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Italian coast guard aids Banksy-funded boat

An Italian coast guard vessel on Saturday rushed to a rescue ship funded by British street artist Banksy, which sent out a distress call for help with more than 200 migrants onboard, and took in 49 of the most vulnerable people on board.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/30 17:38:40

Wind H Art Center in Beijing kicks off new exhibition on epidemic

Beijing's Wind H Art Center kicked off a new group exhibition featuring 48 individual artists and artist groups on Friday as a continuation of the center's opening exhibition late in May.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/30 17:33:41

New Yorkers celebrate Met's reopening

With visitors raising their arms in a sign of victory, clapping and lining up eagerly at ticket windows, New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art reopened its doors to the public on Saturday in a festive atmosphere - a sign for many that the largest US metropolis is returning to normality after a nearly six-month closure caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/30 16:53:42

Virus imperils 'people's playground' of New York

Summers in Coney Island usually ring with the sound of excited screams from roller coasters, playful shouts from bumper cars and children's laughter from spinning teacups.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/27 18:58:41

Project aims to digitalize relics from Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes collected overseas

To make the ancient literature discovered in the Mogao Grottoes more available globally, the Dunhuang Academy in Northwest China's Gansu Province, which oversees the grottoes, has launched a digitalization project to record thousands of relics collected in overseas museums.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/26 16:18:40

China's top art academy offers more opportunities to whom want to learn arts

The Central Academy of Fine Arts has restarted a program that will allow students from vocational schools to transfer over and complete an undergraduate degree, after which the school will arrange for students to attain graduate degrees at famous universities overseas.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/25 18:18:40

Egypt's blossoming trade in fragrant jasmine flowers

At midnight, Eman Mehanna switches on her headlamp and begins her day's work picking jasmine flowers, as their powerful fragrance wafts far across the fields in Egypt's fertile Nile Delta.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/25 17:43:41

Israeli archaeologists discover ancient Canaanite-Egyptian fortress

Israeli archaeologists have discovered an ancient Canaanite-Egyptian fortress in southern Israel, dating back to about 3,200 years ago, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/24 17:43:40

Chinese archaeologists launch 4th excavation at cultural site

Chinese archaeologists on Saturday started the fourth excavation of the Yangshao Village, an important site in the core distribution area of the Yangshao Culture, dating back 5,000 to 7,000 years, local authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/24 17:28:40

Israel discovers 3,200-year-old Canaanite-Egyptian fortress

Israeli archaeologists have discovered an ancient Canaanite-Egyptian fortress in southern Israel, dated back to about 3,200 years ago, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/24 10:54:49

Hainan to hold intl culture week on brocade, embroidery

South China's island province of Hainan will hold an international culture week in November focusing on brocade and embroidery works from various countries, as well as from the local Li ethnic group.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/19 16:58:41

Street art thrives in Sao Paulo despite novel coronavirus pandemic

Perched atop a platform swaying in the air 10 stories high, Paola Delfin is putting the final touches on a giant graffiti mural in the sprawling concrete jungle of Sao Paulo.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/18 16:28:40

Cultural relics from the South China Sea arrive in Mogao Grottoes for the first time

An exhibition of cultural relics discovered in the South China Sea kicked off at the Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang, Northwest China's Gansu Province, on Saturday. This is the first cultural dialogue between these two key parts of the Land and Maritime Silk Road.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/17 20:12:49

Upcoming 'Alive Together' event to light up night in Beijing

A new immersive art festival featuring 15 light installations will light up the night in Beijing when it kicks off on Thursday at Yuyuantan Park.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/17 17:08:42

Beijing Chengxuan auction house to hold first event since COVID-19 outbreak

Chinese auction house Beijing Chengxuan will hold its first auction since the outbreak of COVID-19 on Thursday. The event will see more than 1,000 items go under the hammer, including Chinese paintings, contemporary art and porcelains.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/10 19:03:40

Empress Dowager Cixi's imperial robe goes on display in Silk Museum

Twenty silk cultural relics that were excavated from the Eastern Tomb of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) went on display at the China Silk Museum on Friday. Among them, are silk garments worn by Chinese Empress Dowager Cixi, one of the most powerful women in China's history.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/10 0:00:10

Greece steps up efforts for return of Parthenon sculptures ahead of War of Independence anniversary

Greece is stepping up efforts for the permanent return of the Parthenon sculptures to Athens prior to the year 2021's 200th anniversary of 1821 Greek War of Independence, Greek Culture and Sports Minister Lina Mendoni told the Xinhua News Agency in a recent interview.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/6 18:18:42

Chinese artist offers special art show in Japan

What does it feel like to insert evergreen pine branches into the bronzes of ancient China's Western Zhou Dynasty (1046-771 BC)? Recently, a special art show is taking place at the Wang Chuanfeng Museum in the Ginza district in downtown Tokyo.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/6 18:13:42