Fabric of success: How ‘lotus silk’ is weaving its way into Vietnam

Hanoi, Aug 28 -- Vietnamese weaver Phan Thi Thuan hitches up her trousers as she wades into a lotus paddy to gather the stems...

Small wonders: The Vietnamese artist making tiny food

Hanoi, Aug 19 — Squinting in concentration, Vietnamese artist Nguyen Thi Ha An drops a bright red chili onto a bowl of pho noodles...

Japan’s renowned artists find inspiration from pandemic

Tokyo, July 31, 2020 - Some of Japan’s best-known artists are finding new avenues of expression in areas such as online communication and the...

Postcard reveals site of Van Gogh’s ‘farewell note in colour’ before suicide

Paris, July 30, 2020 - Stuck at home during lockdown, Dutch researcher Wouter van der Veen finally found time to look through old postcards...

Banksy mural stolen at Bataclan returned to France from Italy

Rome, July 17, 2020 - Italy on Tuesday handed back to France a mural painted by British street artist Banksy which was stolen from...

Louvre museum reopens after 16-week virus shutdown

Paris, July 6, 2020 — The Louvre, the world’s most visited museum, reopens after its coronavirus closure today, but with nearly a third of...

Looters target Myanmar temple treasures in tourist slump

Bagan, July 6, 2020 — A squad of gun-toting police patrol Myanmar’s sacred site of Bagan under the cover of night, taking on plunderers...

Paris’s Orsay museum reopens to smaller crowds with eye on finances

Paris, June 23, 2020 - The Musee d’Orsay in Paris, home of the French Impressionists, reopened to the public on Tuesday, three months after...

Van Gogh-Gauguin letter describing brothel visits sells for 210,000 euros

Amsterdam, June 17, 2020 - A letter written by Vincent van Gogh and fellow artist Paul Gauguin describing visits to brothels and discussing the...

Vietnam schoolgirl creates art from the chaos of the coronavirus

Hanoi, June 15, 2020 - Stuck at home with school suspended, Nguyen Doi Chung Anh made the most of a lockdown in Vietnam by...