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Monday, October 19, 2015
UN's Blue Helmets to protect heritage from IS
Italy said Saturday that UNESCO has approved its suggestion to have the United Nation's famous Blue Helmets protect heritage sites around the world from attacks by Islamist militants.
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Bubblegum-pink hearts, tulle skirts and polka dots: the unapologetically feminine fashion that originated in Tokyo has exploded in the West with Hollywood celebrities earning brickbats for adopting the "girly" style.
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Tribal chief overjoyed by village's WMW listing
A community chief of the Rukai, one of Taiwan's indigenous tribes, shed tears of joy over news that his ancient ancestral village in Pingtung County, Southern Taiwan, has been added to the at-risk list of the World Monuments Watch (WMW), ..............
Nepal's cultural heritage desperately needs reconstruction in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake that killed nearly 9,000 people, a foundation warned Thursday.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
New York art exhibition gives food for thought
There's a whole lot of food for thought at a new art exhibition in New York City.
A wooden vessel believed to be one of celebrated English King Henry V's "great ships" has been found in a river in southern England, heritage group Historic England announced Monday.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
New urban opportunities for local graffiti artists
Once vilified by the authorities and threatened with jail, Taiwan's graffiti artists are now being encouraged to get out their spray cans to revive urban areas.
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Belarus opposition artists express dissent underground
Belarus' crippled political opposition has been cautious in its criticisms ahead of Sunday's presidential election. Not so the country's underground artists.
Michigan, New York artists win US$200,000 at ArtPrize
Artists from Michigan and New York each won US$200,000 grand prizes Friday at the seventh annual ArtPrize, a competition that brought 1,550 entries to western Michigan.
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Winnie-the-Pooh illustrator's WWI sketches see first exhibit
The World War I illustrations of E. H. Shepard, the artist who brought Winnie-the-Pooh to life, go on display for the first time Friday, revealing scenes of devastation that completely contrast with Pooh's idyllic surroundings.
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