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Orlando chooses its memorial to Pulse shooting victims

More than three years after the massacre, a winning design has been selected for a $45m museum and memorial campus, but some survivors and victims’ families would rather it stay unbuilt.

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Public art

New York opens applications for two new monuments honouring black history

The city forges ahead with its campaign to build new memorials, as public officials face pressure to reform selections process

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Monuments

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

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In the frame

Rise up: new monument to honour Stonewall heroines Marsha and Sylvia

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Monuments

Virginia judge rules that two Confederate statues in Charlottesville are war memorials

City Council members seeking to remove them argued that they were actually monuments to white supremacy

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Museums & Heritage

Battered London tomb of the great French tightrope walker Blondin restored

The 19th-century daredevil is most famous for crossing Niagara Falls 17 times—once with a stove on which he cooked an omelette

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Monuments

Erdogan says museum and former cathedral Hagia Sophia will become a mosque again

The Turkish president wants the monument to serve as a place of worship flouting international pressure to retain the site’s current neutral status

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In the frame

New York to build monuments to four more female trailblazers

Honourees range from Billie Holiday to a pioneer in public health

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Ethics

University of North Carolina rejects plan for museum to house toppled Confederate statue

UNC Chapel Hill seeks another solution to preserve Silent Sam, described as a “monument to white supremacy”

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Monuments

Doris Salcedo melts down guns for new memorial in Colombia honouring sexually assaulted women

Some of the 15,000 victims attacked during the 53-year war between the government and leftist Farc rebels are helping to make the "anti-monument"

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Monuments

First She Built NYC monument to honour Shirley Chisholm

A statue of the “unbought and unbossed” first black US congresswoman is to be unveiled in Prospect Park in 2020

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Monuments

Kant monument splashed with pink paint in Kaliningrad

Defacement may be politically motivated as nationalists see the veneration of the German figure as unpatriotic

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Social history

Canada struggles with monuments tied to colonialism

Echoing a conflict in the US, the nation contends with calls to remove controversial memorials

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Social history

Statues are part of history, but do a poor job of recording it

Matthew Sears is professor of classics and ancient history, University of New Brunswick

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Monuments

New York City to move one controversial monument, while others remain

A commission created to review “symbols of hate” on city property has decided most will stay put with signage added to explain their history, while new works will be created to honour underrepresented communities

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Monuments

How the Vietnam Veterans Memorial went from an art battleground to a solemn destination

James Reston, the author of a book on the site’s history, talks to us about the power of monuments

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Monuments

David Adjaye and Ron Arad unanimously selected to design UK Holocaust and Memorial Centre

Rachel Whiteread and Anish Kapoor also competed for the prestigious commission honouring victims of Nazi persecution

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Monuments

Canada’s first national Holocaust memorial opens in Ottawa

Daniel Libeskind-designed monument in concrete and metal has the shape of a distorted Star of David