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A powder keg in Jerusalem

Tensions boil over after the status quo is challenged at the city’s revered holy site

Published online: 30 October 2014

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University of Essex to rehouse its Latin American collection

New gallery planned for Colchester campus

Published online: 30 October 2014

Clerkenwell gallery hit by ‘theft to order’

Four of eleven wooden sculptures stolen

Published online: 30 October 2014

Turkish museum and library destroyed amid protests

Culture minister blames pro-Kurdish demonstrators for violence during unrest sparked by Islamic State’s siege of Kobane

Published online: 30 October 2014

Thousands sign petition to save Swedish Institutes

The government’s plan to close outposts for research and cultural exchange in the Mediterranean has led to a storm of protest

Published online: 30 October 2014

Syrian official honoured for protecting threatened antiquities and sites

The first Cultural Heritage Rescue Prize was awarded to Maamoun Abdulkarim

Published online: 29 October 2014

 

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(N)ice work Olafur

Olafur Eliasson is everywhere these days, with spectacular pieces on show in biennials, at art fairs and in major museum exhibitions. But...

Holy smoke!

The news that a health-conscious commission is urging Mayor Boris Johnson to ban smoking in London’s outdoor public spaces has already sent...

 

Jean Paul Gaultier hits the streets in London

As his show opens at London’s Barbican this week, the French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier talks to the curator Thierry-Maxime Loriot about his early work and his love for the UK city. In the 1970s, Gaultier remembers spotting a poster with bright red lips and dripping blood on the Kings Road plugging The Rocky Horror Picture Show—an aesthetic he says you can see in his own clothes.