San Francisco museum finds 200-year-old DNA in African works

De Young’s research could improve authentication by identifying the species of trees used

Published online: 09 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

Lina Bo Bardi’s glass and concrete gem in São Paulo to be restored to original condition

After being bailed out by Banco Itaú last year, the Museu de Arte de São Paulo is ready to return to its former glory in October

Published online: 05 March 2015

Art gets rough justice in South African court

Foreign donors will pay for bird droppings to be removed from Nelson Mandela portrait along with other restoration and conservation projects

Published online: 27 February 2015

Campaign to save post-war public art calls for national register

Murals and mosaics identified as particularly at risk

Published online: 27 February 2015

Chinese government promises millions to protect heritage village

Nearly every building in Banpo was destroyed after a mining company excavated 300 tonnes of coal, prompting the government to enforce conservation

Published online: 26 February 2015


Dig deep for Courbet

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Under the Big Top

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Ommegang’s all here

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