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The UK’s Funding Cuts Are Destroying Regional Museums

17 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“A public protest on the scale of the movement fighting for the preservation of local libraries has yet to get under way. So far, the British public seem to feel less ownership of their neighbourhood museum. But anger is growing, with campaign groups springing up to protect specific gems.”

Britain's Royal Mail opens up secret underground railway for new museum in London

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

A mysterious underground railway spanning London forms the centrepiece of a new museum celebrating the Royal Mail postal service, that greased the wheels of the industrial revolution and British empire. Television historian Dan SnowShow More Summary

4 artefacts from 'Treasures of the World' exhibit in Singapore

Here are four indispensable artefacts at the quarter-long exhibition from the British Museum, that’s now in Singapore. Read the rest of the story at: 4 artefacts from 'Treasures of the World' exhibit in Singapore

Stedelijk Museum premieres an immersive five-channel film installation by British artist Cally Spooner.

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is presenting And You Were Wonderful, On Stage (2013 ? 2015), an immersive five-channel film installation by British artist Cally Spooner. In this work, a musical for six continuously rolling cameras, a black box soundstage and its inhabitants, are recorded in a single take. Show More Summary

Sicily the superpower: British Museum revisits island's golden ages

New exhibition will explore periods under Norman and Greek rule when island was one of Europe’s most enlightened cultures A gold libation bowl (600-800BC) decorated with bulls, an enamelled casket lid (1250-1300AD) and three ivory chess pieces (1100-1200AD). Show More Summary

First solo UK exhibition for eminent Japanese artist Rikizo Fukao opens at Gallery Elena Shchukina

last weekArts : Artdaily

Rikizo, whose works hang in the British Museum?s permanent collection, is best known for his striking, textured compositions of red on black. His minimal colour palette is inspired by Buddhist concepts of duality and balance. The bold slashes of red paint imply passion, and the matte black beneath contrasts that with stillness. Show More Summary

Jewish Heirs Sue Swiss Museum to Recover Constable Painting

A lawsuit was filed Jan. 15 in a Swiss regional court over the work, once owned by Anna Jaffé, a childless British expatriate whose belongings were seized a year after she died and auctioned off in July 1943 in Nice, France.

Krishna in the Garden of Assam: The cultural context of an Indian textile at the British Museum

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Assam is today little-known outside the Northeast of India. However, in the late medieval period it was the centre of a vibrant culture of devotion to the Hindu deity Krishna, a movement that was founded by the saint Shankaradeva (died 1568) and which continues to this day. Show More Summary

17th c. Indian textile 30 feet long goes on display

A 17th century devotional textile 30 feet long is going on display at the British Museum as the centerpiece of an exhibition about cultural history of the northeastern Indian state of Assam where it was made. Made around 1680, it’s a type of devotional textile known as the Vrindavani Vastra. This is example is the [...]

British Museum receives major donation for Pictorial Conservation Studio

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The British Museum announced a generous gift that will be dedicated to the Pictorial Conservation Studio in the World Conservation and Exhibition Centre (WCEC). The Mark Pigott Pictorial Conservation Studio encompasses three vital resources for the Museum: the Conservation Studio, the Organics Wet Room and the Mounting Studio. Show More Summary

The Rare Boney-Eared Assfish

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

The Royal B.C. Museum in Victoria, British Columbia, has a new specimen in its Finding Fishes exhibit, although it was caught ten years ago. Meet Acanthonus armatus, better known by its common name, the bony-eared assfish. Gavin Hanke,...Show More Summary

No one one seems to know why this creature is called a bony-eared assfish

Homo erectus has some new competition in the snicker-inducing species names category That's because a new exhibit at the Royal BC Museum in British Columbia, Canada features an eel-like creature called the bony-eared assfish, The Toronto...Show More Summary

British Museum - iOS App Concept

ios UI/UX Museums always provide us the chance to go back in time, learn about our past, our history. It's amazing the diversity of things that museums offer to help us understand their exhibits, audio, video tours and in this day in age, mobile apps. Show More Summary

Dutch museum seeks to extend Bowie expo

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

A Dutch museum said Tuesday it wants to extend a major retrospective of David Bowie's life as bereaved fans rush to snap up tickets to visit the show following the British artist's death. More than 18,000 people have bought tickets online...Show More Summary

Art Movements

last monthArts : Hyperallergic

This week in art news: Joel Goodman's photograph of British New Year's revelers went viral, a representative of Beyoncé denied that the singer is planning to star in a biopic on Saartjie Baartman, and 30 museums in Southern California will offer free admission on January 30.

James Holden and Luke Abbott Announce Split Double Album

Two British producers are connecting on a new split double album. James Holden and Luke Abbott's Outdoor Museum of Fractals/555Hz is out February 26 via the Border Community. The albums are described by the label as "extended synth meditations."...Show More Summary

Alec Soth’s Case Studies of America

last monthArts : Hyperallergic

LONDON — A British science museum feels like a strange place for a photography exhibition about 21st-century America.

University of Michigan Museum of Art exhibits early British photographs from its collection

last monthArts : Artdaily

The year 1839 marked a defining technological advance of the 19th century: the invention of photography in France and England. In Paris, Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre (1787?1851), revealed the daguerreotype, a metal plate process that resulted in a single, sharply detailed image. Show More Summary

lionofchaeronea: A hunter and his dog return from the hunt....

last monthArts / Art History : Old Paint

lionofchaeronea: A hunter and his dog return from the hunt.  Black-figure olpe, attributed to the Amasis Painter; between 550 and 530 BCE.  Found on Rhodes; now in the British Museum.  Photo credit: Dorieo/Wikimedia Commons.

Grayson Perry exhibition "My Pretty Little Art Career" on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

last monthArts : Artdaily

The most comprehensive survey of works by acclaimed contemporary British artist, Grayson Perry, is on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Presented as part of the 2015-2016 Sydney International Art Series, this Sydney-exclusive...Show More Summary

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