Expo Dubai finally opens after a year of delays—and its public art commissions are set to stay long after the exhibition
The new works will play a key role when the Expo site becomes a real estate mega plan called District 2020
An ancient Buddhist city is perched on top of an Afghan copper reserve worth $50 billion—what will happen to it under Taliban control?
Cultural heritage workers estimate they have five years to secure the heritage site’s contents before it is destroyed to extract the ore
The fight to save Saudi Arabia’s Modern architecture
The reaction to the destruction of Al Rabooa mosque highlights changing attitudes to the conservation of Modernist and post-Modernist buildings in the kingdom
Mosul Cultural Museum rises from the ravages of Isis
Painstaking reconstruction by multi-agency task force is salvaging what artefacts remain after Islamic State occupation
Saudi Arabia pushes forward with plans for cultural 'renaissance' with vast light festival full of both local and big-name artists
Agencies seem to be betting that time and increased exposure to the kingdom will wear down Western qualms over its human rights record
First MFA programme and new Arab art centre boost Emirates art scene
New York University Abu Dhabi's postgraduate art course will start next autumn and cost $140,000 over two years
Court awards New York dealer Asher Edelman $6.9m over failed deal allegedly involving member of the Abu Dhabi royal family
Mysterious case, involving an unpaid bill for Keith Haring and Edvard Munch works, had been running for years
Are Saudi Arabia's big culture plans turning to dust?
As oil prices slump and the pandemic continues to spread, the kingdom's ambitious initiatives are being scaled back