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‘We collect symbols of the resistance’: the Ukrainian museum working through the war

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On hearing the Russian rockets hit Kyiv in the early hours of 24 febbraio, Ihor Poshyvailo knew his first responsibility was to get the collection of the Maidan Museum somewhere safe. The artefacts in the art historia...

Rare Joseph Wright of Derby self-portrait donated to local museum

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A self-portrait of Joseph Wright of Derby, the 18th-century painter famous as a master of light and shadow, has been acquired for the nation through a scheme that allows people to donate artworks in lieu of inheritanc...

George Grosz: museum dedicated to city’s master chronicler opens in Berlin

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Filled with lustful murderers, dishevelled streetwalkers and hollow-eyed wartime amputees, George Grosz’s jagged sketches of Berlin street life during the Weimar Republic never sought to capture the German metropolis ...

From Michael Foot’s ‘donkey jacket’ to Barnard Castle beer … inside the People’s History Museum

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Museums still tend to celebrate the Mr Bigs in society: their stately homes and vanity portraits, their inventions and ideas. But on the banks of the River Irwell, opposite Manchester’s high court, sits a curvaceous m...

‘We had to do this’: Berlin museum to drop ‘Russian’ from name

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A Berlin museum dedicated to German-Russian relations on the site where the Nazis agreed to unconditionally surrender in 1945 is to drop the word “Russian” from its name before anniversary events to mark the end of th...

BYO Babycham? Museum seeks old drinks to recreate 1960s Midlands pub

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A museum is appealing for old bottles of drinks marketed to women, such as Babycham and Cherry B, to help it recreate a once-treasured pub from the 1960s. The Black Country Living Museum in Dudley is calling out for d...

Lalanne sculptures auction to pay for Paris museum extension

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A private collection of rarely seen sculptures by the French artists Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne is to go on sale to pay for an extension to the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. Daniel Marchesseau, a close friend of the...

Esperienza: I opened the world’s largest penis museum

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For most of my life I’ve been a teacher in Iceland, where I was born. In the 60s, I did a postgraduate degree in Edinburgh, but in the 70s I settled into life as a history and Spanish teacher in Akranes, a town north ...

‘Doubly erased’: artwork recording names of domestic violence victims removed from Melbourne museum

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An artwork recognising almost 1,000 women and children killed by men in Australia has been removed from a Melbourne museum, partly on the grounds it could traumatise some visitors. Melbourne artist Dans Bain was asked...

British Museum facing legal action over Parthenon marbles 3D scan refusal

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The British Museum is facing legal action from one of the UK’s leading heritage preservation organisations over its refusal to allow the 3D scanning of a piece in its Parthenon marbles collection. The Institute for D...

Albert Ogletree was just a name in the 9/11 museum until a worker stepped in

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Per anni, two tiles showing oak tree leaves stood above the names of two individuals in New York’s 9/11 museum’s “In Memoriam” exhibit whose photos could not be found. The rest of the exhibit features pictures of the...

Norway’s £500m National Museum to open after eight-year wait

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From its “grey box-like” appearance and eye-popping price tag to protracted construction delays, Norway’s new National Museum has kept the critics busy. Located on Oslo’s western waterfront, the £500m museum will be t...

New York’s lesser-known 9/11 museum to shut down

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Il 9/11 Tribute Museum in New York will be shuttering its doors permanently after running up too much debt during the Covid-19 pandemic. The museum is the smaller and far well less known of the two museums built in h...

Museum visits do not improve GCSE results, studio rivela

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A family trip to the theatre or an afternoon at a museum may be a fun day out, but new research suggests that such cultural outings will not actually help children secure higher grades. There have been persistent theo...

Feud over ‘antisemitic’ Wailing Wall painting closes Israel museum

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Four overlapping black and white rectangles make up Israeli artist David Reeb’s painting Jerusalem. On two, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man is portrayed praying at the Western Wall – known also as the Wailing Wall – from...

Digested week: faded photos in war museum on the Hudson feel all too real

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The nearest thing New York has to the Imperial War Museum in London is the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, built on and around the USS Intrepid, a hulking great aircraft carrier parked at Pier 86 on the Hudson Riv...

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