cultural heritage

Post image for In Acts of Resistance, Artists and Scholars Digitally Reconstruct the Past

In the past year alone, members of ISIS have marred cultural treasures in Iraq and Syria, taking sledgehammers and drills to statues at the Mosul Museum and delivering numerous blows to the ancient site of Palmyra, including its 1,800-year-old Arch of Triumph.

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Post image for From a 12,000-Year-Old Turkish City to a Finnish Airport, Europe’s Most At-Risk Heritage Sites

Western media stories about cultural heritage destruction have recently focused on places like Syria, Iraq, and Libya.

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Post image for Sending Out an SOS to Save Our Concrete Brutalist Monsters

The monolithic concrete that forms some of our most creative 20th-century architectural heritage is in danger of disappearing.

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Post image for In Wake of Terrorist Attacks, France Looks to Fight ISIS with Cultural Preservation

This week, France announced two plans to fight back against ISIS’s cultural destruction. French culture minister Fleur Pellerin unveiled a $6 million fund that will help France’s cultural institutions recover from the recent attack.

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Post image for Study Finds ISIS Militants Aren’t the Only Ones Looting Syrian Archaeological Sites

ISIS’s systematic looting in Syria has captured the world’s attention, but a new study shows they’re not the only ones selling off the country’s cultural heritage.

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Post image for A Petition to Stop “Irresponsible” Restoration of Chartres Cathedral

A new petition against the cathedral’s restoration claims work done over the past six years has irreversibly damaged the 800-year-old building and erased centuries of the history that makes it so special.

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Post image for New Digital Archaeology Effort Attempts to Capture Cultural Heritage Before It’s Gone

As ISIS continues to destroy the world’s cultural heritage, archaeologists and other onlookers continue to scramble to find ways to counter the destruction.

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Post image for Historic Chapel in Mexico Mysteriously Torn Down

Did a small town in Mexico bulldoze a historically protected chapel at the heart of its community last month?

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Post image for An Exhibition of Fractured and Mended Art

The conservation of artifacts already in museum care is highlighted more often than the repairs creators make to their own objects.

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Post image for The Great Wall of China Is Falling Apart

The Great Wall was once China’s most fearsome defense.

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