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Photographs from the Victorian Age on view at The State Museum and Exhibition Centre ROSPHOTO

13 hours agoArts : Artdaily

The exhibition ?Photography of the Victorian Age? comprises the art pieces from the ROSPHOTO?s collection and the collection ?Pre-Raphaelitism in Photography?, which has been donated by the British Council to the Tomsk Regional Art Museum. Show More Summary

Photos: When soldiers dropped their weapons and picked up a soccer ball

The British Army 26th Divisional Ammunition Train get involved in a football match on Christmas Day in Greece in 1915. Photo courtesy of Imperial War Museum Widely remembered as the unofficial cease-fire between British and German troops...Show More Summary

The Norton Museum of Art goes Green, exhibiting 'The British Passion for Landscapes'

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Norton Museum of Art is the first venue in the United States to show the special exhibition, Pastures Green: The British Passion for Landscape. Drawn from the remarkable collections of the Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, the exhibition includes more than 60 works by pre-eminent artists such as Thomas Gainsborough, J.M.W. Show More Summary

Hello! Exploring the Superweird world of Hello Kitty

2 days agoOdd : Boing Boing

An exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum showcases the beloved 40-year-old British girl known as Hello Kitty Read the rest

For the record

Elgin Marbles: An article in the Dec. 19 Section A about a debate over the British Museum's loan of the Ilissos statue to the State Hermitage Museum in Russia described the 2,500-year-old statue as being 100 times older than the Hermitage museum. The statue is 10 times older than the museum,...

They're the Parthenon Marbles, not 'Elgin Marbles'

To the editor: I cringe when read the Parthenon Marbles referred to as the Elgin Marbles. Those magnificent sculptures never belonged to the man who took them from Greece and in truth do not belong to the British Museum. ("At Russia museum, Elgin Marbles statue is cast in a political light,"...

Art Institute exhibition of Bridget Riley is first in an American museum in 15 years

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Art Institute of Chicago is the first American museum in nearly 15 years to present a solo exhibition of the work of British Op Art artist Bridget Riley. The exhibition, which runs from November 11, 2014, through March 8, 2015, features...Show More Summary

Museum Night 3

The British Museum is celebrating its starring role in Night At the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, which hit UK cinemas today. Much of the film was shot in The British Museum after hours (CLICK). This is Ben Stiller's third visit to a museum in the dark and surely it must be his last. Show More Summary

Great British Houses: Holkham Hall – A Stunning Palladian House With a Huge Art Collection in Norfolk

With one of the finest private collections of sculpture and paintings in the world, Holkham Hall is an art museum in its own right. An 18th century country house built in an exquisite Palladian style, Holkham Hall is located in the heart...Show More Summary

Citing Dubious Flora, Scholar Casts Doubt on National Gallery’s Prized Leonardo Painting

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

New research suggests that Leonardo da Vinci's "Virgin of the Rocks" at the National Gallery — one of the British museum's most prized possessions — might not be the work of the master after all, the Guardian reported.

Javid: "Culture is Bigger than Politics"

Bonkers Britain's Minister of Culture Sajid Javid has defended the British Museum's decision to lend one of the iconic ripped-off Parthenon sculptures to the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg ('British Museum right to loan ParthenonShow More Summary

Head of Augustus

The British Museum in London has put on display The Meroë Head of Augustus, unearthed in 1910 in northern Sudan. The bronze head was decapitated in celebration of a victory by Kushite forces over the Roman Empire and buried beneath the...Show More Summary

Now open: The Meroë Head of Augustus in new display at the British Museum

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Meroë Head, one of the most important surviving portraits of Rome?s first emperor, Augustus, is explored in a new Asahi Shimbun Display at the British Museum together with the fascinating story of its discovery. Originally part of...Show More Summary

The British Museum is loaning a Parthenon sculpture

For the first time since the sculptures were removed from the Parthenon under the orders of Lord Elgin some 200 years ago, the British Museum has announced it is loaning a Parthenon sculpture. Specifically the Ilissos statue to the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. This very short loan, which will last only until January 18th has […]

United Kingdom customs agents raid the Russian-owned Faberge Museum in Germany

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Amid the anti-Russian hysteria now common in Europe, British investigators earlier this week raided the Faberge Museum, the most significant Faberge collection in the world, and which is privately owned by the famous Moscow art collector, Alexander Ivanov. Show More Summary

Cameron honours Holocaust victims at Auschwitz

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday honoured Holocaust victims at Nazi Germany's notorious wartime Auschwitz death camp, now a museum in southern Poland. Cameron walked through the camp's infamous wrought-iron "Arbeit macht frei" (work makes you free) entrance gate before viewing an exhibition on the victims. Show More Summary

Only a quarter of Britons think United Kingdom should keep Elgin Marbles: Poll

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Only a quarter of Britons believe that the Elgin Marbles, the ancient sculptures that once decorated the Parthenon temple in Athens, should remain in London's British Museum, according to a poll published Tuesday. Half of the respondents...Show More Summary

British royal couple pays respects at New York's Sept. 11 Memorial

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, paid a solemn visit on Tuesday to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, greeted by a small but resolute crowd of admirers who withstood driving rain and wind for a glimpse of the royal pair. Show More Summary

The British Museum and Cultural Imperialism

The loan of one of the pedimental sculptures from the Parthenon to the Hermitage raises a number of issues about cultural property. I was presenting a research seminar on this topic in Cambridge last month and I was asked how the debates...Show More Summary

Ilissos Goes East

Ilissos has a view from the Hermitage which McGregor Cannot see "A decision by the British Museum to lend a sculpture from the [Parthenon] marbles to the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg [has] ignited a new round on Friday in one of...Show More Summary

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