War & Conflict

Experts fear for preservation of 'spectacular' mosaic unearthed by farmers in Gaza refugee camp

The Byzantine-era gem has been described as "the most beautiful mosaic floor" found in Palestine

Outspoken Myanmar artist Htein Lin arrested by military government and sent to infamous prison

Artist and his British wife Vicky Bowman are the latest detainees of the brutal junta that has killed thousands of citizens

In Bosnia, museum leaders debate how cultural institutions can unify war-torn nations

The new conference will use Sarajevo's museums as case studies for how post-conflict societies can invest in culture to keep the peace

Russia bombs Mariupol art school sheltering 400 civilians, Ukraine claims

Women, children and elderly residents were among those in the G12 Art School building that was destroyed this weekend, according to local authorities

Ukraine museum reportedly burns down in Russian invasion, destroying 25 works by folk artist Maria Prymachenko

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says the Museum of Local History in Ivankiv had been set on fire by Russian forces

Eight photographers you need to follow in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin has launched a sophisticated misinformation campaign alongside his invasion of Ukraine. If you want objective visual reporting, here are the best verified photographers on the frontlines of the war

'Jobless, futureless, in constant fear': Afghan artists sign open letter to world leaders asking for help to escape the Taliban

Non-profit Artists at Risk issue letter to Boris Johnson, Joe Biden and other senior figures urging for better systems for those seeking asylum

Afghanistan: the threat of the Taliban to artists and heritage

Plus, artist Bill Fontana records Notre Dame's bells

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Amid Taliban insurgency, culture sector fears looting as Kabul descends into chaos

British Council in Afghanistan among international heritage organisations that have suspended operations during the conflict

Afghanistaninterview

'Do leopards change their spots?': Taliban threat to heritage in Afghanistan could be worse than in 2001

In an exclusive interview with The Art Newspaper, a very well-informed anonymous source tells us how museums are protecting their collections as militants sweep the country

Sacred rock-hewn churches at risk as rebel forces take control of Ethiopia's Unesco World Heritage Site Lalibela

Historic town, a holy site for millions of Orthodox Christians, caught up in widening Tigray conflict

Artist Khaled Jarrar is selling handfuls of soil from Palestinian farmland—and has turned them into NFTs

The work draws attention to the desertification of agricultural land in Palestinian territory

Prominent Israeli rabbi: 'al-Aqsa mosque is the heart of the deadly hostilities—nobody really gets it'

Respect for religious sites and religions—not military might—is the only way forward, he says

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Palestinian artist films police crackdown in Israeli city of Haifa

Calls are growing for the boycott of Israeli cultural institutions as protests erupt over Israeli attacks on Gaza and the forced eviction of Palestinians from their homes in Sheikh Jarrah

Ethiopian heritage under attack as reports of massacre emerge

Eyewitnesses say Eritrean military stormed an Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Axum, killing hundreds

Artist demands Baku art centre pulls his exhibition for using it as a 'propaganda tool' in Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict

Turkish-born Ahmet Ogut says the Yarat Contemporary Art Space refused to take down the exhibition banner with his name appearing next to the Azerbaijani flag

Armenian monuments in line of fire in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Unesco accused of turning a blind eye to destruction of heritage sites, as bitter skirmish between Azerbaijan and Armenia in the disputed territory drags on

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

The cultural consequences of the Second World War carry into today

From art restitutions to how museum adapted to wartime constraints, we continue to feel the fallout 75 years after the conflict’s end

What can we learn from museums during the Second World War?

On the 75th anniversary of VE Day, we look back at how art institutions adapted to wartime constraints, from tours without pictures to child's play

Restorers making headway in rehabilitation of Erbil Citadel

After setbacks related to ISIS's offensive, preservationists in northern Iraq report progress

How one artist is using theatre to draw attention to the EU asylum problem

Staging of a refugee trial asking audience to determine the fate of an asylum seeker poses questions about the 'theatrification' of migration issues

Politicsinterview

Drawing with the ashes of Isis-ravaged buildings: Piers Secunda on the art of destruction

Artist’s works on iconoclasm in Mosul are currently on show at the Imperial War Museum in London

Art in the time of airstrikes: Yemeni artists urge international donors for support

Symposium at the British Museum, part of the Shubbak festival of contemporary Arab culture, will include artists from war-torn Yemen and Syria

Aliph global protection fund announces 14 projects across multiple war zones

The Minaret of Jam in Afghanistan, Syria’s Raqqa Museum and Mosul libraries all safeguarded

Designs for new D-Day monument in Normandy will go on sale at Masterpiece

David Williams-Ellis' sculpture for the British Normandy Memorial will be unveiled today by May and Macron

Book on artists’ opposition to the Vietnam War

Part of the 1960s US anti-war movement, artists then had nothing like the impact they have today

Max Stern: dealer's heirs still fighting for looted art justice

With works from the forced liquidation of his gallery by the Nazis still regularly turning up in Germany, two current restitution claims by his heirs could have major ramifications for all those seeking to recover looted art

Syrianews

New London gallery shows work by only-known artist to have worked secretly under Islamic State

The Stories Art Gallery champions artists who take a non-political approach in their work to challenge violent stereotypes of Syria

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How the UK has revived its Monuments Men

The CPPU consists of a solitary lieutenant-colonel, but he is recruiting