Khaled Al-Asaad was beheaded in 2015 after refusing to lead ISIS to ancient artifacts from Palmyra that he had hidden in a secure location.
The museum forgets that it is already a violent graveyard of colonial-era cultural trophies removed from their homelands under dubious circumstances.
Matthew Schrier, who was captured by Al-Nusra Front in 2012, is accusing Qatar Islamic Bank of directly funding a charity that funneled money to terrorist groups in Syria.
The two countries signed a memorandum on the restoration of monuments and artifacts in the ancient city.
Bryan Zanisnik’s “Silk Monument” features archival images to honor the contributions of Syrian and Armenian migrants who worked in New Jersey silk mills.
Investigative journalism website Bellingcat, with the help of research group Forensic Architecture, seeks to put an end to the theories that the harrowing chemical attack against civilians in April 2017 was a “false-flag operation.”
Syrian director Feras Fayyad, whose film The Cave is nominated for Best Documentary Feature, is the latest high-profile artist experiencing visa troubles.
For Sama directors Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts talk to Hyperallergic about turning al-Kateab’s many hours of personal footage into a documentary.
If you want a great primer on Fisk, who recently passed away, look to the documentary This is Not a Movie.
Life in Palmyra did not stop in the third century but has gone on more or less continuously at the site for the 1,700 years since.
The ancient temple complex of Ain Dara was partially destroyed by the Turkish military as they continue to attack Kurdish forces in the Afrin region of Syria.
The museum’s latest major exhibition illuminates complexities surrounding the global crisis to reignite a sense of common humanity. On view March 21–September 6.