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Hypnotic Footage Showing How Simpkins Confectionary Makes Their Iconic Tinned Sweets

9 hours agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

In a wonderfully hypnotic film created for the “Made in Sheffield” exhibition at the Millennial Museum Sheffield, the historic British company A L Simpkins Ltd showcased the start-to-finish process by which they make their iconic handmade tinned sweets. Simpkins was founded in 1921 after Albert Leslie Simpkin returned from the First World War. They began […]

'Treasure 20', British Museum Dumbdown and Perverted Misrepresentation of Archaeological Research

Laura Silverman in her 'lifestyle' presentation of Treasure hunting and the Treasure 20 campaign begins with 'a horror story in history (sic) circles about how we almost lost the treasure at Sutton Hoo'. which she then uses as justification...Show More Summary

STOP Institutional Promotion of Destructive Collection-Driven Exploitation of the Archaological Record

In response to the fatuous Treasure 20 initiative of the British Museum, perhaps a body advocating real-archaeology (the one that's not a grabby treasure hunt) could draw attention to five million portable antiquities which have NOTShow More Summary

Happy under the radar, Sampha details the patient, intense period behind his 'Process'

Sampha is enveloped by a cluster of monumental canvases dedicated to black life. It’s the morning after a sold-out show at the El Rey and the British singer wanted to see Kerry James Marshall’s retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art downtown. Romance, loss and alienation are a major thread...

Places for Inspiration: Five British Writers’ Museums To Visit for Literary Fans

Reading is one of the best, most relaxing activities one can do.  Of course, Britain has a massive wealth of literature and great writers stretching back hundreds of years.  With all the museums in the country, you can guarantee that...Show More Summary

Time 100 list includes David Adjaye, sole architect

The 50-year-old architect was named as an “Icon” Sir David Adjaye OBE, the Ghanaian British architect, has been selected as one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. Adjaye, whose National Museum of African American History...Show More Summary

Unwrapping a Concorde - CNET

At a new British aviation museum, workers got to open the best present ever by removing protective film from a Concorde.

Celtic Identity.

I’m making my way through the Oct. 9, 2015 TLS, and have just read Patrick Sims-Williams’ review (available here to subscribers) of a British Museum exhibition on the Celts; I thought the last couple of paragraphs worth reproducing: The Director of the British Museum introduces Celts: Art and identity as “not so much a show […]

The British Pennies Defaced in Protest by a Suffragette

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

A 1903 penny on view at the British Museum, and several others like it, feature the words "Votes for Women" engraved over the face of the king. The post The British Pennies Defaced in Protest by a Suffragette appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Isamu Noguchi Award presented to John Pawson and Hiroshi Senju

The annual award was established by the Noguchi Museum in Long Island City, New York British architectural designer John Pawson and Japanese painter Hiroshi Senju have been awarded the 2017 Isamu Noguchi Award, to be presented by the...Show More Summary

The Violence of the British Slave Trade, as Told Through the Sea

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

John Akomfrah’s Tropikos, showing at the Pérez Art Museum Miami, navigates the United Kingdom’s role in the slave trade and the inherently formidable power of the sea. The post The Violence of the British Slave Trade, as Told Through the Sea appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Scientist Publishes Important New Dino Relative 20 Years After His Death

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Alan Charig was a dinosaur superfan long before Jurassic Park. The gregarious paleontologist and curator at the British Museum of Natural History studied and described all sorts of new creatures, and brought them to the world through his writings and on his BBC Television show in the 70s. Read more...

Fantastic eggs and where to find them

Archaeologists and scientists from the Universities of Bristol and Durham and the British Museum are using cutting edge technology to crack a conundrum surrounding the ancient trade in ostrich eggs.

Look at Idrimi’s statue and receive his blessing

One of the gems in the British Museum is the statue of Idrimi, King of Alalakh, an ancient city-state in what is now Turkey, in the 15th century B.C. Destroyed in 1200 B.C., probably by the Sea People, Alalakh was never rebuilt. The remains of the city are today the archaeological site of Tell Atchana, [...]

Defacing coins like a suffragette

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

In this new video from The British Museum’s “Curator’s Corner” series, curator Tom Hockenhull digs into the history of the British suffragette movement and the tactic of defacing coins in protest. He even demonstrates the process in action.

The British Museum Gets Its First Permanent Caribbean Art Installation

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

The artist whose work is on display says it's a big responsibility. Zak Ové: "Imagine representing the whole of the Caribbean in one moment?... I have to get this right, otherwise I’ll never hear the end of it."

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