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Fred the colourful horse and masterful mural artists launch Scotland's Spring Fling festival

Thu, 2014-05-22 00:00
See pictures of huge murals on houses and a highly colourful equine mascot as the annual Spring Fling festival prepares to get underway in Dumfries and Galloway.
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From Russia with love: Most complete woolly mammoth to go on public display

Thu, 2014-05-22 00:00
Found by a reindeer herder on a frozen Russian peninsula and still carrying remnants of its mother's milk in its stomach, a one-month-old mammoth is about to go on show.
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In Pictures: The Norman Conquest skull intriguing archaeologists in Lewes

Thu, 2014-05-22 00:00
See pictures of the 11th century skull which is causing archaeologists in Sussex to re-evaluate the battles and burials of the Norman invasion.
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British Museum reveals secrets of the mummies in Ancient Lives, new Discoveries show

Wed, 2014-05-21 00:00
Eight of the British Museum's mummies are giving up their secrets thanks to CT scanning and 3D imaging, which is shedding new light on life and death in Ancient Egypt.
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Secrets of the mummies revealed in Ancient lives, new discoveries at the British Museum

Wed, 2014-05-21 00:00
Eight of the British Museum's mummies are giving up their secrets thanks to CT scanning and 3D imaging, which is shedding new light on life and death in Ancient Egypt.
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Mental Health Museum reopens asylum collection at NHS home in Wakefield

Wed, 2014-05-21 00:00
Forty years after originally opening, artefacts from the West Riding Lunatic Asylum have gone back on display at the Fieldhead site in Yorkshire.
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Newly revealed handwritten Jane Austen text offers tantalising link to Mansfield Park

Wed, 2014-05-21 00:00
A rare piece of handwritten text from 1814, in which Jane Austen makes comments in relation to her brother’s sermons, has been revealed for the first time in more than 120 years.
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Viking and Anglo-Saxon rarities to stay in Yorkshire as museum buys Bedale Hoard

Wed, 2014-05-21 00:00
A hoard of gold pommels, twisted neck rings, silver ingots and designs from Russia and Ireland will go on public display after a successful public fundraising campaign.
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Skeleton executed by sword blows to head poses questions on Norman Conquest

Wed, 2014-05-21 00:00
Dated to around 1063, a brutally-murdered skeleton, found at the site of a medieval hospital, is causing archaeologists to re-evaluate the Norman invasion and Battle of Lewes.
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Phil Collins' latest "rollercoaster" in one-off film premiere at Glasgow's Queen's Park

Tue, 2014-05-20 00:00
Tickets have gone on sale for a major art happening on the hills above Glasgow with a screening of the film Tomorrow Is Always Too Long by acclaimed artist Phil Collins.
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Jerwood Gallery reunites twin Alfred Wolmark portraits of First World War soldier

Tue, 2014-05-20 00:00
Two portraits by Alfred Wolmark thought to be of the same man killed during the First World War have been reunited after a chance encounter at the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings.
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La Grande Guerre: French prints of the First World War at the Fitzwilliam Museum

Mon, 2014-05-19 00:00
The Fitzwilliam is showing a series of 36 colour lithographs and woodcuts from the French print series La Grande Guerre.
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Digital artist transforms fish bones into cosmic bodies and phantom creatures at The Grant

Mon, 2014-05-19 00:00
A new art exhibition at the Grant Museum of Zoology explores the relationship between nature and its representations through the digital manipulation of fish bone.
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Alex Hartley inspires county for Museums at Night with Great Warwickshire Show and Tell

Sun, 2014-05-18 00:00
Dozens of stallholders united as part of Market Hall Museum's uplifting masterplan in Warwick - dancing binmen, rock-revering geologists and hedgehog lovers among them.
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Kelham Island goes back to Edwardian era for evocative Museums at Night in Sheffield

Sun, 2014-05-18 00:00
In a Kelham Island Museum special, soldiers of the Sheffield City Battalion explained, among other things, why steel workers once drank 32 pints of beer during a shift.
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Dancing and giant lace as Cecil Sharp House counts Yan Tan Tethera for Museums at Night

Sun, 2014-05-18 00:00
Based on the dialect of northern shepherds, Cecil Sharp House turned its visitors into a "mass sewing bee" for Museums at Night, says Jenni Davidson.
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Bad tours go good as Janette Parris leads Museums at Night at The Cardiff Story

Sun, 2014-05-18 00:00
Bad copies of artefacts, haphazardly-led tours and Cardiff: The Musical all featured as the Welsh capital welcomed innovative artist Janette Parris.
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Trapeze artists, Withered Hand, robotic limbs and a disco: Museums at Night in Edinburgh

Sun, 2014-05-18 00:00
A trapeze artist performing above Will Gompertz's head to the sound of Withered Hand live satisfied a bucket list or two in the flagship event of this year's festival.
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Ballet at the National Gallery as Late Shift marks First World War centenary

Sat, 2014-05-17 00:00
David Jones' beautiful and complex epic poem about the First World War provided the inspiration for a night of poignant expression at the NPG for Museums at Night.
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Ballet at the National Gallery as Late Shift marks First World War centenary

Sat, 2014-05-17 00:00
David Jones' beautiful and complex epic poem about the First World War provided the inspiration for a night of poignant expression at the NPG for Museums at Night.
Categories: General