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Islamic State extremists hit 3,000-year-old city of Nimrud with bulldozers

Militants attacked the ancient site a week after vandalising museums in Mosul and Nineveh (Winged-bull lamassu statues at the gates of the palace of Ashurnasirpal II in Nimrud) Published online: 05 March 2015
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An embarrassment of riches: UK museums struggle with archaeological archives

Specialists debate what to do with growing collections of excavated materials at the “Dig It!” conference in London

Published online: 06 March 2015

Klimt’s Beethoven Frieze should not be returned, panel rules

Heirs claimed the Austrian government extorted the famous fresco

Published online: 06 March 2015

Okwui Enwezor announces further details for Venice Biennale

The curator promises a political show full of big names

Published online: 05 March 2015

Australian artists storm Venice

The country’s new national arts policy prioritises international exposure

Published online: 05 March 2015

Better digs for Liverpool’s mummies

The World Museum has won a £300,000 grant to expand its ancient Egypt gallery

Published online: 05 March 2015

 

Happy Birthday Michelangelo!

Today marks the 540th anniversary of the birth of Michelangelo Buonarroti. The Italian sculptor, painter and architect is well-known for works like the monumental statue David and the Sistine Chapel in the Palace of the Vatican. But there are some lesser-known facts about his life, such as >>>

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Miami’s art museums are becoming rudderless ships

Nearly half the city’s institutions are without leaders as powerful patrons, unruly trustees, funding issues and rivalries between ethnic groups make the waters nearly impossible to navigate