Restoration

Egon Schiele painting to be restored with €25,000 grant from Tefaf art fair

Once owned by Jewish collectors in Vienna, the landscape was exported to the US on condition it was exhibited in the Austrian pavilion at the 1948 Venice Biennale

Vast Pompeii residence unveiled with panel depicting a giant penis

Newly-refurbished home belonged to former slaves who made their wealth in the wine business

Defying gravity—Leaning Tower of Pisa leans like in the early 19th century

Expert stabilisation plan means the Italian landmark has continued to straighten itself

Notre Dame's fresh interior—cleaned with controversial latex paste—will deliver a 'shock', restoration chief promises

Conservationists raise concerns that by cleaning the Paris cathedral's fire-damaged interior stonework it will become "artificially bright"

Artemisia Gentileschi's nude for Michelangelo's museum was censored—a new restoration project will reveal the original work

"Artemisia UpClose" project at Casa Buonarroti in Florence, Italy, will use state-of-the-art technology to show the original painting

Painting damaged in Beirut blast identified as a work by Artemisia Gentileschi

The painting, which is currently being restored at the J. Paul Getty Museum, will ultimately return to the Sursock Palace

Taliban government approves conservation work on historic synagogue in Afghanistan

Go ahead given to a restoration project to preserve two historic sites associated with the Jewish community that once resided in Herat

Archaeologists restoring monument damaged by Islamic State discover ancient stone carvings unseen for millennia

The seven alabaster reliefs document the military conquests of the Neo-Assyrian King Sennacherib

Louis XV's official mistress leaves the shadows, as restoration of her Versailles apartment reveals secretive life

Madame du Barry, whose life is the subject of a new Netflix film, was born into poverty and sold trinkets on the streets of Paris before joining court circles in her 20s

Top-shelf secrets lie behind the Victorian respectability of newly restored Sambourne House

House in London's Kensington includes hundreds of commercial artist Linley Sambourne’s illustrations and cartoons—and (not on view) his pornographic photographs

Typhoon-battered Yayoi Kusama pumpkin goes back on display in Japan

Artist’s huge sculpture at Benesse Art Site Naoshima has been restored after being severely damaged last year

Belgian museum looks unchanged after €100m restoration—but an entirely new building has been inserted within

Home to works by Old Masters including Peter Paul Rubens and Jan van Eyck, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp reopens after 11-year makeover

K-Pop star RM funds restoration of traditional Korean bridal gown in collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art—and reveals further gifts

The BTS musician and avid collector has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to the preservation and promotion of Korean cultural heritage

Whistler’s famed Peacock Room, ‘vibrant and revamped’, reopens following major conservation project

The historic interior, with its elaborate avian ornamentation, has undergone months of cleaning and restoration to shore up worn elements and return others to their original lustre

‘Unexhibitable’ Eva Hesse sculpture will go on view at New York's Guggenheim following restoration

A new exhibition at the museum centres on ‘Expanded Expansion’, a large-scale latex work that had deteriorated in storage for decades

William Beckford’s tower is finally complete, 200 years after the eccentric English architect started construction

The Bath museum, the only surviving example of the reclusive millionaire's architectural achievements, is also showing works from his original art collection

Woman's selfie mishap damages work at Madrid’s Reina Sofia museum

Meanwhile, Mick Jagger's photo in front of Picasso's Guernica makes waves

Ilya Repin's chilling painting of Ivan the Terrible—vandalised in 2018 by a drunk man with a metal pole—goes back on show at Moscow's Tretyakov Gallery

The work was temporarily rehung for press, but the public will have to wait until a bulletproof "protective capsule" can be installed

Historic English villa—built by royal mistress to escape her 'stinker' of a husband—reopens after restoration

Henrietta Howard's Marble Hill is a rare surviving example of such a home, and even rarer as one created by a woman

Mosulnews

‘Living history’: meet the Mosul residents rebuilding their city

Local trainees are taking up traditional stone masonry techniques as part of a major Unesco initiative to restore heritage houses damaged in the battle to liberate the Iraqi city from Isis

Unesco’s winning designs for Mosul mosque are redrawn

An international restoration plan has been revised after the foundations of an ancient prayer hall were discovered at the site of the Al-Nuri mosque

Versailles restores Royal Tennis Court—where French democracy was founded—to its former glory

Modern-day politicians in France's National Assembly helped to crowdfund the €1.8m restoration at the Château de Versailles

William Morris's 'heaven on earth' home in the Cotswolds reopens after restoration

New research has helped to bring back lost objects and features at Kelmscott Manor, where the English Arts and Crafts designer lived for 25 years

Babylon is coming back to life, with its famed Ishtar Gate to be restored by this summer

A new World Monuments Fund project in conjunction with the US embassy in Baghdad aims to repair Iraqi cultural heritage as part of the Future of Babylon project

Venetian renaissance: palazzo and studio of Mariano Fortuny reopens as house-museum after flood damage

The Museo Fortuny has now been restored as a permanent venue celebrating the polymath designer's life and work

The British Museum says it needs another £1bn to refurbish itself—first it must prove it deserves it

It's time to drag the institution out of its entrenched past and into the 21st century

Iraqnews

Sculptures vandalised by Isis return to ancient city of Hatra after restoration

Artefacts had been "smashed into pieces" by Isis militants when they occupied the Unesco World Heritage site as a training camp

How did the only painting sold by Van Gogh in his lifetime end up in Russia?

Revelations about The Red Vineyard, just conserved at Moscow’s Pushkin Museum

a blog by Martin Bailey

Historic Peruvian church to be restored after earthquake

The Church of La Jalca Grande, one of the first churches built in Peru after the Spanish conquest, was constructed using stones from pre-Hispanic monuments