Google digitizes artworks in Puerto Rico for 1st time

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The 1953 painting by Rafael Tufiño Figueroa features his mother with a red scarf on her head, a determined look on her face and heavy expression lines, a depiction of a wo...

AP PHOTOS: The Berlin Wall around the world

BERLIN (AP) — For nearly three decades, the Berlin Wall encircled West Berlin, built by communist East German authorities ostensibly to protect the country from "fascists," but in reality to prevent t...

Blackbeard's ship case about images returns to trial court

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A treasure hunter who accuses the state of North Carolina of misusing his images from Blackbeard's flagship says he'll ask for 10 times the damages he originally sought, now that ...

Censorship or caution? Culture war burns in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The clowns were already on stage, faces painted white, costumes carefully adjusted. It was to be the troupe's second show of "Abrazo," a play for children about a fictional dicta...

National Palace Museum to introduce new iTaiwan Museum Pass

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The National Palace Museum has issued a budget for the iTaiwan Museum Pass to provide unlimited museum access to Taiwanese citizens throughout the year with the pass sched...

From Paris, with love: Rodin's Thinker at Abu Dhabi Louvre

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — His head bent down, chin resting on one hand, a furrowed brow and pressed lips: The Thinker, possibly one of the most famous sculptures of all time, has found a ...

AIT sponsors US high school students to visit Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In order to celebrate educational and cultural exchanges as part of its 40th anniversary, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) has sponsored a group of American students...

Louvre exhibit acclaims Da Vinci, 500 years after his death

PARIS (AP) — Much about Leonardo Da Vinci remains an enigma: the smile of the "Mona Lisa"; why the world's most famous painter left so many works unfinished; and more recently, who bought the contenti...

Taiwan's long awaited Museum of Archeology opens with a flourish

TAINAN (Taiwan News) – Museum of Archeology, Taiwan Branch of National Museum of Prehistory (南科考古館) opened Saturday (Oct. 19) in Tainan. It has taken 24 years of preparation for the Museum of...

Dragon Con co-founder fights charge based on artist's photo

ATLANTA (AP) — With the filing of yet another criminal charge against a co-founder of Dragon Con — this time a child pornography charge stemming from a published art work — his attorney has renewed hi...

Museums offer free entry on Taiwan Culture Day

TAIPEI(Taiwan News)– There will be free admission to 202 venues on Taiwan Culture Day, Oct. 16, which marks the establishment of the Taiwanese Cultural Association (TCA) on Oct. 17, 1921, by Chi...

Owl vs. owl: Should humans intervene to save a species?

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — As he stood amid the thick old-growth forests in the coastal range of Oregon, Dave Wiens was nervous. Before he trained to shoot his first barred owl, he had never fired a...

Taiwan's Academia Sinica gears up for Open House event

Academia Sinica, Taiwan’s foremost research institution, is gearing up for the annual Open House event Oct. 26 at its base in Taipei City’s Nangang District, spotlighting the ground-breaki...

B-17 crash raises questions about vintage plane safety

The roar of its four engines, the plexiglass nose, the bristling machine guns — for history buffs and aviation enthusiasts, few thrills compare with that of a flight aboard aircraft like the B-17 Flyi...

History museum explores Germans’ view of Britain

BONN, Germany (AP) — As Brexit looms, one of Germany’s main history museums is examining Germans’ views of the British, complete with a countdown clock that may be reset if Britain’s departure from th...