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Italy’s museums move to stop ticket touts’ post-Covid comeback

The Uffizi and Galleria dell’Accademia are among those finding ways to prevent re-sellers from inflating ticket prices

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Chinese heritage sites see boost from local tourists as pandemic closes borders

The travel restrictions—and political encouragement—have driven increasing domestic demand for cultural travel experiences in China, prompting concerns over preservation

Machu Picchu all to yourself? Japanese tourist gets special solo tour of ancient site

Culture ministry gives Jesse Katayama access after being stranded in Peru for seven months because of coronavirus

As the world contends with Covid, World Monuments Fund makes a bet on sustainable tourism

Taking a lesson from how the pandemic dispersed crowds, the organisation selects seven sites for preservation and promotion

Lithuania gives over billboards to help artists sell works during the pandemic

In the capital of Vilnius, outdoor displays of works by local artists aims to boost the arts sector and tourism

Market for Inuit art faces deep freeze after Arctic cruises are put on hold

As coronavirus brings recreational tourism to a halt, artists in Canada's Nunavut territory say the economic fallout has the power to "crash the community"

Coronavirus: Russian museums hit as Chinese tourists stay away

Russia has banned Chinese citizens from entering the country, slashing attendance at cultural institutions in Moscow and St Petersburg

Influx of millions of Chinese tourists wreaks havoc for Russian museums

Electronic visas pave the way for ever greater visitors numbers, creating major logistical problems at Tsarskoe Selo and the Hermitage

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Don’t believe what you read in the papers: Venice won't lose its cruise ships any time soon

A lack of a long-term plan combined with the economic benefits brought by the luxury liners means a cruise ship ban will take long to implement

A new series of waterfront commissions boosts Southeast England's artistic renaissance

Site-specific works by artists such as Michael Rakowitz and Holly Hendry are planned as part of the Creative Coast initiative led by Turner Contemporary and Visit Kent

Grand Egyptian Museum pushes full opening to 2020

Egyptian government hopes vast museum near Pyramids of Giza will win back international tourists

Syria's Palmyra to be ready for tourists by summer 2019 as cost to rebuild Homs reaches $2bn

Authorities says they have received "good offers from the world powers" to help conserve ancient sites

Italy scraps free Sundays at cultural sites like Pompeii and the Colosseum

Move introduced by new culture minister sparks political backlash but museum directors express support

More foreigners than Brits to visit UK’s top museums

Boost for tourism as rising numbers of visitors flock to London and beyond

Hoteliers become curators as reproductions create market niche

Trend towards licensing works for use in the hospitality industry can offer a new income stream for artists

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Cambodia to host culture and tourism conference

Preservation, cultural routes, urban regeneration through tourism are all set to be discussed

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Development, tourism and neglect endanger sites as much as conflict and natural disasters

Does Unesco have the power to stop the decline of crucial heritage sites?

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Art Basel veterans list their top four things to do in the city

Basel's best kept secrets, told by artists, curators, dealers and connoisseurs

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Return of Morgantina Venus inspires Sicilian tourism enterprise

Public-private tourism partnership aims to make more of the island’s heritage.

Art's Most Popular: Single work by Leonardo attracts over 10,000 Japanese viewers a day

For the fourth year the Tokyo National Museum has the highest exhibition attendance, but is only 17th in our list of the most visited museums last year

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MoMA generates $2 billion for New York, says report

Study calculates economic impact of 6.25m visitors over three years since the museum’s reopening in midtown Manhattan

My Basel: Daniella Luxembourg on her Basel highlights

Art consultant Daniella Luxembourg chooses her favourite places in the Swiss city

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My Basel: Maureen Paley

The gallerist gives her take on Basel's highlights

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My Basel: dealer Iwan Wirth on his Basel highlights

The insider scoop on where to find the best food and company

The $2.6 million Dalí circus comes to town: No-holds-barred promotion of exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

A credit card company has spearheaded the massive publicity campaign for the centennial retrospective

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Places categorised as UNESCO's World Heritage Sites are subject to immense tourism: what is the effect?

As Unesco celebrates the 30th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, this book analyses the effects of its policies in developing countries

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Koichiro Matsuura dubbed "saviour of Unesco"

On the eve of the 30th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, Matsuura explains his reform of Unesco and the return of the US to membership after nearly 20 years

Leonardo’s Last Supper back on view as twenty-year restoration continues

Long waiting times expected as the doors reopen to one of Da Vinci's masterworks

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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

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Petra is suffering from mass tourism

UNESCO conducted and produced a report on tourist threat to raise the alarm