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Turkey to open Göktürk museum in Mongolia

Turkey to open Göktürk museum in Mongolia

Turkey is set to reorganize the area around the Orkhon inscriptions of Bilge Tonyukuk, a military leader of a nomadic confederation of Turkic peoples in medieval Central Asia known as the Göktürks, and build a museum to showcase remnants found at the surrounding archeological site in the Mongolian capital

Comment(s)7/15/2016

Sketch offers evidence Van Gogh cut off nearly all his ear

Sketch offers evidence Van Gogh cut off nearly all his ear

The star of a new exhibition at the Van Gogh Museum is not one of the Dutch painter's flamboyant masterpieces, but a rough sketch by a junior French provincial doctor

Comment(s)7/13/2016

Glasses to honey, Greeks innovating to survive

Glasses to honey, Greeks innovating to survive

If necessity is the mother of invention, eight years of a crippling recession and dwindling work prospects has compelled at least some Greeks to reboot, switch professions and innovate to survive

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Giacometti art trove at center of Franco-Swiss legal tussle

Giacometti art trove at center of Franco-Swiss legal tussle

Works by Alberto Giacometti have been kept in storage at a Swiss museum for two years due to a legal dispute over their rightful ownership

Comment(s)7/8/2016

New museum to showcase mental health therapy tools in Turkey's west

New museum to showcase mental health therapy tools in Turkey's west

Manisa Mental Hospital head Ahmet Ayer has said they were preparing to establish a museum to display the objects which have been used by the 90-year-old hospital in the treatment of mental health diseases

Comment(s)7/11/2016

Demand for a new, larger Antalya Museum rejected

Demand for a new, larger Antalya Museum rejected

The Antalya Museum’s demand for the establishment of one of the world’s largest museums on an area that is currently home to the Highway Directorate’s social facilities, public housing and the Meteorology 4th Regional Directorate has been rejected

Comment(s)7/7/2016

Young sculptor combines rebellion with romanticism

Young sculptor combines rebellion with romanticism

The political stance of Mahmut Aydın is as stark as his sculptures. He deplores hierarchy, censorship and any attempt to cover the naked. His statues carry a strong sense of irony and the courage to rip off clichés, like a male figure who waves a stick at a murder of crows to get them to find their places in a puzzle

Comment(s)7/9/2016

Sculpture defaced with paint in Turkey’s northwest

Sculpture defaced with paint in Turkey’s northwest

A sculpture in the Nilüfer district of the northwestern province of Bursa made by a Vietnamese artist has been defaced with paint

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