Cultural Heritage

History Under Threat: The Most Significant Cultural Heritage Sites Destroyed by ISIS to Date

Art World<p>Cultural heritage sites continue to be casualties of the ongoing Syrian Civil War.<p>,<p>From ancient Mesopotamia to the Roman Empire, Muslim and …

Archaeology

Cheetahs Roaming Malawi Savannah After 20 Years

For the first time in two decades, cheetahs are wandering in Malawi, as four of them have been reintroduced to Liwonde National Park. According to …

Culture

U.N. slams erasing of "cultural heritage" in Saudi Arabia

United Nations cultural experts slammed Riyadh on Wednesday over the razing of a restive Shi'ite Muslim town's old quarter, saying the work erased cultural heritage and violated human rights.<p>Saudi Arabia has said that the redevelopment of old Awamiya, known as al-Musawara, was part of a plan to …

Middle East

Italy Is Giving Away 103 Historic Buildings, Free of Charge

Italy, with its plethora of beautiful and history-rich cities, is a hugely popular tourist destination. But the throngs of visitors who flood into …

Europe

Virtual Confucius 虚拟孔子

Shortly after coming to power, Chinese president Xi Jinping promised to rejuvenate his nation through the ‘Chinese Dream’. This would see China …

China

RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage - Spring 2017

The Spring 2017 issue of <i>RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage</i> is now freely available online. Visit the <i>RBM</i> website for …

Culture

Brazil's archaeologists join fight to preserve country's ancient lands

Government plans to roll back regulation for construction projects Critics say proposals threaten indigenous groups and cultural heritage<p>Brazil’s archaeologists have lined up alongside conservationists and indigenous rights campaigners to protest against government proposals that they see as a …

Brazil

Narrow window to enter Moscow's hidden mansions

Visitors have a month to access the secrets of Russian capital's old manors.<p>During May, Muscovites and visitors have a unique chance to see the "secret room" in Kitay Gorod, the halls of the old city council clerk and other splendid old manors from the inside. Many of the properties have never …

Europe

It's about to get a lot harder to get a slice of pizza in Venice

In an effort to preserve its cultural heritage, Italy’s “City of Bridges,” Venice, is enforcing a new law that will limit shops selling pizza by the …

Food

Plans afoot to seek World Heritage status for Silk Road outpost

Juyan, which lies deep in the Gobi Desert, is familiar to some when it comes to ancient frontier outposts, even though most people probably do not …

Archaeology

CFP: Graphics and Cultural Heritage (GCH)

The 15th EUROGRAPHICS Workshop on Graphics and Cultural Heritage will be held in Graz, Austria, September 27-29, 2017.<p>It aims to foster an …

Culture

'That won't happen again': City of Montreal apologizes for ad criticized for lack of diversity

Video meant to celebrate Montreal's cultural heritage appears to only depict white people<p>The City of Montreal has apologized for a video, created to …

Diversity

Nepal restores cultural sites after earthquake

It has been two years since a powerful earthquake hit Nepal and killed more than 9,000 people. Local communities are now trying to restore the capital city's cultural heritage.<p>It has been two years since a powerful earthquake hit Nepal and killed more than 9,000 people.<p>It also significantly damaged …

Nepal

G7 Takes Unprecedented Move to Protect Cultural Heritage - IDN-InDepthNews | Analysis That Matters

By A.D. McKenzie<p>PARIS (IDN) – For the first time, leaders of the world’s seven major industrialised countries have adopted a common declaration for …

Culture

Artisan keeps alive delicate silk threading

AS Zhao Hongyu pulls out a strand of silk of around 1mm in diameter and splits into half, quarter ... and even more for her embroidery work, people …

News (China)

Cultural heritage and sustainable tourism: drivers of poverty reduction and shared prosperity

Today, we celebrate the International Day for Monuments and Sites. This year, the day focuses on <b>Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Tourism</b>, which …

Sustainable Tourism

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

Artifacts From Turkik Woman’s Grave Analyzed

KHOVD CITY, MONGOLIA—Researchers from the Khovd Museum and The Center of Cultural Heritage of Mongolia have been analyzing and conserving the remains …

Archaeology

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

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

Homage to SYRIA!

This was one of the countries I had in mind when thinking about writing stories from various parts of the world. So rich in history with such …

Syria

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 …

copyright

'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 …

Archaeology

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

10 Projects Addressing the Themes "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

New rules seek to spare historic LA homes from wrecking ball

Last year, some Echo Park residents tried to save a 110-year-old hilltop house from being razed to make way for an apartment complex. They nominated …

Southern California

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

Plan to revitalize traditional crafts

State Council's document aims to help protect Chinese culture and heritageA new plan aimed at further promoting traditional Chinese crafts, …

China