Art type: Architecture

Aleppo's Old City can be rebuilt, UNESCO official says

(Syria)

Angus McDowall (2017). Aleppo's Old City can be rebuilt, UNESCO official says. Reuters. 3 August.

After IS, Mosul rebuilds monuments, mosques – and society

(Iraq)

Stephen Kalin (2017). After IS, Mosul rebuilds monuments, mosques – and society. Reuters. 26 July.

Cultural gem or 'tax grab'? $20M in Annie Leibovitz photos caught in Canadian quandary

(Canada)

Richard Cuthbertson, Susan Allen, Jack Julian (2017). Cultural gem or 'tax grab'? $20M in Annie Leibovitz photos caught in Canadian quandary. CBC. 12 July.

Founder of Zurich's Le Corbusier Museum Sues Culture Minister for Defamation

(Switzerland)

Henri Neuendorf (2017). Founder of Zurich's Le Corbusier Museum Sues Culture Minister for Defamation. ArtNet News. 30 June.

Destruction of Mosul's Great Mosque holds a heritage lesson for Australia

(Australia; Iraq)

Dale Stephens, Tara Gutman (2017). Destruction of Mosul's Great Mosque holds a heritage lesson for Australia. The Guardian. 29 June.

Fences erected near historic Red House linked to Sun Yat-sen, as residents fear for future

(Hong Kong)

Kris Cheng (2017). Fences erected near historic Red House linked to Sun Yat-sen, as residents fear for future. Hong Kong Free Press. 1 June.

Bungling lorry driver gets truck stuck under Grade I-listed ancient Roman arch

(United Kingdom)

Mirror (2017). Bungling lorry driver gets truck stuck under Grade I-listed ancient Roman arch. Mirror. 19 May.

Inside a New U.N. Program in Mali That's Training Its Staff to Protect At-Risk Art

(Mali)

Mark Rivett-Carnac (2017). Inside a New U.N. Program in Mali That's Training Its Staff to Protect At-Risk Art. Artsy. 5 May.

Ancient gate has chunk of stone knocked out by housing developers

(United Kingdom)

Daily Gazette (2017). Ancient gate has chunk of stone knocked out by housing developers. Daily Gazette. 3 May.

In Ongoing Crusade for Privacy, Residents of Glass Condos Sue Tate

(United Kingdom)

Benjamin Sutton (2017). In Ongoing Crusade for Privacy, Residents of Glass Condos Sue Tate. Hyperallergic. 20 April.

Thieves destroy famed Mississippi Civil War-era home

(United States of America)

Sarah Fowler (2017). Thieves destroy famed Mississippi Civil War-era home. The Clarion-Ledger. 13 April.

Cambridge Latin graffiti to cost £4,000 to clean

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Cambridge Latin graffiti to cost £4,000 to clean. BBC News. 7 April.

Art 'blue helmets' rescue Italy's treasures from rubble

(Italy)

Kelly Velasquez (2017). Art 'blue helmets' rescue Italy's treasures from rubble. Yahoo News. 1 April.

3 Are Held on Suspicion of Plot to Attack Rialto Bridge in Venice

(Italy)

Elisabetta Povoledo (2017). 3 Are Held on Suspicion of Plot to Attack Rialto Bridge in Venice. The New York Times. 30 March.

Egypt recovers objects stolen from Al-Imam Al-Shafie Dome

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Egypt recovers objects stolen from Al-Imam Al-Shafie Dome. Ahram Online. 29 March.

Clampdown on heritage thefts

(United Kingdom)

Dan Bean (2017). Clampdown on heritage thefts. The York Press. 29 March.

Lowest bidders threaten Nepal's quake-hit heritage

(Nepal)

AFP (2017). Lowest bidders threaten Nepal's quake-hit heritage. The Daily Mail. 24 March.

Bid to stop criminals targeting York's rich heritage

(United Kingdom)

Rob Parsons (2017). Bid to stop criminals targeting York's rich heritage. The Yorkshire Post. 23 March.

Caught on camera: Thieves who stole primary school's historic lanterns

(United Kingdom)

Express & Star (2017). Caught on camera: Thieves who stole primary school's historic lanterns. Express & Star. 23 March.

Primary school 'devastated' after historic lanterns stolen

(United Kingdom)

Express & Star (2017). Primary school 'devastated' after historic lanterns stolen. Express & Star. 18 March.

Thieves' smoke bombs spark panic in Venice's St Mark's Square

(Italy)

Associated Press (2017). Thieves' smoke bombs spark panic in Venice's St Mark's Square. The Telegraph. 17 March.

Windsor art heist: $20,000 taken in early morning break-in

(Canada)

Craig Pearson (2017). Windsor art heist: $20,000 taken in early morning break-in. Windsor Star. 13 March.

Los enemigos del patrimonio histórico

(Spain)

The enemies of historic heritage

Aludena Ruiz (2017). Los enemigos del patrimonio histórico. El Diario. 13 March.

Veterans appeal for help a er historic stones vanish from old Ox and Bucks barracks in Cowley

(United Kingdom)

Callum Keown (2017). Veterans appeal for help a er historic stones vanish from old Ox and Bucks barracks in Cowley. The Oxford Times. 11 March.

Door and decorative elements of Sultan Al-Kamel Al-Ayyubi shrine stolen

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Door and decorative elements of Sultan Al-Kamel Al-Ayyubi shrine stolen. Ahram Online. 9 March.

As Dubai's Skyline Adds a Trophy, the Architect Calls It Stolen

(United Arab Emirates)

Peter S. Goodman (2017). As Dubai's Skyline Adds a Trophy, the Architect Calls It Stolen. The New York Times. 8 March.

House linked to China's 'founding father' damaged again

(Hong Kong; China)

Kris Cheng (2017). House linked to China's 'founding father' damaged again. Hong Kong Free Press. 8 March.

Palace stripped of lightning tape by thieves

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Palace stripped of lightning tape by thieves. BBC News. 2 March.

Smart solution to stop theft of Hartshill Castle stones

(United Kingdom)

Nuneaton News (2017). Smart solution to stop theft of Hartshill Castle stones. Nuneaton News. 24 February.

Scientists study ways to preserve world heritage sites damaged in armed conflicts

(General)

Melissa Healy (2017). Scientists study ways to preserve world heritage sites damaged in armed conflicts. Los Angeles Times. 22 February.

Tourist Arrested For Vandalizing Colosseum With Ancient Coin

(Italy)

Glory Moralidad (2017). Tourist Arrested For Vandalizing Colosseum With Ancient Coin. Travelers Today. 18 February.

The Eiffel Tower Is Getting a Bulletproof Glass Wall

(France)

Lilit Marcus (2017). The Eiffel Tower Is Getting a Bulletproof Glass Wall. Condé Nast Traveler. 9 February.

Ex-owner of Hitler house sues Austria

(Austria)

AFP (2017). Ex-owner of Hitler house sues Austria. Art Daily. 1 February.

Locals obstruct temple rebuilding, demand participatio

(Nepal)

Gyan P Neupane (2017). Locals obstruct temple rebuilding, demand participatio. My Republica. 25 January.

Ancient Welby church banned from displaying 'tasteless' plaque thanking lottery windfall

(United Kingdom)

Tom Mack (2017). Ancient Welby church banned from displaying 'tasteless' plaque thanking lottery windfall. Leicester Mercury. 23 January.

ISIS Destroys Ancient Theater, Tetrapylon In Palmyra, Syria Says

(Syria)

Camila Domonoske (2017). ISIS Destroys Ancient Theater, Tetrapylon In Palmyra, Syria Says. NPR. 20 January.

Thieves steal lead from church roof

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Thieves steal lead from church roof. BBC News. 19 January.

Karak Castle reopens its gates after December attack

(Jordan)

The Jordan Times (2017). Karak Castle reopens its gates after December attack. The Jordan Times. 5 January.

Thousands of pounds worth of damage caused to ancient church

(United Kingdom)

Helen Machin (2017). Thousands of pounds worth of damage caused to ancient church. Tamworth Herald. 2 January.

The Couple Who Saved China's Ancient Architectural Treasures Before They Were Lost Foreve

(China)

Tony Perrottet (2017). The Couple Who Saved China's Ancient Architectural Treasures Before They Were Lost Foreve. Smithsonian. 1 January.

UNESCO Director General sends rapid assessment mission to the Nimrud archaeological site in Iraq

(Iraq)

UNESCO (2016). UNESCO Director General sends rapid assessment mission to the Nimrud archaeological site in Iraq. UNESCO. 14 December.

UN seeks protection for ancient Nimrud site wrecked by IS

(Iraq)

Lori Hinnant (2016). UN seeks protection for ancient Nimrud site wrecked by IS. The Republic. 14 December.

Palmyra: IS retakes ancient Syrian city

(Syria)

BBC News (2016). Palmyra: IS retakes ancient Syrian city. BBC News. 11 December.

Iraqis Mourn Destruction of Ancient City of Nimrud: ISIS 'Tried to Destroy the Identity of Iraq'

(Iraq)

Lucy Kafanov (2016). Iraqis Mourn Destruction of Ancient City of Nimrud: ISIS 'Tried to Destroy the Identity of Iraq'. NBC. 11 December.

Gate Stolen From Dachau Concentration Camp Recovered in Norway

(Germany)

Jason Daley (2016). Gate Stolen From Dachau Concentration Camp Recovered in Norway. Smithsonian. 6 December.

Yucatán recupera valiosa estela de antigua ciudad maya

(Mexico)

Yucatan recovers valuable steala from ancient Maya city

Terra (2016). Yucatán recupera valiosa estela de antigua ciudad maya. Terra. 6 December.

Preservation of archaeological sites promotes tourism

(Pakistan)

APP (2016). Preservation of archaeological sites promotes tourism. The Nation. 5 December.

Fire at California artists' collective claims 33 lives

(United States of America)

Helen Stoilas (2016). Fire at California artists' collective claims 33 lives. The Art Newspaper. 4 December.

Nations set to approve heritage protection fund

(United Arab Emirates)

AFP (2016). Nations set to approve heritage protection fund. The Daily Mail. 3 December.

Five Nobel winners urge action to protect heritage sites

(United Arab Emirates)

AFP (2016). Five Nobel winners urge action to protect heritage sites. The Economic Times. 2 December.

UAE hosts global push to save antiquities from conflict

(United Arab Emirates)

BBC News (2016). UAE hosts global push to save antiquities from conflict. BBC News. 2 December.

Does Aleppo prove that we westerners should keep the world's antiquities?

(Syria)

Robert Fisk (2016). Does Aleppo prove that we westerners should keep the world's antiquities?. The Independent. 1 December.

How ISIL destroyed Nimrud

(Iraq)

John Beck (2016). How ISIL destroyed Nimrud. Al Jazeera. 1 December.

Modern-day Monuments Men wanted by the British Army

(United Kingdom)

Emily Sharpe (2016). Modern-day Monuments Men wanted by the British Army. The Art Newspaper. 29 November.

'It's bizarre and appalling' - Vehicles get stuck in well-known historic gate everyday

(Ireland)

Catherine Devine (2016). 'It's bizarre and appalling' - Vehicles get stuck in well-known historic gate everyday. The Independent. 28 November.

Is the destruction of cultural property a war crime?

(Mali)

Brian Daniels (2016). Is the destruction of cultural property a war crime?. Apollo. 28 November.

Piecing back together an Iraqi archaeological gem blown sky-high by Isis

(Iraq)

Martin Chulov (2016). Piecing back together an Iraqi archaeological gem blown sky-high by Isis. The Guardian. 24 November.

'Ziggy' the graffiti vandal has been targeting ancient buildings and churches in Faversham

(United Kingdom)

Faversham Times (2016). 'Ziggy' the graffiti vandal has been targeting ancient buildings and churches in Faversham. Kent Live. 21 November.

Un antiguo poblado aborigen de Tamaraceite muere olvidado, víctima constante de actos vandálicos

(Spain)

An ancient indigenous village of Tamaraceite dies forgotten, a constant victim of vandalism

Jennifer Jimenez (2016). Un antiguo poblado aborigen de Tamaraceite muere olvidado, víctima constante de actos vandálicos. El Diario. 21 November.

Police hunt thieves who stole lead from three buildings in West Dunbartonshire

(United Kingdom)

Paul Behan (2016). Police hunt thieves who stole lead from three buildings in West Dunbartonshire. Dumbarton Reporter. 15 November.

Nimrud: Photos show IS destruction of ancient Iraqi city

(Iraq)

BBC News (2016). Nimrud: Photos show IS destruction of ancient Iraqi city. BBC News. 15 November.

Drones fly over ancient Nimrud to help secure Assyrian ruins

(Iraq)

Ahmed Rasheed (2016). Drones fly over ancient Nimrud to help secure Assyrian ruins. Reuters. 14 November.

Pierden alrededor de 100 vestigios arqueológicos en Chetumal

(Mexico)

About 100 archaeological sites lost in Chetumal

Ángel Castilla (2016). Pierden alrededor de 100 vestigios arqueológicos en Chetumal. Sipse. 13 November.

Arson in the Kidron Valley Damages Architectural Jewels

(Israel)

Ilana Messika (2016). Arson in the Kidron Valley Damages Architectural Jewels. The Jewish Press. 13 November.

How NGOs are helping preserve Syria's heritage

(Syria)

Florence Massena (2016). How NGOs are helping preserve Syria's heritage. Al-Monitor. 13 November.

Nimrud: Iraqi forces 'retake ancient city from IS'

(Iraq)

BBC News (2016). Nimrud: Iraqi forces 'retake ancient city from IS'. BBC News. 13 November.

A temple in the heart of Capital remains in ruins

(Nepal)

Anup Ojha (2016). A temple in the heart of Capital remains in ruins. The Kathmandu Post. 6 November.

Italian Preservationists Save 900 Artworks From the Ruins of Earthquake-Struck Amatrice

(Italy)

Danny Lewis (2016). Italian Preservationists Save 900 Artworks From the Ruins of Earthquake-Struck Amatrice. Smithsonian. 25 October.

The ICC's Al-Mahdi Ruling Protects Cultural Heritage, But Didn't Go Far Enough

(Mali)

Lucas Lixinski (2016). The ICC's Al-Mahdi Ruling Protects Cultural Heritage, But Didn't Go Far Enough. The Wire. 20 October.

Israel's antiquities chief compares UNESCO to Islamic State

(Israel; Palestine)

Ilan Ben Zion (2016). Israel's antiquities chief compares UNESCO to Islamic State. The Times of Israel. 20 October.

Versailles Staffers Caught Selling Counterfeit Tickets

(France)

Alyssa Buffenstein (2016). Versailles Staffers Caught Selling Counterfeit Tickets. ArtNet News. 14 October.

Friday essay: war crimes and the many threats to cultural heritag

(Mali)

Ian Lilley (2016). Friday essay: war crimes and the many threats to cultural heritag. The Conversation. 14 October.

Local government attempts to restore Great Wall end up damaging landmark

(China)

Li Yan (2016). Local government attempts to restore Great Wall end up damaging landmark. ECNS. 12 October.

Cosgrove Hall fire: 18th Century country mansion gutted

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Cosgrove Hall fire: 18th Century country mansion gutted. BBC News. 7 October.

Damaged Bagan Temples Under Detailed Assessment

(Myanmar)

Tin Htet Paing (2016). Damaged Bagan Temples Under Detailed Assessment. The Irrawaddy. 6 October.

Lebanese activists fight to save Beirut's architectural heritage

(Lebanon)

Changiz M. Varzi (2016). Lebanese activists fight to save Beirut's architectural heritage. Equal Times. 5 October.

The United Nations Doubles Down on Protecting Cultural Sites

(General)

Akshan de Alwis (2016). The United Nations Doubles Down on Protecting Cultural Sites. Diplomatic Courier. 27 September.

For First Time, Destruction Of Cultural Sites Leads To War Crime Conviction

(Mali)

Camila Domonoske (2016). For First Time, Destruction Of Cultural Sites Leads To War Crime Conviction. NPR. 27 September.

Dismay over 'crude' repairs to ancient section of Great Wall of China

(China)

Associated Press (2016). Dismay over 'crude' repairs to ancient section of Great Wall of China. The Guardian. 22 September.

Saudi strikes raze ancient Yemen towers

(Yemen; Saudi Arabia)

Bel Trew (2016). Saudi strikes raze ancient Yemen towers. The Times. 21 September.

Se salvó gran parte de obras de arte más importantes de San Sebastián

(Peru)

Large portion of the most important works of art of San Sebastián saved.

Andina (2016). Se salvó gran parte de obras de arte más importantes de San Sebastián. Andina. 16 September.

Sector Cultura adopta medidas urgentes tras incendio en iglesia de San Sebastián

(Peru)

Cultural sector adopts emergency measures after the fire in the San Sebastián church

Radio Nacional (2016). Sector Cultura adopta medidas urgentes tras incendio en iglesia de San Sebastián. Radio Nacional. 16 September.

Rani Pokhari reconstruction to resume this week

(Nepal)

The Kathmandu Post (2016). Rani Pokhari reconstruction to resume this week. The Kathmandu Post. 12 September.

15 ancient pagodas in Bagan suffer severe damage

(Myanmar)

Eleven (2016). 15 ancient pagodas in Bagan suffer severe damage. Eleven. 6 September.

How Yemen's past is being erased, one air strike at a time

(Yemen)

Peter Osborne (2016). How Yemen's past is being erased, one air strike at a time. Middle East Eye. 2 September.

Unesco concerned about inappropriate rebuilding of Ranipokhari

(Nepal)

The Kathmandu Post (2016). Unesco concerned about inappropriate rebuilding of Ranipokhari. The Kathmandu Post. 1 September.

Bagan pagodas to be repaired in 7-step process

(Myanmar)

Eleven (2016). Bagan pagodas to be repaired in 7-step process. Eleven. 31 August.

Balgopaleshwar Temple reconstruction suspended

(Nepal)

My Republica (2016). Balgopaleshwar Temple reconstruction suspended. My Republica. 30 August.

The earthquake aftermath: 'Don't rush with restoration'

(Myanmar)

Libby Hogan (2016). The earthquake aftermath: 'Don't rush with restoration'. DVB. 29 August.

What is the Cost of Preserving the Past? (Audio)

(General)

BBC World Service (2016). What is the Cost of Preserving the Past? (Audio). BBC World Service. 26 August.

Bagan After the Quake: Concerns Over Manhandling of Debris

(Myanmar)

Zarni Mann (2016). Bagan After the Quake: Concerns Over Manhandling of Debris. The Irrawaddy. 25 August.

Myanmar President Visits Bagan to Survey Quake-Damaged Pagodas

(Myanmar)

Radio Free Asia (2016). Myanmar President Visits Bagan to Survey Quake-Damaged Pagodas. Radio Free Asia. 25 August.

75%increase in infringement on Egyptian monuments in Greece: Ministry of Religious Endowments

(Greece; Egypt)

Aisha Zidane (2016). 75%increase in infringement on Egyptian monuments in Greece: Ministry of Religious Endowments. Daily News Egypt. 25 August.

From Timbuktu to Grimsby, heritage deserves to be restored and revered

(Mali; Bosnia; Iraq; Germany)

Simon Jenkins (2016). From Timbuktu to Grimsby, heritage deserves to be restored and revered. The Guardian. 25 August.

Myanmar earthquake kills three, damages scores of ancient temples

(Myanmar)

Shwe Yee Saw Myint (2016). Myanmar earthquake kills three, damages scores of ancient temples. Reuters. 24 August.

On trial: the destruction of history during conflict

(Mali)

James Reinl (2016). On trial: the destruction of history during conflict. Al Jazeera. 22 August.

Islamist rebel apologises for destroying Timbuktu shrines at ICC trial

(Mali)

BBC News (2016). Islamist rebel apologises for destroying Timbuktu shrines at ICC trial. BBC News. 22 August.

Timbuktu attacks in focus as jihadi's International Criminal Court trial opens

(Mali)

AFP (2016). Timbuktu attacks in focus as jihadi's International Criminal Court trial opens. The Japan Times. 19 August.

Former French culture minister calls for halt to restoration of Galerie Vivienne

(France)

Victoria Stapley-Brown (2016). Former French culture minister calls for halt to restoration of Galerie Vivienne. The Art Newspaper. 18 August.

Ben Bradlee's Mausoleum Sets Off a Gossip-Laden Squabble

(United States of America)

Nicholas Fandos (2016). Ben Bradlee's Mausoleum Sets Off a Gossip-Laden Squabble. The New York Times. 11 August.

China's Toilet Shaped Building Defies Architecture Ban

(China)

Artlyst (2016). China's Toilet Shaped Building Defies Architecture Ban. Artlyst. 14 July.

UNESCO deplores damage to Aleppo National Museum; warns five Heritage Sites in Libya are in danger

(Syria; Libya)

UN News Centre (2016). UNESCO deplores damage to Aleppo National Museum; warns five Heritage Sites in Libya are in danger. UN News Centre. 14 July.

Over 200 artefacts recovered from idol smuggler's bungalow

(India)

R. Srikanth (2016). Over 200 artefacts recovered from idol smuggler's bungalow. The Hindu. 4 July.

Fire That Destroyed Liverpool Biennial Site Was an Arson Attack

(United Kingdom)

Sarah Cascone (2016). Fire That Destroyed Liverpool Biennial Site Was an Arson Attack. ArtNet News. 29 June.

16 heritage sites facing extinction

(Nepal)

Pramod Kumar Tandan (2016). 16 heritage sites facing extinction. The Himalayan Times. 26 June.

Saudi heritage revival too late to save many cultural treasures

(Saudi Arabia)

Angus McDowall (2016). Saudi heritage revival too late to save many cultural treasures. Reuters. 22 June.

Theatre built as tribute to Anglo-French friendship vandalised

(France; United Kingdom)

Kim Willsher (2016). Theatre built as tribute to Anglo-French friendship vandalised. The Guardian. 20 June.

Russian political artist Pyotr Pavlensky released from custody with $15,000 fine

(Russia)

Sophia Kishkovsky (2016). Russian political artist Pyotr Pavlensky released from custody with $15,000 fine. The Art Newspaper. 8 June.

PLUNDERED: Stone thefts are stripping away our heritage

(United Kingdom)

Karen Pickering (2016). PLUNDERED: Stone thefts are stripping away our heritage. Telegraph & Argus. 3 June.

One year on: an update from Nepal's earthquake-damaged heritage sites

(Nepal)

Erich Theophile (2016). One year on: an update from Nepal's earthquake-damaged heritage sites. Apollo. 26 April.

Polish historian hopes crumbling bunker hides Amber Room

(Poland)

Justin Huggler (2016). Polish historian hopes crumbling bunker hides Amber Room. The Telegraph. 22 April.

Brigadas patrimoniales evalúan desde hoy daños en los contenedores de la memoria

(Ecuador)

Heritage teams evaluate damage in the 'containers of memory'

El Telégrafo (2016). Brigadas patrimoniales evalúan desde hoy daños en los contenedores de la memoria. El Telégrafo. 19 April.

Stop the Roof Raiders: Lead thieves strike Boxted church as total hit by suspected gang reaches 16 in Suffolk

(United Kingdom)

Matt Reason (2016). Stop the Roof Raiders: Lead thieves strike Boxted church as total hit by suspected gang reaches 16 in Suffolk. East Anglian Daily Times. 25 March.

The Artist Who Moved a Detroit House to Europe Left a Mess Behind

(United States of America; Netherlands)

Claire Voon (2016). The Artist Who Moved a Detroit House to Europe Left a Mess Behind. Hyperallergic. 25 March.

Will Florence's New App Help Curb Graffiti on Historic Landmarks?

(Italy)

Cait Munro (2016). Will Florence's New App Help Curb Graffiti on Historic Landmarks?. ArtNet News. 23 March.

Fire destroys roof of historic Wythenshawe Hall in Manchester

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Fire destroys roof of historic Wythenshawe Hall in Manchester. BBC News. 15 March.

'Worse Than Ruin Porn:' Detroit Writer on the West Side House Exported to Europe

(United States of America; Netherlands)

Alan Stamm (2016). 'Worse Than Ruin Porn:' Detroit Writer on the West Side House Exported to Europe. Deadline Detroit. 14 March.

The Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower. Twice.

(France)

Jeff Maysh (2016). The Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower. Twice.. Smithsonian. 9 March.

This is what happened when Spain restored ancient castle

(Spain)

Jessica Jones (2016). This is what happened when Spain restored ancient castle. The Local. 9 March.

Timbuktu Shrines Trial: Why the Destruction of Cultural Heritage is History Repeating Itself

(Mali)

John Darlington (2016). Timbuktu Shrines Trial: Why the Destruction of Cultural Heritage is History Repeating Itself. Newsweek. 5 March.

Sotheby's halts auction of Detroit mosaics

(United States of America)

Louis Aguilar (2016). Sotheby's halts auction of Detroit mosaics. The Detroit News. 2 March.

Destruction of Timbuktu sites shocked humanity, prosecutor tells ICC

(Mali)

AFP (2016). Destruction of Timbuktu sites shocked humanity, prosecutor tells ICC. The Guardian. 1 March.

Crash Courses Prepare Art Conservators for Catastrophic Disasters

(General)

James Harkin (2016). Crash Courses Prepare Art Conservators for Catastrophic Disasters. Smithsonian. 1 March.

CC to Decide If Malian Teacher Will Face Charges for Destroying Timbuktu Artifacts

(Mali)

Vice (2016). CC to Decide If Malian Teacher Will Face Charges for Destroying Timbuktu Artifacts. Vice. 29 February.

Cultural Protection Law Revision Triggers Doubts as China's Economy Slows

(China)

Liyan Qi (2016). Cultural Protection Law Revision Triggers Doubts as China's Economy Slows. The Wall Street Journal. 26 February.

Roof Sculpture Missing in Forbidden City

(China)

Chu Yiming (2016). Roof Sculpture Missing in Forbidden City. CRIEnglish. 19 February.

Hunt for Russia's missing Amber Room turns to Czech castle

(Czech Republic; Russia)

Derek Scally (2016). Hunt for Russia's missing Amber Room turns to Czech castle. The Irish Times. 16 February.

Heritage table goes up in smoke

(India)

Amit Sharma (2016). Heritage table goes up in smoke. The Tribune. 7 February.

Lords put pressure on UK government to sign Hague Convention this year

(United Kingdom)

Anny Shaw (2016). Lords put pressure on UK government to sign Hague Convention this year. The Art Newspaper. 21 January.

Probe team seeks record of Corbusier furniture

(India)

TNN (2016). Probe team seeks record of Corbusier furniture. The Times of India. 21 January.

Allegations of botched restoration of Cairo's medieval walls are 'lies': Antiquities ministry

(Egypt)

Zeinab El-Gundy (2016). Allegations of botched restoration of Cairo's medieval walls are 'lies': Antiquities ministry. Ahram Online. 19 January.

Heritage theft ahead of Hollande's visit

(India)

Aneesh Sareen (2016). Heritage theft ahead of Hollande's visit. The Tribune. 19 January.

Theft of furniture designed by Le Corbusier at Chandigarh College of Arts

(India)

Saurabh Prashar (2016). Theft of furniture designed by Le Corbusier at Chandigarh College of Arts. The Times of India. 19 January.

Istanbul explosion: 10 dead and 15 wounded in suspected Isis 'suicide bombing' in Sultanahmet Square - as it happened

(Turkey)

Samuel Osborne (2016). Istanbul explosion: 10 dead and 15 wounded in suspected Isis 'suicide bombing' in Sultanahmet Square - as it happened. The Independent. 12 January.

Nuremberg: Germany's dilemma over the Nazis' field of dreams

(Germany)

Tony Paterson (2016). Nuremberg: Germany's dilemma over the Nazis' field of dreams. The Independent. 2 January.

Pope denounces destruction of cultural heritage

(General)

AFP (2015). Pope denounces destruction of cultural heritage. Manila Bulletin. 26 December.

Negotiating Copyright and Copy-wrong in Architecture

(United States of America)

Kelly Chan (2015). Negotiating Copyright and Copy-wrong in Architecture. Hyperallergic. 24 December.

Signs of rebellion? Renwick Gallery is flouting signage rules, groups contend

(United States of America)

Peggy McGlone (2015). Signs of rebellion? Renwick Gallery is flouting signage rules, groups contend. The Washington Post. 23 December.

Aishwarya-starrer film's crew drilled holes in fort

(India)

Ram Parmar (2015). Aishwarya-starrer film's crew drilled holes in fort. Pune Mirror. 22 December.

Concern for Libya UNESCO site after Islamic State said to take over

(Libya)

AFP (2015). Concern for Libya UNESCO site after Islamic State said to take over. The Times of Israel. 12 December.

War, More Than ISIS, Is Destroying Syria's Ancient Sites

(Syria)

Andrew Lawler (2015). War, More Than ISIS, Is Destroying Syria's Ancient Sites. National Geographic. 25 November.

Why is Saudi Arabia destroying the cultural heritage of Mecca and Medina?

(Saudi Arabia)

Edek Osser (2015). Why is Saudi Arabia destroying the cultural heritage of Mecca and Medina?. The Art Newspaper. 19 November.

Historic bricks stolen during demolition of old Oswego Village Hall

(United States of America)

Linda Girardi (2015). Historic bricks stolen during demolition of old Oswego Village Hall. The Chicago Tribune. 16 November.

Vandalised St Helen's Church rises from the ashes to be rebuilt at Beamish Museum

(United Kingdom)

Hannah Chapman (2015). Vandalised St Helen's Church rises from the ashes to be rebuilt at Beamish Museum. The Northern Echo. 12 November.

La Unidad Policial de Patrimonio investiga el robo de San Clemente

(Spain)

The Heritage Police Unit investigated the robbery of San Clemente

La Tribuna de Toledo (2015). La Unidad Policial de Patrimonio investiga el robo de San Clemente. La Tribuna de Toledo. 6 November.

Farmer faces arrest after refusing to tear down mock castle he built without permission and hid behind straw bales

(United Kingdom)

Matthew Moore (2015). Farmer faces arrest after refusing to tear down mock castle he built without permission and hid behind straw bales. The Independent. 22 October.

Non-Profit Makes 3-D Digital Archives of Endangered Heritage Sites

(United States of America)

Abigail Rowe (2015). Non-Profit Makes 3-D Digital Archives of Endangered Heritage Sites. Observer. 19 October.

Ancient Watchtower on the Great Wall Harmed during Film Shooting

(China)

Ma Ruohan (2015). Ancient Watchtower on the Great Wall Harmed during Film Shooting. CRIEnglish. 14 October.

Why war crimes charges now extend to the destruction of ancient monuments

(General)

Belkis Wille (2015). Why war crimes charges now extend to the destruction of ancient monuments. Reuters. 9 October.

Chandigarh Architect's Artefacts Fetch Millions Abroad

(India)

IANS (2015). Chandigarh Architect's Artefacts Fetch Millions Abroad. Deccan Herald. 6 October.

Collapsed Hadrian's Wall repairs carried out

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). Collapsed Hadrian's Wall repairs carried out. BBC News. 2 October.

Getty seeks to preserve memory of Palmyra's Roman ruins through acquisition of rare photography collection

(Syria; United States of America)

Emily Sharpe (2015). Getty seeks to preserve memory of Palmyra's Roman ruins through acquisition of rare photography collection. The Art Newspaper. 2 October.

'Islamic militant' becomes first person ever charged with destruction of heritage sites

(Mali)

Matilda Battersby (2015). 'Islamic militant' becomes first person ever charged with destruction of heritage sites. The Independent. 1 October.

ICC arrests rebel accused of attacking ancient Timbuktu monuments

(Mali)

Thomas Escritt (2015). ICC arrests rebel accused of attacking ancient Timbuktu monuments. Reuters. 26 September.

Hanoians worry about more deadly collapses of colonial houses

(Vietnam)

Thanh Nien News (2015). Hanoians worry about more deadly collapses of colonial houses. Thanh Nien News. 25 September.

Thieves turn to stealing stone from roofs and graveyards to feed fashion for expensive home makeovers

(United Kingdom)

Sean Poulter (2015). Thieves turn to stealing stone from roofs and graveyards to feed fashion for expensive home makeovers. The Daily Mail. 21 September.

Church roof lead thieves labelled 'callous' after fifth Suffolk incident since end of August

(United Kingdom)

Ellis Barker (2015). Church roof lead thieves labelled 'callous' after fifth Suffolk incident since end of August. Ipswich Star. 17 September.

Lead Stolen from Church Roof

(United Kingdom)

Suffolk Constabulary (2015). Lead Stolen from Church Roof. Suffolk Constabulary. 15 September.

Mecca crane collapse: Saudi inquiry into Grand Mosque disaster

(Saudi Arabia)

BBC News (2015). Mecca crane collapse: Saudi inquiry into Grand Mosque disaster. BBC News. 12 September.

Algunas piezas robadas en museo de la UNSA eran de Camaná

(Peru)

Some items stolen from UNSA Museum were from Camana

Augusto Valdivia (2015). Algunas piezas robadas en museo de la UNSA eran de Camaná. Diario Correo. 11 September.

A Petition to Stop "Irresponsible" Restoration of Chartres Cathedral

(France)

Laura C. Mallonee (2015). A Petition to Stop "Irresponsible" Restoration of Chartres Cathedral. Hyperallergic. 11 September.

The religious and cultural heritage being ruined by Yemen's war

(Yemen)

N.P. (2015). The religious and cultural heritage being ruined by Yemen's war. The Economist. 9 September.

Vandals trash ancient leper hospital ruins

(United Kingdom)

Clacton Gazette (2015). Vandals trash ancient leper hospital ruins. Clacton Gazette. 6 September.

Russian police find pieces of bas relief believed stolen by right-wing group

(Russia)

Irina Titova (2015). Russian police find pieces of bas relief believed stolen by right-wing group. CTV. 28 August.

Cuban exiles hope diplomatic thaw can help them regain confiscated property

(Cuba)

Joe Lamar (2015). Cuban exiles hope diplomatic thaw can help them regain confiscated property. The Guardian. 1 August.

How are Austerity Measures Harming Architectural and Archeological Preservation in Greece?

(Greece)

Patrick Sisson (2015). How are Austerity Measures Harming Architectural and Archeological Preservation in Greece?. Curbed. 31 July.

New York University in legal saga over Villa La Pietra, half a world away in Italy

(Italy; United States of America)

Stephanie Kirchgaessner (2015). New York University in legal saga over Villa La Pietra, half a world away in Italy. The New York Times. 31 July.

New Technique May Identify Stolen Stones

(United Kingdom)

Archaeology (2015). New Technique May Identify Stolen Stones. Archaeology. 30 July.

Hasta 10 años de prisión para quienes demolieron capilla del siglo XIX

(Mexico)

Up to 10 years in prison for people who demolished 19th century chapel

Lucía Pérez (2015). Hasta 10 años de prisión para quienes demolieron capilla del siglo XIX. E-consulta. 29 July.

Disgusted residents hope ancient DEATH CURSE will 'scare the s**t' out of neds who sprayed a penis and a swastika on a church

(United Kingdom)

Oliver Norton (2015). Disgusted residents hope ancient DEATH CURSE will 'scare the s**t' out of neds who sprayed a penis and a swastika on a church. Daily Record. 24 July.

Syria civil war: Bomb damages Aleppo's ancient citadel

(Syria)

BBC News (2015). Syria civil war: Bomb damages Aleppo's ancient citadel. BBC News. 12 July.

Police arrest Jewish suspects in arson at 'loaves and fishes' church

(Israel)

The Times of Israel (2015). Police arrest Jewish suspects in arson at 'loaves and fishes' church. The Times of Israel. 12 July.

Windows of Egyptian Museum broken from consulate explosion

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). Windows of Egyptian Museum broken from consulate explosion. Ahram Online. 11 July.

Vandals spray paint tag on ancient St Andrews Harbour wall

(United Kingdom)

Michael Alexander (2015). Vandals spray paint tag on ancient St Andrews Harbour wall. The Courier. 8 July.

UNESCO lists Yemen world heritage sites as endangered

(Yemen)

AFP (2015). UNESCO lists Yemen world heritage sites as endangered. Art Daily. 3 July.

Almost a third of China's Great Wall has disappeared

(China)

AFP (2015). Almost a third of China's Great Wall has disappeared. The Guardian. 29 June.

Stone thieves are dismantling Yorkshire's heritage, warn police

(United Kingdom)

Jamie Doward (2015). Stone thieves are dismantling Yorkshire's heritage, warn police. The Guardian. 27 June.

Yemeni Heritage, Saudi Vandalism

(Yemen)

Lamya Khalidi (2015). Yemeni Heritage, Saudi Vandalism. The New York Times. 26 June.

Another Treasure Lost in Iraq: The Story of Mar Behnam Monastery

(Iraq)

Christopher Jones (2015). Another Treasure Lost in Iraq: The Story of Mar Behnam Monastery. Hyperallergic. 23 June.

UK to adopt Hague Convention to protect artefacts in war zones

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). UK to adopt Hague Convention to protect artefacts in war zones. BBC News. 21 June.

Robos de patrimonio en España: ¿Quién está detrás de ellos? ¿Cómo funciona el mercado negro?

(Spain)

Theft of heritage in Spain: Who is behind this? How does the black market function?

Rodrigo Carretero (2015). Robos de patrimonio en España: ¿Quién está detrás de ellos? ¿Cómo funciona el mercado negro?. Huffington Post. 21 June.

Fire damages landmark Christian site in Israel; arson suspected

(Israel)

Bathsheva Sobelman (2015). Fire damages landmark Christian site in Israel; arson suspected. Los Angeles Times. 18 June.

Yemen: the Unesco heritage slowly being destroyed

(Yemen)

Lizzie Porter (2015). Yemen: the Unesco heritage slowly being destroyed. The Telegraph. 16 June.

Explosion Destroys Ancient Cultural Heritage Site in Yemen Capital

(Yemen)

Rick Gladstone (2015). Explosion Destroys Ancient Cultural Heritage Site in Yemen Capital. The New York Times. 12 June.

Buscan a unos ladrones dedicados al robo de capiteles en iglesias románicas de Soria

(Spain)

Looking for the thieves targeting capitals from the Romanesque churches of Soria

20 Minutos (2015). Buscan a unos ladrones dedicados al robo de capiteles en iglesias románicas de Soria. 20 Minutos. 9 June.

Yemeni War Leads to Massive Destruction of Cultural Heritage

(Yemen)

Laura C. Mallonee (2015). Yemeni War Leads to Massive Destruction of Cultural Heritage. Hyperallergic. 27 May.

Beijing's Old Summer Palace Replica Controversially Built As History Lesson For Young Generation

(China)

Duncan Hewitt (2015). Beijing's Old Summer Palace Replica Controversially Built As History Lesson For Young Generation. International Business Times. 11 May.

Spate of vandalization hits Kyoto, Nara World Heritage sites

(Japan)

Japan Times (2015). Spate of vandalization hits Kyoto, Nara World Heritage sites. The Japan Times. 9 April.

Removal of Shah Jahan mosque relics termed theft of history

(Pakistan)

Dawn (2015). Removal of Shah Jahan mosque relics termed theft of history. Dawn. 21 January.

Cuatro detenidos por el robo de cobre en Muros de Nalón, Tineo y Degaña

(Spain)

Four detained for the theft of copper from walls in Nalón, Tineo and Degañ

La Nueva España (2014). Cuatro detenidos por el robo de cobre en Muros de Nalón, Tineo y Degaña. La Nueva España. 27 November.

Among the Wounded in Syria's War: Ancient History

(Syria)

Alissa J. Rubin (2014). Among the Wounded in Syria's War: Ancient History. The New York Times. 7 March.