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British Museum training Iraqi experts to save Mosul heritage

As Iraqi forces fight to take back Mosul from the Islamic State group, archaeologists trained by the British Museum are preparing for another battle -- trying to save what they can of the city's heritage. One of the world's leading institutions...Show More Summary

Lying to the European Parliament

The 'European Council of metal Detecting' exists to 'promote, protect and encourage' the collection-driven exploitation (CDE) of the archaeological record. It was formed with the connivance of the British Museum's Portable Antiquities...Show More Summary

Firearm Showcase: The British EM-2 Bullpup at the Cody Firearms Museum – HIGH RES PICS!

In January, just before the 2017 SHOT Show, I got the opportunity to travel to Cody Wyoming to visit the Cody Firearms Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, to see some of their rare firearms and bring photos of them to our readers. Show More Summary

Charlie Hunnam & Robert Pattinson Suit Up For 'Lost City of Z' London Premiere

The stars of The Lost City of Z took the film to London! Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson (with fiance FKA twigs), Tom Holland, and Sienna Miller all hit the red carpet at the British Museum on Thursday (February 16) in England. Also in attendance was Mr. Robot star Rami Malek. The movie follows British explorer [...]

Iranian Drummer Woman, 1842

British Museum | – – “Portrait of a young woman; single-page painting mounted on album folio. A woman beats a drum slung over her shoulder. She wears an orange blouse, a green…

Photo of the Day: Sad Girl, Happy Girl, Iran 1900 (Sykes)

British Museum | Sir Percy Sykes | – – Two rural Iranian girls of the Qajar era, 1900, one sad, one mischievous. Via British Museum Museum number: Sykes.453 Description: Lantern slide, showing…

Gavin Turk’s Outdated Provocations

6 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

An exhibition of Turk's works in the London museum of fellow Young British Artist Damien Hirst fails to make a case for the longevity of his art historical in-jokes. The post Gavin Turk’s Outdated Provocations appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Image of the Day: Persian Lady in Green, 1600

British Museum | Safavid Painting | – – Painting: Portrait of a Lady in Green, Iran, 1600 British Museum Description: Recto Painting. Portrait of a lady in green. Ascribed to Riza-yi Abbasi.…

Europe's First Underwater Museum Has a Decidedly Political Narrative

British artist Jason deCaires Taylor’s latest exhibit is eerie, beautiful and thought-provoking, and one which can only be seen by going 45 feet below the ocean’s surface. Called Museo Atlántico, Taylor’s work is Europe’s... via JustLuxe.com

Stolen Twelfth Dynasty Ushabti Surfaces

A Middle Kingdom Egyptian ushabti was handed in at the Egyptian embassy after its owner learnt from the British Museum that it had been stolen from the storage room of a museum in Aswan in 2013. The ancient artifact was reportedly handed...Show More Summary

Tim Peake set for return mission to International Space Station – video

British astronaut Tim Peake announces his plan to return to the International Space Station with the European Space Agency. Speaking at the Science Museum in London on Thursday, Peake says it is ‘only natural’ to want to return for a...Show More Summary

The Museum Tinguely opens first major monographic exhibition of British artist Stephen Cripps

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The Museum Tinguely is to show the first major monographic exhibition of British artist Stephen Cripps (1952?1982). Stephen Cripps. Performing Machines assembles over 200 works by this exceptional artist, including several films, sound...Show More Summary

Exhibition in London, UK: Victoria and Albert Museum celebrates Lockwood Kipling’s passion for Indian art

3 weeks agoLifestyle / Luxury : Luxuo

Through 2 April 2017, London's Victoria & Albert Museum is paying homage to Rudyard Kipling's father Lockwood Kipling, a British artist, teacher and curator who campaigned for the preservation of Indian crafts

Mummy visualisation impresses in computer journal

Using visualisation technology developed at Linköping University under the auspices of Visualization Center C, visitors to the British Museum can reveal the murder of the mummified Geberlein Man, 5,500 years ago. This world-leading technology has been described in a prestigious journal of computer science, Communications of the ACM.

How To Make 2,000-Year-Old-Bread

last monthHumor / odd : The Presurfer

In AD 79, a baker put his loaf of bread into the oven. Nearly 2,000 years later it was found during excavations in Herculaneum.The British Museum asked London chef Giorgio Locatelli to recreate the recipe as part of his culinary investigations for the cinema production 'Pompeii Live from the British Museum.' YouTube link The Presurfer

UK lawmaker to head V&A Museum, triggering special election

A British Labour Party lawmaker has been appointed the new director of London's Victoria & Albert Museum, the museum announced Friday. The move triggers a special election for his seat. … Click to Continue »

Imperial War Museum London – Part II

This is Part II from TFB’s visit to the Imperial War Museum in London. The Imperial Museum is not complete without a part with The Falklands War in 1982, when Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands. Both British SAS and SBS special forces took important parts in this conflict. Show More Summary

Go deep in an eerie "underwater museum" in the Atlantic Ocean

It’s haunting—and gorgeous Add this to the travel bucket list: A British artist, Jason Decaires Taylor, has finished work on a 300-sculpture underwater museum off the coast of Lazarote, Spain. Installation kicked off early last year,...Show More Summary

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