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Melissa Gronlund

Melissa Gronlund

Melissa Gronlund is a London-based writer. She was previously the art correspondent for The National in Abu Dhabi, and her writings on contemporary art have appeared in The Times, The Guardian, The New Yorker, Artforum, Art Agenda and Afterall journal, among other places. She wrote the script for “Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s,” the film by the Barjeel Art Foundation accompanying its exhibition of the same name (2020). She is also the author of “Contemporary Art and Digital Culture” (Routledge, 2016), which explores the relationship of contemporary art with the internet and digital technologies.

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Climate Change Threatens Archaeology

Climate Change Threatens Archaeology

For archaeological sites, climate change is a “force multiplier,” stressing endangered cultural heritage in unprecedented ways. Far more than war or terrorism, a shifting climate is itself beginning to be recognized as a threat.

Melissa Gronlund