‘Priceless’ artworks stolen from French castleThieves on Sunday broke in to the fabled Fontainebleau castle south of Paris and stole around 15 "priceless" Chinese artefacts in a lightning raid, according to French authorities.
Iraq museum reopens early to defy IS groupIraq's national museum officially reopened in Baghdad on Saturday after 12 years of painstaking efforts during which close to a third of 15,000 pieces looted during the US-led…
Art news: Paris, Lyon, London and Cuba!From Paris, where some of the touchstones of modern art are soon to be on display, and Lyon's new sci-fi style museum to Cuba's thriving art scene, Eve Jackson brings you up to…
MIDDLE EAST MATTERS
Meeting Syriac Christian fightersThis week, we head to northern Syria and profile the Christians fighting for their heritage as the civil war rages on. Next, we look at how Qatar is bidding for sporting glory,…
Spain's Podemos party faces online oppositionIn this edition: Spain`s Podemos party faces online opposition; London`s Natural History Museum decides to retire its diplodocus; and a motorbike ride across Southeast Asia …
Video: King Tut’s mask ‘not ruined’ by glued-on beardThe damage caused by a botched repair of the mask of King Tutankhamun that left dried glue on the priceless relic may be reparable, a German conservator said Saturday.
France’s Louvre keeps title as world’s most-visited museumThe famous Louvre in France received 9.3 million visitors last year, retaining its title as the most-visited museum in the world, the Paris attraction announced Tuesday.
A new generation of gamesAdults are showing a growing interest in playing games, all manner of games, and there are new establishments where they can go to play them and let their imagination run wild.
Enhanced olfactory experiencesArts in general and literature in particular have always inspired perfumers. Fragrances can tell a story, tell someone's story.
A museum for the master of blackPierre Soulages, arguably France’s most famous living artist, is known as a master of the colour black. A museum dedicated to his life’s work opened on Friday in Rodez, a town in…
FRANCE IN FOCUS
The battle for AlstomThis week, General Electric is on track to take over the struggling French industrial group Alstom's energy business, despite government intervention. Next, we give you a preview…