Italy wins decisive round against American museum for restitution of ancient bronze

Italy wins decisive round against American museum for restitution of ancient bronze

Seized by the Getty Foundation in Los Angeles, the European Court of Human Rights ruled in favor of Rome, which ordered the confiscation of this statue attributed to Lysippus. The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled in favor of Italy on Thursday in a dispute with the Getty Museum in Los Angeles over the … Read more

American writer Paul Auster, author of the “New York Trilogy”, died at the age of 77.

American writer Paul Auster, author of the "New York Trilogy", died at the age of 77.

The author was suffering from cancer. His other successful works include ‘Moon Palace’, ‘The Book of Illusions’ and ‘Brooklyn Follies’. Paul Auster, a prolific American author of novels, poems and films, who made his way onto the international literary scene with his “New York Trilogy”died of complications from lung cancer at the age of 77, … Read more

Omar Sy on all cultural fronts

Omar Sy on all cultural fronts

On April 24, the actor published a book in collaboration with Elsa Vigoureux. Since then, a cinema has been renamed after him, he was named a jury at the Cannes Film Festival and is included in the dictionary. “The recognition of the Trappists is worth more than anything else.” Omar Sy lent his name to … Read more

Belem, a 128-year-old multicultural symbol

Belem, a 128-year-old multicultural symbol

The flagship of French naval heritage has just left Greece, less than three months before the Paris Olympics. The three-masted ship took the Olympic flame on board and will be in Marseille on May 8. At 128 years old THE Belem the flagship of French naval heritage, it has seen several ship owners and several … Read more

The burnt papyrus of Herculaneum reveals its secrets about Plato

The burnt papyrus of Herculaneum reveals its secrets about Plato

A scientist shows boxes containing calcined fragments of the Herculaneum papyri on display at the Institut de France in Paris, September 26, 2019. STEFANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP Newly deciphered passages from texts that survived the 79 AD eruption of Mount Vesuvius reveal the exact location of the philosopher’s burial. Immersing yourself in the secrets … Read more

New York justice returns 30 works of art looted from Cambodia and Indonesia

New York justice returns 30 works of art looted from Cambodia and Indonesia

A prosecutor in New York, home to a major antiquities trade, has returned works sold or transferred illegally by networks of American dealers and traders, including one convicted and jailed in India. The New York Justice Department announced on Friday that it had returned 30 looted works of art to Cambodia and Indonesia. Three million … Read more

French National Library quarantines four books decorated with arsenic

French National Library quarantines four books decorated with arsenic

These works were identified through a German-American research program called the Poison Book, which lists books affected by “Schweinfurt Green” or “Paris Green” treatments. France’s national library told AFP on Thursday it had quarantined four 19th-century books decorated with arsenic to avoid any risk from the toxic agent. The warning came in late 2010 from … Read more

The rediscovered magic of the grand decorations of Notre-Dame de Paris

The rediscovered magic of the grand decorations of Notre-Dame de Paris

STORY – Mobilier national reveals the impressive paintings, choir carpets and tapestries of the recently restored cathedral. After the restoration of the walls of Notre-Dame, interior objects and decorations came next. This project within a project, which is nearing its end, mainly concerned the large-scale paintings that decorated the cathedral. Five years after the fire … Read more

Deprived of Hollywood and Western music, Russia is under the spell of K-pop and manga

Deprived of Hollywood and Western music, Russia is under the spell of K-pop and manga

Russian cosplayers, Chinese video game fans Genshin Impact, during a costume contest in November in Moscow. Maxim Shemetov/REUTERS South Korean music, Japanese comics and Chinese video games are flooding the country, where Western production has become rare thanks to sanctions against the invasion of Ukraine. Vladimir Putin wanted to wage a culture war against the … Read more

The Court of Auditors oversees the management and projects of the Center Pompidou

The Court of Auditors oversees the management and projects of the Center Pompidou

Appointed head of the Center Pompidou in 2021, Laurent Le Bon presented an ambitious cultural program during the five years it was closed. Program “insufficiently piloted’ and which one “funding not secured” according to the Court of Auditors. STEFANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP Poor governance, economic model too weak, personnel management to be reviewed: judges … Read more