German Initiative Forges New Chapter in Nazi Looted Art Restitution
Art / Cultural Heritage

German Initiative Forges New Chapter in Nazi Looted Art Restitution

(March 7, 2017, Berlin, Germany) German academic and cultural institutions announce a unique and exceptional agreement in the creation of the Mosse Art Restitution Initiative (MARI) to collaborate on the search and restitution of over 4,000 Nazi looted art objects that were once owned by Berlin media mogul, philanthropist and art collector, Rudolf Mosse. Mosse’s … Continue reading

The Day They Came Home: The Acropolis a Whole World Monument for World Knowledge
Antiquity / Art / Cultural Heritage / Greece

The Day They Came Home: The Acropolis a Whole World Monument for World Knowledge

The Acropolis of Athens, Greece, reigns majestically above and continues to inspire original thinkers in democracy, philosophy, the arts, the sciences, and the humanities. Each marble piece defying scientific expectations has over the centuries commanded respect. Dedicated to the goddess Athena, who reigned with strength and peacefulness, the Acropolis symbolically represents the possibilities within humanity … Continue reading

Greek Dinner Around the World January 15, 2015
Cultural Heritage / Greece

Greek Dinner Around the World January 15, 2015

Imagine a dinner party to celebrate Greek culture, cuisine, philosophy and heritage around the world with family, friends, and new friends. This is Greek Dinner Around the World on January 15th. An idea that was sparked last year by the film Kiveri by Panayloti Yannitsos (@pyannitsos) and a conversation over Twitter with authors Marjory McGinn … Continue reading

Damascus Hide and Seek: Synagogues and Sotheby’s
Cultural Heritage / Syria

Damascus Hide and Seek: Synagogues and Sotheby’s

Special report by Adam Blitz. On 17 December 2013 Sotheby’s (New York) commenced its Important Judaica sale. To be auctioned was “An Exceedingly Rare Hebrew Synagogue Carving” (Lot 93). Sotheby’s catalogue states that the object was made of Walnut and incised with seven words from Psalm 19 verse 9 framed by an ebony border and inlaid with … Continue reading