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The Netherlands Announced as Special Guest at 2012 ARCOmadrid’s Orange Week

MADRID.- Within the framework of Semana Naranja, or Orange Week, organised by the Embassy of the Netherlands, at IED Madrid IFEMA presented the participation of the Netherlands as its Special Guest at the 31st ARCOmadrid, International Contemporary Art...

South Carolina Museum Honoring Civil Rights Leader Mays Opens

GREENWOOD (AP).- A museum dedicated to the life of Benjamin E. Mays, an educator who was an early inspiration to Martin Luther King Jr. and who was often referred to as the father of the civil rights movement, opened Tuesday in his hometown of Greenwo...

United States Government Returns Stolen Trove of Historic Archive Documents to...

MOSCOW (AP).- A trove of historic archive documents dating back to Catherine the Great that were stolen after the Soviet breakup were returned to Russia by the U.S. on Friday. The 21 documents include decrees issued by historical figures such as Czar ...

Germany’s Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation Refuses to Return Nefertiti Bust to...

BERLIN (REUTERS).- A German foundation rejected Monday an Egyptian request to return the 3,400-year-old bust of Queen Nefertiti, a sculpture which draws over one million viewers annually to a Berlin museum. Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA)...

Irish Government to Present 400 Irish Arts Events in US

NEW YORK, NY (AP).- The Irish government has announced it will present 400 Irish arts events all across the United States this year. Actor and Irish cultural ambassador Gabriel Byrne will formally announce details and dates of the project at New York's...

National Museum of Cultures Receives Donation of Works Created by Hambis...

MEXICO CITY.- Thirty seven engravings by the Cypriot artist Hambis Tsangaris that represent Kalikangiari, mythical beings related to December feasts on the island, were donated yesterday by the Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in Mexico to the Nationa...

Model of Former Nazi Castle Headed to the Los Angeles Museum...

VIENNA (AP).- A model of an Austrian castle where the Nazis murdered about 30,000 people — including many who were mentally ill or disabled — is headed to a U.S. museum. Hartheim Castle was one of several notorious institutions that Adolf Hi...

Model of Former Nazi Castle Headed to the Los Angeles Museum...

VIENNA (AP).- A model of an Austrian castle where the Nazis murdered about 30,000 people — including many who were mentally ill or disabled — is headed to a U.S. museum. Hartheim Castle was one of several notorious institutions that Adolf Hi...

Harley-Davidson Museum to Pay Tribute to Vets

MILWAUKEE (AP).- The Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee is planning to pay tribute to veterans and their families next month. It will offer free admission to them November 4 through Nov. 7. On Nov. 4, a Harley archivist will talk about the history o...

United States to Send First Delegation to Hiroshima Memorial

TOKYO (AP).- Survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are welcoming a decision by the United States to send its first ever delegation to a ceremony marking the anniversary of the attacks, but are asking for something they aren't likel...

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