Gravenhorst Priory lies the middle of a forest near the northern German city of Osnabrück. It's a 13th century complex that has undergone many changes. Nowadays it houses a fascinating exhibition center for contemporary art and culture.
Bulgaria's second city has been inaugurated as European Capital of Culture 2019, an honor it shares with the Italian city of Matera. Under the motto "Together," Plovdiv kicks off a yearlong celebration of culture.
African museum directors have welcomed an expert report advising the French government to return thousands of cultural artifacts and artworks. The move could put pressure on other former colonizers, Germany included.
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's latest work, "Never Look Away," has been shortlisted for a best foreign film Academy Award. Here's more on the work that's also a tribute to the German artist Gerhard Richter.
Passports that bestow special privileges — immunity from prosecution and diplomatic pouches — are increasingly being bought by dubious business people. African, Asian and small island nations have been caught in the act.
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