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Soldier diaries and audience mapping in new National Army Museum World War I website

Thu, 2014-06-12 00:00
Visitors will be able to geotag the events of the First World War to find out precisely where they took place as part of a National Army Museum website launched today.
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Archaeologists to return to Battle of Hastings site for major dig to preserve remaining artefacts

Thu, 2014-06-12 00:00
The Battlefield archaeologist who discovered the site of the Battle of Bosworth is planning a major dig at Battle Abbey in spring 2015 to preserve the archaeology of the Battle of Hastings from contamination by re-enactments.
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Artist's Statement: Glassworks dedicated to a survivor of World War I and Nazi Germany

Thu, 2014-06-12 00:00
Terri Harper on the screen-printed glass in Sunderland dedicated to her great-aunt, Ethel, who fled Australia a century ago, moved to Jersey and survived a concentration camp.
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England, Russia, Germany and Greece provide stars in World Cups Twitter special

Thu, 2014-06-12 00:00
Ahead of the opening of the World Cup, see four ancient exhibits from museum collections as part of a Twitter campaign to find rivals to the famous Jules Rimet Trophy.
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Tickets for interactive Richard III Visitor Centre go on sale

Wed, 2014-06-11 00:00
Huge demand is anticipated for the King Richard lll Visitor Centre: Dynasty, Death and Discovery, which will open in Leicester in July.
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Joga Bola! Street Art Brazil explodes across Rich Mix Gallery

Wed, 2014-06-11 00:00
As the FIFA World Cup prepares to open, Rich Mix in London is opening a show and programme of events about the Brazil of the favelas, with Street Art Brazil.
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World Cup 2014 prepares to kick off with spectacular Brazil Day in Trafalgar Square

Wed, 2014-06-11 00:00
Gilles Peterson digs into his record bag on a journey through Brazil and samba bands go wild for the spirit of 1958 ahead of the opening game of the World Cup.
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National Portrait Gallery announces largest ever display of Tudor monarchs

Wed, 2014-06-11 00:00
A major new exhibition showcases cutting-edge research, bringing royal Tudor portraits together with personal treasures.
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National Portrait Gallery announces largest ever display of Tudor monarchs

Wed, 2014-06-11 00:00
A major new exhibition showcases cutting-edge research, bringing royal Tudor portraits together with personal treasures.
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Flinders Petrie pot from 19th century Egyptian grave discovered in Cornish garage

Tue, 2014-06-10 00:00
A pot used to pay a taxi fare during the 1950s has been matched to a grave from a large cemetery excavated by the master of Egyptian archaeology more than a century ago.
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Modern drawings hidden among supermarket's lemons, apples and dog food

Tue, 2014-06-10 00:00
British artist Simon Faithfull - famous for spectacular stunts including walking through a burning plane - has published a collection of drawings of in a local Morrisons store.
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Incredibly rare medieval abbey shows power of nuns, say archaeologists in Wales

Tue, 2014-06-10 00:00
Dr Jemma Bezant reveals the story behind a rare medieval convent, cemetery and Tudor mansion being investigated by experts and academics in Ceredigion.
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Lynn Chadwick centenary celebrated in style at Osborne Samuel

Tue, 2014-06-10 00:00
He created some of the most distinctive forms in 20th century British sculpture. Now Lynn Chadwick is celebrated with a new monograph and a centenary exhibition at Osborne Samuel.
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New ‘Virtual Museum’ tells the story of Welsh Unitarianism and its architectural heritage

Tue, 2014-06-10 00:00
£60,000 has been allocated by Visit Wales to the creation of a ‘virtual museum’ telling the story of Unitarianism in Y Smotyn Du (The Black Spot).
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Tunbridge Wells Museum secures exceptional 18th century English portrait collection

Tue, 2014-06-10 00:00
Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery has benefited from the long-term loan of a unique collection of family portraits by 18th century Masters.
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York Curiouser to hide special artworks in hidden corners of historic city

Tue, 2014-06-10 00:00
Co-curators Hazel Colquhoun and Lara Goodband say they wanted to bring unique new art to a city better-known for its tradition and history than contemporary works.
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Buddha exhibition shows incredible journeys at Cambridge Museum of Archaeology

Tue, 2014-06-10 00:00
A new exhibition at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge, Buddha's Word, unites expertise in history, art, history, anthropology and linguistics.
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Eight museums not to miss if you are into Vikings

Tue, 2014-06-10 00:00
The Vikings’ stay in Great Britain was comparatively short – but lasting. Even a 1000 years after they left the island, they keep fascinating adults as well as children. These museums are the best to satisfy the knowledge thirst for information about the bearded invaders.
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Archaeologists find ketchup, fishy condiments, beer and radio remains at World War II Prisoner of War camp

Mon, 2014-06-09 00:00
Used to house German and Italian soldiers and repatriate Polish soldiers during the 1940s, a dig at the East Ayrshire site known as Camp 22 has uncovered whisky and cutlery.
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Ancient Lives, New Discoveries unpeels the layers of British Museum's mystery mummies

Mon, 2014-06-09 00:00
From the Predynastic to the Medieval periods, eight mummies prove to have plenty in common with their visitors in a set of CT scans at the British Museum, says Rachel Teskey.
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