John Darlington


Confronting the allure, and the dangers, of 'fake heritage'

Monetary gain is one reason people create counterfeit heritage—but political power, personal fame or the imposition of beliefs are equally compelling motivations

How refugees are conserving Iraq and Syria's extraordinary monumental heritage

Opening mega museums is not the only way to exercise soft power in the region

Fake heritage for the fake news era

Damien Hirst’s exhibition in Venice this summer is part of a long tradition of counterfeiting history—but the UK artist has added a contemporary twist

Zanzibar cathedral restoration shows past can unite rather than divide us

Project to repair Anglican building brought Muslims and Christians together

The art schools Fidel Castro built—and then neglected

As Cuba opens up to the US, the island’s outstanding Modern architecture faces a new threat

We should consider a Millennial Society to protect the past

In seeking to carve out our own architectural identity, we are in danger of destroying the precious work of previous generations