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Islamic State extremists hit 3,000-year-old city of Nimrud with bulldozers

Militants attacked the ancient site a week after vandalising museums in Mosul and Nineveh (Winged-bull lamassu statues at the gates of the palace of Ashurnasirpal II in Nimrud) Published online: 05 March 2015
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Is Haacke’s Fourth Plinth an ode to the Tube?

This morning’s unveiling of Hans Haacke’s Gift Horse as the latest commission for the Fourth Plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square (5 March) by the capital’s Conservative mayor Boris Johnson was always going to be interesting. The four-metre-high horse skeleton, with a London Stock Exchange >>>

Will there be life after death for new private museums?

Miami’s art museums are becoming rudderless ships

Nearly half the city’s institutions are without leaders as powerful patrons, unruly trustees, funding issues and rivalries between ethnic groups make the waters nearly impossible to navigate