Researchers find that visiting museums can help attendees capture a sense of well-being and peace.
Western countries have assumed themselves the custodians and narrators of the global human experience with little to no mention of the colonial roots of the institution.
For centuries, ‘human zoos’ were used as a global display of Western cultural and economic superiority. While these living exhibitions don’t exist today, the mechanisms that led to the dehumanisation of Black and Brown bodies continue.
Turkey's world-famous 32 museums and archaeological sites can be visited online on digital platform, sanalmuze.gov.tr, which was unveiled by the country's Culture and Tourism Ministry in March 2020.
The coronavirus pandemic has caused the closure of many public buildings and institutions, including museums all over the world. Thanks to the internet, people in self quarantine can enjoy art online.
The museum said it has been working with law enforcement agencies to return the works smuggled out during recent periods of conflict.
In a ceremony held at Pakistan's embassy in Paris, 445 artifacts were handed back to Pakistan on Tuesday, with an estimated value of $157,000 (139,000 euros).
The commitment comes after a study commissioned by French President Emmanuel Macron in November 2018 recommended returning African treasures held by French museums.
Straddling Asia and Europe, Istanbul is the biggest city in Turkey and home to a whole host of museums. This list aims to serve as a starting point for curious travellers so you can explore all the riches of the city.
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