19th May 2016

The Parthenon marbles have been at the centre of what can only be described as a fierce tug of war between Greece - the land of its origin - and the UK. The antiquities, which are deemed to be among some of the finest examples of their kind in the world, have been in possession of the UK for nearly read more ...

06th May 2016

​The work of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner has certainly been in the spotlight recently, with New York's Museum of Modern Art deciding to give his 1917-18 canvas “Sand Hills in Grünau” to the heirs of its original Jewish owner. But its stay has not lasted long, with those heirs now deciding to donate the read more ...

28th April 2016

There was once a time when England was unrivalled in its ability to produce the finest embroidery works in the world. Once coveted by royalty and the Vatican alike, English embroidery has since become something of a lost art. However, a new exhibition at London's Victoria and Albert (V&A) read more ...

28th April 2016

Getting an insight into a little culture is one of the real joys of travelling, and yet many people can often find themselves struggling to gather up the courage to dip their toe into what their new temporary surroundings have to offer. But at the Alfond Inn in Winter Park, Orlando, they are hoping read more ...

22nd April 2016

The Mona Lisa is arguably one of the most iconic pieces of art to have ever been created by anyone. The mystery and the myth surrounding the work has elevated it to a level that goes beyond that achieved by any other piece. Almost every facet of the painting's existence has been hotly debated by read more ...

22nd April 2016

A series of contemporary artworks by fine art students at the Cleveland College of Art and Design  CCAD) are to take centre-stage as part of a new exhibition at the Python Gallery in Middlesbrough. The event, which is the first of its kind to be held at the venue, follows on from a successful debut read more ...

15th April 2016

A "treasure trove" of Chinese antiques belonging to Eton-educated farmer Roger Pilkington has been sold at Sotheby's in Hong Kong for £45.9 million - more than double its original estimate. The collection contains nearly 100 pieces and is thought to have been initially sold for as little as £100 an read more ...

13th April 2016

Featuring one of the busiest container ports in the world and an economy characterised by free trade, Hong Kong is a truly international city. A unique blend of Asian and Western cultures, the former British colony has long been a top destination for expats to settle. So, if you’re an expat new in read more ...