Cultural Heritage

Panoramic vision: how the UAE is safeguarding its heritage

Despite being a relatively young country, a rich seam of cultural heritage lies just below the UAE’s 21st-century fascia. In 2011, the country made …

Ecosystems

Endangered Data Week (April 17-21)

> Endangered Data Week (April 17-21)<p>The UVa Library is hosting a number of events as part of Endangered Data Week (April 17-21), a new, collaborative …

Data Management

Ancient mummy 'with 1,100 year old Adidas boots' died after she was struck on the head

'Adidas mummy', Mongolia. Picture: The Mongolian Observer/The Center of Cultural Heritage of Mongolia<p>New pictures of the mummy's remarkable red …

Archaeology

Discobolus

3D Image<p>by Geoffrey Marchal<br>published on 10 April 2017<p>Discobolus (head modern) from Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli Myron. Greek, 460-450 BCE (Roman copy). …

3D Modeling

2017 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award Winners Announced

The European Commission and Europa Nostra have unveiled the winners of the 2017 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, …

Architecture

'What do old books smell like?'—Preserving smells as important cultural heritage

A 'Historic Book Odour Wheel' which has been developed to document and archive the aroma associated with old books, is being presented in a study in …

Chemistry

Virtual tours, social networks and the “freedom of panorama” exception in Italy

...of the other innumerable glorious witnessing of Italian history) therein? Another thorny issue relates to the online use of derivative works of …

Culture

10 Projects Addressing Social Design and Cultural Heritage During Ventura Lambrate

Shelters made from coffee, mirrors coated in thermochromic ink, well designed sausage and more<p>This year's Ventura Lambrate themes are Social Design …

Design

Parks, water projects, historical sites share in $527M Legacy funds

The Legacy funding bill was passed unanimously this week by the Minnesota House.

Minneapolis

How the modern world is preserving old culture

The virtual reconstruction of Beijing's city gates is not the first attempt to preserve cultural heritage through the use of digital technology. In …

Augmented Reality

Sarah Kenderdine - Cultural heritage in the age of experience

Professor Sarah Kenderdine is a New Zealander at the forefront of interactive and emersive experiences for galleries, libraries, archives, museums, …

History

Culture on the frontline: Penn Museum shows curators are fighting to save in Syrian and Iraq

Palmyrene Relief, Mortuary Portrait of Yedi’at, limestone, 1st-2nd centuries CE (Roman), Palmyra, Syria. Lavishly dressed and heavily draped, a woman …

Ancient History

Vía Raíz

Creative Agency: TOROPINTO<br>Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work<br>Client: VÍA RAÍZ<br>Location: Portland, Oregon, US<br>Packaging Contents: Mexican craft …

Design

How Syrian archaeologists are using science to stop ISIS from looting ancient sites

By Kathleen Caulderwood on Mar 24, 2017<p>The Islamic State terror group has been making millions from looting artifacts in Syria, but one group of archaeologists is secretly fighting back — with science.<p>The country is home to multiple UNESCO world heritage sites, and more than 4,500 surveyed …

Archaeology

UN warns that destroying cultural heritage may be war crime

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Friday condemning the unlawful destruction of cultural heritage and warning the Islamic State extremist group, al-Qaida and other combatants that such attacks may constitute war crimes.<p>The resolution approved by the …

Culture

In China, conserving the past helps the poor build a brighter future

<i>How cultural heritage and sustainable tourism help reduce poverty</i> <br>China has seen a booming tourism industry during the last few decades, thanks to a …

New Music

Traditional Korean House

3D Image<p>by Geoffrey Marchal<br>published on 21 March 2017<p>Traditional Korean house, 12 century CE, reconstitution, National museum (Copenhagen, Denmark). …

Autodesk

Philadelphia's Archbishop to Celebrate 20th Annual Cultural Heritage Mass

Saturday, March 25, 2017<br>Procession (1:30 p.m.)<br>Mass (2:00 p.m.)<br>Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul<br>18th Street and Benjamin Franklin …

Philadelphia

New Fund Pledges to Protect Cultural Heritage from War and Terror

Unesco has started a global fund aimed at protecting the world’s treasures from war and terror, and it's already raised $75.5 million, the AFP …

Culture

UNESCO Raises $75.5 Million to Defend Cultural Heritage in War Zones

Politics<p>The United States is not among the countries who are donating.<p>,<p>Yesterday, at a conference held at the Louvre Museum in Paris hosted by …

Culture

Nations pledge millions to protect cultural heritage

A donor conference in Paris committed millions to the protection of cultural heritage sites after meeting in the wake of the destruction of ancient Palmyra, Syria by IS.<p>A UNESCO-backed donor conference at the Louvre museum in Paris pledged 75 million dollars (around 70 million Euros) on Monday for …

Middle East

Global fund to protect cultural heritage launches with $75m and board led by US billionaire Thomas Kaplan

A new global fund to protect cultural heritage in war zones, spearheaded by France and the United Arab Emirates, has so far raised $75m of a planned …

UN Security Council

Research center helps to promote local cultural heritage

The small town of Haizhou in Shanxi province is home to China's largest temple in honor of Guan Yu, a legend warrior symbolizing fidelity and …

History

How young people rebuild Arab cultural heritage and identity …

“You made a great achievement today – together youth formulated contextualized avenues of action that showcase culture can and will further leverage …

Unesco

The Impact of Cultural Heritage: creating a common language

If you work in a purpose driven, non-profit organisation and more specifically in the digital Cultural Heritage sector, we share a problem: we should …

Culture

What is Cultural Heritage

Cultural Heritage is an expression of the ways of living developed by a community and passed on from generation to generation, including customs, …

Culture

Cultures in the Crossfire: Stories from Syria and Iraq

<b>PHILADELPHIA, PA 2017</b>—Nimrud. Aleppo. Palmyra. Ebla. These ancient sites and many others in Iraq and Syria have found their way to the top of …

Europe will be ‘adrift’ if it loses Christian roots, faith leaders warn

PARIS — Catholic and Orthodox leaders in a joint statement urged Europeans to remember their Christian roots, and to return to them during this time …

Religion

Europe will be 'adrift' if it loses Christian roots, faith leaders warn

Paris, France, Mar 3, 2017 / 12:54 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic and Orthodox leaders in a <b>joint statement</b> urged Europeans to remember their Christian …

Europe

Including individuals and community groups in cultural heritage preservation

CHICAGO — The internet as a platform for facilitating human organization without the need for organizations has, through social media, created new …

Library Studies