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Once More, Britain Refuses to Return the Elgin Marbles

14 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

In 2013, UNESCO asked the British Museum to let it mediate a deal between it and the government of Greece, which has been calling for the return of the Elgin Marbles with ever-growing fervor for the past 30 years.

These London Designers Created Their Dream Rooms—in Miniature

17 hours agoArts : Slate: The Eye

What happens when you ask a group of contemporary British designers to create their dream rooms in miniature? London’s Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood asked a group of London-based designers from a range of backgrounds to bring...Show More Summary

From Cyrene to London via Dubai

Statue from CyreneSource: Daily Telegraph A UK court viewed a female statue apparently from Cyrene in Libya as part of an investigation into the movement of recently surfaced antiquities (Victoria Wood, "Court sits at British Museum for first time as judge studies looted Libyan sculpture", March 30, 2015 Daily Telegraph 2015). Show More Summary

Britain Acts to Block Removal of Egyptian Statue

British authorities have temporarily blocked the removal from England of an ancient Egyptian statue that was sold by a museum to raise money.

Elgin Marbles Tiff

The Greeks are still moaning about their lost marbles. The recent opening of The British Museum's exhibition Defining Beauty: the body in ancient Greek art, which includes the Elgin Marbles, was like a red rag to a bull. The Greeks have...Show More Summary

Greece condemns British refusal of mediation by UNESCO on Parthenon sculptures

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

Greece on Saturday criticised the "negativism" of the British Museum in rejecting mediation by UNESCO to help resolve the decades-old dispute over returning ancient Parthenon sculptures to Athens. The sculptures are part of the collection...Show More Summary

British Museum to Open Gallery Dedicated to Islamic Art

The new gallery will include sections devoted to Islamic art before 1500 as well as three 16th-century Islamic dynasties.

Defining Beauty

I previewed The British Museum's exhibition Defining Beauty: the body in ancient Greek art in February (CLICK). It is now open. See the YouTube trailer.

British Museum announces new Albukhary Foundation Gallery of the Islamic World to open in 2018

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Albukhary Foundation is providing significant support for a major new gallery to redisplay the collections of the Islamic world at the British Museum. The Albukhary Foundation Gallery of the Islamic World will open to the publicShow More Summary

'Defining Beauty: The Body in Ancient Greek Art' opens at the British Museum

last weekArts : Artdaily

This spring the British Museum will stage a major exhibition on the human body in ancient Greek art, sponsored by Julius Baer. This exhibition will explore the Greek experience and its preoccupation with the human form. To the ancient Greeks the body was a thing of beauty and a bearer of meaning. Show More Summary

The Imperial War Museum London in London, United Kingdom

The Imperial War Museum has been a poignant and moving memorial to Great Britain's involvement in modern conflict for nearly a hundred years. In 1917, the British War Cabinet voted to create a national war museum that would record the horrific events still taking place in Flanders. Show More Summary

Changes To Criminalize British Copyright Laws Has Museums Worried

“Art museums and publishers are currently trying to work out how to respond to the new British copyright law, which goes into effect in 2020 and effectively makes it more expensive to reproduce images in publications and on goods offered in museum shops. But what’s got everyone really worried is that the new regulation makes […]

The Great Charter: 800 Years of Magna Carta – Fascinating Videos

As part of their new exhibition on the history of Magna Carta, the British Museum as released a great series of videos about the history of the great document. Fascinating stuff! Why is this old piece of parchment considered to be such...Show More Summary

4 Arrested In Tunis Museum Terrorist Attack

4 Arrested In Tunis Museum Attack Four people have been arrested by the Tunisian army in connection with Wednesday’s attack on the National Bardo Museum in Tunis that killed 21 people, British news outlet ITV reported Thursday, citing the office of Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi. So far, no terrorist groups have claimed responsibility for [...]Show More Summary

Tunisia’s Bardo museum, attacked by terrorists, is home to amazing Roman treasures

2 weeks agoNews : BlogPost

The Bardo museum in Tunis, which was attacked by gunmen on Wednesday, may not be as famous as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York or the British Museum. But it houses one of the world’s greatest collections of ancient mosaics. “The collection of mosaics — that is, pavement mosaics and wall mosaics — is unequalled,” […]

Tunisia’s Bardo museum, attacked by terrorists, is home to amazing Roman treasures

2 weeks agoNews : BlogPost

The Bardo Museum in Tunis, which was attacked by gunmen on Wednesday, may not be as famous as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, or the British Museum. But it houses one of the world’s greatest collections of ancient mosaics.Read full article >>

RepiTitiationes ~ 01.21.15

It’s time for this week’s #MysteryObject! Can you figure it out? pic.twitter.com/I0VaWOqddS — British Museum (@britishmuseum) January 20, 2015 "The Favourites of the Emperor #Honorius" (1883), by John William Waterhouse (English, 1849-1917), Adelaide pic.twitter.com/ip5N0UpsdM — Ste. Show More Summary

Russia Condemns 'Barbaric' Terrorist Attack in Tunisia

A total of 19 people, including British, Spanish, French and Italian nationals, were killed and at least 38 injured in an attack by two gunmen on the Bardo Museum in the Tunisian capital on Wednesday.

These are the 10 most popular tourist attractions in the UK

LONDON — Visitor attractions such as museums and galleries had a bumper 2014 in the UK, according to new figures released Monday See also: UK festival guide: Where to spend your time and money this summer The British Museum, Tate Modern and the Science Museum were all included on the list published by the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions. Show More Summary

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