In a first, Unesco gives Frank Lloyd Wright buildings World Heritage status
US architect's distinctive designs are among 29 designees recognised for their “outstanding value to humanity”
Lost libraries and broken Buddhas: war, iconoclasm and social media
The history of cultural destruction as a propaganda tool
Cambodia to host culture and tourism conference
Preservation, cultural routes, urban regeneration through tourism are all set to be discussed
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
Light is finally being shed on the issue of restitution of looted art
The restitution of Cambodian statues by major museums and auction houses is an encouraging sign
Great War memorials go online for first time
The project has already documented around 2,000 works
Syrian war’s devastating toll on antiquities
Unesco places major national heritage sites on danger list as ground combat, air strikes and looting reduce ancient settlements to rubble
Return of Morgantina Venus inspires Sicilian tourism enterprise
Public-private tourism partnership aims to make more of the island’s heritage.
Demilitarised zone established to protect shelled temple on border between Cambodia and Thailand
Thai army cedes ground but future of Cambodian World Heritage site remains unresolved
Draft Unesco Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage would extend controls 200 miles out from the coast
If the draft is approved by two-thirds of member countries at the General Conference next month it will be sent out for ratification. US and Russian support unlikely.
Arles cultural centre falls foul of planning rules
French heritage authority wants Gehry-designed towers moved to reduce their impact on the city’s archaeology.
Many Chinese collectors use their wealth to repatriate once-looted objects
Why bringing it back home is a mark of respect
Another casualty of the culture wars
Damage to the Egyptian Museum is just the latest example of the politicisation of archaeology.
First evidence of damage to Gaza’s cultural sites emerges
Antiquities museum hit; fears grow for excavated archaeology.
Georgia and Russia rattle their sabres over war damage
Both sides claim the other damaged historic buildings
Conservation project focuses on Jewish heritage sites and underwater archaeology
Israel and India join forces
Unesco to step in to examine so-called “pyramids”
Academics claim that the dig is “pseudo-archaeology”
US museum directors debate antiquities provenance dilemma
Should museums acquire objects without provenance, which may have been looted? Yes, say several panelists
Excavations and trade are essential to the study of antiquities
An international symposium hosted by the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) comes together to discuss the art trade and cultural heritage preservation.
Iraq was turned into the world centre for the destruction and looting of some of humanity’s most ancient symbols of civilisation
And so it came to pass that not a single world renowned site or treasured museum was protected
Unesco reconstruction plan for Kosovo
Lack of trust between Serbs and Muslims continues to hinder restoration efforts
How to protect British sites from the destruction of war after 1954 Hague Convention ratification
Now the UK is a signatory, it must consider how best to conserve its cultural heritage should an invasion ever occur
The destruction of culture in Iraq has been enormous; now conservation must be a priority
We can help by providing training in site management techniques, in museology and in conservation
Italy's attempt at curbing illegal art excavation and trade backfires
Make the citizen your ally if you want to save the nation’s past
Could the Bulaghi dam project be a blessing in disguise?
A modernisation project might just save an unearthed historical site in Iran that could one day prove to be invaluable to the study of the region.
Construction of dams in Iran submerges crucial archaeological sites
“To see this happen breaks my heart”, says archaeologist Dr Henry Wright
UK considers how to protect its heritage in the event of war
Thousands of important sites could be marked with metal plaques
Landslide warning at Macchu Picchu
Geologists have found the land on the steep slope at the back of the fortress is sliding down at a rate of a centimetre a month
The US rejoins Unesco, analysis suggests the organisation being used as an extension of US foreign policy, as part of the ongoing 'war on terror'
Congress is expected to approve a $71.4 million payment to Unesco, the first US contribution in 18 years
Warning from Greek Culture Minister: give back the Parthenon Marbles—or your reputation suffers
The Acropolis museum is under construction, and the design for the permanent exhibition is in preparation