Arts

Egypt starts first-ever restoration of King Tut's coffin - 08/05/2019

CAIRO (dpa)- Egypt on Sunday started a months-long restoration of the coffin of Tutankhamun for the first time since the boy pharaoh's tomb was discovered in 1922, senior officials said. Minister of...

Previously unpublished Proust stories to appear in October - 08/01/2019

PARIS (dpa)- A collection of previously unpublished short stories by Marcel Proust is to hit French bookshops in October, publisher Editions De Fallois has announced. ​The founder of the publishing...

Book on colonization wins Australian literary prize - 07/30/2019

CANBERRA (dpa)- Australian author Melissa Lucashenko has won the country's Miles Franklin literature award for her novel "Too Much Lip," which depicts historical violence of colonization and...

US museum returns sacred ancestral memorial statues to Kenya - 07/29/2019

NAIROBI, Janet Murikira and Kate Bartlett (dpa)- A US museum on Monday returned 30 artefacts considered sacred to an ethnic group in Kenya, as calls mount for galleries and collectors in the West to...

Bayreuth Festival kicks off with Merkel in attendance - 07/26/2019

BAYREUTH, GERMANY, Britta Schultejans and Cordula Dieckmann (dpa)- The Bayreuth Festival in celebration of German composer Richard Wagner began Thursday despite scorching heat. Among the guests of...

German museum Kunsthalle Bremen to digitalize 18,000 prints - 07/25/2019

BREMEN, GERMANY (dpa)- German museum Kunsthalle Bremen plans to digitalize its collection of graphic reproductions in order to make them available to the public by 2022, it said on Wednesday. The...

Louvre takes name of US opioid medicine makers off rooms - 07/18/2019

PARIS (dpa)- The Louvre in Paris has removed the name of controversial US pharmaceutical manufacturers the Sacklers from one of its wings, the museum confirmed on Thursday. The move comes after a...

Astronaut-themed books, movies and TV shows ahead of moon anniversary - 07/16/2019

SEATTLE, Seattle Times staff, The Seattle Times (tca/dpa)- All this reporting and writing about the moon landing's 50th anniversary got us in the mood to read and watch some science fiction. So here...

Egypt opens museum for Nobel laureate Mahfouz after long delay - 07/16/2019

CAIRO, Ramadan Al-Fatash (dpa)- Egypt on Sunday opened a museum commemorating internationally renowned writer and Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz, some 13 years after it was first planned. Mahfouz, the...

Germany's Barberini Museum to show 'Ways of the Baroque' - 07/11/2019

POTSDAM, GERMANY (dpa)- Following the success of an exhibition of the late work of Pablo Picasso, the Barberini Museum in Potsdam next to Berlin is launching a new show with 54 masterpieces from the...
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