The British Museum in London is already taking bookings for its autumn biggy Ming: 50 years that changed China, which opens on 18 September and runs until 5 January 2015. This major exhibition covers the period from 1400 to 1450 and brings together porcelain, gold, jewellery, furniture, paintings, sculptures and textiles from museums across China. Show More Summary
2013/14 saw great successes in the temporary exhibition programme with nearly half a million visitors to the special exhibition Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum, sponsored by Goldman Sachs. Exhibitions on subjects as diverse as pre- Colombian gold and Japanese sex art also performed beyond expectation with around 90,000 visitors each. Show More Summary
Today the National Maritime Museum in London put on display its latest acquisition: Alan Sorrell's five-panel, nine-metre-long mural Working Boats from around the British Coast, designed for the Festival of Britain in 1951. I didn't realise we had mermaids "manning" our ships back then. Show More Summary
Working Boats from around the British Coast by Alan Sorrell, a five panel, nine metre long mural was originally made for the decoration of the Nelson Bar aboard HMS ?Campania?. This aircraft carrier, converted as a floating display space, toured British ports as a microcosm of the Festival of Britain exhibition on London?s South Bank in 1951. Show More Summary
One of the free displays at The British Museum in London over the summer is Dressed to impress: netsuke and Japanese men’s fashion. You'll find it in Room 3 (CLICK). Shown is a Sleeping Mouse Netsuke by Masanao of Kyoto from the late 1700s. Show More Summary
National Museum Cardiff hosts exhibition celebrating the life and work of the ?father of British landscape painting? Richard Wilson Turner, Constable and Gainsborough are well-known names we associate with landscape painting. But the...Show More Summary
It's been 200 years since Francis Scott Key's poem about a shredded star-spangled flag surviving an 1814 British siege at Fort Henry was set to music. To commemorate the anniversary, the Morgan Library & Museum has put on view one of the few surviving copies of the first edition.
See your favorite children's book authors dressed up as their favorite characters.
The Storybook Museum in the UK has a new exhibit up by photographer Cambridge Jones featuring 26 British authors dressed up as their favorite storybook characters. Check it out: “Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman metamorphoses into the Wicked Witch of the West. Terry Pratchett achieves outlaw status as Just William. Show More Summary
The Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) has presented a series of large-scale off site projects includes ones at Manchester's Piccadilly Railway Station, Victoria Baths and last year's Sound histories at the British Museum. On 3 July...Show More Summary
Korean Cultural Centre UK to fund Korean curatorial post at British Museum On 25 June 2014, the Korean Cultural Centre UK, supported by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea, and the British Museum signed an agreement that establishes a new three-year post for a full-time Curator of Korean Collections at the Museum. Show More Summary
Tracey Emin's "My Bed" is being sold next week by Christie's for an estimated £1.2m. Emin has been bemoaning the fact that it will probably end up abroad. She'd much prefer a benefactor to buy it and install it in a British museum. She's sad, too, that, because the work is less than 50 years [...]
The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon presents two bodies of work by British artist John Piper (1903-92), one of many prominent artists who used the silkscreen printing process made popular by the Pop Art movement. Show More Summary
This touring exhibition explores our enduring curiosity about the animal world through the beautiful and bizarre imagery found in prints of the 15th to the early 19th centuries in the British Museum?s collection. The exhibition features...Show More Summary
This video was made for Bee Healthy's crowdfunding campaign. While sitting in an auditorium at the British Museum waiting to find out which four teams would be chosen as semi-finalists at the Hult Prize London Regionals, I turned toShow More Summary
The Imperial War Museum London reopens on 19 July with what it promises to be "the largest First World War art exhibition for almost 100 years". Truth and Memory: British Art of the First World War will run until 8 March 2015, admission free. Show More Summary
Yes, the British Museum's interactive mummies exhibit sounds intriguing, but what if preserved corpses aren't your thing? If you're in New York, you can instead visit the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, which is slated to tie up an interactive system...
They say every cloud has its silver lining. Evidence that it’s true will be coming to the Hammer Museum early next year in the form of a touring exhibition on the work of Thomas Heatherwick, a noted British designer whose credits include a new fleet of London double-decker buses and the gasp-...
This summer, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents the first major museum survey in the United States of Turner-Prize winning British artist Simon Starling. Simon Starling: Metamorphology showcases the artist?s work in film,...Show More Summary
No, the art exhibition you should see in Vancouver, B.C. right now is not the Douglas Coupland celebrity-thon, it's Claiming Space: Voices of Urban Aboriginal Youth at the University of British Columbia's extraordinary Museum of Anthropology. Show More Summary