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See how the British elite decorated their dollhouses, at the Building Museum

Spanning 300 years, “Small Stories” displays 11 dollhouses from the U.K. and one from the U.S.

A British Museum spotlight tour from "Temple to Home: Celebrating Ganesha" opens at the Bowes Museum

last weekArts : Artdaily

From Temple to Home: Celebrating Ganesha, a spotlight exhibition developed by the British Museum, opened at The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle on Saturday 21st May 2016. Hinduism is the third largest religion in the world with approximately 900 million followers. Show More Summary

British Museum launches first major exhibition of underwater archaeology

last weekArts : Artdaily

The British Museum is staging a major exhibition on two lost Egyptian cities and their recent rediscovery by archaeologists beneath the Mediterranean seabed. On view for an extended run of six months, The BP exhibition Sunken cities: Egypt?s lost worlds is the Museum?s first large-scale exhibition of underwater discoveries. Show More Summary

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Oh squeeze me this is awesome. Check out the exhibit at the British Museum, "Lost Worlds: Egypt's Sunken Cities." Cool pictures here. Apparently these two towns were lost to the River Nile not in a cataclysm but bit-by-bit as the...

Big Oil Funding Museums Is Starting To Backfire Spectacularly

Greenpeace activists shut down the British Museum for four hours Thursday when they scaled the building’s columns to protest an exhibition sponsored by oil company BP. “Greenpeace is calling on the British Museum to end its partnership with BP,” Greenpeace spokesman Stefano Gelmini told The Huffington Post in an email. Show More Summary

British Museum Closed by Climate Protestors

The British Museum not only holds material controversially removed from other countries, through the PAS supports and promotes artefact hunting and private artefact collecting, but is now also accused of lack of environmental sensitivity:...Show More Summary

Greenpeace Activists Climb the British Museum to Protest BP Sponsorship

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

Today, the British Museum received a guerrilla re-branding from activists urging it to drop its sponsorship deal with BP, an agreement now in talks for possible renewal next year.

Protestors Over BP Sponsorship Temporarily Close British Museum

“Greenpeace said it was targeting the oil company’s sponsorship of the Sunken Cities exhibition, and called on the museum to end the partnership. The protest today follows two on Tuesday at the museum’s Great Court by the group BP or not BP, which campaigns against fossil fuel sponsorship of the arts.”

Protesters Disrupt a BP-Sponsored Exhibition at the British Museum

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

Art activist group BP or not BP? yesterday staged a double intervention at the British Museum to protest BP's sponsorship of Sunken cities, a new exhibition showcasing artifacts from two ancient, submerged Egyptian ports.

Anti-BP Activists Gate-Crash British Museum Opening To Protest

“The piece was made of materials including crude oil from the Gulf Coast, a teargas cartridge from Cairo’s Tahrir Square, and 340 lines of black stones, which, according to a release from the group BP or Not BP?, ‘symbolizes how BP’s operations in Egypt are ‘surrounded by human rights violations’.'”

YouTube Pranksters Sentenced to Jail for Faking Art Heists at Museums

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

A group of British pranksters is facing jail time for staging a fake art robbery in the National Portrait Gallery last July, proving the consequences of going to pointless lengths to attain internet virality.

No, This Is The Second-Youngest Mummified Ancient Egyptian Fetus

A British museum reported a mummified Egyptian fetus of 18 weeks' gestation... but it's not actually the youngest fetus found.

Sicily: Culture and Conquest

© David Gill The British Museum is currently showing a temporary exhibition, 'Sicily: Culture and Conquest'.The accompanying catalogue by Dirk Booms and Peter Higgs (British Museum Press, 2016) does contain illustration and discussion of some material returned to Sicily. Show More Summary

Sunspel Present A Brief History of the American Boxer Short in the UK

British menswear establishment, Sunspel, is celebrating its not-insignificant contribution to the collective contents of Britain’s underwear drawer, thanks to a landmark new exhibition at London’s V&A museum. The exhibit charts people’s...Show More Summary

Bellerophon riding Pegasus and killing the Chimaera by...

2 weeks agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

Bellerophon riding Pegasus and killing the Chimaera by Peter Via Flickr: Bellerophon riding Pegasos and killing the Chimaera Melian relief London BM Original photo by courtesy of British Museum

Hidden History/ Lost History: Gill Looks at Ghey

David Gill has picked up a copy of a recent British Museum publication (Wednesday, May 11, 2016 'Hoards: Hidden History' 2015) which I saw briefly a while ago. Professor Gill has had a closer look and notes that the author admits that...Show More Summary

Hoards: Hidden History

(2015) I have noted Eleanor Ghey's important work on the (excavated) Beau Street hoard. Her illustrated British Museum Press volume, Hoards: Hidden History (London, 2015) was published last year.The double-page spread for the introduction...Show More Summary

The Four Biggest Problems Facing The British Museum’s New Director

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Hartwig Fischer has a big act to follow. But there are a host of urgent issues that need addressing.

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