War & Conflict

Interview
Politics

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

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War & Conflict

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

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Conservation & Preservation

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

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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

Review
Book Shorts

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

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Nazi loot

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

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Syria

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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London

How the UK has revived its Monuments Men

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

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Exhibitions

Art made from Isis bullet hole damage goes on show for first joint UK project between Iraq and Kurdistan

Piers Secunda’s exhibition on destroyed ancient Assyrian objects is part of ongoing attempts to bring peace to a divided region

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Starry Night is held by Russian government

Van Gogh drawing had been folded in half in 1945 to fit inside a suitcase

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Artists

Artists in conflict zones get a global platform with new Ruya Maps initiative

Programme to launch in October with show by Venezuelan artist Pepe López in London chapel

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Conservation & Preservation

Aleppo's reconstruction 'deserves international resources'

Aga Khan Trust for Culture calls for condemnation of destruction to be reinforced by help on the ground

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Conservation & Preservation

Damaged art undergoes intensive care in Berlin’s Bode Museum

The institution is using funds from a private foundation to restore works scarred by war

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Heritage

Icom unveils Yemen red list at Metropolitan Museum in bid to halt illegal trade of artefacts

Yemen’s cultural heritage is at serious risk as war and famine ravage the country

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Openings

Wende Museum of Cold War artefacts spills its secrets in California

More than 100,000 Soviet and Eastern European objects find new home in former Armory

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War & Conflict

Letter from Yemen: artist speaks out about his country’s 'forgotten war'

Ahmed Jahaf describes what it is like to live through catastrophic conflict

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In the frame

Here’s looking at the ‘real’ and ‘reel’ Casablanca

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Vorticist

Sotheby’s expect First World War painting by Nevinson to make £1m

Last sold 50 years ago, A Dawn depicts French troops marching to trenches through Flanders in 1914

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Exhibitions

Imperial War Museum explores artists’ responses to war and terror after 9/11

Show of more than 40 artists includes Jenny Holzer, Grayson Perry and Gerhard Richter

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War & Conflict

Iraqi troops in push to recapture old city of Mosul

Heritage bodies face major task in saving historic buildings when Isil extremists are ousted

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War & Conflict

British Museum-trained Iraqi archaeologist assesses Isil destruction of Nimrud

Ancient Assyrian site was almost completely demolished by extremists