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This isn’t trademar-geddon but the Redskins trademark cancellation is going to have serious long-term effects. EPA/ Larry W. Smith

Washington Redskins trademark is lost, but not the game … yet

On Wednesday the US Patent and Trademark Office cancelled the US trademark registration for the Washington Redskins football team. This is a big victory for Native American groups, and an important development…
Damaged Shiite Mosque outside Samarra, Iraq, 2006. Khalid Mohammed/AP

British government thwarts modern day Monuments Men

We study the past to understand the present and to help shape the future. A society without a memory is a dysfunctional society. And much of a society’s memory is encapsulated within its cultural property…
Sungnyumen Gate, pictured here in the 1890s, was destroyed by fire in 2008. Digital documentation can help preserve such cultural heritage. AAP Image/Yonhap News Agency

Scan, save, and archive: how to protect our digital cultural heritage

Last month a fire destroyed 23 timber buildings in the the Norwegian heritage town of Laerdalsoyri. Another fire ripped through the important Korean gate of Sungnyemun in 2008. This one was the result…

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