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Monday’s Art Notes

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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