2024

Parma’s museum multiplex is now even harder to miss

The Palazzo della Pilotta contains three museums, a historic library and one of the oldest theatres in Europe – but, until its recent refurbishment, has often been overlooked

7 Mar 2024

Michael Rakowitz puts down roots on Tyneside

The Iraqi-American artist has been working with migrant communities in the north-east to create a garden and greenhouse at the Baltic Centre

17 Aug 2023

Newcastle’s Side Gallery is too important to stay closed

The gallery founded by the Amber Collective is a champion of documentary photography, strongly rooted in the local area, and deserves all the support it can get

16 Apr 2023

Modern myths about ancient Egypt

In Turin, traces of ancient Egypt are never far away, which makes it a welcoming place for contemporary artists with a historical bent

30 Jan 2023

What separates archaeologists from treasure-hunters?

Maria Golia’s history of tomb-raiding in ancient Egypt makes for an entertaining read but there are graver matters to consider

26 Sep 2022

All photographs are products of their time – and they should be treated that way

Turning black and white photos into colour – and vice versa – can be a harmless piece of fun, but the results can also mess with our sense of the past

13 May 2022