Leading museum directors and celebrities call on Italian government to ban giant ships from Venice

Petition signed by actors Rob Lowe, Cate Blanchett and Michael Caine as well as Richard Armstrong and Nicholas Penny

Published online: 23 July 2014

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Experts condemn British government for failure to ratify convention protecting cultural property

Crossbench peer leads criticism of repeated delays despite widespread looting in Syria

Published online: 21 July 2014

US museums provide emergency support for Syria

Syrian curators, heritage experts and civilians are being trained to secure high-risk collections

Published online: 18 July 2014

Caravaggio to be buried in Tuscan memorial park

Baroque master's remains were discovered in a local church in 2010

Published online: 10 July 2014

Magna Carta, the cornerstone of English law and liberty, to be restored and displayed

Conservation of the 800-year-old charter funded through a grant from Bank of American Merrill Lynch

Published online: 13 June 2014

Ancient Christian sites in Syria threatened

Government surveys damage in small town where Aramaic is still spoken after rebels retreat

Published online: 28 May 2014


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