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Sticks and Stones: David Chipperfield opens installation at the Neue Nationalgalerie

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

Using 144 imposing tree trunks, British architect David Chipperfield (b. in 1953) transforms the open glass hall of the museum into a densely filled hall of columns for a three-month period. This installation engages with the architecture...Show More Summary

Thieves Nab 8 Rare, Antique Bows from Archery Museum

Eight antique and rare bows were stolen from a museum in New Westminster, British Columbia last week. According to Global News, the bows were on display at Boorman Archery shop and museum before last Friday, when thieves smashed through a window and e...

The Seaton Down Hoard: Amateur metal detector uncovers 22,000 Roman coins

An East Devon metal detector enthusiast has stumbled upon one of the largest hoards of Roman coins ever found in Britain, prompting a local museum to launch a campaign to buy the “remarkable” collection for the nation. The British Museum announced the discovery of the Seaton Down Hoard today. Show More Summary

Ming: 50 Years That Changed China At British Museum

2 days agoEngland / London : Londonist

The Ming dynasty was much more than just decorative porcelain.

Art Movements

5 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

This week in art news: Auction companies oppose an appeal rehearing for the California Resale Royalty Act, the British Museum is to be recreated in Minecraft, and a time capsule was discovered in the head of a lion atop the Bostonian Society.

What Kind of Report has the PAS written for AC Archaeology ?

The Seaton Coin Hoard record created between 8th and 9th September has now been unhidden ( PAS-D7EA4C). It was excavated by AC Archaeology, but the report on the finds seems to have been done for them by the British Museum. The presence...Show More Summary

British Museum to be Rebuilt in Minecraft

One of the world's largest collection of artifacts want to bridge the gap between history and the digital era.

The British Museum wants to rebuild itself in Minecraft

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The British Museum is one of the world's most iconic collections of artefacts and art from thousands of years of human history - and now it wants to recreate itself in Minecraft as part of a debate on the relationship between the public and art collections in the Digital Age. Read more...

Office Spaces: Whimsical British Gin Distillery Looks Distinctly Wonka-Esque

Photo via Dezeen While British designer Thomas Heatherwick already has a wonky collection of project proposals to his name, including grain silo museums and bridges made from planters, this (actually built) gin distillery in Hampshire, England, is in a Willy...

Would you rather be immersed online in the museum or in the world the work of art was plucked from for the museum?

The British Museum is going to build a replica of itself inside the gaming world of Minecraft. That will, one assumes, permit visitors to go up to the artworks and look at them closely or even walk around them. Fine. But the major advantage...Show More Summary

British Museum to be re-created in ‘Minecraft’

Players of the build-what-you-want game Minecraft have specialized in re-creating the locations of famous fictional worlds. From Westeros to Middle-earth, there’s

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last weekEngland / London : Londonist

The British Museum gets the Minecraft treatment.

The British Museum plonks digital bricks on world of Minecraft

Institution confirms it's cool with joining the blocky universe The British Museum has enlisted the help of Redditors to get a model of the museum and its exhibits into the highly popular Minecraft game universe.…

British Museum exhibition explores a pivotal 50 year period that transformed China

last weekArts : Artdaily

The exhibition explores the years 1400 ? 1450, a pivotal 50 year period that transformed China during the rule of the Ming dynasty. Bureaucrats replace military leaders in the hierarchy of power, the emperor?s role changes from autocrat to icon, and the decision is taken to centralise, rather than devolve, power. Show More Summary

Jaguar XE Word Cloud Sculpture Unveiled in London

British car maker Jaguar and London Design Museum revealed a unique aluminium word cloud sculpture in the shape of the new Jaguar XE sports saloon. The creative “Word Cloud” sculpture is constructed from 95 words in seven languages including French, German, Spanish, Italian, English, Russian and Mandarin. Show More Summary

Ming: 50 Years that Changed China – exhibition reviews

Credits: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C Alt Text: Portrait of Yang Hong (1381-1451), Ming Dynasty 'Magnificent' British Museum show dazzles with 'Ming bling' but also raises some historical questions Hot...Show More Summary

Museums Should Institute No-Photo Hour, British Arts Executive Suggests

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

One month after the big news that London's National Gallery now allows visitors to take photographs, the head of Arts Council England has proposed that museums institute a special hour every day when picture-taking is banned.

CAC Malaga presents the first major solo exhibition in a Spanish museum of Marc Quinn's work

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The first major solo museum presentation in Spain of British artist Marc Quinn at CAC Málaga includes a selection of new and recent works that continue Quinn?s investigation into some of the key concerns of our age. Violence and Serenity...Show More Summary

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