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How To Make 2,000-Year-Old-Bread

3 days agoHumor / odd : The Presurfer

In AD 79, a baker put his loaf of bread into the oven. Nearly 2,000 years later it was found during excavations in Herculaneum.The British Museum asked London chef Giorgio Locatelli to recreate the recipe as part of his culinary investigations for the cinema production 'Pompeii Live from the British Museum.' YouTube link The Presurfer

UK lawmaker to head V&A Museum, triggering special election

A British Labour Party lawmaker has been appointed the new director of London's Victoria & Albert Museum, the museum announced Friday. The move triggers a special election for his seat. … Click to Continue »

Imperial War Museum London – Part II

This is Part II from TFB’s visit to the Imperial War Museum in London. The Imperial Museum is not complete without a part with The Falklands War in 1982, when Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands. Both British SAS and SBS special forces took important parts in this conflict. Show More Summary

Go deep in an eerie "underwater museum" in the Atlantic Ocean

It’s haunting—and gorgeous Add this to the travel bucket list: A British artist, Jason Decaires Taylor, has finished work on a 300-sculpture underwater museum off the coast of Lazarote, Spain. Installation kicked off early last year,...Show More Summary

Imperial War Museum London – Part I

If you’re in London please take time to visit one of the Imperial War Museums. It’s a great place to see British Military History (and hide from the terrible weather). The pictures below are from TFB’s recent visit to Imperial War Museum London, on Lambeth Road. Show More Summary

Rare medieval Madonna that survived Reformation, Revolution goes home

One of very few English-made statues of Catholic iconography to survive the Reformation has been acquired by the British Museum and will return to its homeland after centuries abroad. The alabaster figure of Virgin and Child was made in England, likely in the Midlands area, by an unknown artist in around 1350-75. Alabaster was highly [...]

British Museum acquires rare alabaster of the Virgin and Child

last weekArts : Artdaily

One of the few examples of religious imagery to survive the English Reformation, this remarkably-preserved 14th-century sculpture joins the museum's collection thanks to support from the Art Fund. The British Museum has acquired a 14th-century...Show More Summary

Europe's first underwater museum Museo Atlantico opens off the coast of Lanzarote

The Lanzarote attraction, Museo Atlantico, took almost three years to complete and features 12 underwater installations of over 300 life-sized figures by British artist Jason deCaires Taylor.

Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science

In the US, the Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science Act has been signed into law The law, Press release Spot the difference between the US concept of citizen science and that of the British Museum. In the US, citizen scientists collaborate within specific projects with a defined project design.

The officers who serve to protect art in the UK Military: A personal account by Lt Col Tim Purbrick

last weekArts : ARCAblog

This article is republished with permission from the official British Army Blog viewable here. During the latter stages of the Second World War a group of American and British archaeologists, museum curators and architects formed upShow More Summary

Recreating the Face of a 9,500-Year-Old Man

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

A 9,500-year-old human skull at the British Museum may help visitors connect to our human ancestors. The post Recreating the Face of a 9,500-Year-Old Man appeared first on Hyperallergic.

David Adjaye to receive knighthood from the Queen of England

Sir David Adjaye, that is British architect David Adjaye had, by all counts, a fantastic 2016, culminating in the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Now, it seems that the momentum is carrying through to the new year. Show More Summary

UK Metal Detecting: "Using Spades Lets the Side Down"

Alan Ross, decided to take issue with my comments on the British Museum trying to claim that collection-driven exploitation of the archaeological record was some kind of 'citizen archaeology'. First of all he tried ad personam comments,...Show More Summary

Art Review: ‘Iggy Pop Life Class,’ With Guess Who as the Model

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

If you thought Iggy Pop had done it all, think again. A British artist made him the model in a life-drawing class. The results are at the Brooklyn Museum.

The UK "Metal Detecting Debate" in 2016

The UK "Metal Detecting Debate" and the contribution of the British Museum/ Portable Antiquities Scheme in 2016

lionofchaeronea: The head of Hypnos (Sleep).  Roman bronze...

3 weeks agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

lionofchaeronea: The head of Hypnos (Sleep).  Roman bronze sculpture (1st-2nd cent. CE) after a lost Hellenistic original.  Found at Civitella d'Arno, Italy; now in the British Museum.  Photo credit: Carole Raddato.

Remarkable treasures from the British Museum's collection on display in Canberra

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

A rare 2000 year old bronze sculptural head of the Roman emperor Augustus is one of the unique treasures in the British Museum?s A History of the World in 100 Objects exhibition, which is on view at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra. Show More Summary

langoaurelian: Dionysos in the British Museum. Roman marble...

4 weeks agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

langoaurelian: Dionysos in the British Museum. Roman marble copy (2nd century AD) of a greek original. Photo by Tivoli

Large-scale musical installation by Sam Taylor-Johnson on view at Museum Voorlinden

last monthArts : Artdaily

Museum Voorlinden is presenting the video installation ?Sigh? (2008) by British artist Sam Taylor-Johnson (1967). This work has rarely been shown and is one of Voorlinden?s highlights, among which are works by Richard Serra, James Turrell, and Roni Horn; artworks that are impossible to describe, and need to be experienced. Show More Summary

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