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La Valette Underground Military Museum

One of the places I visited was Guernsey. It is owned by the British but it is a small island off the coast of France, west of Normany, past Cherbourg.  Guernsey is famous for being the home of Victor Hugo during his exile from France. He lived there for 15 years and it is where […] Read More … The post La Valette Underground Military Museum appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

British Museum To Stream A Live Tour Of Its New Show (And You Can Ask Questions, Too)

“The museum has British historian and broadcaster Dan Snow on hand to lead a 30 minute journey through the exhibition’s white marble statues, terracotta works, bronzes and ornate vases. There’ll also be the chance to post questions using the iOS and Android app.”

Today At 1:30 P.M. ET, You Can Tour The British Museum On Periscope

The British museum will be showing off its Greek art through Twitter's live-streaming app. If you need a lunchtime distraction today, tune into the British Museum's live broadcast of its ancient Greek artifacts. The live video of the tour will be available starting around 1:30 p.m. Show More Summary

If you're on Periscope, you'll get a live tour of the British Museum today

Twitter's video streaming app is finding its way into museum hallways. The British Museum has announced it will live stream a 30-minute broadcast on Periscope from its "Defining Beauty: The Body in Ancient Greek Art" exhibition See also: Can Meerkat still compete against Periscope? The stream, which begins Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Show More Summary

British Museum to give live tours over Periscope

Live-streaming apps may have become a new way for social types to show their vanity, but they're also great tools for delivering slices of world culture to people's mobile phones. That's exactly what the British Museum hopes to do with...Show More Summary

Up Periscope at BM

The British Museum is obviously determined to demonstrate that it isn't stuck in the past. On Thursday 28 May at 6.30pm it presents a live broadcast: Discover the naked truth behind Greek art with Dan Snow. The historian takes viewers on a guided tour of the museum's acclaimed exhibition Defining beauty: the body in ancient Greek art. Show More Summary

British Museum to present a live 30 minute broadcast from "Defining beauty: the body in ancient Greek art"

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

At 6.30pm on Thursday 28 May, the British Museum will present a live 30 minute broadcast from its current blockbuster exhibition, Defining beauty: the body in ancient Greek art, sponsored by Julius Baer. This unique broadcast will be...Show More Summary

5 Artists Who Deserve to Be on the New British £20

Thumbnail via Adam Smith's out; Tuesday morning at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney announced that the UK is seeking nominations for the new face of their £20 banknote. Instead of any old politician...Show More Summary

Unique 17th century portrait by British artist Mary Beale discovered at McMaster Museum of Art

last weekArts : Artdaily

The McMaster Museum of Art announces the positive identification of a unique and rare portrait by 17th century British artist Mary Beale (1663 ? 1699) in the Museum?s collection. For over fifty years it had been mistakenly attributed to Flemish painter Michael (Michiel) Sweerts (1618 ? 1664). Show More Summary

Holiday Fun

With half term school holidays coming up, most of the big museums and galleries in London have something free on offer to entertain the cherubs. Shown are kiddie Face Masks from The British Museum. I'll leave you to search your nearest or favourite museum online.

Museum Workers’ Union Condemns Oil Sponsorship of British Cultural Institutions

Big Oil’s sponsorship of British museums and galleries must come to an end, argues the Public and Commercial Services Union ( PCS ) Culture Sector. Delegates to the  PCS annual conference in Brighton yesterday voted overwhelmingly to...Show More Summary

Ohio’s British Transportation Museum looks to acquire new home

1960 Peerless GT in the museum’s current Dayton location. Photo courtesy British Transportation Museum. Editor’s note: This piece comes to us from our latest contributor, Steven Thomas. Look for more from Steven in the coming weeks. Calling all fans of British-built cars and automobilia: The British Transportation Museum is hard at work raising funds to […]

Bourdain Market Location, Uber Assault, Waffle House Museum, Win An Apple Watch, Saudi Plane in Israel, Dangerous Foods & More- The Rehash!

Kim and I have been busy finishing off planning our late summer trip to Abu Dhabi and beyond. We booked all of our flights around the region using British Airways Avios. For our hotels, my plan was to use as many Club Carlson Gold Points...Show More Summary

Vienna's Traditional Coffee Houses Still Hum with Intellectual Productivity

2 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

When you picture a European cultural institution, you probably imagine somewhere like the Louvre or the Prado, the Gulbenkian Foundation or the British Museum, the Teatro alla Scala or the Berlin Philharmonie. You are probably not thinking...Show More Summary

Greece Won’t Sue to Get the Elgin Marbles Back

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

The Greek government has decided not to go to court to demand restitution of the Elgin Marbles, which the country has been trying to get back from the British Museum for three decades.

Greece Rules Out Suing British Museum Over Elgin Marbles

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

A team of lawyers in London had recommended taking legal action for the long-disputed collection of artifacts from the Parthenon, but Athens has opted for diplomacy.

ELgin Marbles III

2 weeks agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

Greek culture minister Nikos Xydakis has told Mega TV that Athens will not take the British Museum to court over the marble frieze sculpture from the Parthenon, known as the Elgin Marbles. This rejects legal advice from lawyer Amal Alamuddin Clooney - Mrs George Clooney - but seems sensible. Show More Summary

Greece will not seek Parthenon sculptures in court: Culture Minister Nikos Xydakis

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Greece will not seek to settle a decades-old dispute with the British Museum over the Parthenon sculptures in court, the culture minister said on Wednesday. "One cannot go to court over whichever issue and besides, in international courts the outcome is uncertain," Culture Minister Nikos Xydakis told Mega TV. Show More Summary

Penny Dreadful Review: “Verbis Diablo” - In which Penny Dreadful crushes Game of Thrones in full-frontal penis shots.

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Dead babies, dead languages, and dead artifacts in the basement of the British Museum - what more could you want from an episode of Penny Dreadful?

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