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Art House Gallery Museum of Ethnic Arts is a must-see

The museum although small, is probably the finest display of Sarawak tribal art td

6 times dreadful tourists damaged valuable attractions

With the recent desecration of an exhibit at the National Art Gallery, tourists should be reminded to treat places of learning, history and culture with respect.

12 tips on how to make a tidy fortune from art

Investing in art is not for everyone but if you do choose to invest, learn all you can about it so the returns are lucrative.

Hidden mysteries lie in wait inside Kenya’s fossil treasury

The backlog at Kenya’s fossil treasury is so big it means there are plenty of unearthed discoveries that have not been identified yet.

Penang Sun Yat Sen Centre: A tribute to a Chinese national...

This site, at 65 Macalister Road was originally a club house called Xiao Lan Ting.

Penang Asia Comic Cultural Museum is an absolute must-see

This museum comes highly recommended! Whoever you are and whatever your interests, this museum is bound to amaze and humour you.

Penang’s fascinating history immortalised in state museum

Since 1964 the Penang State Museum has been housed in a heritage building on Farquhar Street opposite the Courts complex.

New Paris museum puts economy centre stage

The Citeco aims to reconcile the French with economics, a subject often viewed with a mix of suspicion and contempt.

Mecca Clock turns into tourist draw

The Clock Tower Museum is filled with models and structures on astronomy and galaxies, as Saudi authorities aim to lure more Muslim tourists to the country.

Brazil’s gutted National Museum seeks funds in Europe

Brazil's National Museum director says the museum requires 1 million reais (about US$250,000) 'to be able to breathe.'

Spain’s Prado museum unveils restored Fra Angelico masterpiece

Experts worked for nearly a year at the Madrid museum to enhance the colours of the altarpiece.

Ingenious gadgets, real-world quandaries at Washington’s all-new Spy Museum

Relocated in a gleaming new steel and glass building double the size of its former premises.

Wonderfood Museum: Plastic has never looked so tasty

The replicas are so beautifully made that if you weren't hungry when you entered the museum, you certainly will be by the time you leave.

Museum honours pioneer Chinese migrants to Malaysia

The Malaysian Chinese Museum depicts the struggles and sacrifices of those who left their homeland centuries ago to start life anew here.

Success shreds JR’s Louvre illusion

French artist JR and 400 volunteers put the final touches to the huge collage on Friday to mark the 30th anniversary of the Louvre's glass pyramid.

French artist JR promises latest work will reveal Louvre pyramid’s ‘secret’

JR, who has been dubbed as the 'French Banksy', is famous for blowing up photographs into huge collages that have graced the wall between Jerusalem and the West Bank.

Norway museum to return artifacts

Anthropologist and adventurer Heyerdahl crossed much of the Pacific on a reed raft to prove his theory the Polynesian islands could have been settled by prehistoric South American people, and not by settlers from Asia as most scholars believed.

Paris’s Louvre museum: eight centuries of history

The Lourve went from a medieval fortress protecting Paris to one of the world's biggest and most-visited museums.

Iraqi museum unveils ‘looted’ artefacts

Basra is the most oil-rich province in Iraq but its heritage sites have long been neglected.

History of Portugal in Asia at Museu do Oriente, Lisbon

Learn all about Portugal’s principal possessions in Asia that comprised Goa, Malacca, East Timor and Macau together with a trading post in Nagasaki.

Louvre Abu Dhabi introduces Rembrandt, Vermeer

The museum has also acquired Rembrandt's "Head of a young man, with clasped hands: Study of the figure of Christ" as part of its permanent collection.

Dogs have their day at revived NY museum

There is now a museum dedicated to man's best friend in New York City.

An informative and interesting visit to Teratak Zaaba Museum

This is a good opportunity to visit inside a traditional wooden Malay home and learn about the distinguished Malay scholar Za'aba.

Macau’s gambling habit: Every visitor’s favourite pastime

This pastime goes back a thousand years to Tang Dynasty China and was probably one of the first forms of gambling to take place in Macau, albeit illegally.