Author: Mariam Williams

1970 UNESCO Convention Haunts Met as Second Ancient Vase is Seized

For the second time within ten years, officials have seized an ancient Greek vase from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Both vessels were acquired after 1970, allegedly by illicit means.

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Lawsuit: NJ tore down historic Bellmawr house ‘intentionally’

The Camden County Historical Society alleges New Jersey tore down the historic house intentionally.

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‘Talking Statues’ Arrives in New York City

The public history project originated in Copenhagen and gives statues a voice.

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Pew Center for Arts & Heritage Announces 2017 Grants and Grantees

More than $10.3 million in funding will support 53 projects, institutions, and artists.

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Library of Congress Names Tracy K. Smith 2017-18 Poet Laureate

Smith will serve as the 22nd Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry beginning September 2017.

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Jean Fritz, Acclaimed Author of History Books for Children, Dies at 101

Fritz authored nearly fifty books and was most known for her biographies of eighteenth and nineteenth century U.S. historical figures

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NEH Chair William D. Adams Announces Resignation

William D. Adams, the tenth chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has resigned from the agency.

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