Dutch Review Government Art Collection For Possible Nazi Plunder

AMSTERDAM – For at least two decades, a painting of fishing boats under an overcast sky hung on the wall of the Dutch parliament, admired by lawmakers who gave little through to its origins. Now, experts are looking at whether the 19th century masterpiece by Hendrik Willem Mesdag, ‘Fishing Boasts off the Coast’ may be … More Dutch Review Government Art Collection For Possible Nazi Plunder

‘Venice And The Arts Of Islam’ Exhibition In Sharjah Offers Enthralling Closing

PARIS, France – A unique exhibition by Sharjah Museum Authority and Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia that brings focus to the strong bonds between the Islamic Civilization and Venice, continues to attract crowds of visitors from inside and outside the country. The exhibition, which comprises three main chapters ‘Encounters, Dialogue, and Inspirations’, showcases a wide … More ‘Venice And The Arts Of Islam’ Exhibition In Sharjah Offers Enthralling Closing

Louvre Abu Dhabi Announces Second Edition Of Richard Mille Art Prize

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – Louvre Abu Dhabi announced on Friday the second edition of Richard Mille Art Prize, aimed at attracting artists living and working in the Gulf region. In celebration of its fifth anniversary, the competition will allow creatives working in various fields to showcase their work at the museum’s Forum, a … More Louvre Abu Dhabi Announces Second Edition Of Richard Mille Art Prize

Parthenon Fragment From Italy Can Stay In Greece ‘Forever’, Greek Ministry Says

ATHENS – A marble fragment of the Parthenon temple will be permanently returned to Athens from a museum in Italy, a significant move for Greece witch has stepped up its campaign for the return of the sculptures from its most renowned ancient monument. The ‘Fagan fragment’ is a 35 – by – 31 – centimetre … More Parthenon Fragment From Italy Can Stay In Greece ‘Forever’, Greek Ministry Says

France Holds Back Two Paintings From Russia’s Morozov Collection After Hit Paris Show

PARIS, France – Russia said on Thursday that a sprawling collection of artworks by the likes of Van Gogh, Cezanne, Matisse and Monet – that so – called Morozov Collection – has been safely returned after the show proved a runway success in Paris. Nevertheless, the French government said that two key paintings had been … More France Holds Back Two Paintings From Russia’s Morozov Collection After Hit Paris Show

Saudi Arabia Donates $30M For Protection Of International Cultural Heritage

PARIS, France – Saudi authorities on Monday announced a donation of $30 million to support the work of the ALPH Foundation, the International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas. Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, the Kingdom’s minister of culture, made the announcement during the foundation’s second donors’ conference, which took place … More Saudi Arabia Donates $30M For Protection Of International Cultural Heritage

Lebanese Museum Returns Artefacts From Syria’s Ancient City Of Palmyra

BEIRUT – Five Roman artefacts from the ancient city of Palmyra, a site damaged during Syria’s decade – long conflict, were returned to Damascus on Thursday by a private Lebanese museum where they had been on display since 2018. The limestone statues and carved funerary stones dating from the Roman second and third centuries AD … More Lebanese Museum Returns Artefacts From Syria’s Ancient City Of Palmyra

Scans Reveal Details Of Unwrapped Ancient Egyptian Mummy

PARIS – Researchers have used digital technology to take the first accurate look inside the mummy of King Amenhotep I, which has remained unwrapped in modern times, according to a study published on Tuesday. The scans revealed details about the appearance and mummification the 18th Dynasty king, who ruled Egypt from about 1525 – 1504 … More Scans Reveal Details Of Unwrapped Ancient Egyptian Mummy

Belgian Theatres Win Court Battle To Reopen After COVID Closures

BRUSSELS – Belgian theatres and other cultural venues won an initial legal victory on Tuesday to reopen after the government ordered their closure as part of coronavirus restrictions to curb a surge in cases of the Omicron variant. The Council of State, Belgium’s supreme administrative court, suspended the government’s closure order that only announced last … More Belgian Theatres Win Court Battle To Reopen After COVID Closures