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Dagestan museums invite to Museum Night

Dagestan museums will join the Museum Night action, which will take place on May 15th. The main theme of this year's action is ‘More than a Museum”. it is designed to draw the attention of visitors to museums not only as …

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Ancient glazed bricks returned to Iran

Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Ali Asghar Mounesan said last Sunday that some 49 pieces of 2800-year old glazed bricks were repatriated to Iran from Switzerland, …

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Derbent Museum-Reserve changes its name

The Derbent Museum-Reserve changed its name, the corresponding resolution was adopted by the government of Dagestan. The press service of the museum informed that the decision to change the name was caused by the archaeological …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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