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Chinese artists on board missing Malaysian plane

Veteran calligraphy artists and painters were returning from show in Kuala Lumpur

Published online: 10 March 2014

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Kiev’s cultural sites caught in the crossfire as protests turn deadly

The National Art Museum of Ukraine and the Ukrainsky Dom have been at the centre of violent skirmishes

Published online: 18 February 2014

Car bomb explodes outside Cairo museums

Scale of damage to artefacts and manuscripts is still unclear but Egypt’s antiquities minister describes it as “a huge loss”

Published online: 24 January 2014

Christie’s storage hit by second lawsuit over storm damage

But auction house affiliate fights back, saying it is not responsible for work stored in its Brooklyn warehouse

Published online: 12 December 2013

Egyptians tweet to save their heritage from looting

Public mobilised to protect sites as experts express increasing concern about organised pillage

Published online: 05 September 2013

Axa sues Christie's storage services over Sandy damage

The insurer hopes to recoup its losses from insurance claims on an art collection amassed by the late cellist Gregor Piatigorsky

Published online: 20 August 2013