Why did Chevrolet decide to keep just one 1983 Corvette in existence? That’s a question the National Corvette Museum decided to tackle for its Heritage Series of videos this week. Though they’re short, British Pathe videos manage to capture not only moments in history – such as the 1965 British Racing Car Show in […]
On October 21st the Artes Mundi 7 Exhibition and Prize in Cardiff opened its doors to the British public, presenting a major exhibition of work from six of the world?s most innovative contemporary artists. Artes Mundi 7 is the UK?s largest contemporary art prize, with the winner receiving the sum of £40,000. Show More Summary
I dropped into the British Museum on Monday and spent a few hours in the Mesopotamian galleries with a brief flit through the Greek and Roman rooms, too. I don’t often take photos in museums—that’s mostly the subject of another article—but there were plenty of people using their phones to take photos of the artefacts [...]Show More Summary
?Defacing the past: damnation and desecration in imperial Rome? presents coins and other objects that were defaced, either to condemn the memory of deceased Roman emperors or to contest the power of living ones. Images of power haveShow More Summary
In Madrid this evening, Elisa Durán, assistant general manager of ?la Caixa? Banking Foundation, and Hartwig Fischer, director of the British Museum, officially opened The Pillars of Europe. The Middle Ages at the British Museum, anShow More Summary
They're still waiting to hear back from the Guinness World Records committee for official designation.
The Brooklands Museum is located in the United Kingdom in Weybridge, which is approximately 30 minutes by train from London Waterloo station. In 1907, Brooklands was the world’s first purpose built motor racing circuit and it was also the home of Vickers, who manufactured aircraft on site from 1915. Today the site is a museum […]
The first-ever comprehensive exhibition to celebrate exclusively the life and work of pioneering British photographer Olive Edis (1876-1955) opened at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery on Saturday October 8, 2016 until Sunday January 22, 2017, made possible by National Lottery players. Show More Summary
boneandpapyrus: Details from the painted anthropoid coffin of Lahmose, 21st dynasty, found at Thebes, Upper Egypt (British Museum EA22942)
The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao presents Francis Bacon: From Picasso to Velázquez, an exhibition of almost 80 works including some of the most important and yet least exhibited paintings by this British artist born in Ireland, alongside the works of the classic masters from French and Spanish culture who played a huge role in his career. Show More Summary
The museum is cementing its reputation as a major destination for Picasso fans.
This past winter, Iggy Pop posed nude for a drawing class at the New York Academy of Art–organized by the Brooklyn Museum and conceived by British artist Jeremy Deller. The Brooklyn Museum has now announced that those drawings, created by 21 artists, will go on display starting November 4, Dazed Digital reports. Show More Summary
(Phys.org)—A small team of researchers with Durham University, the Museum of London and the British Geological Survey has tentatively established that two skeletons found in a Roman-era grave in London are of Asian origin. In their paper...Show More Summary
This Asahi Shimbun Display Rock art: power and symbolism in southern Africa focuses on a piece of San|Bushmen rock art from Zimbabwe. San|Bushmen describes groups of hunter-gatherer-fishers living in southern Africa. The object depicts two human figures and three antelope on a quartz base. Show More Summary
The British Museum has acquired sixteen important lithograph prints and three aquatint prints by Pablo Picasso covering the post-war period from the late 1940s to the late 1950s. This acquisition closes the last major gap in the British Museum?s representation of Picasso?s achievements as a printmaker. Show More Summary
LONDON — The irony of oil company BP sponsoring the British Museum’s current exhibition Sunken Cities will have been lost on few.
As part of attempts to better represent women in the history of British art, the Tate Britain has acquired a rare 17th century portrait by Joan Carlile, one of the country’s earliest female professional painters. It’s now the museum’s oldest painting by a woman. Read more...
This project by British photographer Levon Bliss and the Oxford University Museum of Natural History is a breathtaking. Levon spends weeks taking thousands of images of a single insect and then edits them together into incredibly high resolution images of these tiny creatures. Show More Summary
“The Canadian province of British Columbia has dedicated C$2m in funding to establish a First Nations department and repatriation programme at the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria to help First Nations in the province recover their cultural heritage – including religious items and ancestral remains – scattered in museums across the world.”