China Bans Ivory Trade

China will this week implement new laws aimed at curbing the trade of ivory. The new legislation will outlaw commercial traders and manufactories across the country, essentially banning the country’s massive ivory industry. China is the largest market for ivory in the world, with up to 70% of all trafficked product ending up in the … Continue reading China Bans Ivory Trade

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BBC announces return of radio series on ISIS-looted artworks

The BBC have today announced the return of their Radio 4 documentary The Museum Of Lost Objects, which focuses on artworks and cultural heritage looted or destroyed by the so-called Islamic state in Iraq and Syria. In its first season the leading documentary looked at the history of ten objects, including statues, shrines and buildings, … Continue reading BBC announces return of radio series on ISIS-looted artworks

Memorial to leading gay activist unveiled in London

A blue plaque has this week been revealed to the gay activist Mark Ashton. The plaque, commissioned through a crowdsourced campaign, is now displayed outside Gay’s The Word, the UK’s oldest existing queer book shop – a site Ashton regularly visited during the 1980s. Mark Ashton is best known as co-founder of the gay activist … Continue reading Memorial to leading gay activist unveiled in London