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Art World Roundup: a discovery among the Nazca Lines, 5Pointz’s final victory, a misattribution at the Prado, and more

This week’s Art World Roundup takes a look at a new discover among the Nazca Lines, the Ernst von Siemens Art Foundation pledges €100,000 to restore artworks in Berlin, the […]

UNESCO “deeply regrets” Turkish president’s decision to revert Hagia Sophia to a mosque

In 1985, Hagia Sophia, the opulent Byzantine-era gem found in Istanbul, was declared a UNESCO world heritage site after being converted into a museum in the mid 1930s. Last week, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]