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US Ivory Ban Affects BM Exhibit

Heffalump, real men say no to ivory Six Byzantine ivory reliefs from the British Museum were denied entry to the US by Fish and Wildlife Service (Victoria Stapley-Brown, 'British Museum’s ivory icons denied US entry for loan show' the Art Newspaper 1 July 2015 ). Show More Summary

Explore 30,000 Years of African Rock Art

16 hours agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The British Museum has digitized gorgeous images of rock art from across the continent.

Kites from Kabul

On 4 July the V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green opens Kites from Kabul, which looks a lot more interesting than all the girlie stuff the adult V&A is currently exhibiting. Turquoise Mountain, a British charity in Kabul, presents a display of kites made by artists and children in Kabul, inspired by Afghan and Islamic designs. Show More Summary

No Transparency: British Museum Fluffs Another FOI

The British Museum claims the amounts paid to them for its art loans and professional consultations were “commercially sensitive”, exempting them from the disclosure requirements for public bodies under the UK’s Freedom of Information...Show More Summary

Top Posts From AJBlogs 06.24.15

“Of” the Community AJBlog: Engaging Matters Published 2015-06-24 Cash-Cow Art Loans in Abu Dhabi: What “Commercial Interests” of British Museum Would Be Harmed by Disclosure? AJBlog: CultureGrrl Published 2015-06-24 Reemerging AJBlog:...Show More Summary

Teen Boys Pinch Artifacts At Auschwitz Museum — Sadly, Theft Isn’t Uncommon At Hallowed Site

A couple teenage boys from a posh British high school have committed a theft in possibly the worst place imaginable — Auschwitz, the concentration camp turned museum in Poland. Both boys’ actions have been punished with a year’s probation, three years suspension, and a fine, The Guardian reported. Show More Summary

Top Posts From AJBlogs 06.22.15

“Artless” In America: Why, Oh Why? AJBlog: Real Clear Arts Published 2015-06-22 Commercial, Not Collegial: British Museum’s Major Loans to Abu Dhabi’s Zayed National Museum AJBlog: CultureGrrl Published 2015-06-22 Visit from a gaggle...Show More Summary

PAS Meltdown: (5) The British Museum Steps in

The Portable Antiquities Scheme was headed by Roger Bland of the British Museum, which institution it must in fairness be said invested a lot in the time one of (at first) their numismatic curators spent on developing this scheme and then its later running. Show More Summary

Art Movements

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

This week in art news: The British Library provided free online access to all 239 issues of Feminist zine Spare Rib (1972-1993), Vice hired Pussy Riot's Nadezhda Tolokonnikova as a columnist, and Israel's first museum devoted to contemporary Arab art opened.

London museum deploys 'gay' moth sex controls

last weekArts : Artdaily

London's Natural History Museum is trialling a quirky system using female moth pheromones to confuse males into homosexual activity in its battle to stop the damaging cloth-eating insects from breeding. British agricultural technology...Show More Summary

Watch this Minion balloon’s mesmerizing night at the museum

For a while now, the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery has hosted an uninvited guest on the ceiling of its Round Room: A stray Minion balloon, held in the air out of reach of the British museum’s staff by its helium innards. That balloon finally decided to come back to Earth, just after closing time when […]

The New Manager of the Portable Antiquities Scheme

Susan Raikes (Linked In) Susan Raikes, Head of the British Museum's Department of Learning, Volunteers and Audiences - the new manager of the Portable Antiquities Scheme (LVA- PAS) at the British Museum: https://uk.linkedin.com/pub/susan-raikes/18/705/2a2. Show More Summary

Remember When?

Remember when? 'Loughton and Vaisey on PAS ' PACHI Wednesday, 16 July 2014 The resource allocations given to the British Museum up to 2015-16 include funding for its administration of the Portable Antiquities Scheme".2016 is next year,...Show More Summary

Rothschild at BM

2 weeks agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

The British Museum in London has opened a new gallery to house the Waddesdon Bequest A Rothschild Renaissance. This is a magnificent collection of nearly 300 medieval and Renaissance treasures left to the Museum in 1898 by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild. Show More Summary

Day Four: From Flea Markets to The Elgin Marbles

2 weeks agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Day Four in London captured the wonderful diversity of London. We began at the lively flea markets of Camden and then went to see the antiquities of the renown British Museum. Along the way was some great meals and met some even greater people. The Camden market near the Camden Lock has been a major […]

British Museum displays superb collection of medieval and Renaissance treasures

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The Waddesdon Bequest, the superb collection of medieval and Renaissance treasures left to the British Museum in 1898 by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild MP, is being redisplayed in a new gallery that opened on 11 June 2015. The gallery is made possible through a generous donation from the Rothschild Foundation. Show More Summary

hismarmorealcalm: The Townley VenusProconnesian marble statue...

2 weeks agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

hismarmorealcalm: The Townley Venus Proconnesian marble statue of Venus, Roman period, 1stC-2ndC, marbre,  2,13 metres British Museum     Inv. 1805,0703.15

Egypt exhibition in Wales

COPTIC (ETC.) WATCH: Wrexham Museum reveals the mysteries of ancient Egypt. Famous British Museum collection set to kick off tour in North Wales's largest town (STEVE BAGNALL, Daily Post ).Ilona Regulski, the British Museum’s curator...Show More Summary

Young British Artist works from the Museum of Old and New Art to be offered at Christie's

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

For its forthcoming June auctions of Post-War and Contemporary Art, Christie?s will present some of the most iconic Young British Artist (YBA) works from The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Hobart, Tasmania. Bringing together some...Show More Summary

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