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British museum uncovers secret portrait of Queen Elizabeth I under classic painting

Underneath layers of paint on its Tudor portraits, the U.K.'s National Portrait Gallery has made some interesting discoveries, including a hidden portrait of Queen Elizabeth I. Researchers discovered the hidden portraits while preparing...Show More Summary

British Museum Wants Someone to Update Its Website for Free

"The British Museum is [...] seeking free help on its website and other “products” from experienced coders in the guise, naturally, of an unpaid internship or “student placement” with its “Digital Team.”[...] the three responsibilities...Show More Summary

British Museum Wants Someone to Update Its Website for Free

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

The British Museum is a flagship cultural institution with 2013 expenditures of £115.4 million (~$186.2 million). It is also, according to a current online listing, seeking free help from experienced coders in the guise, naturally, of an internship or "student placement" with its "Digital Team."

Bloomsbury Countdown: Ticking the figures

Bloomsbury countdown, 631,128 records referring to 1,021,067 objects. Through Stakhanovite efforts of Vincent Drost of the British Museum, who single-handedly today recorded as many as a round 22000 objects (is this a real number orShow More Summary

Caroline Watson

Here's another free exhibition. On 23 September The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, opens Caroline Watson and Female Printmaking in Late Georgian England in its Charrington Print Room. Caroline was the first British professional woman engraver. Show More Summary

Wicked Bodies

I previewed The British Museum's BP exhibition Ming: 50 years that changed China back in July (CLICK). It opens on 18 September with the astronomical admission price of £16.50 (CLICK). If you're prepared to lash out, take my advice and...Show More Summary

Yet another paper for download

Burial practices of the Final Neolithic pastoralists at Gebel Ramlah, Western Desert of Egypt by Micha? Kobusiewicz, Jacek Kabaci?ski, Romuald Schild, Joel D. Irish and Fred Wendorf (British Museum Studies in Ancient Egypt and Sudan 13 (2009): 147–74) PDF. A veritable who’s who of late prehistoric Egyptian archaeology! I worked with Kubusiewicz at Kom el-Hisn in 1988, [...]

Hellblade - Development Diary 2: Art Inspiration

Ninja Theory team members travel to a British museum for a Viking exhibit, gathering ideas for the action title in the process.

The Never-Ending Falklands War

2 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

A museum in Buenos Aires has opened, remembering the Falklands War. Unsurprisingly, it is an exercise in political propaganda, with Argentina’s desire to reclaim the British territory at its heart.

Long Read: Mary Beard, “The Troll Slayer”

Rebecca Mead, in the New Yorker: In February, Mary Beard, a classics professor at the University of Cambridge, gave a lecture at the British Museum titled “Oh Do Shut Up Dear!” With amiable indignation, she explored the many ways that men have silenced outspoken women since the days of the ancients. Her speech, which was [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

Sherlock Holmes: The BFI and the Museum of London Want You To Help Solve the Mystery of the Missing Holmes Film #FindSherlock

The British Film Institute and the Museum of London are partnering to help solve a 100 year old mystery. The first film version of Sherlock Holmes was made in 1914 but has since been lost to time. From their release: The BFI and theShow More Summary


[Image: Der Bergbau, courtesy of the British Museum; view larger]. Der Bergbau is a beautiful 19th-century German board game set in a mine, currently in the collection of the British Museum. They describe it as a "game-board showingShow More Summary

Napoleonic Cabinet

4 weeks agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London has lashed out £534,000, helped by a £150,000 grant from the Art Fund, to buy this Napoleonic Medal Cabinet (CLICK). Very nice too, but what has it got to do with British culture, apart from the fact it was owned by a posh Briton? Now scroll down or CLICK to view Henry Holiday's Stained-glass Windows. Show More Summary

Dürer, Rembrandt prints, British landscapes, among highlights of Norton Museum of Art's new season

last monthArts : Artdaily

The Norton Museum of Art announces a new season of exciting special exhibitions that encompasses the breadth of the art world. A spectacular print exhibition spanning 500 years from Dürer to Picasso; an exhibition of British landscape...Show More Summary

Round-Up: A Bethlehem church, museum trash and monkey selfies

last monthArts : Culture Monster

A 1,700-year-old Bethlehem church gets a revamp by Italian masters, a Boston museum rents out its masterpieces, a British institution puts its garbage on view and a couple of terrific essays on New York's 9/11 memorial site. Plus, cloud music, GIF art, monkey selfies and the bland, standardized...

English Museum Loses Accreditation for Selling Ancient Egyptian Statue

last monthArts : ArtsBeat

A small English museum lost its accreditation Friday when a British organization that oversees such matters found fault with its decision to sell an ancient Egyptian statue.

British early Christian artifacts preserved in Viking graves

An Irish archaeologist has identified British early Christian artifacts in the collection of the University Museum of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). One is a part of a gold crozier that dates to the late 8th or early 9th century; the other is tin-plated wooden reliquary shaped like a church with kite-shaped [...]

Artist Tracey Emin's 'My Bed', bought by German art collector Christian Duerckheim, to return to Britain

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

British artist Tracey Emin's controversial "My Bed" is to be exhibited in Britain as part of a long-term loan to the Tate group of museums, its new owner said on Tuesday. German art collector and industrialist Christian Duerckheim, who...Show More Summary

Hot Trailer: ‘Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb’

The first trailer has dropped for Fox’s Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb in which security guard Larry (Ben Stiller) heads from New York to work at the British museum. Ben Kingsley plays an Egyptian pharaoh on display in the museum who is revived by a magical tablet. Show More Summary

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