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Irish pubs reopen as end of lockdown nears

Irish pubs unlocked their doors and began pouring pints on Monday, ending a 15-week dry spell forced by the nation's coronavirus lockdown.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/2 11:08:41

Canada's Cirque du Soleil files for bankruptcy protection amid novel coronavirus pandemic

Cirque du Soleil announced on Monday it is filing for bankruptcy protection and cutting thousands of jobs as the world's most famous circus troupe seeks to survive the coronavirus pandemic.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/30 17:43:40

11th Music in the Summer Air helps live concerts recover after COVID-19

The 11th Music in the Summer Air (MISA) will be held in the Concert Hall of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra from July 20, with live concerts set to help revive a sector that has been badly affected by the COVID-19 epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/30 22:45:55

2,000-year-old Athens theater hosts first-ever contemporary art exhibit

During summer time in previous years, thousands of spectators would swarm the ancient Odeon of Herodes Atticus, one of the most iconic landmarks of Athens, every night for world-class music, dance or theater performances in the course of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/29 17:33:45

Chinese artist Shu Yong reveals COVID-19-themed artworks

A series of paintings created by renowned artist Shu Yong during the COVID-19 pandemic are currently on exhibition at the Hunan Provincial Museum in Central China's Changsha.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/21 17:18:41

Neolithic complex in East China verified as jade workshop

Archaeologists in East China's Zhejiang Province have verified that a Neolithic site that dates back to roughly 4,500-4,800 years ago was once a jade workshop complex, according to the Zhejiang Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/21 16:23:41

More Beijing cultural sites close once again due to new COVID-19 cases

More cultural venues in Beijing, including various museums, announced they were closing again or postponing their reopening after the capital raised its COVID-19 emergency response from Level III to Level II due to a recent outbreak in the southern and western part of the city. Meanwhile, those that are not shutting down have begun implementing stricter measures to limit visitor traffic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/17 17:53:40

Van Gogh, Gauguin brothel letter sells for 210,000 euros

A letter written jointly by Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin in which they talk of their brothel visits and share their mutual admiration, sold for 210,600 euros ($236,000) at auction in Paris on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/17 17:03:40

Chinese martial arts association to apply for UNESCO World Intangible Cultural Heritage status

China's Chin Woo association, a martial arts association made famous around the world by Bruce Lee in the film Fist of Fury, took its first steps on the journey to becoming a World Intangible Cultural Heritage on Saturday, as it approaches the 110th anniversary of its founding.
Source: | 2020/6/14 21:46:15

Rare discovery: Stone carvings in Hubei Province confirm popularity of paper money in China over 600 years ago

A research team in Central China's Hubei Province has discovered stone inscriptions carved on a cliff on Wudang Mountain, one of the "Four Sacred Mountains of Taoism," showing that paper money was widely used during the Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368).
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/14 17:18:40

Street art star unveils Paris mural to George Floyd, Adama Traore

A huge mural by French street art star JR was unveiled in Paris on Tuesday paying tribute to George Floyd and Adama Traore, a young black man who died in police custody in France.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/10 18:38:40

'Community' contemporary art exhibition coming to Shenzhen

The Sea World Culture & Arts Center in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong Province will host a major art exhibition on June 20 to review and rethink contemporary art in China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/10 16:58:40

Notre-Dame workers start removal of fire-damaged scaffolding

Workers at Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris on Monday began the delicate task of removing tons of metal scaffolding that melted together during the fire that destroyed the monument's roof and spire in 2019, one of the riskiest operations in the rebuilding effort so far.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/9 17:28:42

Sail away

After a further easing of restrictions in Australia, people in the capital city of Canberra are able to follow Captain James Cook's footsteps 250 years ago and learn more about his voyage in a delayed exhibition at the National Museum of Australia (NMA).
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/8 18:03:40

Contemporary realities

China is back on the way to fully reopening its indoor museums, galleries and art institutions after the country downgraded its last high-risk region on Sunday. Currently, the entire Chinese mainland is on low alert for COVID-19.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/7 18:46:28

A near-private encounter with 'Las Meninas'

A moment of almost-total silence contemplating Velazquez's Las Meninas is the rare opportunity offered by Madrid's El Prado Museum as it reopens its doors to a handful of visitors Saturday after a three-month closure.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/7 17:33:41

Western audiences embrace Tang Dynasty poet documentary

British historian Michael Wood's latest documentary has successfully brought a Tang Dynasty (618-907) poet to Western audiences for the first time as mutual understanding remains a top priority amid the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: | 2020/6/5 7:02:39

Rome's Raphael exhibition reopens with coronavirus restrictions

Nearly three months after it was shut down at the start of Italy's national coronavirus lockdown, the largest-ever retrospective of the life and work of Renaissance maestro Raphael reopened Tuesday with a choreographed trickle of visitors expected to become the new norm for public places.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/4 17:53:41