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A 15th-century leather "spoon case"

yesterdayOdd : TYWKIWDBI

From the collections of The British Museum. Of European origin, perhaps Flemish....cups were provided by [the host], and were shared around the table during dining (although it was the guests’ responsibility to bring their own cutlery...Assembled:

British parts supplier to open largest Honda motorcycle museum outside Japan

4 days agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

Hondas from David Silver’s collection. All images still grabs from video below. David Silver’s love affair with two-wheeled Hondas began in 1977, when the then-16-year old acquired a Honda SS50 moped. In the years since, his passion for the brand has turned into a full-time occupation, as David Silver Spares (with branches in the U.K. […]

Museums Hiding Their Images of Muhammad

The Victoria and Albert museum has attempted to conceal its ownership of a devotional image of the prophet Muhammad, citing security concerns, in what is part of a wider pattern of apparent self-censorship by British institutions that scholars fear could undermine public understanding of Islamic art and the diversity of Muslim traditions. Show More Summary

North Carolina’s Lost Colony May Have Been Found

The location of North Carolina’s Lost Colony has remained a mystery for more than four centuries. However, researchers with the British Museum and the First Colony Foundation believe they found an important clue on an ancient map. In July 1587, a group of 117 settlers established a colony on Roanoke Island. Show More Summary

London: London is the Next European City to Consider Introducing a Hotel Tax

Stay near the British Museum and you may see your hotel rate rise Paris. Rome. Athens. Europe is a continent of hotel taxes ? those extra couple of euros tacked onto your stay that go direct to the city ? but one place has held out. Until now. Show More Summary

Mid-Norway Vikings among the first to sail to British Isles

Circular brooch from a woman’s grave in Nes, Bjung municipality. (Photo: Per Fredriksen, NTNU University Museum) Archaeological findings show that Vikings from mid- and western Norway were among the first to make the trip to the British Isles. Show More Summary

Mid-Norway Vikings among the first to sail to British Isles

Circular brooch from a woman’s grave in Nes, Bjung municipality. (Photo: Per Fredriksen, NTNU University Museum) Archaeological findings show that Vikings from mid- and western Norway were among the first to make the trip to the British Isles. Show More Summary

Greek Torsoes

3 weeks agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

The Vatican is to make an unprecedented loan of two ancient Greek torsoes to the British Museum in London. They were unearthed in Rome during the Renaissance. The Belvedere Torso (left) inspired Michelangelo's sketch of Adam, a preliminary drawing for the Sistine Chapel. Show More Summary

Talking to Animal Collective’s Panda Bear About His New Album, Portugal, and What ‘Psychedelic’ Means

Noah Lennox, the 36-year-old musician known as Panda Bear, is gazing in silence at an elephant turd. We are at the New Museum, taking in the British artist Chris Ofili’s provocative retrospective “Night and Day,” and although we’ve stood before Ofili’s huge, glittering, Giuliani-­inflaming depiction of the Virgin Mary as... More »

Focus on UK Metal Detecting Gormlessness: Unfounded Accusations Again

At the end of November last year Michael Lewis, Deputy Head of Portable Antiquities and Treasure, British Museum published a fluffy blog post ‘When a find is recorded, it is truly discovered’: metal-detecting and its contribution to archaeology'. Show More Summary

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

last monthArts : 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'

last monthArts : 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

last monthOdd : 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

last monthArts : 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

2 months agoArts : 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.

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