Monday’s Art Notes
Indian artist Harwinder Singh Gill displays colouring pencils carved with new year greetings on new year’s eve in Amritsar on December 31, 2010. Photo by Narinder Nanu/ AFP/ Getty Images
Archaeologists begin to tackle preservation and excavation projects in Iraq’s ancient city of Babylon after years of war, destruction and bad reconstruction, via The New York Times.
The tiny, remote kingdom of Bhutan has invited British scholars into the famously insular country to help assess and conserve some of its cultural treasures, via The Guardian.
Leaders from America’s rust-belt cities visit former industrial capitols in Europe to take notes on urban revitalization success stories, via the Los Angeles Times.
British actor Pete Postlewaite (who appeared in In the Name of the Father and The Usual Suspects) has died from cancer at the age of 64, via the Associated Press.