Churches

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Nagorno-Karabakh

Metropolitan Museum of Art appeals for protection of cultural heritage sites in Nagorno-Karabakh

Plea comes as Azerbaijan moves to take control of swaths of territory under a Russian-brokered peace deal

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Museums & Heritage

First Hagia Sophia, now Turkey's 'Sistine Chapel of Byzantium' will be turned back into mosque

The 14th-century mosaics at Chora Church—which was converted to a museum in 1945—risk being covered up and remaining part-restored

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Disasters & destruction

Security questions remain after Nantes cathedral blaze: 'There's no European country where church fires are this common'

An arson investigation has been launched into the fire at the Gothic St Peter and St Paul Cathedral in western France

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Conservation & Preservation

Poignant online videos showcase 20 sites from Alabama’s civil rights era

World Monuments Fund joins partners in launching an oral history project

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Conservation & Preservation

Getty shores up Peruvian church in an earthquake zone

The preservation project could serve as a prototype for saving other earthen buildings

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Books

The architectural and imaginative influence of the Holy Sepulchre and the Dome of the Rock in Western building styles

This book accounts for building histories, designs and geographical spread of church inspired by the Jerusalem prototypes

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Churches

Vermont Church to sell Tiffany window for the homeless

Unless they find themselves subject to divine miracle

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Collectors

Industrialist and collector opens his 14th gallery

Reinhold Würth has converted a church for old masters

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Conservation & Preservation

Italian collector’s pledge to help save crumbling city of Palermo

Roberto Bilotti has restored an 18th-century palace and plans to open an “art chapel”

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Rome

Meet the man who wants to open a Hirst chapel in Rome

The Italian collector Carlo Bilotti has commissioned Damien Hirst to create four paintings of the Evangelists which he wants to display in a deconsecrated church

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Museums & Heritage

Thefts from V&A and Courtauld Gallery

Two Constables and three small paintings discovered to be missing from storage

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Conservation & Preservation

A symbol of the city rises from the rubble as Dresden's Frauenkirche is reconstructed

The crypt of the baroque Frauenkirche was reopened last month, with an altar by Anish Kapoor

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Restoration

Dresden's Frauenkirche: the Bell of Stone to hang again

Britain’s Foreign Office to support reconstruction of church bombed by Allies

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Restitution

Conservator on conflict with Russian Orthodox Church: "We saved Church art"

Negotiating the restitution of religious art is important, but it should not be at the expense of the institutions protecting Russia's cultural heritage

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War memorial

The splendour of ruins?

To resurrect or not to resurrect Dresden’s Frauenkirche, which has been left in ruins as a slowly decaying war memorial