How Indian PM Narendra Modi’s weaponising of heritage backfired in Ayodhya

The politician lost the Faizabad constituency in which he built the controversial Ram temple

Castle in war-torn Yemen partially reopens

Emergency repairs at 11th-century fortress offer a ray of hope in country where dozens of historic sites are damaged or destroyed


Take a romp through Ancient Rome’s great buildings

Ostensibly a guide to the city's top 50 sites, a new book by Paul Roberts offers far more

Rare ancient rock art found in Saudi Arabian lava tube

Sixteen panels, thought to have been created 5,000 to 7,000 years ago, include rare depictions of sheep

Qatar Museums and Venice's new protocol of co-operation includes aim of restoring 'symbolic parts of the city’

Renewable five-year agreement, announced during Art for Tomorrow conference, covers collaboration on regeneration of cultural heritage, art publications and connections between Venetian and Islamic architecture

Buckingham Palace opens newly restored wing with Gainsborough and Winterhalter works

Building’s East Wing, displaying 30 paintings and examples of Chinese porcelain, will be open to visitors from July

Jewish community raises funds to rescue Siena’s earthquake-damaged 18th-century synagogue

At least ninety percent of €368,000 target to repair vault and ceiling has been met

Two eco-activists arrested after Stonehenge sprayed with orange powder

The ancient site remains open as curators investigate the damage

Fire that damaged Israel Museum being investigated as arson

The fire is believed to have been set at three different sites near the museum building

Icom names Medea Ekner as director general

Ekner, who was appointed interim director general last year, has 25 years of museum experience in Sweden and New Zealand

Newly discovered drawings in Pompeii indicate children saw gladiators in bloody action

Charcoal sketches highlight they ‘witnessed battles in the amphitheatre’, says park director


Letter to the Editor | 'Your review of a Mumbai show is written through a Kiplinguesque East meets West lens'

Two academics analyse our review of 'Ancient Sculptures' at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, which brought together sculptures from India with those from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and Assyria

Turkey reopens former Byzantine Chora church as a mosque amid muted objections

Most of the Istanbul monument’s ancient frescoes and mosaics remain on view after restoration

Mavisbank House: abandoned Scottish 18th-century mansion to be rescued at last

The the house near Edinburgh is considered one of Britain’s most important buildings—but also its most derelict

Portrait of Charles I's children revealed to be by inventor of tri-colour printing

The print by Jacob Christoph le Blon, which hung under a staircase of a Norfolk mansion, was thought to be a copy of a work by Anthony Van Dyck

Newly unveiled statue of Queen Elizabeth II and her corgis splits opinion

The memorial by Hywel Brân Pratley is situated in the town of Oakham, UK

St Mark’s architect warns that Venice’s historic houses are falling down

In an interview, Maria Piana, the architect responsible for the famous basilica, says urgent action is needed to save the city’s houses from rising water levels

Monumental disaster: officials bicker as Eiffel Tower falls into disrepair

The landmark in Paris is struggling, as costs for repairing and repainting the massive 135-year-old structure threaten to spiral out of control, prompting workers on the site to strike—just as the Olympic Games are about to kick off.

Flat decorated with minotaurs and lion heads becomes first Outsider Art work to gain listed status in England

Known as Ron's Place, the property in the Merseyside town of Birkenhead was the home of Ron Gittins, who died in 2019

Shiver me timbers: AI speeds up repair of historic British warship HMS Victory

Technology is being used to create an image database of vessel—as acres of wooden planking damaged by time, water and insects are to be replaced

How the US’s Black cemeteries are being made visible once more

A cemetery hidden under a Florida air base is the latest African American burial site rediscovered following decades of erasure

Court ruling blow to heritage campaigners in to-and-fro battle over historic London department store

Judge reverses decision by secretary of state to save 1929 Marks & Spencer building in London’s Oxford Street, paving way for its demolition

Turkey counts cost of earthquake repairs

A year after tremors devastated the south of the country, painstaking work begins to restore thousands of damaged monuments

British Museum suffering from leaking roofs as wait for huge redevelopment project goes on

Emergency repairs are being made to several galleries, just over a year after Assyrian reliefs were threatened by serious condensation

Previously unknown Cézanne work discovered in artist’s family home

Fragments of a mural were found under wallpaper and plaster at Bastide du Jas de Bouffan in Aix-en-Provence, France

Queen Camilla brings the art of monarchy to a London studio community in search of a permanent home

The British royal toured Kindred Studios, a hub which currently offers affordable rents to artists and makers at its temporary location—and which has a 3,500-strong waiting list

Newly reopened Orsanmichele in Florence smashes visitor records in first few weeks

The church, which has undergone an extensive renovation, welcomed more than six months’ worth of visitors in the first three weeks after the work was completed

High Court battle over London building could set ‘precedent’ for UK heritage development, say campaigners

The retailer M&S wants to demolish and rebuild the unlisted Orchard House, but the politician Michael Gove and activists are pushing back

Westminster Abbey decides ‘in principle’ to return Ethiopian tabot

Discussions are ongoing between the Dean at Westminster and the Ethiopian Church over the possible restitution of the sacred object

Italy donates replica of Bull of Nimrud destroyed by Isis to Iraq

The 3D-printed reproduction of the Assyrian statue was previously displayed at the Colosseum in Rome and the Unesco headquarters in Paris