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Crimes of the Art

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

On this week’s art crime blotter: terrifying golden head sculptures stolen from a British festival, an alleged thief blames museum's flimsy security for his thievery, and ancient ivory penis carvings turn up missing from an antiques store.

British Museums Should Start Charging Again

“What if, instead of selling off great works of art, councils charged for admission? What harm would that do to education and public access? None. People would pay the entrance. School trips would go on, as they do now.”

FOUND: A Four-Legged Fossil That Might Be a Snake

The maybe-snake (Photo: Dave Martill, University of Portsmouth) The snake fossil that David Martill, a British paleobiologist, found in a German museum may not be the oldest snake fossil ever found. But it is the only snake fossil ever...Show More Summary

Natural History Museum to tour British icon that has inspired generations of scientists

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Natural History Museum today announces plans to send its famous Diplodocus, Dippy, on tour around the UK from early 2018. The Museum will hold an open call in September for indoor museums and venues to nominate themselves to host the Diplodocus. Show More Summary

Amy Winehouse exhibition makes its U.S. debut at Contemporary Jewish Museum

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Contemporary Jewish Museum presents the exhibition Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait dedicated to the late British singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse (1983?2011). An exhibition at The Contemporary Jewish Museum in cooperation with...Show More Summary

Salisbury, Sun and Sensational Archaeology

Last weekend The Salisbury Museum came alive for the 25th Festival of Archaeology with re-enactors, archaeologists and thousands of visitors getting hands-on with heritage. Some of the biggest names in British archaeology gave talksShow More Summary

Republicans' 'Munich' fallacy

You have to feel sorry for Munich. Home to museums, universities, beer halls and one spectacular glockenspiel, it gets international recognition instead for a misbegotten 1938 summit conference in which British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain "appeased" German Chancellor Adolf Hitler, allowing...

Museum Trip a Perfect Distraction After Dawn Deluge

last weekSports / Golf : On Par

The 1914 Dunlop V Floating Golf Ball perched in a display case inside the British Golf Museum would have come in handy at St Andrews after Friday's dawn deluge.

Rembrandt Painted Mughal Miniatures Too

last weekHumor / odd : The Presurfer

image credit British Museum Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) is famous for his insight into the human condition and for his keen appreciation of light and shade, and his unusually rich awareness of non-European fashions. In...Show More Summary

British Museum May Loan £1 Billion Worth Of Antiquities To Abu Dhabi

“Around 500 objects have been sel ected for loan (a small number will be on short-term loan) to the Zayed National Museum, which is expected to open in 2016 or 2017. … The most valuable item earmarked is an Assyrian relief from Nimrud, the Banquet Scene (645–635BC), which was revalued last year at £100m.”

Twenty Questions for the LVA PAS

Many observers are puzzled by recent developments affecting the way the nation’s Portable Antiquities Scheme is now run by The British Museum. In particular the lack of a clear and unambiguous statement concerning its reorganization on 1st May 2015 and the proposed manner in which it will henceforth function is regarded with some suspicion. Show More Summary

Clarks Joins the V&A Museum for a Subculture Inspired Footwear Collection

One of the world’s finest arts and crafts museums, the Victoria & Albert, joins an equally British institution for a range of shoes and boots. Clarks currently sponsoring the V&A show “Shoes: Pleasure and Pain,” the Somerset maker… The post Clarks Joins the V&A Museum for a Subculture Inspired Footwear Collection appeared first on Selectism.

Britain receives Spitfire gifts from US donor

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Prince William on Thursday inspected a rare Spitfire plane gifted to a British museum by a US philanthropist on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain aerial campaign by Nazi Germany. Gold investor Thomas Kaplan also...Show More Summary

J. Paul Getty Museum acquires rare trove of 19th century photographs from noted collector

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The J. Paul Getty Museum announced today the acquisition of thirty-nine French and British photographs from the 1840s through 1860s, representing some of the most impressive architectural and landscape prints and negatives produced in photography?s early years. Show More Summary

Architect David Adjaye Unveils Plans For Revamped Art Museum In Harlem

The Studio Museum's $122 million new home indicates a shift into the mainstream. The Studio Museum in Harlem has announced plans for the construction of a new $122 million building designed by the British architect David Adjaye. Read Full Story

The British Museum celebrates successes in London, the UK and around the world

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

This morning the British Museum launches the Annual Review 2014/15, celebrating the successes of the previous year and looking forward to future activity. In 2014 the Museum was the leading visitor attraction in the UK for an eighth year running with 6.7 million visitors and a virtual audience of 43.7 million. Show More Summary

US Ivory Ban Affects BM Exhibit

Heffalump, real men say no to ivory Six Byzantine ivory reliefs from the British Museum were denied entry to the US by Fish and Wildlife Service (Victoria Stapley-Brown, 'British Museum’s ivory icons denied US entry for loan show' the Art Newspaper 1 July 2015 ). Show More Summary

Explore 30,000 Years of African Rock Art

4 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The British Museum has digitized gorgeous images of rock art from across the continent.

Kites from Kabul

4 weeks agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

On 4 July the V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green opens Kites from Kabul, which looks a lot more interesting than all the girlie stuff the adult V&A is currently exhibiting. Turquoise Mountain, a British charity in Kabul, presents a display of kites made by artists and children in Kabul, inspired by Afghan and Islamic designs. Show More Summary

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