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Monday 12 November 2012
Three men posing as an art teacher and two students stole paintings worth about R17.5m (£1.2m) by some of South Africa's most celebrated artists off the walls of the Pretoria Art Museum in a brazen daytime robbery.
Saturday 10 November 2012
Thousands of moving war stories are being unearthed in a drive to gather a vast collection of First World War memorabilia from across Europe.
Friday 02 November 2012
The West can no longer claim to be the dominant force in modern art, the director of the Tate museums has declared, after announcing a major shift towards acquiring and exhibiting the best new work from Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.
Thursday 01 November 2012
Government budgets may be constricting all round Whitehall, but when it comes to the urgent matter of serpent taxidermy, cash can always be found.
Tuesday 30 October 2012
Life on Marsden: The car was actively damaging the feminist cause just by being parked
Monday 15 October 2012
The Impressionist was into social networking long before the dawn of the internet
Sunday 14 October 2012
It's not unusual for Peter Lippmann to ruffle a few feathers. The fashion photographer has shot stilletos in smashed-up cars, cocktail rings on half-clean dinner plates and used, as you can plainly see here, live chickens to model luxury jewellery.
Saturday 06 October 2012
You may feel like you are window-shopping at Harrods or the Burlington Arcade when you step inside the slick new furniture gallery at London's Victoria & Albert Museum, which opens in December.
Thursday 04 October 2012
The original ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz (1939) will go on public display in Europe for the first time ever.
Thursday 27 September 2012
Three members of a gang who stole millions of pounds worth of Chinese antiques from a museum in an act of 'cultural vandalism' have been jailed for six years each.
Monday 20 August 2012
His books highlight the contradictions at the heart of Turkey. Orhan Pamuk, who has turned 60, talks to Shaun Walker
Wednesday 15 August 2012
Whether you fancy learning about the planets, pandas or the plague, Britain’s city’s offer great summer-holiday outings
Sunday 12 August 2012
Forty years after war ended, Washington begins decontamination of worst-affected areas in Vietnam
Monday 06 August 2012
International action is urgently required to save the world's imperilled historic shipwrecks from the ravages of commercial fishing, experts have warned.
Monday 06 August 2012
Archaeologists want sunken vessels to be given the same levels of protection as threatened marine ecosystems
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
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