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Figures of Babylon: oldest drawing of a ghost found in British Museum vault

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Its outlines are faint, only discernible at an angle, but the world’s oldest drawing of a ghost has been discovered in the darkened vaults of the British Museum. A lonely bearded spirit being led into the afterlife an...

Louis Wain’s anthropomorphic cats to go on display at Bethlem museum

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“He has made the cat his own,” HG Wells once said of Louis Wain. “English cats that do not look and live like Louis Wain cats are ashamed of themselves.” A hundred years ago Wain was a household name, his instantly re...

Welcome to my micro museum

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The British gardening machine industry was the biggest and best in the world for well over a century. Our engineering ingenuity was second to none. What we’ve set out to do is save these mowing machines from the scrap...

British Museum betree die wêreld van NFT's met digitale Hokusai -poskaarte

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Die British Museum waag die opkomende wêreld van nie-swambare tokens aan deur saam te werk met 'n nuwe platform om digitale poskaarte van die werk van Katsushika Hokusai te begin. NFT's - unieke digitale bates wat op die ....

Die Essex -kunsgalery word bedreig deur die finansieringskrisis as die museum van die jaar 2021

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'N Galery wat ses jaar gelede in spesiale finansieringsmaatreëls geplaas is weens kommer oor die lewensvatbaarheid daarvan, is aangewys as die wenner van die grootste museumprys ter wêreld. Die ommekeer vir Firstsite, in Colchester, is rem ...

Design Museum to host major Amy Winehouse retrospective

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A major retrospective of Amy Winehouse’s life and career will cast her as a “music intellectual” and feature personal items displayed for the first time, including her first electric guitar and handwritten notebooks, ...

Hong Kong police raid Tiananmen massacre museum

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Hong Kong authorities have raided the city’s Tiananmen massacre museum a day after arresting four members of the civil society group that ran it. The raid is the latest act by police in a sweeping crackdown on dissent...

Nasca, Moche, Wari: British Museum exhibition celebrates Peru’s ancient peoples

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Meer as 40 ancient objects are being lent to the UK by museums in Peru for a major exhibition aiming to show there is a lot more to the country’s history than the Incas. The British Museum said the loan of the items...

Brussels doctors to prescribe museum visits for Covid stress

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Doctors in Brussels will be able to prescribe museum visits as part a three-month trial designed to rebuild mental health amid the Covid pandemic. Patients being treated for stress at Brugmann hospital, one of the lar...

Three injured as iceberg wall collapses at US Titanic museum

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The curse of the RMS Titanic has struck again – this time not in the middle of the North Atlantic, but at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Tennessee. An ice wall, representing the iceberg that caused the unsinkable sh...

Spanish museum celebrates vaccine pioneer who used children as refrigerators

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When Francisco Javier de Balmis set off from Spain in 1803 to vaccinate the people in Spain’s colonies against smallpox he had no means of keeping the vaccine fresh, so he used children as his refrigerators. An exhibi...

Spanish museum celebrates pioneer who took smallpox vaccine to colonies

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When Francisco Javier de Balmis set off from Spain in 1803 to vaccinate the people in Spain’s colonies against smallpox he had no means of keeping the vaccine fresh, so he used children as his refrigerators. An exhibi...

Departures at high-profile Barcelona museum provoke anger in art world

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A row has broken out in the international art world over the departures of Tanya Barson, the English curator, and Pablo Martínez, the head of programmes, from the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (Macba). The pair...

House of horror: Bath opens the world’s first museum dedicated to Mary Shelley

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“Yes there’s plenty of scope for bodies around here,” Stephen Clews, the Roman Baths & Pump Room manager chuckles. We’re surveying the Abbey Churchyard square that fronts Bath’s Pump Room and entranceway to the Ro...

‘Boundless invention’: British Museum to show more than 100 unseen Hokusai works

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Meer as 100 picture postcard-sized drawings by the great Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai are to go on public display for the first time in two centuries after being acquired by the British Museum. Its director, H...

Basque museum snaps up ‘forgotten’ retelling of Picasso’s Guernica

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The grief-snapped mother is still there, cradling her dead child 84 jare aan, as is the fallen soldier with his stigmata and the horse with its silent screams. Egter, the Guernica now on its way to a museum in the B...

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