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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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Like sitting under a tree: Coffey Architects' plans for Science Museum Research Centre

Mon, 2014-06-09 00:00
Coffey architects have a radical plan to create an oasis of calm and quiet study for the new Science Museum Research Centre, which is due to open in London in 2015.
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Loaded cannons from HMS Victory 1737 restored at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Fri, 2014-06-06 00:00
A pair of cannons from HMS Victory 1737, fully loaded with hemp rope wadding, iron cannon balls and a mass of damp gunpowder, have been restored and returned to Portsmouth.
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Two loaded cannons from HMS Victory 1744 restored and returned to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Fri, 2014-06-06 00:00
A pair of cannons from HMS Victory 1744 found to be fully loaded with hemp rope wadding, iron cannon balls and a mass of very damp gunpowder, have been restored and returned to Portsmouth.
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RAF Museum lends Hawker Typhoon to Canada for 70th anniversary of D-Day

Fri, 2014-06-06 00:00
The RAF Museum has lent the last remaining Hawker Typhoon of its kind – allowing Canadian visitors to see it exactly 70 years after the D-Day Normandy landings.
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Artists behind Normandy's The Fallen artwork release film for D-Day 70th anniversary

Fri, 2014-06-06 00:00
The sand artists who created a vast artwork remembering the dead on the beaches of Normandy have released a film about their project for the 70th anniversary of D-Day.
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Archaeologists discover bottles and hearth of pub on haunted 19th century cattle lands

Fri, 2014-06-06 00:00
A Drovers' Inn, used to welcome lonesome travellers near a bridge frequented by a locally infamous ghost, has been discovered during an archaeological gig in Argyll.
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RAF Museum lends its Hawker Typhoon to Canada for 70th D-Day anniversary

Fri, 2014-06-06 00:00
The RAF Museum has lent the last remaining Hawker Typhoon of its kind – allowing Canadian visitors to see it exactly 70 years after the D-Day Normandy landings.
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D-Day 70th anniversary brings good news for D-Day Museum redevelopment plans

Thu, 2014-06-05 00:00
The D-Day Museum in Portsmouth has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a £4.1 million bid to completely transform the museum in time for D-Day 75.
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Looted stone of Roman mint reveals stories of prehistoric and medieval civilisations

Thu, 2014-06-05 00:00
The final stages of a major excavation at Blackfriars, a former industrial centre in Leicester, have sprung a few surprises, say archaeologists.
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In Pictures: Horn handles and axeheads from 10th century Viking graves found in Cumbria

Thu, 2014-06-05 00:00
See objects including spurs, pins and a buckle from a female grave, investigated as part of six burials found during a search sparked by the discovery of a brooch in 2004.
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MOSI launches "highly addictive" musical game that aids research into Alzheimer's

Thu, 2014-06-05 00:00
The Museum of Science & Industry has just launched a new online game, #HookedOnMusic, developed to explore the science behind what makes a musical hook.
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Michael Jackson statue and goalscoring legend's boots unite Fulham and Carlisle in Manchester

Thu, 2014-06-05 00:00
A huge statue of Michael Jackson, removed from outside Fulham FC's stadium and donated by Mohamed Al-Fayed, joins a legendary goalkeeper's boots at the National Football Museum.
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D-Day 70th anniversary brings good news for D-Day Museum redevelopment plans

Thu, 2014-06-05 00:00
The D-Day Museum in Portsmouth has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a £4.1 million bid to completely transform the museum in time for D-Day 75.
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London's De Morgan Centre to close as search for new home begins

Wed, 2014-06-04 00:00
One of London's treasure houses of Arts and Crafts and Pre-Raphaelite artwork is looking for a new home after the De Morgan Centre in Wandsworth had its tenancy agreement terminated.
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Archaeologists find Bronze Age settlement beneath Aberdeen park and ride site

Wed, 2014-06-04 00:00
Archaeologists have found evidence of industrial, agricultural and domestic activity dating from up to 4,000 years at a park and ride link road site near Aberdeen.
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