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J. Paul Getty Trust dedicates $100 million to worldwide heritage sites

Just a few days ago, the J. Paul Getty Trust announced an ambitious project that the organization is embarking on, which they’re calling Ancient Worlds Now: A Future for the Past. The initiative will span a decade, work around the world, and dedicate $100 million to the better understanding of and legacy of cultural heritage […]

Frank Lloyd Wright buildings added to UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Frank Lloyd Wright was one of the most influential American architects of the 20th century. Today there are nearly 450 works recognized by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation as having been designed by the architect. Over the past 15 years, the Wright Foundation has worked to narrow that list down to just eight buildings that […]

Gerry Judah unveils sculpture in Sharjah, the UNESCO 2019 World Book Capital

The Emirate of Sharjah has been named the UNESCO World Book Capital for 2019 and to commemorate the honour, artist Gerry Judah has created a new large-scale sculpture titled The Scroll. The work was commissioned by Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, Shurooq, officially kicked off a year of celebrations in the titled Sharjah recently gained. […]

Turkish president pledges to revert Hagia Sophia to a mosque

After nearly 85 years as a museum, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to revert Hagia Sophia to a mosque. In a televised interview on March 23rd, Erdogan stated ‘Hagia Sophia will no longer be memorialised as a museum. Hagia Sophia will be commemorated as a mosque […] This is our people’s expectation, and […]