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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