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Activists Create Huge 'Crack' In The Floor Of The British Museum

23 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Protesters kept things arty and somewhat light: "As performers ‘cracked’ the floor, carollers serenaded tourists with altered versions of Christmas songs. To the tune of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, they sang: 'Arrest these oily gentlemen, let nothing you delay, for they have drilled and spilled and killed and still do to this day.'"

My London Color Adventure, Part II — Getting My “Color Season” Analyzed.

The other day, I wrote about my decision to have color adventures while I was visiting London. Before I left New York City, I'd made a plan to visit the Lycurgus Cup in the British Museum. As reluctant as I usually am to have spontaneous adventures (Upholder), I did have an unplanned color adventure during […]

Illustrator Quentin Blake holds auction for 'overlooked' art

British illustrator Quentin Blake presented Thursday the 33 first editions of classic books, with jackets specially created by leading artists, which will be auctioned to benefit London's House of Illustration museum, which he founded. Show More Summary

My London Color Adventure, Part I — the Lycurgus Cup in the British Museum.

I'm in London to promote my book The Four Tendencies, and to make my explorations of London even more fun, I decided to have some color-related adventures while I'm here. Now why color? I spend most of my time reflecting and writing on human nature -- happiness, habits, the Four Tendencies, and so on. But […]

UK Detectorists 'Strike Gold as British Museum Reveals Record Haul'

On St Barbara's day this year the British Museum announced that there were 1,120 treasure finds in 2016, the highest number since the revised Treasure Act came into law 20 years ago (Maev Kennedy Guardian 4 December 2017). St Barbara...Show More Summary

Google, British Museum digitize Maya collection

The British Museum and the Google Arts & Culture have been collaborating on creating a complex, in depth digital virtual museum experience for years now. It’s been an exceptionally fruitful partnership from the outset, when the the new Google subsite dedicated to the British Museum’s physical structure, contents, permanent collection and exhibitions opened two years […]

20th anniversary marks record year for treasure found by the public

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

At the launch of the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) and Treasure annual reports at the British Museum, John Glen MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Arts, Heritage and Tourism, announced that the number of new Treasure discoveries by members of the public had hit a record level, with 1,120 finds in 2016. Show More Summary

Coin-laden pot and rare pendant among British Museum’s record haul

There were 1,120 treasure finds in 2016, the highest number since the revised Treasure Act came into law 20 years ago A glorious jewel made from hundreds of tiny pieces of garnet set in gold to form geometric and animal shapes lay for...Show More Summary

British Museum and Google Arts and Culture unveil project on ancient Maya

last weekArts : Artdaily

Today sees the launch of the British Museum?s collaboration with Google Arts and Culture to digitise and share the ancient Maya collection of Alfred Maudslay, a 19th century explorer who brought the stories of the Maya to the world.Show More Summary

British Academics Argue That Museums Don't Control Copyright On Images Of Work In Public Museums

“The [European] Court of Justice has made it quite clear: for a photograph to be protected by copyright, it must be original in the sense that the photographer has exercised creative choices and thereby stamped the photograph with their personal imprint. A photographer who merely seeks to control light and angles to create an image […]

How digital technology is taking Mayan culture back to the future

Google and British Museum tie-up brings explorer Alfred Maudslay’s largely unseen collection of ancient artefacts to the world More than a century after the British explorer Alfred Maudslay took pioneering photographs and casts of some...Show More Summary

The British Museum and Google Arts & Culture: Decoding the secrets of the ancient Maya

In the 19th century, the explorer Alfred Maudslay set out to capture and preserve the stories the Maya of Central America, one of the largest and most successful indigenous cultures in the world, with more than 2000 years of rich and vibrant history. Show More Summary

British Migrants: Instant Australians? exhibition launches at the Immigration Museum

last weekArts : Artdaily

Seduced by promises of sun, surf and abundance ? and cheap fares, almost 1.5 million Brits migrated to Australia in the decades following World War II with hopes for a dream life. With all the advantages of a shared language, culture and history, newcomers from Britain were expected to easily assimilate. Show More Summary

The Metropolitan Museum of Art opens major David Hockney retrospective

last weekArts : Artdaily

For nearly 60 years, David Hockney (British, born 1937) has pursued a singular career with a love for painting and its intrinsic challenges. A major retrospective at The Metropolitan Museum of Art?the show?s only North American venue?honors...Show More Summary

Nouveau e-book: les céramiques chinoises du British Museum

La version française de ma visite au British Museum est également disponible en format PDF!En juillet, j'avais passé toute une après-midi dans la salle 95 des céramiques chinoises, en compagnie de la célèbre collection de Sir David Percival. Show More Summary

A new e-book: TeaMastersBlog at the British Museum

I wish a Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers in the world and beyond! Just in time for the holiday season, I have finished writing this 50 pages long e-book in pdf format. During my UK visit, I spent one afternoon in the Chinese Ceramics Room No 95 and took many pictures of Sir David Percival's collection. Show More Summary

WWII museum holds extensive Winston Churchill collection

A Massachusetts museum is touting its collection of Winston Churchill artifacts following the release of a major new biopic about the famous British prime minister. The International Museum of World … Click to Continue »

Carnegie Museum of Art opens the largest William Henry Fox Talbot show in years

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Featuring more than 30 works by William Henry Fox Talbot (British, 1800?1877) and his circle from its own collection and from important public and private lenders, CMOA presents the largest US exhibition of Talbot?s photography in the last 15 years. Show More Summary

New display at the British Museum examines the relationship between conflict and art

last monthArts : Artdaily

Documenting history through art is a longstanding tradition, and the British?s Museum new Asahi Shimbun Display examines the relationship between conflict and art in a focussed way, through four specially chosen objects. The Asahi Shimbun Display On violence and beauty: reflections on war includes objects from 5,000 years ago to the present day. Show More Summary

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