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The Art Angle Podcast: The Haunting History of the Benin Bronzes

Welcome to the Art Angle, a podcast from Artnet News that delves into the places where the art world meets the real world, bringing each week’s biggest story down to earth. Join host Andrew Goldstein every week for an in-depth look at what matters most in museums, the art market, and much more, with input... Continue Reading →

UNESCO rallies international community to safeguard Beirut’s cultural life and heritage

Following the devastating twin explosions in Beirut, Lebanon, on 4 August, UNESCO mobilized leading cultural organizations and experts from Lebanon and abroad in an online meeting on 10 August to coordinate emergency and longer-term measures to safeguard the city’s severely damaged cultural heritage and rehabilitate its cultural life. The explosions at the port of Beirut... Continue Reading →

Museum or Mosque?

Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia has been a monument to selective readings of history. Mehmet the Conqueror converted the cathedral of Hagia Sophia to a mosque after the conquest of Constantinople in 1453. It was a symbolic move. The conversion involved minimal physical transformation and even the name remained the same: Ayasofya Camii. Since its construction in... Continue Reading →

Ελένη Γλύκατζη – Αρβελέρ: Είναι η δεύτερη άλωση της Κωνσταντινούπολης. (Gr & Eng)

The Christian hagiographies will be "covered" as they said. And what are the European & American officials doing? Turning a blind eye as they did back in 1453 when their help was asked. A UNESCO monument and a symbol for the christian world, turned into a mosque... "Το διάταγμα Ερντογάν για τη μετατροπή της Αγιά-Σοφιάς... Continue Reading →

Summer Solstice 2020 Live from Stonehenge

Stonehenge will be silent this summer solstice for the first time in probably centuries, but anyone will be able to watch the sunrise via the internet instead. Due to the virus, even as the lockdown is eased, English Heritage have decided that social distancing rules will make allowing crowds into the site unwise, so they’ve decided to... Continue Reading →

UNESCO’S online international expert workshop on Culture|2030 Indicators begins

On 2 June 2020, UNESCO successfully launched its first online international Expert Workshop on the Culture|2030 Indicators, with an opening speech by Mr Ernesto Ottone R., UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Culture and Ms Silvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS). The Culture|2030 Indicators were developed in collaboration with the UNESCO Institute for... Continue Reading →

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