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How to cut a statue down to size
Robert Bevan’s call to require a lot less from our public monuments has much to recommend it
The Victorian adventurers who pitched their tent for eternity
Richard and Isabel Burton are buried in a quiet churchyard in south London – but their remarkable tomb is a fitting monument to these insatiable travellers
A journey through the melting pots of the ancient Middle East
The Met shows how much cities between Rome and Parthia had in common – and how devastating recent archaeological losses are
The World Between Empires
Art from the ancient Middle Eastern cities that flourished between the empires of Rome and Parthia
What does the reopening of the National Museum of Damascus mean for Syria?
The museum, which reopened in October after six years, stands as a symbol of the country’s hopes for recovery
A display of historic objects and immersive videos calls attention to Syria’s imperilled cultural heritage
Harold Stevenson (1929-2018)
Art news daily: 29 October
Ancient civilisations get a modern makeover at the Penn Museum
The museum’s collection of more than a million artefacts is being redisplayed in a major refurbishment
ISIS blamed for destruction of Grand al-Nuri mosque
Our daily round-up of news from the art world ISIS blamed for destruction of Mosul’s Grand al-Nuri mosque | The…
Public sculpture in the UK is about to become more visible
Art UK, which last year launched a digital catalogue of every oil painting in public ownership, has embarked on an equivalent project for sculpture
Hatra’s embattled history, from the Romans to ISIS
It’s been besieged, abandoned, and used as a training ground for terrorists – but the ancient city of Hatra still stands in the Iraqi desert
Digital replicas are not soulless – they help us engage with art
Rather than seeing replicas as knock-offs, we should think of them like maps or models
US museums respond to Inauguration Day
Art News Daily : 20 January
Italy’s Marche region hit by four major earthquakes in one day
Art News Daily : 19 January
More than 30 dead after fire in artists’ warehouse
Art News Daily : 5 December
What’s at stake in digitising heritage sites such as the Lascaux cave?
A new facsimile of the Lascaux cave is about to open, but are digital reproductions of cultural sites merely tourist attractions or will they save our fragile heritage?
900 works lost in Amatrice earthquake recovered
Art News Daily : 26 October
Italy to donate takings from state museums to earthquake victims
Art News Daily : 25 August
Art Fund invites crowdfunding for clean-up job at Greenwich’s Painted Hall
Art News Daily : 11 August
How can we save culture heritage sites from climate change?
The combination of climate change and apathy is a perfect storm for cultural sites around the world
Has Le Corbusier stopped being an ogre?
17 buildings by Le Corbusier are now on the World Heritage list. Why has it taken so long?
V&A named as Art Fund Museum of the Year
Art News Daily : 7 July
ISIS destroys Temple of Nabu in Iraq
New footage released this week shows the militants detonating explosives at the site, and concludes with a threat to ‘demolish’ the pyramids at Giza
‘The elephant in this gallery is the cultural property seized by British troops in the 19th century’
An exhibition about cultural destruction in modern conflicts can’t help but remind us of earlier wars