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Masterpieces from Morozov collection return to Russia from France—but three works have been retained

Around 200 valuable works had to be sent in five convoys of six trucks across Europe as war in Ukraine hampers shipping

Saving Ukraine’s heritage: an eyewitness account of relief efforts

Plus, the Cezanne blockbuster at The Art Institute of Chicago and Nicola L.’s Gold Femme Commode at Alison Jacques

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Could one of these lost Van Goghs—which disappeared during the Nazi period—be hidden in your attic?

These five missing paintings might still survive—possibly looted and secreted away

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Kyiv museum curators bravely criticise war by telling stories of its collection's historic objects

Online articles by staff at the National Museum of the History of Ukraine show how items resonate with the war-torn country

Ukraine demolishes Kyiv monument symbolising friendship with Russia

The titanium People’s Friendship Arch above the statue will remain but be renamed the Arch of Freedom of the Ukrainian People

Reports say Putin is deliberately targeting Ukrainian heritage—but is that true?

Amid Russia’s savagery we must maintain a clear ethical stance when intervening to protect culture

Venice Biennale erects scorched temporary 'pavilion' for Ukraine in the middle of the Giardini

The "meditative" space aims to put Russia's war in Ukraine at the heart of the exhibition—and at the forefront of peoples' minds

Ukrainian cultural site where Tchaikovsky once composed music damaged by Russian forces

Town of Trostianets has pushed out the Russian army but has suffered widespread destruction

Culture in the crossfire: Ukraine's key monuments and museums at risk of destruction in the war

Museum staff, heritage custodians and volunteers are racing against time to safeguard the country's cultural treasures, many of which, ironically, are connected to Russia

French museums rally to protect art collections in Ukraine with truckload of emergency supplies

A delivery of 15 tonnes of donated packing and conservation materials was organised by Icom France

Australian artist couple pack up their video cameras and head to Ukraine to film impact of war

George Gittoes and Hellen Rose will create a large “peace mural” in Kyiv and develop collaborative videos and performances with locals

Mariupol museum dedicated to 19th-century artist Arkhip Kuindzhi destroyed by airstrike, according to local media

Ukrainian port city has been under constant bombardment since the outbreak of the war with Russia in February

How Poland's museum community is stepping up to support Ukrainian colleagues

Cultural institutions in the neighbouring country are sending emergency aid and housing refugees

France launches €1m fund to help Ukrainian and ‘dissident Russian’ artists fleeing war

Culture ministry initiative will offer three-month residencies and an emergency telephone service

Museum building heavily damaged in Ukraine's battle-ravaged city of Chernihiv

Director has been posting emotional updates on Facebook as Russian forces shell area

Funding, shelter and emergency resources for artists affected by war in Ukraine—and how you can support them

From artist residencies to heritage lobbying, here is a list of 11 organisations and initiatives offering support to art workers, students and their families during this humanitarian crisis

Former Russian culture minister Vladimir Medinsky is leading peace talks with Ukraine

Controversial political figure was in post for eight years from 2012

'No to war': As Putin's tanks roll in, Ukrainian museums scramble to protect collections and Russian culture figures show solidarity

Poland’s Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial described the Russian invasion as "an act of barbarity that will be judged by history", while the Arsenal culture centre in Kyiv calls it a war “against all democratic states”

From naked protests to blockchain fundraising: how artists are protesting Russia's invasion of Ukraine

Russia has warned of "legal repercussions" for taking part in anti-war demonstrations

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‘Many in Russia stand with Ukraine’: Russian art scene fears further ostracisation as West set to impose sanctions

President Putin’s decision to send troops into Luhansk and Donetsk will severely punish an already beleaguered Russian culture sector

'Nothing is as therapeutic these days as writing a grant proposal': Ukraine's museums batten down the hatches as war looms

As tension with Russia escalates, institutions near the border are checking their security systems and considering their evacuation plans

Photographer captures victims of war in Ukraine, past—and future?

Joseph Sywenkyj's series Wounds documents the aftermath of the armed conflict in the Donbas region

World’s oldest war memorial may have been identified in Syria

The White Monument at Tell Banat contains the bones of what are believed to be around 30 dead soldiers, posed as if they fell in battle

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Azerbaijan refuses to hand over 1,500 artworks after seizing 'cultural capital' in Nagorno-Karabakh

Artsakhi ministers have asked Russia to intervene in their bid to recoup paintings, sculptures, and precious stones after relinquishing culturally significant city of Shusha

Significant art emerged from traumas of the past—will the pandemic prove different?

As the coronavirus crisis stretches on, we look at how artists have captured confinement in recent history and what is being done now

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Museum restoration offers rare glimmer of hope in war-torn Yemen

Yemeni authorities and World Monuments Fund team up to repair ruined National Museum in Taiz

France proposes new global fund for endangered heritage sites

The $100m initiative, inspired by the Global Fund to fight AIDS, will be presented at a conference in Abu Dhabi this week