UNESCO-listed heritage site Machu Picchu attracts around 1,000 tourists a day.
Is UNESCO's prestigious lists of tangible and intangible heritage damaging the very existence of the sites on them?
With the addition of minarets, Hagia Sophia was converted from a Christian basilica to an Islamic mosque.
Adaptive reuse and recycling of heritage architecture may be all the rage, but are not new. Making new buildings from old has a long history in the ancient world.
Interior of the ‘Great Hall’ at the old Fyansford Paper Mills.
Photographer: Donna Squire
The people of Geelong are connecting with their industrial past as the city undergoes a community-led creative transformation.
Jerusalem is mentioned on this 2,700-year-old papyrus.
A mysterious papyrus said to come from the Judaen Desert could be the first to reveal the name of Jerusalem.
Lygon Street, Brunswick East, Melbourne, 1956.
State Library of Victoria
From the 1960s, the backlash against inner-suburban clearances was led by the 'trendies'.
One of two benches demarcated apartheid style for either ‘whites only’ or for ‘non-whites only’ in Cape Town.
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September is celebrated as heritage month in South Africa. How to get it right? A revisit to a national newspaper's decade-old, ambitious project is a good yardstick to use.
The historical, social and moral reasons for retaining the Sirius Building for public housing are compelling, but the state government is focused on the money from its sale.
The state is ignoring historical, social and moral reasons to keep public housing in Heritage areas of Sydney. Its sell-off will further divide the city between rich and poor and end a rich history.
Hair speaks of the past, and of cultural heritage.
Hair has long been modified for aesthetic and other ends. But skewed power structures have meant that women, particularly women of colour, have borne the brunt of stereotyping and prejudice.
© The Palestinian Museum
An astonishing new museum opened near Ramallah, in the West Bank, on June 1.
An urban explorer-turned-academic explains our fascination with the ruins that lie beneath our cities.
Our past is under threat from "nighthawks" - illegal metal detectorists who go out at night to seek their fortune from protected ancient monuments. A Bristol archaeologist investigates.
The 11 official languages of South Africa on display at the Constitutional Court.
In the past few years, many South Africans have come to associate Heritage Day with a good opportunity to have a barbeque, known locally as a braai. But the day is meant for so much more than that.
The ancient site of Palmyra, parts of which have reportedly now been destroyed by Islamic State.
Using technology to recreate heritage items can help connect nations.
The temple of Baal Shamin in Palmyra, which has been destroyed by ISIS in Palmyra.
Barely a week after ISIS beheaded Khaled al-Asaad, the Syrian expert who devoted his life to the study of Palmyra, the group is reported to have destroyed a nearly 2,000-year-old temple dedicated to Baalshamin…
The heritage of Africa’s Sibudu Cave needs to be preserved as development plans threaten the site.
Africa needs to protect the Sibudu cave from development.
The skies aren’t all blue.
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Archaeology is protected as part of the planning process but the huge wave of planned house building means this is at risk.
The initials ‘ES’ on the parapets are those of Elizabeth Talbot, who built Hardwick Hall.
Women played a far greater role in designing, commissioning and building country houses, gardens and parklands than was once imagined.
Sol LeWitt left behind detailed instructions that today enable galleries to realise his art for exhibition.
Just as we have become accustomed to two worlds of consumption – online and “location-based” retail (what we used to call “shops”) – the concept of museums and galleries as solely physical repositories…
The naming and claiming of public space is a highly political act.
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When Chrissy Amphlett, lead singer of the iconic Australian rock group The Divinyls, passed away as a result of breast cancer in April last year, it was only a matter of weeks before the question of how…
Indigenous groups are concerned about proposed changes to the process for determining heritage sites in Western Australia, including the location of the Nyoongar Tent embassy.
In June, the Western Australian Government released draft amendments to the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972. This is the legislation that determines what qualifies for heritage protection in the state – and…