Percy Grainger (1882-1961) was born in Melbourne, son of British architect John Harry Grainger, and his wife Rose Aldridge Grainger of Adelaide. His father had migrated from Durham to Adelaide 1877 to take up a post in the Engineer-in-Chief's Office then moved on to a broad private practice. Show More Summary
This autumn the British Museum will host the first major UK exhibition on South African art that explores a 100,000 history through archaeological, historic and contemporary artworks, which look at the long and rich artistic heritage of the country. Show More Summary
robert-hadley: Object from the British Museum sculptural fragment from the Parthenon. Photographer - W.A.Mansell. Circa 1870
Beginning August 6, 2016, the North Carolina Museum of Art presents History and Mystery: Discoveries in the NCMA British Collection, which showcases the best of the NCMA?s permanent collection of Old Master British paintings and sculpture from 1580 to 1850. Show More Summary
Darlene Horton, 64, was the lone casualty of an attack Tuesday that left five others injured near the British Museum.
A woman was killed and five other people were injured in a knife attack in central London Wednesday night, police say. The attack happened late Wednesday in Russell Square, which is near the British Museum. Police say a 19-year-old man is in custody and he was Tasered during the arrest,...
British artist Liz West has created a new light installation Our Spectral Vision for the exhibition Colour and Vision: Through the Eyes of Nature presented at the Natural History Museum in London, UK. Our Spectral Vision invites visitors to explore their relationship with colour and our understanding of how we see it. Show More Summary
LONDON — Sicily: Culture and Conquest is one of the last exhibitions commissioned by outgoing British Museum director Neil MacGregor and encapsulates what made his tenure so valuable.
The 'Learning, Audiences and Volunteers' Department of the British Museum seems now to have split from the Propaganda Wing in the discussion about “citizen archaeology”. But it took some citizen conservationists to help them to decide to do this (information is lacking about the input from Britain's archaeological bodies on this). Show More Summary
England's tekkie-back-slapping Treasure Registrar continues the British Museum's undermining of the conservation ethos:Treasure Registrar @TRegistrar 18 godz. A very small selection of the Treasure finds donated to museums in England in the last two months. Show More Summary
“The ROH and RSC, with the British Museum and National Portrait Gallery, have renewed their partnerships with the oil and gas giant for a further five years as part of a £7.5 million deal. The move has drawn fervent criticism from campaigners, who earlier this year set their sights on major cultural institutions that continue […]
After months of hard work, the Marine Antiquities Scheme (MAS) has been officially launched amongst the grandeur of the British Museum. The MAS encourages the voluntary recording of archaeological objects and sites found by marine users in England and Wales. Show More Summary
“Off the coast of the Spanish island of Lanzarote, the easternmost of the Canary Islands, lies the completely submerged Museo Atlántico, an oceanic exhibition of the sculptures of British artist Jason deCaires Taylor.”
The Bowes Museum announced that it has secured funding from Art Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), and a number of private donors, totalling £2,290,650, to acquire an outstanding 15th century painting deemed an important British cultural asset and initiating a partnership with York Art Gallery and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. Show More Summary
This summer, the British Museum has an interactive Family Guide on offer to all its visitors. The Family Guide is an interactive game designed for exploring the Museum together as a family. Sponsored by Korean Air, the guide is a fun and interactive way to experience the British Museum?s permanent collection and get up close to objects. Show More Summary
Heritage action British Museum playing a supportive role in killing for fun? the Chilmark and Clifton Foot Beagles are holding another metal detecting rally and PAS are going again [Annual CCFB Rally 4th September 2016]. As we said last...Show More Summary
Overnight on Friday 1st July, millions of pounds worth of priceless masterpieces by celebrated British Artists were switched for copies at museums and galleries around the UK. The stunt was part of Fake! The Great Masterpiece Challenge...Show More Summary
Packed house for the launch of new Scheme The British Museum launched today the new Marine Antiquities Scheme (MAS) to encourage divers and others to report their finds. This was accompanied by a presentation by the new BM Director. Until now the reporting of loose finds was done under the PAS.
A project led by archaeologists from the British Museum and the University of Leicester has discovered remarkable evidence which shows how the first generations of Europeans to arrive in the Americas engaged with indigenous peoples and...Show More Summary