The British Museum will take part in a European summit to discuss the return of art seized from the Benin kingdom, now part of southern Nigeria, by a British punitive expedition in 1897 as “reparations” after it defied the British empire by imposing customs duties.
Museum will mark 100th anniversary of Russian Revolution, with posters, medals and banknotes carrying ‘glorious designs’ They are banknotes that show cheerful farm workers, enthusiastic soldiers and committed intellectuals as well as...Show More Summary
Stunning and pioneering works in silver specially commissioned for the recent Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition, Silver Speaks: ?From Idea to Object? will be offered at Bonhams Decorative Art and Design Sale in London on 27 September. Show More Summary
Smartphone technology used to bring to life story of woman who donated carving to Indian Buddhist shrine 2,000 years ago Even in a giant high-resolution image at the British Museum, the inscription on a slab of limestone carved almost 2,000 years for a major Buddhist shrine in India is barely visible. Show More Summary
The British Museum has released this nifty 3D scan of the Rosetta Stone, which includes a nice autoplaying audio summary of its significance. (more…)
The medieval procedure involves a virgin maiden.
Hold on to your Viking helmet; you’re about to dig, layer by layer, into one of the most extraordinary Viking hoards ever found on the British Isles – the Galloway Hoard – with Dr Martin Goldberg, Senior Curator at National Museums Scotland...Show More Summary
Now you can examine the 196 BCE stone stela in all its textural glory. The post British Museum Uploads 3D Model of the Rosetta Stone appeared first on Hyperallergic.
Paying tribute to the generations of immigrant communities who have made the Lower East Side of Manhattan their home, British street artist Stik has created ?Migrant,? a seven-story mural depicting a figure emerging nervously onto Allen Street, known as Avenue of the Immigrants. Show More Summary
The J. Paul Getty Museum announced today the most important acquisition in the history of the Museum?s Department of Drawings. Acquired as a group from a British private collection, the 16 drawings are by many of the greatest artists...Show More Summary
"Hastings' revived seaside pier will go head to head with a stealthy addition to the British Museum and a photographer's concrete studio in west London in the race to win the RIBA Stirling prize for the UK's best new building. They are joined on a diverse shortlist by a new visitor centre at Chatham's historic […]
The Queen's Diamond Jubilee may be over but the Victoria and Albert Museum allows visitors to prolong the spirit of celebration and pageantry with "Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950." On display in the museum’s recently renovated fashion galleries through Jan. 6, the show traces the history of royal gowns and evening wear, from debutante balls to red-carpet events.
A new major London exhibition aims to solve the 170 year-old mystery surrounding the disappearance of British explorer John Franklin in the Arctic's icy waters. "Death in the Ice" retraces Franklin's final expedition to discover the Northwest Passage linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, since its departure from Britain on May 19, 1845. Show More Summary
That time of the year is approaching when the Great British Public get in their cars and go out and take part in something called a 'Festival of Archaeology', which would be great if they got a better picture of what real archaeology is. Show More Summary
The British Museum is developing "tailor-made" technology to combat congestion in its most popular galleries, as it works to lure visitors away from seeing just its star exhibits towards lesser-known items elsewhere. The museum is examining...Show More Summary
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More than 100 rarely seen treasures from the Ashmolean Museum?s world renowned collection of drawing and watercolors, dating from the 17th to the 20th centuries, are on view this summer at the Princeton University Art Museum. Showcasing celebrated artists such as William Blake, Thomas Gainsborough, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, J.M.W. Show More Summary
The British Museum has acquired photographs by nine artists from across the Middle East with support from Art Fund. This new acquisition takes the British Museum?s Middle East art collection in new directions capturing moments in time and engaging with recent and current histories. Show More Summary