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Wanted: a new generation of Monuments Men for US army

Curators, art historians and museum directors sought to provide expert advice in combat zones

Published online: 28 January 2015

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French artist withdraws prayer rug installation from show after threats from Muslim group

Curators ask Clichy’s mayor to support the display of Zoulikha Bouabdellah’s Silence or shut the exhibition down entirely

Published online: 28 January 2015

Tatarstan rebrands itself as a land of rich cultural history and religious tolerance

Campaign criticised for glossing over the past and perpetuating stereotypes

Published online: 28 January 2015

Thirty years on, the great film that liberated artists to explore the Holocaust

On the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Polish artists share how Claude Lanzmann’s nine-and-a-half-hour epic has inspired them to create new narratives of the terrible events

Published online: 27 January 2015

Miroslaw Balka: what “Shoah” means to me

The Polish artist on the influence of Claude Lanzmann’s epic Holocaust documentary

Published online: 27 January 2015

From failed preacher to struggling artist, exhibition traces Van Gogh’s time in Belgian mining towns

Some of the few surviving examples of the Dutch painter’s earliest creative efforts are on view in Mons

Published online: 26 January 2015

 

Controversial Maggie statue is on the move

The controversial marble statue of Margaret Thatcher by Neil Simmons has been banished from its prominent spot near the entrance to...

Obama and Cameron confirm special relationship with cool gifts

British Prime Minister David Cameron gave US President Barack Obama a print of Stonehenge by Henry Moore when they got pally during talks...

Thousands turn out for punk ballerina show in New Jersey

“There is no other space in the New York area where you could do this,” said Jeffrey Deitch on a frigid Sunday afternoon, when more than...

 

Tour the Amphipolis tomb

The media frenzy around the discovery of a massive and richly decorated tomb in Amphipolis, near Serres shows now signs of slowing down, especially since a skeleton was found at the site last week that is believe to be on of Alexander the Great’s generals. To appease the insatiable archaeology fans, this weekend, Skai TV and the newspaper Kathimerini released a 3D animated tour of the tomb, showing the treasures archaeologists have uncovered so far: two sphinxes, two caryatids and an intricate floor mosaic.