Preservation

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Almost 70% of smuggled objects seized in Syria and Lebanon are fakes, antiquities chief says

In a wide-ranging interview, Maamoun Abdulkarim discussed the realities of illegal trafficking, restoration efforts in Palmyra and his concerns over destruction in Aleppo

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Artists

Art360 initiative lets artists take the long view

Three-year archive programme will focus on Modern British and contemporary artists, starting with three women

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Conceptual Art

Step inside conceptual artist David Ireland’s greatest masterpiece—his home

House on 500 Capp Street in San Francisco will become an arts space, archive and study centre

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Picasso’s Guernica studio saved

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Exhibitions

British Museum’s ivory icons denied US entry for loan show

The US Fish and Wildlife Service blocked the importation of the Byzantine objects before they ever left the UK

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Appointments & departures

High Line co-founder to lead World Monuments Fund

Joshua David will replace long-time president Bonnie Burnham in November

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Exhibition marks 50 years of preserving the Big Apple

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Heritage

Paris mayor gives city’s decaying churches a Hail Mary—to the tune of €80m

But heritage groups say the funds fall far short of the real cost of restoration

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Florida archaeologists launch legal fight against US Department of Transportation

<p> High-speed rail line threatens prehistoric sites of cultural importance, according to group </p>