NEWS | UNESCO Says Logo Being Used Illegally For Arts Trafficking

PARIS | FRANCE – The United Nations’ cultural agency has warned that its name and logo are being illegally emblazoned on false documents to facilitate illicit trafficking in African cultural property. UNESCO urged ‘vigilance’ Wednesday after it received numerous reports of such fraud and instance where its name was being used to certify the monetary … Continue reading NEWS | UNESCO Says Logo Being Used Illegally For Arts Trafficking

ARTS & CULTURE | Louvre Abu Dhabi To Re-Open June 24

ABU DHABI – Tickets can now be purchased on Louvre Abu Dhabi’s website ahead of the museum’s reopening this Wednesday, June 24. Visitors will once again be able to experience Louvre Abu Dhabi’s world – class collection and view its latest international exhibition, Furusiyya: The Art of Chivalry between East and West, which will run … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE | Louvre Abu Dhabi To Re-Open June 24

ARTS & CULTURE | Thunaiyat Al-Diriyah Foundation is KSA’s First Art Biennale

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi minister of culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan just established Al – Diriyah Biennale Foundation for Contemporary Art, the first art biennale to be set in Saudi Arabia. The biennale will focus on two central themes: an exhibition of contemporary art for the first edition set for 2021 … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE | Thunaiyat Al-Diriyah Foundation is KSA’s First Art Biennale

ARTS & CULTURE | France’s Louvre Museum To Reopen July 6, Versailles June 6

PARIS | FRANCE – The Louvre museum in Paris will reopen on July 6, it said on Friday, as France’s historical and cultural sites emerge gradually from the coronavirus lockdown. In a statement, France’s most visited museum said a booking system and new signposting would offer visitors the maximum possible safety while they are in … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE | France’s Louvre Museum To Reopen July 6, Versailles June 6

Culture In Quarantine | Saudi Cultural Ministry Concludes ‘Reading Marathon’ Initiative

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The Ministry of Culture concluded its ‘Reading Marathon’ initiative with a record 606,000 pages read. The six-week event witnessed an unprecedented participation of readers from all segments of society. Launched in late April, the ministry’s initiative comes as part of its ‘Culture in Quarantine’ project, aimed at raising awareness about … Continue reading Culture In Quarantine | Saudi Cultural Ministry Concludes ‘Reading Marathon’ Initiative

ARTS & CULTURE | Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre Launches Remote Guided Cultural Tours

ABU DHABI – Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre launched remote cultural tours at the mosque in line with precautionary measures taken in the UAE to protect the society, following the spread of the coronavirus. The leading global cultural destination annually receives over 6 million worshippers and visitors of various cultures all across the globe. All … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE | Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre Launches Remote Guided Cultural Tours

ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Netflix Will Soon Release A New Documentary On Michelle Obama

Netflix and Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company have announced a new original documentary: Becoming, following the former first lady as she goes on a 34-city tour to promote her bestselling memoir of the same name. the wait isn’t too long as Netflix plans to launch Becoming in just over a week, on May 6. … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Netflix Will Soon Release A New Documentary On Michelle Obama

ARTS & CULTURE | Louvre Abu Dhabi Brings New Digital Experiences To Audiences At Home

ABU DHABI – Louvre Abu Dhabi announced on Monday that it is adding to its current digital offering, providing free access to more content through virtual tours, video and downloadable activities. This development brings Louvre Abu Dhabi’s stories of cultural connection - - of its artworks and exhibitions - - to audience around the world, … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE | Louvre Abu Dhabi Brings New Digital Experiences To Audiences At Home

MUSIC FOR HOPE | How Andrea Bocelli’s Easter Live – Stream Became An Unexpected Global Blockbuster

When Andrea Bocelli’s Easter performance at Duomo di Milan was first conceived, it was being thought of primarily as a local event – or localized to Italy, at least. The live-stream’s instigator, the mayor of Milan, came up with the idea the intention of uplifting his home country, the one hardest hit in some of … Continue reading MUSIC FOR HOPE | How Andrea Bocelli’s Easter Live – Stream Became An Unexpected Global Blockbuster

ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | 2020 Daytime Emmys Postponed Due To Coronavirus Concerns

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA - The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced on Thursday that due to the coronavirus outbreak it has postponed the 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, which had been scheduled for June. ‘Given out concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided that we will not be staging the … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | 2020 Daytime Emmys Postponed Due To Coronavirus Concerns