International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property

Ghana appoints experts to draw up 'radical' new plan for museums and monuments

Ghana has appointed a 13-person committee to advise the government on a “radical” new direction for the country’s museums and cultural heritage sites.

Islamic Republic of Iran

Ancient caravanserai of Yengi Imam restored

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization provided financial support to restore the ancient caravanserai, Abbas Noori, the deputy provincial tourism chief, said on...


La Rambla: plans to transform Barcelona's tourist rat run into a cultural hub

An ambitious project is under way to turn one of the world’s most overrun streets into an the ‘immersive art centre of southern Europe. Once a byword for the worst excesses of overtourism, Barcelona...


Nazca Lines: Archaeologists discover 2,000-year-old cat figure in Peru

A huge feline figure carved into an arid hillside over 2,000 years ago has been discovered in southern Peru, according to the country's Ministry of Culture. The ancient geoglyph, which measures 37...


21 quake-damaged Bohol churches restored

Twenty-one of the 25 earthquake-damaged churches in the Diocese of Tagbilaran have already been restored, a church official said. Adding to the list is the Santo Niño Parish Church in Cortes town...


Ukraine to recognize borshch as intangible cultural heritage

Every time a Ukrainian family gathers around the table to taste freshly cooked borshch – a world-famous beetroot soup – they will enjoy not only a tasty meal, but also the product of what will soon be...

United States of America

Black Trustees Join Forces to Make Art Museums More Diverse

Weary of tokenism, Black board members are now seeking institutional transformation.


The Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill—an historic reform

After more than two and half years of community and industry engagement, the new Aboriginal Cultural Heritage legislation is almost ready to be introduced into Western Australia’s Parliament.


Mercosur hosts World Tourism Day 2020 official celebrations

For the first time in the history of World Tourism Day, the 2020 official celebration will be hosted by a group of countries and not a single UNWTO Member State. The cross-border cooperation of...


Exhibition on Croatian and Hungarian cultural heritage in Zagreb

An exhibition, “Ars et virtus Croatia – Hungary, 800 years of joint cultural heritage” will open in Zagreb’s Klovicevi Dvori Gallery on 24 September. The exhibition was initially planned during...


Cairo’s ancient Bassatine Jewish cemetery completes first-of-its-kind restoration project

The restoration project of Cairo’s Bassatine Jewish Cemetery, believed to be the second-oldest in the world, mainly aims at attracting tourism while at the same time shedding light on Egypt’s...


Rajasthan Royals collaborate with Sahapedia to promote Rajasthan Cultural Heritage

Rajasthan Royals, who had won the inaugural edition of Indian Premier League in 2008, is teaming up with Sahapedia to work towards the documentation of heritage and culture in Rajasthan.

United Arab Emirates

Mosul has been a capital of creative industries for thousands of years: Noura Al Kaabi

Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, has stated that the Iraqi city of Mosul has been a capital of creative industries for thousands of years. In her article in...


Greece Sets an Example By Opening Up Its Underwater Cultural Heritage

As the dawn of the UN’s Decade of Ocean Science, to be celebrated from 2021-2030, approaches, a recent policy change by the Greek government to allow recreational SCUBA diving in all areas is set to...