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Long Read: Mary Beard, “The Troll Slayer”

Rebecca Mead, in the New Yorker: In February, Mary Beard, a classics professor at the University of Cambridge, gave a lecture at the British Museum titled “Oh Do Shut Up Dear!” With amiable indignation, she explored the many ways that men have silenced outspoken women since the days of the ancients. Her speech, which was [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

Sherlock Holmes: The BFI and the Museum of London Want You To Help Solve the Mystery of the Missing Holmes Film #FindSherlock

The British Film Institute and the Museum of London are partnering to help solve a 100 year old mystery. The first film version of Sherlock Holmes was made in 1914 but has since been lost to time. From their release: The BFI and theShow More Summary

Minecraft

[Image: Der Bergbau, courtesy of the British Museum; view larger]. Der Bergbau is a beautiful 19th-century German board game set in a mine, currently in the collection of the British Museum. They describe it as a "game-board showingShow More Summary

Napoleonic Cabinet

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London has lashed out £534,000, helped by a £150,000 grant from the Art Fund, to buy this Napoleonic Medal Cabinet (CLICK). Very nice too, but what has it got to do with British culture, apart from the fact it was owned by a posh Briton? Now scroll down or CLICK to view Henry Holiday's Stained-glass Windows. Show More Summary

Dürer, Rembrandt prints, British landscapes, among highlights of Norton Museum of Art's new season

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Norton Museum of Art announces a new season of exciting special exhibitions that encompasses the breadth of the art world. A spectacular print exhibition spanning 500 years from Dürer to Picasso; an exhibition of British landscape...Show More Summary

Round-Up: A Bethlehem church, museum trash and monkey selfies

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

A 1,700-year-old Bethlehem church gets a revamp by Italian masters, a Boston museum rents out its masterpieces, a British institution puts its garbage on view and a couple of terrific essays on New York's 9/11 memorial site. Plus, cloud music, GIF art, monkey selfies and the bland, standardized...

English Museum Loses Accreditation for Selling Ancient Egyptian Statue

3 weeks agoArts : ArtsBeat

A small English museum lost its accreditation Friday when a British organization that oversees such matters found fault with its decision to sell an ancient Egyptian statue.

British early Christian artifacts preserved in Viking graves

An Irish archaeologist has identified British early Christian artifacts in the collection of the University Museum of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). One is a part of a gold crozier that dates to the late 8th or early 9th century; the other is tin-plated wooden reliquary shaped like a church with kite-shaped [...]

Artist Tracey Emin's 'My Bed', bought by German art collector Christian Duerckheim, to return to Britain

4 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

British artist Tracey Emin's controversial "My Bed" is to be exhibited in Britain as part of a long-term loan to the Tate group of museums, its new owner said on Tuesday. German art collector and industrialist Christian Duerckheim, who...Show More Summary

Hot Trailer: ‘Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb’

The first trailer has dropped for Fox’s Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb in which security guard Larry (Ben Stiller) heads from New York to work at the British museum. Ben Kingsley plays an Egyptian pharaoh on display in the museum who is revived by a magical tablet. Show More Summary

Museo Reina Sofia shows largest retrospective held to date of the work of Richard Hamilton

last monthArts : Artdaily

Madrid is hosting the largest retrospective held to date on the British artist Richard Hamilton. The exhibition, organized by the Reina Sofía, was designed specifically for the Madrid museum by Hamilton himself, who became directly involved with the work when he visited the city in the early months of 2010. Show More Summary

New gallery of Early Egypt opens at the British Museum

last monthArts : Artdaily

As part of a refurbishment of the ever popular Ancient Egyptian galleries, the British Museum re-opened a gallery space dedicated to Early Egypt in July. Ancient Egyptian civilisation is the product of more than 5000 years of development. Show More Summary

I Give You The Baluster Jug

  Baluster Jug. 1300 – 1400 AD. Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery Baluster Jug. 1270 – 1340 AD. British Museum Brill/Boarstall ware, Buckinghamshire. Early – mid 13th century AD. Ashmolean Museum Clive Bowen. Baluster Jugs. Doug Fitch Slipware Baluster Jug. … Continue reading ?

Ming at BM

2 months agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

The British Museum in London is already taking bookings for its autumn biggy Ming: 50 years that changed China, which opens on 18 September and runs until 5 January 2015. This major exhibition covers the period from 1400 to 1450 and brings together porcelain, gold, jewellery, furniture, paintings, sculptures and textiles from museums across China. Show More Summary

British Museum launches the Annual Review 2013/14 celebrating the successes of the previous year

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

2013/14 saw great successes in the temporary exhibition programme with nearly half a million visitors to the special exhibition Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum, sponsored by Goldman Sachs. Exhibitions on subjects as diverse as pre- Colombian gold and Japanese sex art also performed beyond expectation with around 90,000 visitors each. Show More Summary

Maritime Museum

2 months agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

Today the National Maritime Museum in London put on display its latest acquisition: Alan Sorrell's five-panel, nine-metre-long mural Working Boats from around the British Coast, designed for the Festival of Britain in 1951. I didn't realise we had mermaids "manning" our ships back then. Show More Summary

National Maritime Museum, London acquires 9 meter long mural

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

Working Boats from around the British Coast by Alan Sorrell, a five panel, nine metre long mural was originally made for the decoration of the Nelson Bar aboard HMS ?Campania?. This aircraft carrier, converted as a floating display space, toured British ports as a microcosm of the Festival of Britain exhibition on London?s South Bank in 1951. Show More Summary

Netsuke at BM

2 months agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

One of the free displays at The British Museum in London over the summer is Dressed to impress: netsuke and Japanese men’s fashion. You'll find it in Room 3 (CLICK). Shown is a Sleeping Mouse Netsuke by Masanao of Kyoto from the late 1700s. Show More Summary

Major exhibition puts Wales' greatest artist Richard Wilson back on international stage

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

National Museum Cardiff hosts exhibition celebrating the life and work of the ?father of British landscape painting? Richard Wilson Turner, Constable and Gainsborough are well-known names we associate with landscape painting. But the...Show More Summary

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