Michelangelo's David will be given a special, anti-seismic plinth worth 200,000 euros, to protect it from earth tremors in Florence. Safety concerns were raised following 250 tremors that rattled the region in the past few days.
The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings fans in Moscow are going to be disappointed that the Eye of Sauron will not, after all, appear above skyscrapers in central Moscow. The plan was criticized by the Orthodox Church and the city officials.
Russian Orthodox Church has slammed plans to erect a real-life 'Eye of Sauron' in Moscow, saying that the art project dedicated to the premiere of the final part of the “Hobbit” movie trilogy may have bad consequences for the Russian capital.
Tolkien fans rejoice! The ‘Eye of Sauron’ now is not just fiction – it will light up the skyline of Moscow-City to ominously watch down on the Russian capital as the latest “Hobbit” movie premiers in Russia on Thursday night.
Russia’s grandest museum - the Hermitage - is celebrating its 250th anniversary. The festivities kicked off with a unique exhibition of a Parthenon sculpture, which left the British Museum for the first time, and a dazzling 3D-mapping projection.
In a worldly gesture to help Russia's Hermitage museum celebrate an anniversary, the British Museum has 'secretly' sent a 2,500 years old Parthenon sculpture to St. Petersburg. The move infuriated Greeks, who have long tried to reclaim the ancient piece.
A theater in Madrid is using pornographic magazines to get more people to its shows. With VAT on ticket sales at 21 percent, the company is allowing people to buy a magazine instead of a ticket to gain entry.
An Italian historian's theory that Mona Lisa was not only a Chinese slave, but also Leonardo da Vinci's mother has provoked social media storm, with parodies of the famous La Gioconda painting mushrooming over the Internet.
The alleged cousin of late German Nazi-era art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt is challenging his will, which aims to donate the entire stash of rare masterpieces to a Swiss museum. This comes a mere two days before the museum is to give its answer.