There are currently 150,000 architectural monuments in Russia. According to Russian culture minister Vladimir Medinsky, a majority of them are in a “horrific condition.” In order to save these properties from ruin, Medinsky has implemented a plan to auction off the estates and mansions to private citizens who can properly care for and restore them. 204 more words
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A dozen archaeologists and 100 Afghan laborers are racing against time to salvage as much archaeological material as possible before December at Mes Aynak, Afghanistan. 131 more words
Experts say that the 1970 UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property is… 144 more words
UNESCO has formally recognized a Parsi community for their choice to restore and preserve historic enclaves.
Architect Vikas Dilawari, under the guidance and advice of the Garib Zathostiyona Regethan Fund, restored the Sethna Buildings, which consists of five buildings that house many of the poorer Parsi families in the area. 95 more words
Subhash Kapoor, an Indian-born, New York-based art dealer has been making headlines since his detention in Indian on allegations of illicit antiquities trafficking. Galleries and museums worldwide are examining their collections to see what they may have purchased that went through Kapoor’s business. 102 more words