culture

Paintings by German Anton Hoeger to be exhibited in Zagreb

Over 40 works made by German painter Anton Franz Hoeger will be put on display at the Home of the Croatian Association of Artists (HDLU) in Zagreb from 17 January to 5 February.

Malta assumes EU presidency, Aarhus and Pafos capitals of culture

Malta on Sunday took over a six-month rotating presidency over the European Union from Slovakia that chaired the presidency in the second half of 2016.

Times Square NYE party goes as planned, aside from Mariah Carey gaffe

An estimated 1 million revellers packed into New York's Times Square on Saturday amid heightened security measures for a New Year's Eve party that passed without incident

Celeb deaths, terrorism on minds of partygoers as world greets 2017

Celebrations in Australia and elsewhere in the Pacific region kicked off a night of revelry on Saturday under stringent security as partygoers elsewhere round the globe geared up to ring in the...

Sydney warms up for NYE party with purple firework tribute to Prince

More than a million people around Sydney's harbour foreshore cheered as purple fireworks rained down from the Harbour Bridge to the sounds of Prince's hit Purple Rain Saturday evening.

German museums urged to check collections for Nazi-looted art

Germany's culture minister Wednesday called on the nation's museums to ensure they are not housing any art looted by the Nazis.

Ukraine takes down 1,320 Lenin statues in move away from Soviet past

Ukraine has taken down 1,320 statues of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin and renamed 51,500 streets in the last year as part of a sweeping transition away from its communist past, the Ukrainian...

Stolen Old Masters' paintings recovered in Ukraine to return to Italy

A collection of 17 Old Masters' paintings, stolen from a museum in Italy last year and later recovered in Ukraine, was due to return home on Wednesday, the Italian ministry for culture said in a...

Rade Serbedzija and Vanessa Redgrave to perform in Zagreb on Thursday

Actor and musician Rade Serbedzija will give a concert at Zagreb's Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall on Thursday December 22, when he will be joined onstage by famous British theatre, film and...

Ukraine moves to ban imports of Russian books

The import of Russian books into Ukraine would be sharply limited under new legislation passed in the Ukrainian parliament on Thursday.

Young Croatian violinist Blaskovic performs at Carnegie Hall

Young Croatian violinist Carolina Blaskovic  (20) gave a solo concert at Carnegie Hall in New York on 27 November.

Croatia Winter Music Festival, multigaming tournament in Zagreb's Arena during New Year holidays

The Croatia Winter Music Festival will take place in Zagreb from 31 December to 6 January, and the event is expected to attract some 10,000 guests in the Croatian capital.

Fund announced to protect cultural heritage in conflict zones

France, the United Arab Emirates and almost 40 other countries and international organizations launched a fund on Saturday to protect cultural heritage at risk from conflict and extremism.

Museum of tastes opens in Osijek

A museum of tastes was formally opened in Osijek by Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic on Friday on the occasion of marking Osijek City Day.

Falconry, yoga added to world intangible cultural heritage list

Falconry and yoga are among a number of pursuits that have been added to a list of the world's intangible cultural heritage, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (...