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Robots and submarines: France's new state-of-the-art ship is a game changer for marine archaeology The Art Newspaper


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The ceasefire agreement with Azerbaijan comes with great risks for Armenia The Guardian


While Azerbaijanis can rightly celebrate a return to homes they were driven from 30 years ago, Armenian culture is in peril. Read more here

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Monumental loss: Azerbaijan and 'the worst cultural genocide of the 21st century' The Guardian


A damning new report details an attempted erasure by Azerbaijan of its Armenian cultural heritage, including the destruction of tens of thousands of Unesco-protected ancient stone carvings. Read more here

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Uyghur civilisation in China continues to be erased as part of chilling mission The Art Newspaper


Australian think tank data reveals that two-thirds of the region’s mosques have been either destroyed or damaged.

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Working -- so remotely -- on this piece about the Uyghur desert shrines and oral traditions being erased by China’s cultural crackdown was emotional. If I feel such a keen sense of loss for this heritage that isn't mine, quite what living with it from the inside must be is beyond me. Exile has always been a potent musical metaphor. But in the context of the Uyghur people’s plight, it is not imagery. It is an emergency. The Guardian

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Need arts funding? Well, try hustling like Americans

The Times


US philanthropists give more to the arts than their British counterparts. Institutions need bold new strategies.

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Bourse de Commerce: opening of Pinault's long-awaited Paris museum is—pandemic permitting—finally around the corner The Art Newspaper


Two decades since the billionaire started planning a home for his collection in the French capital, the spectacular space opens in 2021. Read here




'Art history isn’t the neat package you think it is': first look at MoMA's $450m expansion The Art Newspaper


How the New York museum has remixed its unrivalled collection ahead of its 21 October re-opening. Read here




Comrades for ever: how D-day bravery was sculpted in bronze The Guardian


As a new British memorial to the Normandy landings is unveiled today on Gold beach, artist David Williams-Ellis talks about its creation.

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