News 2016

News 2016: (US) Yahoo! News Article: "Italy aims to keep art, artifacts safe from extremist abroad" (by (AP) Frances D'Emilio, 16 Feb 2016)

Contributed by admin on Feb 20, 2016

" Italy is teaming with the United Nations' cultural agency to try to keep ancient artworks, monuments, artifacts and archaeological sites in conflict areas out of the hands of extremists. ...

Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni and UNESCO director-general Irina Bokova signed an accord in Rome Tuesday creating an Italian task force dubbed the Peacekeepers of Culture, as well as establishing a center in Turin, northern Italy, to train cultural-heritage-protection experts.

Officials say no country has been chosen yet for the first mission. ..."

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