Unesco adopts a new Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage to protect shipwrecks lying in international waters
However, the US and UK say the it conflicts with existing maritime legislation and Russia, Norway, Turkey, and Venezuela vote no
Senatorial pulling power brings Raphaels to France
Despite curators’ protests, the French senate has pushed through a Raphael exhibition at the Musée du Luxembourg, Paris
Exhibition on tomb-robbers' effect on archaeological sites opens in Palestrina, Italy
Negotiating a united front: Berlin's culture minister Christoph Stölzl takes on funding culture in the capital
It risked bankruptcy to become the capital, and a deal with the federal government gives Berlin DM100m a year—providing that plum institutions come under national control
What's it worth to you? Stonehenge's value is assessed in a recent survey
English Heritage has carried out a contingency valuation of Stonehenge and discovered that 58% of those polled would be prepared to help finance the site’s improvement
Cambodian king urges Prime Minister to put an end to destroying ancient temples for black market trade
Corrupt military officials in cahoots with Thai art dealers are hacking away at the temples
Afghanistan’s historical sites devastated: An up-to-date survey
Looting, conflict and mining have caused terrible destruction
One of the most advanced and sophisticated computer-based analyses of an ancient landscape in Europe is taking the excavation out of discovery
To dig or not to dig?
Interview with Federico Mayor, UNESCO director general: Surveying the role of UNESCO
“A way of thinking that has visible form”
Don’t just berate the thieves: look at the museums and excavators too
In the last of our series which publishes talks given in London this summer, Professor Sir John Boardman, Lincoln Professor Emeritus of classical archaeology and art at Oxford, singles out three areas for concern.
Harnessing the tourist industry to help Mediterranean historical sites
The Getty's floating conference on the conservation of archaeological sites.
Raphael looks after the arts: The EU's new programme for arts and heritage
While many details are yet to be fine-tuned, it should be ready to protect Europe's cultural treasures by the end of the year
Interview with Khamliène Nhouyvanisvong, UNESCO's new Special Representative to Cambodia
He plans to develop learning centres, nominate new World Heritage sites, preservation of monuments, and protection of Angkor
Over 150 ancient and Medieval Egyptian sites hit by October earthquake
Unesco is coordinating a restoration programme for buildings from the Pyramid of Cheops to the Blue Mosque
Let them take their art with them into the afterlife: Achille Bonito Oliva proposes a dignified exit for contemporary works of art
What is the point of restoring modern art? Is it reasonable to treat a Rauschenberg as if it were a Leonardo?
Tug-of-war over baroque church of San Luca in Genoa as baroque gem falls into ruin
The Spinola family has created a Foundation and is looking for sponsors; the State would like to get possession of the sadly-neglected building
Senator presents bill in Parliament to liberalise circulation of Italian archaeological items
The proposal is greeted by suspicion and political posturing within the Italian art and archaeology world and even the Ministry of Culture.
War in Croatia: An open letter in protest of the devastation in Yugoslavia
Signatories include The Art Newspaper's own Anna Somers Cocks
The Yugoslav National Army has caused serious destruction to Sibenic cathedral, churches, castles and historic buildings in Croatia while attempting to divide their territory
The Minister for Education and Culture sends list of destruction to Unesco and invokes the 1954 Hague Convention
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
Number of sites protected by Unesco has increased, and campaign to raise money to protect them is launched
The safeguarding of these places of global, cultural importance will increase
The law of war: The Hague Convention as military necessity or military convenience?
The 1954 convention is the product of nearly a century’s thought about cultural property in which it is implicit that it is the heritage of all mankind