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Rembrandt etching rediscovered in "thrilling" find for Scottish National Gallery curator

Wed, 2014-01-22 01:00
A Rembrandt portrait of the Amsterdam preacher who was a godfather and baptist to the artist's children has turned out to be more than a copy by Dr Tico Seifert.
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Curator's Choice: The Moving Word: French Medieval Manuscripts at Cambridge University

Wed, 2014-01-22 01:00
Professor Bill Burgwinkle on the legends of Arthur, Lancelot and the Round Table, strangulation and a period of language sometimes written out of literary history.
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American Air Museum aims for the skies after £1 million boost from Heritage Lottery Fund

Wed, 2014-01-22 01:00
One of the best collections of American military aircraft outside of the US is about to get an overhaul. We find out more from the Imperial War Museum Duxford.
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MuseumSelfie takes Twitter by storm as galleries create global self-portraiture

Wed, 2014-01-22 01:00
From Oxford to Russia, a new one-day Twitter campaign - dubbed MuseumSelfie - has attracted hundreds of photos from thousands of contributors across the world.
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A Victorian Michelangelo: Huge new archive reveals the letters of George Frederic Watts

Tue, 2014-01-21 01:00
A revealing new online catalogue, compiled with devotion by a National Portrait Gallery archivist, reveals the remarkable life of one of the 19th century's best-known artists.
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Hannah Höch brings spirit of Dada and spirited photomontage to Whitechapel Gallery

Tue, 2014-01-21 01:00
Her first retrospective responds to both World Wars, but this influential artist has not been extensively shown in the UK before now. Mark Sheerin takes a look.
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Full steam ahead for the Flying Scotsman as National Railway Museum gives green signal

Tue, 2014-01-21 01:00
A "hidden element" which could have scuppered the plan to return the iconic train to the mainline railway will prove straightforward to solve, according to engineers.
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"Well and truly flabbered": BBC Two show to reveal Search for Alfred the Great

Tue, 2014-01-21 01:00
Did the perfect English king have Crohn's disease, and how many times was his body reburied? A BBC Two investigation will try to make sense of a 200-year royal mystery.
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Decapitated Roman men found in London stream could have been gladiators

Mon, 2014-01-20 01:00
New research on 39 "trophy heads" found in London 25 years ago suggests the skulls may have been the ritually-buried remains of battle-hardened gladiators.
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A fresh haunting: Lynch, Burroughs and Warhol at The Photographers' Gallery

Mon, 2014-01-20 01:00
David Lynch considers a bygone era and dystopian future, William Burroughs gives an eerie sense of surveillance and Andy Warhol compares value and neglect, says Kirstie Brewer.
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Wellcome Library makes more than 100,000 images freely available in huge online gift

Mon, 2014-01-20 01:00
From Goya and van Gogh to an early prescription from Egypt and a 14th century horoscope, the Wellcome has released a vast collection of exhibits online.
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Curator's Choice: Professor Barbara Yorke on Alfred the Great's micro-management skills

Sun, 2014-01-19 01:00
Following the potential discovery of the 10th century king's bones, the Professor Emerita of Early Medieval History at the University of Winchester considers Alfred's greatness.
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Archaeologists find suspected remains of Alfred the Great in Winchester

Fri, 2014-01-17 01:00
An overlooked box of bones in Winchester Museum holds a "plausible link" to the burials of the 10th century ruler or his son, Edward the Elder.
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Oxford University Museum of Natural History prepares to reopen after "long, dark year"

Fri, 2014-01-17 01:00
Live bugs and specimens will await visitors when the Museum of Natural History reopens following a 14-month, £2 million roof job.
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iPaw iPads, Minimum Wage Machines and a gliding robot: Time and Motion at FACT

Fri, 2014-01-17 01:00
Pictures from the animated current exhibition at Liverpool's FACT where, among other workplace concepts, you can see a zoetrope of a man's reality in dream-time.
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All the fun, less of the fair: the discreet charm of the London Art Fair

Thu, 2014-01-16 01:00
London Art Fair gets underway in Islington with a 'museum quality' stand from the Hepworth and the 10th anniversary of Art Projects. Mark Sheerin takes a look.
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Curator freezes, tries hot yoga in shirt and tie ahead of Horniman Extremes exhibition

Thu, 2014-01-16 01:00
Ahead of a February exhibition which will challenge visitors to experience heat, cold, aridity, permanent darkness and lack of oxygen, curator Paolo Viscardi has been suffering.
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National Army Museum reveals details of five new galleries in £23.5 million masterplan

Thu, 2014-01-16 01:00
A lengthy consultation with visitors and the public has culminated in the National Army Museum's Building for the Future project.
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Whitworth Art Gallery takes cherished artworks to Selfridges Manchester

Thu, 2014-01-16 01:00
From Jacob Epstein and Pablo Picasso to Tracey Emin and Paula Rego, the gallery will be taking artworks and a programme of events to the people during its temporary closure.
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Her Majesty The Queen shown as Sovereign of the Thistle in striking Scottish portrait

Thu, 2014-01-16 01:00
The Scottish National Portrait Gallery has bought photographer Julian Calder's unusual work, showing The Queen on the Balmoral estate.
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