A compilation of media articles on heritage topics. Obviously, these all reflect the viewpoints of the authors.
- New heritage preservation institute
The Art Newspaper
A former 212,000 sq. ft pharmaceutical manufacturing plant is to be the home of Yale’s newly established Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage which unites the Connecticut university’s resources, specifically its academic departments and the collections of its three museums, to “advance conservation science and its practice around the world”.
- Iraq harnesses technology to protect ancient treasures
CNN, United States
International calls for the safeguarding of Iraq's ancient sites have resulted in the development of a sophisticated geodatabase record of ancient sites and monuments, which it is hoped will allow them to be better monitored and protected.
- What Was Machu Picchu For? Top Five Theories Explained
National Geographic, United States
Nestled atop a mountain ridge in Peru, the 15th-century Inca city of Machu Picchu had sat largely forgotten for centuries—until archaeologist Hiram Bingham began excavations of the ruins a hundred years ago this week.
- Poussin vandalism sparks museum fee debate
The Telegraph, United Kingdom
During National Gallery visiting hours, somebody was able to brazenly walk up to a masterpiece and spray it with red aerosol paint - twice.
- Arthur Fromme: Rebuilding Warsaw a 50-year journey
Wichita Eagle, United States
I have just completed a visit to Warsaw, which is a large and dynamic world capital that few Americans visit. With its 43 theaters with live productions, its 32 museums, its palaces, castles, resplendent squares and countless architectural highlights, it reflects the remarkable cultural heritage and history of Europe.
- Pourquoi la Joconde ne peut plus quitter le Louvre
Le Figaro, France
Une pétition circule sur Internet pour que le tableau soit prêté à Florence. «Trop fragile, il ne peut plus bouger», répond le directeur du département des peintures, habitué à ce type de pression.
29 July, 2011