Unesco threatens to put Venice on its Heritage at Risk list

Concern over development projects prompts request for a monitoring mission

Published online: 15 October 2014

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Islamic State advance halts archaeological research in Iraqi Kurdistan

As air strikes begin, archaeologists are turning to safer countries of Turkmenistan and Georgia

Published online: 25 September 2014

US Secretary of State denounces IS’s destruction of heritage in Syria and Iraq

As the UN General Assembly runs in New York, John Kerry speaks out about war looting at a programme hosted at the Metropolitan Museum

Published online: 23 September 2014

Energy group gives €12m to restore L’Aquila basilica

Mayor of earthquake ravaged town praises Eni for “adopting” the national monument

Published online: 04 September 2014

Garage saves history of art underground

Moscow museum creates Russia’s first uncensored library of contemporary art

Published online: 03 September 2014

How the slave trade shaped the Baroque

As Catholicism spread across the colonies, slaves and freedmen created a uniquely Brazilian style

Published online: 02 September 2014


Steet art? Not for me, says Rome’s veteran critic

The venerable Italian art critic and curator Achille Bonito Oliva, best known as the champion of the Transavanguardia artists of the 1970s,...

In a desert far, far away…

At the end of April, visitors to Tunis were shocked to find the city streets overrun with storm troopers, bounty hunters and the worrying...

Secure sleepover

In 1971, Allen Ruppersberg opened Al’s Grand Hotel, a creative space masquerading as a flophouse inn, at 7175 Sunset Boulevard in Los...


Frida Kahlo remembered

A musical tribute to the Mexican artist who died 60 years ago, excerpt courtesy of The History Channel Español