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Fiona Biddulph

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National Trust

National Trust wrongly accused of asset-stripping while government fails to keep its word

The Trust is negotiating endowments with the Treasury for five major country houses in its care

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Iraq

How the proximity of US servicemen to Iraq's city of Ur has caused alarm among archaeologists

As US troopers praise the Lord, reports of damage in Iraq remain unconfirmed

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Art theft

Pork-trading, Bob-Marley fan caught red-handed with stolen Italian masterpieces

The reluctant collector: “The ugliest things I ever did see....only good for chasing away ghosts”

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News

New York art world battles proposed “slap in face” budget cut

The 56% cut means that nearly $25 million stands to be lost from an annual budget of $46.7 million

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Exhibitions

Musée Guimet displays spectacular collection of Himalayan art that will one day join its own

Collector Lionel Fournier talks about Asian art he will leave the museum