Today I’m pleased to share with you the first half of an essay by Dan Lacroix. As a historical researcher, Dan has worked for years with the Westford Museum & Historical Society. As a reenactor with the Westford Colonial Minutemen, he also has a specialty in eighteenth-century house joinery (carpentry). Show More Summary
Former British Royal Navy ship HMS Caroline is the only surviving vessel from the Battle of Jutland, a clash of the British and German fleets in 1916. Before World War One a great, conflict changing naval battle was expected, but the closest they came was the ultimately fruitless Battle of Jutland. Show More Summary
When the Tate Britain recently revealed the latest rehanging of their astounding collection of British art, many long unseen works found a new place in the galleries, but one long-standing feature was not to be found—explanatory wall text. Show More Summary
A refurbishment of the Tate Britain's galleries and a reorganization of the museum's paintings displays the history of the U.K. in one short walk.
Further to Sotheby?s announcement last month of a sale of stamps from The British Postal Museum & Archive in London on 11 July 2013, it is now possible to unveil the contents of the sale. The auction will comprise material duplicateShow More Summary
by Caroline Lawrence Recently I attended a fascinating lecture by Professor Mark Robinson of Oxford University on the subject of Roman organic waste. Excavating the Ancient Sewers of Herculaneum was part of the British Museum’s fabulous ongoing exhibition Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum. For a fuller account, please read my History Girls blog post. [...]
IN 2000 the Tate Britain scandalised the art world by rearranging its unrivalled collection of British art. Instead of grouping works by schools and movements, the London museum chose to display the art by theme (eg, 'war' or 'city life'). Show More Summary
Interesting little video chat over at the British Museum Channel (didn’t know they had one!): Pompeii: an introduction
A new permanent installation by the British artist flanks Rembrandt’s Night Watch, the main attraction at the museum. In the midst of the thoroughgoing and decade-spanning renovation that has transformed Amsterdam’s recently reopened...Show More Summary
Back in 1999, the Brooklyn Museum held Sensation, an exhibit of works from up-and-coming British artists like Damien Hirst and Rachel Whiteread. But the Giuliani administration freaked out because of Nigerian-British artist Chris Ofili's...Show More Summary
At a news conference held today, art collector Michael Audain revealed that he has significantly revised his originally announced intention to build a 27,000 square foot art museum surrounded by a spruce forest in Whistler, British Columbia ? for a bolder 56,000 square foot structure. Show More Summary
Never one to miss a fabulous party, Cara Delevingne arrived at the 2013 Costume Institute Gala for the "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday (May 6). The 20-year-old model opted for a long-sleeved black Burberry gown with a neck cut down to her belly and gold studs on the top. Show More Summary
Pompeii and Herculaneum at the British Museum via Penelope’s Weavings and Unpickings.
Felicity Jones rocks a short dress on the red carpet at the 2013 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday (May 6) in New York City. The 29-year-old British actress wore a Proenza Schouler lack/copper technical lace dress from the Fall Winter 2013 collection. Dree Hemingway was also in attendance at [...]
Rita Ora arrives on the red carpet at the 2013 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday (May 6) in New York City. The 22-year-old British singer looked lovely in a custom Thakoon dress with a Thakoon necklace, Cartier jewelry, and Nicholas Kirkwood shoes. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of [...]
Carey Mulligan arrives on the red carpet at the 2013 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday (May 6) in New York City. The 27-year-old British actress looked chic in a Balenciaga dress with Tiffany & Co. jewels. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Carey Mulligan This year’s Costume Institute [...]
Archway by Zefrog in the Londonist Flickr pool. Edmonton gets £15 million of flood defences. A progress report on the British Museum’s new wing. Rises to ticket prices from London’s airports will be capped over five years. Picky Glutton...Show More Summary
The British Museum has developed an app for tablets and smartphones to support the critically acclaimed exhibition Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum sponsored by Goldman Sachs ? equally designed for those who experience the exhibition, or for people around the world who are not able to visit London. Show More Summary
"For over 100 years, a potentially significant dead cat has been sat in storage in a British museum..."
The rediscovery of a mystery animal in a museum's underground storeroom proves that a non-native 'big cat' prowled the British countryside at the turn of the last century. The animal's skeleton and mounted skin was analysed by a multi-disciplinary...Show More Summary