Cultural Preservation

Man sitting by window while wearing headphones (© Shutterstock)

America’s library creates ‘ultimate stay-at-home playlist’

The Library of Congress selects 25 recordings to be preserved for posterity each year. Find out which ones were recently tapped for this distinction.
Stone effigy resting on blue fabric (U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince/Kisley Jeannot)

U.S. returns record number of cultural artifacts to Haiti

The FBI's Art Crime Team returned over 470 artifacts to Haiti in the largest repatriation effort between the U.S. and the Caribbean nation.
Aircraft on black background (National Air and Space Museum)

Smithsonian makes millions of images free to the public

Learn more about how you can freely download and use newly released images from the Smithsonian Institution's online database.
People in ceremonial dress holding up cylindrical objects and standing around empty square (© Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)

Celebrating Losar, the Tibetan new year

The Tibetan New Year, Losar, is a three-day festival that brings people around the world together to pray, visit family and eat traditional food.
Man holding many Oscar trophies (© Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP Images)

South Korean film makes Oscar history

"Parasite," a South Korean dark comedy, made Academy Awards history by being the first foreign-language film to win the Oscar for Best Picture.
Person holding out shaped pot (Dave Cooper/USAID)

Connecting Peruvian artists to the world

Learn about a U.S.-backed program that helps former coca farmers find legitimate work like pottery and connects them with producer associations.
Hand lighting candle with long match in row of memorial candles (© Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

The Holocaust memorialized throughout the world

International Holocaust Remembrance Day is January 27. See some of the memorials around the world that honor victims of the Holocaust in different ways.
People presenting large drawing of rat (© Xin Huashe/Xinhua/Getty Images)

Lunar New Year 2020: Year of the Rat

January 25 is the start of the Lunar New Year, celebrated worldwide. 2020 is the Year of the Rat, which the U.S. is honoring with a new postage stamp.
People crossing city crosswalk in front of cars (© Roy Essoyan/AP Images)

Iran: A thriving modern society before 1979 revolution [photo essay]

These photographs show how Iran was a thriving modern society before the 1979 revolution. They also attest to Iran's potential to become one again.