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'Connecting Continents: Indian Ocean Trade and Exchange' opens at the British Museum

19 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Objects connected to the long history of trade in the Indian Ocean can be found throughout the British Museum. The new exhibition, ?Connecting continents: Indian Ocean trade and exchange?, is the first time a selection of these haveShow More Summary

Royal Ontario Museum announces Janet Carding leaving as Director and CEO

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

Janet Carding, CEO and Director of the Royal Ontario Museum, has decided to leave the ROM on March 31, 2015 after successfully leading the Museum through its Centennial year. A holder of dual Australian and British citizenship, Janet will return to Australia. Show More Summary

Empty Vitrines at British Institutions Call for Copyright Reform

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

Museums and libraries in the United Kingdom are demanding copyright reform by leaving exhibits and display cases conspicuously empty in protest. The institutions are making a stand against a law that prevents them from showing millions of unpublished documents, particularly those dating from World War I.

Dallas Museum of Art acquires its first painting by seminal artist Frank Bowling

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Dallas Museum of Art today announced the acquisition of Marcia H Travels (1970), the first work in the DMA?s collection by the Guyanese-born British painter Frank Bowling. Bowling, widely celebrated for his contributions to the field...Show More Summary

Let Them Eat Art: Queens Through the Ages

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

In her infamous speech at the British Museum last year, writer Hilary Mantel described Kate Middleton, future queen of England, as a “shop-window mannequin” whose sole purpose was to look pretty and give birth.

Canada’s Science World museum in Vancouver, British Columbia has...

Canada’s Science World museum in Vancouver, British Columbia has an awesomely clever and educational ad campaign going for which they’ve created billboards, street signs, signs mounted on cars, and even signs on balloons which provide...Show More Summary

Mandy the Doll

I’ve written about Robert the doll and the Island of Dolls in the past. Today’s entry is about one located in the Quesnel Museum in British Columbia, Canada. Mandy is an antique porcelain doll over... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Photo Tour of the London Film Museum – Bond in Motion

Although I'm not the greatest aficionado of the Bond movies, the series of films is an integral part of British culture. As I had a relative working at Pinewood Studios in the 1970s, a highlight of my teenage years was gaining access...Show More Summary

World's rarest stamp to land at National Postal Museum

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The Smithsonian?s National Postal Museum will display the world?s rarest postage stamp. Beginning in April 2015, the 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta will be prominently displayed in the museum?s William H. Gross Stamp Gallery for a three-year period. Show More Summary

Micropasts and issues with PAS data

Neil Wilkin on crowd sourcing the British Bronze Age #micropasts pic.twitter.com/K9DUeZAsQo— David Gill (@davidwjgill) November 6, 2014 It was instructive to listen to Dr Neil Wilkin yesterday at the Society of Museum Archaeology annual conference. Show More Summary

Art Movements

3 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

This week in art news: Selected artifacts from the British Museum are available to print in 3D, North Korea's UK embassy opened its first-ever art exhibition, and a rehearing on the California Resale Royalty Act is to be held on December 15.

Why a reclusive billionaire decided to give $500 million in art to L.A. museum

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

As a junior talent agent at MCA a half-century ago, Jerry Perenchio was assigned to accompany British actor Charles Laughton as he toured the U.S. giving staged theatrical readings.

Major LACMA art donation will add dimension to museum's collections

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

As a junior talent agent at MCA a half-century ago, Jerry Perenchio was assigned to accompany British actor Charles Laughton as he toured the U.S. giving staged theatrical readings.

Renderings of the Never: David Chipperfield's Lovely French Museum Just Got the Axe

Rendering via ArchDaily Some sad news coming out of Reims, France: the city's plan for a 120,000-square-foot art museum designed by renowned British architect David Chipperfield has been tabled due to high costs, adding the proposal to a meaty list...

Augmented Reality: fun and games at the British Museum

Alt Text: Columnist Edie Lush What can AR do for us? While we wait for Magic Leap to reveal its secrets, here’s the current reality Column Edie Lush Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 12:42pm The website of Magic Leap, the Florida start-upShow More Summary

'Treasures of British Art 1400-2000: The Berger Collection' on view this fall at the Portland Museum of Art

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

This fall, the Portland Museum of Art is showcasing a rich survey of British art spanning six centuries in the exhibition Treasures of British Art 1400-2000: The Berger Collection. Organized by the Denver Art Museum, the exhibition features...Show More Summary

The British Museum Will Now Let You 3D Print Copies Of Its Artifacts

Following in the footsteps of New York’s Metropolitan Museum, London’s British Museum is about to revolutionise the gift shop experience by allowing visitors to download and 3D print replicas of its priceless antiques and artifacts. More »      

The British Museum Will Now Let You 3D Print Copies Of Its Artifacts

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Following in the footsteps of New York's Metropolitan Museum, London's British Museum is about to revolutionize the gift shop experience by allowing visitors to download and 3D print replicas of its priceless antiques and artifacts. Read more...

Julian Opie's collection exhibited at the Bowes Museum

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The Bowes Museum continues to advance its burgeoning contemporary exhibition programme with the opening of Julian Opie: Collected Works. One of the UK?s leading contemporary artists, Opie exploded onto the British art scene in the 1980s; his easily recognisable style characterised by minimalist line portraits and animated walking figures. Show More Summary

British Museum now lets you 3D print its artifacts using Sketchfab

Why visit a museum halfway around the world, when you can check out 3D scans, and print them from your own home? Sketchfab, a platform that lets users publish and share 3D content online, unveiled on Thursday an option for users to make their files downloadable. Show More Summary

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