cultural heritage

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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Post image for US House of Representatives Passes Controversial Art Protection Bill

On Tuesday, the US House of Representatives passed a bill that would ensure that authorities cannot seize works of art brought into the United States for temporary display in cultural institutions — even if they’re determined to have been stolen.

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Post image for Nepalese Cultural Sites in Peril as Calls for Relief Go Unanswered

Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has said the country needs about $2 billion for reconstruction and has expressed the hope that all buildings — homes, businesses, and historic sites — will be back up in two years.

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Post image for UN Says ISIS’s Cultural Destruction “May Amount to War Crimes”

Last Thursday, the United Nations General Assembly passed a non-binding resolution on ISIS’s destruction of cultural heritage in Iraq, officially calling the group’s actions “war crimes.”

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Post image for Tomb-Raiding Archaeologists Arrested in Chinese Antiquities Trafficking Bust

Four archaeologists were among nearly 200 people from six Chinese provinces recently arrested for raiding ancient tombs and selling an estimated $80 million worth of antiquities on the black market, the Beijing Times reported.

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Post image for Yemeni War Leads to Massive Destruction of Cultural Heritage

It’s not just Yemen’s future that’s at risk in the country’s current civil war, but also its past.

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Post image for Turkish Prime Minister Nails Political Banner to Ancient Roman Aqueduct

Here’s one way to draw attention to your political campaign: nail a banner with your face on it across a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Post image for Open Source Software to Catalogue Cultural Heritage Before a Crisis

Cultural heritage management tends to suffer from limited funding and resources, which can make a crisis — whether natural disaster, pipeline construction, or war — that much more catastrophic for assessing what’s in need of protection.

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Post image for Ancient City of Palmyra Threatened as ISIS Nears Outskirts

With news agencies today reporting that ISIS is just outside of Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra, one of the world’s most important archaeological sites is at risk of destruction.

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