A new gallery of Islamic arts at the British Museum broadly explores the cultural impact of Islam on everyday life through art and material objects from the many lands and societies the religion has affected across continents and centuries.
British Museum director Hartwig Fischer is facing international backlash after defending an English nobleman's removal of sculptures from the Parthenon in the early 1800s as a 'creative act', and reiterated that the museum's trustees would not support repatriating them to Athens.
The National Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is planning to hold an exhibition of calligraphy and painting works by Afghan artists residing in Iran.
US law enforcement agencies aren't exactly famous for their love of culture. Yet the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) both work on investigating and repatriating stolen cultural property, art, and antiquities that were lost or looted from other countries.