UNESCO: we must help museums cope with pandemic crisis  

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc globally, museums have not been spared, the UN cultural agency said, revealing that nearly 90% of the treasured cultural institutions have had to close their doors, while almost 13% are under …

Cracks on Mona Lisa help it survive for centuries

Cracks on old paintings such as the Mona Lisa look unsightly but may actually be the key to keeping masterpieces stable over centuries, according to new research. It found restorers should be wary of filling in the cracks, as the …

Museum of photography opens in Tbilisi

The first in Georgia Museum of Photography and Multimedia (Tbilisi Photography & Multimedia Museum, TPMM) opened in Tbilisi at the Stamba Hotel. The opening ceremony was held as part of the Tbilisi Photo Festival that takes place in the …

UK returns looted artefacts to Iraq

The British Museum completed the largest ever handover of looted Iraqi artefacts found in Britain in a ceremony at the residence of Iraq’s ambassador in London yesterday. The collection of 156 inscribed tablets, some more …

Azerbaijan celebrates Carpet Weaver Day

Today, an exhibition entitled ‘In the Footsteps of Traditions’ dedicated to the professional holiday - the Carpet Weaver Day, which is celebrated on May 5th - opened in the Azerbaijani Сarpet Museum in Baku, the organizers of the …