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A visit to Cairo’s wonderful Islamic Art Museum
Most of those traveling to Egypt come because of a deep fascination with its ancient history. However, Egypt boasts very strong and varied cultural influences, with the most prominent also being Coptic and Islamic.
UK arts bodies threatened with funding cuts over lack of diversity
Arts organizations and museums in England are being warned that they will lose public funding unless they meet “stretching” targets to create and attract more diverse workforces and audiences.
Minister: Iran’s traditional art emerging as an international trend
Iran’s Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Ali-Asghar Mounesan said that the country’s traditional art is developing as an international trend in the world.
Kenyan sculptor turns scrap metal into art with a message
Two life-size lions crafted from scrap metal guard the entrance to the studio of Kenyan metal sculptor Kioko Mwitiki. Nearby a leopard, with holes in its metal body to mimic spots, crouches next to a giant elephant sculpture.
Minister: Fajr festivals symbolize Iran art
Iran’s culture minister said that the Fajr festivals are a symbol of the country’s art which has a deep connection with its people.
Art blooms in gritty Dakar neighborhood
Mamadou Boye Diallo, an art curator with a penchant for heart-shaped glasses, calls Dakar's working-class Medina neighborhood an open-air museum.
How Japanese art influenced van Gogh
‘Van Gogh & Japan’, an illuminating film about Vincent van Gogh’s interest in Japanese art and how it influenced and affected his work, went on screen at the Spazju Kreattiv Cinema in Valletta, capital of Malta.
Omani minister lauds Iranian art standing in world
The Omani minister of arts affairs on Wednesday praised Iran’s art status in the world, branding Persian art as highly “eye-catching”.
Iranian art exhibition to open on border city of Merv with Turkmenistan
Iranian Arts Exhibition will open on border city of Merv with Turkmenistan on December 14 to present handicrafts in various fields of art. Preparatory works for the exhibit were done by Iranian Cultural Attache to Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
Old US police, fire boxes get breath of life through art
Decades after they helped save lives in the US capital, police and fire department call boxes still stand on city corners, relics of a time when firefighters used horse-drawn wagons and cops walked the beat.
Iran cultural products go on display in Baku
Iran’s art and culture products went on display at the one-day Baku Cultural Exhibition which was held in Baku, the capital of the Republic of Azerbaijan, on Wednesday.
More than a quarter of US adults have not read a book in past year
More than a quarter of US adults say they haven’t read a book — either in whole or in part and whether in print or electronic form — in the past year, according to a new survey.
Official: Four Hamedan monuments on UNESCO world heritage list
Four Hamedan tourist attractions and historical monuments in western Iran are now on the UNESCO Temporary List of World Heritage, Director General of the Office for the Preservation and Restoration of Monuments of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Hadi Amini-Roueini said on Wednesday.
‘Spanish Stonehenge’ is abovewater water for first time in 50 years
After 50 years out of sight beneath the waters of a man-made lake in western Spain, the 7,000-year-old megalithic monument, known as the Dolmen of Guadalperal, is finally back on dry land.

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