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Georgia May Jagger Goes Gucci Gorgeous for Met Gala 2015

Georgia May Jagger looks beautiful in her embroidered gown while walking the red carpet at the 2015 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday (May 4) in New York City. The 23-year-old British model was joined on the carpet by Alessandro Michele, the creative director of Gucci. FYI: Georgia is wearing [...]

The enchanting jewels of Elizabeth Gage on view at the New Britain Museum of American Art

8 hours agoArts : Artdaily

For fifty years, Elizabeth Gage, widely considered as one of today?s most influential British jewelry designers and highly regarded artists, has been using her jewels to bring the past into the present. This spring, the unique and sumptuous...Show More Summary

British aviation pioneer Claude Grahame-White's office room now open for public viewing

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

The Royal Air Force Museum announced that Claude Grahame-White?s office on the first floor of the Grahame-White Watchtower will be open to the public as part of the general exhibition. Quite remarkably Claude Grahame-White's sumptuous...Show More Summary

Beacon Hill Park Victoria a British Columbia Pacific Northwest garden

Victoria is a pretty city along the waterfront of Inner Harbour at the historic Fairmont Hotel and BC Legislature building and BC Royal Museum. I had been to Victoria twice before in the past 16 years, once in June and once in August to see the city in full bloom. Show More Summary

UK Metal Detectorists Fighting the Illicit Antiquities Trade?

Ian Richardson, Treasure Registrar at the British Museum wrote a review of a conference “Archaeology 2008” at the British Museum in February of that year and mentions his boss in glowing terms ("citing a plethora of statistics that demonstrated the database’s popularity [...]Show More Summary

National Museum of Women in the Arts exhibits works by innovative British designer Daisy Makeig-Jones

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

The National Museum of Women in the Arts presents Casting a Spell: Ceramics by Daisy Makeig-Jones, on view May 1?Aug.16, 2015. This spotlight exhibition presents 38 ceramic pieces by early 20th-century designer Daisy MakeigJones (1881?1945) on loan from a private collection, featuring fairies, imps and goblins arrayed on bowls, vases, cups and boxes. Show More Summary

New papers out

From the British Museum. This issue of BMSAES presents results from fieldwork projects undertaken in a broad range of settings: ancient Egypt’s cemeteries (Elkab, Edfu), quarries (Gebel el-Silsila) and desert routes (near Kharga Oasis). Readers are also invited to make a closer acquaintance with three less familiar deities: ‘Amun-Ra, lord of the sky’, the snake [...]

Blitzed on Benzedrine

Lore has it that those viewing naughty books in the British Museum could once do so only with the Archbishop of Canterbury in attendance. Such pastoral care may be advisable… Read more The post Blitzed on Benzedrine appeared first on The Spectator.

RepiTitiationes ~ 04.14.15

The Socratic Method: http://t.co/A8mpO4jTBz pic.twitter.com/o4vhoP6j0e — Existential Comics (@existentialcoms) April 13, 2015 In Victorian London, intellectuals looked for love in the British Museum’s reading room… http://t.co/1aMXTm6sg5 — Arts & Letters Daily (@aldaily) April 14, 2015 OED Word of the Day: subrident, adj. Show More Summary

Tate Modern Director Steps Down

“It will be announced in Germany on Friday afternoon that Dercon, who is Belgian, has been lured to take over from Frank Castorf in 2017, another coup for the country’s culture ministry which also persuaded the British Museum’s Neil MacGregor to move the city to take charge of the committee overseeing the new Humboldt-Forum cultural […]

Tracey Emin's first comprehensive exhibition in Vienna opens at the Leopold Museum

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Leopold Museum will present the first comprehensive exhibition in Vienna featuring more than 80 works by the British artist Tracey Emin (born in 1963), a leading figure of the ?Young British Artists?. Tracey Emin, a superstar and...Show More Summary

Indigenous Australia

Today The British Museum opened Indigenous Australia enduring civilisation, organised with the National Museum of Australia and supported by BP. This is the first major exhibition in the UK to present a history of both Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders, diverse cultures which have survived for over 60,000 years. Show More Summary

First major exhibition in the UK to present a history of Indigenous Australia opens

last weekArts : Artdaily

The British Museum will open a major exhibition presenting a history of Indigenous Australia, supported by BP. This exhibition will be the first in the UK devoted to the history and culture of Indigenous Australians: both Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders. Show More Summary

The Shock of the Ancient

last weekNews : Newsweek: US

As modern Greeks, Brits and Hollywood hotshots continue to debate where the Elgin Marbles belong today, and as an exhibition of ancient Greek art runs at the British Museum, the original controversies that surrounded ancient sculptures have been as good as forgotten. Show More Summary

Claim: There Are No Arguments That Aren’t Lame For Keeping Stolen Artifacts

“In many ways, the whole question of what role the British Museum had in preserving the Elgin Marbles is beside the point — as it is with the Indigenous Australian artifacts, many of which it did undoubtedly preserve for posterity. That museums have saved cultural artifacts is no reason for them to retain ownership of […]

Conserving a boat made of cloves

British Museum organics conservator Verena Kotonski was tasked with a unique assignment last November: conserving a model boat made of cloves. The museum doesn’t know much about the boat’s history. They think it was made in Indonesia anywhere from 18th to the early 20th century, probably in the middle of that range. It entered the [...]

Waterloo Ignorance

2 weeks agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

The National Army Museum in London conducted a survey to find out what the British public knew about the Battle of Waterloo, one of the most momentous events in European History. 73% of respondents had little or no knowledge of the battle. Show More Summary

Three Major Cultural Leaders Have Stepped Down In London. They Leave A Legacy Of Achiements

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Neil MacGregor at the British Museum, Nicholas Hytner at the National Theatre and Kevin Spacey at the Old Vic Theatre. “As the three men all took up their posts between 2002-4, their incumbencies have overlapped for a decade and all faced a very similar challenge: how to attract larger and broader audiences at a time […]

Vincent Black Shadow & Linto 500 head H&H Classic Auctions bill

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The British rare car and motorcycle auction season kicks off this week with H&H Classic Auctions' Imperial War Museum sale where several key lots are expected to provide a litmus test for the elite classic motorcycle market. Some choice...Show More Summary

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