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Ruin or rebuild? Conserving heritage in terrorism’ era

Ruin or rebuild? Conserving heritage in terrorism’ era

In the wake of the Taliban’s destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas of Afghanistan in 2001, a decision was made. The giant stone statues had been so pulverized by explosives that UNESCO said it was impossible to reconstruct them using original material. The statues’ niches were best left empty as a […]

Paintings and Reconstruction: the example of Warsaw

Paintings and Reconstruction: the example of Warsaw

It is August 1944 and the Polish resistance are in violent clashes with the Nazi forces that have occupied Warsaw. The resistance intend to liberate the city from what the Polish poet Czesław Miłosz has called the “dark, black and red world of Nazi occupation“. During the Warsaw Uprising, the […]