Thursday, Sep 29, 2022



Kasauli’s heritage thermometer goes missing, hunt launched

June 25, 2022 6:38 am

For years, passers-by on the Lower Mall could glance at the large ‘Stephens’ Inks’ thermometer hanging outside Hotel Alasia and know the temperature.

Five Things: How to take the reading challenge in a costume and pay with mangoes to enter a story-telling session

June 15, 2022 7:01 pm

Just when we thought we had to visit a museum to learn about art, the New York MET brings us close to some of its finest collections through an interactive map, and then there's building blocks and plays to watch.

Europe's first samurai museum opens in Berlin

May 11, 2022 2:57 pm

As a new museum on the samurai opens in Berlin, here are five facts about how the legendary warriors and political elite shaped the history of Japan for centuries

Stolen artefacts to be returned to India from Scotland museums

April 10, 2022 11:02 am

Glasgow City Council had received a formal request from the Indian High Commission in London earlier this year for the return of six architectural antiquities from Kanpur, Gwalior and Bihar

Colonial-era looted art returned to Nigeria and Benin

February 20, 2022 8:37 pm

Nigerians celebrated the homecoming of Benin bronzes pillaged during the colonial era. It comes as African leaders are pushing for the restitution of the artifacts from Europe.

After a century and a half, Ethiopian artefacts return home

November 23, 2021 4:26 pm

The items, which include an intricately latticed processional cross, a richly coloured triptych depicting Jesus' crucifixion, and an ornate red and brass imperial shield, are part of the largest act of restitution in Ethiopia's history, officials said.

Taíno people want to stop Christie’s sale of artifacts

November 10, 2021 9:57 pm

On its website, Christie’s highlights some works made of “manatee bone, shell and terra-cotta, layered with symbolically-charged iconography,” and states that “the works speak to the creativity of the Taíno.”

Collecting treasures from weddings past

October 29, 2021 6:12 pm

As keepsakes from the day two people begin their new life together, "these objects tell a story, they have a voice and represent a commitment a couple have made to one another”

Mexico displays pre-Hispanic artifacts recovered from abroad

October 03, 2021 5:50 pm

Mexico has long had a problem with collectors or traffickers taking artifacts out of the country, even though that has been illegal since 1972

12th century Nataraj to 2nd century vase: US hands over 157 antiques to India

September 26, 2021 7:45 am

The items, which were stolen or smuggled out of India over a period of time, mostly belong to the period between 11th and 14th centuries.