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Contours of India’s ‘Act East’ Policy | 18-19 Feb 2019 | Kolkata

  Book of Abstracts, Kolkata Society for ASIAN Studies in collaboration with Indian Council for World Affairs, in association with Institute of Foreign Policy Studies & Centre for Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Calcutta is organising a Two-Day National Conference On Contours of India’s ‘Act East’ Policy: Opportunities, Challenges and Futuristic Trends of Indo-ASEAN Partnership at CSSH Auditorium, 10th Floor, […]


Cities facing Development and Preservation | 13-15 Feb 2019 | Vienna

How do big cities react to the challenges posed by the preservation of their UNESCO world heritage and by dynamic urban development? The Workshop and Conference is being organised in cooperation between the City of Vienna and the Organisation of World Heritage Cities OWHC from 13th – 15th Feb 2019 in Vienna City Hall. Detailed program […]


International Symposium – Creativity & Freedom |5-6 Feb 2019 | New Delhi

  International symposium ‘Creativity And Freedom’, organised by Kolkata-based CIMA Gallery and Ashoka University, will feature a varied line-up of speakers, including academicians, filmmakers, museum directors, who will talk about “creative freedom, especially in today’s polarised climate”. The two-day seminar is scheduled to be held on February 5-6 at the India International Centre here. Symposium […]

Retaining Amaravati as an ancient town

Retaining Amaravati as an ancient town

An opinion piece by Prof Amareswar Galla. Published in The Hindu newspaper September 15th 2015. The organic, historical linkages between the ancient town and the surrounding villages should be developed. India is on the cusp of a paradigm shift in the way its much-neglected heritage is to be conserved. The drought in funding has almost […]


Cold War Museum At Berlin’s Checkpoint Charlie Prompts Discussion Over City’s Past

By Sophie Duvernoy | Huffington Post BERLIN, Aug 28 (Reuters) – More than two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, differences over how to represent the Cold War past are hampering plans to build a new museum at the former Checkpoint Charlie border crossing. Every day thousands of tourists flock to the site […]


Has Art Gallery Boom Paid Off?

By Ian Youngs from BBC News- Entertainment & Arts   Over the past decade, bold and costly new art galleries have sprung up in towns from Margate to Middlesbrough in the hope of regenerating underloved areas and bringing modern art to the masses. Has the strategy worked? Ten years ago on Friday, an old flour […]


A Haven National and Universal: The Israel Museum in Jerusalem, Renewed

By Edward Rothstein | The New York Times JERUSALEM — The world’s great national museums are not modest places. Whether imperial in origin (as in Vienna) or popular in intention (in London), whether aristocratic in tone (in St. Petersburg) or eagerly embracing multitudes (our own Smithsonians), they reflect the vision of the countries that created […]


After Islamist Riots Triggered by Contemporary Art Fair, Tensions Remain High in Tunis

By Gareth Harris | The Art Newspaper Artists in Tunis still feel under threat following protests by hundreds of hard-line Salafi Islamists last month against a number of works shown at the Printemps des Arts contemporary art fair. According to state media, the Islamist demonstrators damaged four works on show in the fair held early […]


Swedes Find Stolen Atlas in New York

By Patricia Cohen from The New York Times Wytfliet’s was the earliest printed atlas of the Americas. Photo by: Marilynn K. Yee from The New York Times He was entrusted to guard Sweden’s cultural heritage, but instead this senior librarian spent years surreptitiously stealing and selling scores of its rare and precious books. When the […]


Moscow’s Monuments Under Threat

By Sophia Kishkovsky from The Art Newspaper Dynamo Stadium, before demolition Preservationists are voicing growing concerns about Moscow’s architectural heritage and the state’s role in ensuring it survives. The controversial destruction of monuments has contributed to recent anti-government protests in Russia, even though a number of preservationists believe that Moscow’s authorities are doing a better […]