After a major redevelopment and expansion, the Goethe-Institut Irland’s Georgian Headquarters at 37 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 has  reopened

The movie poster on Dublin’s Merrion Square carries a tantalising tagline. “Option 1: Diplomacy; Option 2: Military; Meet Option 3.” In Hollywood’s (...)

Eugeen Van Mieghem: Refugees, 1914, Black Chalk, 35 x 47 cm. Image courtesy of Eugeen Van Mieghem Museum, Antwerp

We know the past through books and art. Close my eyes, and Paris in the late 1800s is a place of Degas dancers, Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, a(...)

Visitors look around the new Nazi museum in Munich. Photograph: Christof Stache/AFP

The best thing you can say about Munich’s new National Socialist Documentation Centre is that Adolf Hitler would have hated it. The stark white(...)