Putin announces plans to make Kremlin more accessible to tourists

Russian President also proposes to reconstruct the Chudov Monastery and Ascension Convent

Published online: 22 August 2014

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Paris’s historic former naval headquarters to open to public

But French government will not confirm if Qatar is still involved in the project

Published online: 21 August 2014

Augustus to rise again in Rome

The Roman emperor’s ruined mausoleum will be restored and reopened to the public

Published online: 19 August 2014

Jordanian shopkeeper now helps protect Petra

A Unesco project has trained locals to monitor cracks in the ancient site’s stone face

Published online: 15 August 2014

Saudi artist relates the human impact of Mecca’s redevelopment

As part of Sotheby’s Tuesday Talks, Ahmed Mater discussed the modernisation of Islam’s holiest city

Published online: 13 August 2014

Picasso’s ceramic studio in southern France fallen into disrepair

The Madoura workshop in Vallauris, bought by local authorities last year, requires urgent renovation

Published online: 05 August 2014


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