Islamic State

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Conservation & Preservation

Geneva-based foundation Aliph directs $10m to heritage conservation projects in conflict zones

Sites targeted range from a Yemeni palace in ruins to a shrine destroyed by the Islamic State in Iraq

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Exhibitions

Michael Rakowitz remakes works destroyed by Isis for first UK retrospective

Recreations of lost Assyrian reliefs will be on show in Whitechapel Gallery exhibition

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War & Conflict

MP Robert Jenrick leads campaign to stop Islamic State funding terror through trafficking

UK and US collaborate to cut off one of group’s top revenue streams

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Fakes & copies

Looting in the Middle East encourages fakes and forgeries

Modern art targeted as the originals go missing

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Islamic State

Director of V&A proposes network of museums to stop terrorists looting objects in Syria and trafficking them for sale in the West

V&A fights back against Islamic State

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Cultural heritage

Iconoclasm reborn with Islamic State fanaticism: The destruction of cultural heritage as propaganda

The extent of the destruction is uncertain in the fog of war