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Hertfordshire Bronze Age axe hoard found by 13-year-old detectorist. A 13-year-old girl uncovered a hoard of Bronze Age axes on her third metal-detecting trip. Milly was scouring a field near Royston, Hertfordshire, when she made the find - the first of 65 artefacts dating from about 1300BC. When her father dug out the first one, Milly said they joked it might be an axe - and it was. Archaeologists were called in to excavate the entire hoard, which will be sent to the British Museum, London. Milly, from Suffolk, had only recently taken up her father's favourite hobby of metal-detecting. The pair were on an organised trip when they came across the first axe head. "It was my third time out and I didn't quite

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2 weeks 16 hours ago

In a ceremony this morning marking the repatriation of three Nigerian artworks, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the Nigerian National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM) entered into a shared agreement to collaborate on mutual loans of Benin objects and other “exchanges of expertise and art.”

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Greek prime minister tries to broker deal for return of Parthenon marbles. The Greek prime minister has demanded that the 2,500-year-old Parthenon marbles be returned to Athens and has repeated an offer to loan some of his country’s treasures to the British Museum in an attempt to broker a deal. Kyriakos Mitsotakis told the Daily Telegraph that the sculptures, belong in the Acropolis Museum at the foot of the Periclean masterpiece. The leader made the proposal ahead of talks in London with the British prime minister on Tuesday. Boris Johnson has previously ruled out returning them on the grounds that the antiquities were acquired legally. Mitsotakis said: “Our position is very clear. The marbles were stolen in the 19th century; they belong in the Acropolis

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3 weeks 5 days ago

Actor Christopher Walken just painted over original Banksy artwork 'by accident'!

Banksy had painted one of his signature rats on the set of the BBC drama 'The Outlaws' which is directed by Steven Merchant and filmed in their home city of Bristol.

A spokesperson for the show said: “We can confirm that the artwork at the end of 'The Outlaws' was an original Banksy, and that Christopher Walken painted over that artwork during the filming of this scene, ultimately destroying it.”

Written and directed by the co-creator of 'The Offfice', Stephen Merchant, 'The Outlaws' follows a group of minor criminals forced to complete a community service sentence.

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4 weeks 1 day ago

Details from Galileo’s first telescope (17th century), on display at Museo Galileo in Florence.

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1 month 1 week ago

Museums News visited the always wonderful Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition in London, coordinated by Yinka Shonibare, MBE. Inclusivity was a key theme to this year's exhibition and the submitted works were incredibly inspiring.
Highly recommended.
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1 month 1 week ago

Museums News visited Anicka Yi's must-see 'In Love with the World' installation at Tate Modern, London.
Floating in the air, Yi's autonomous machines – called aerobes – are based on ocean life forms and mushrooms. They re-imagine artificial intelligence, and encourage us to think about new ways machines might inhabit the world.
Music by Con Artist · The art of Con Chrisoulis
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This is the Crepereia doll, once owned by a young woman called Crepereia Tryphaena and currently housed in the Centrale Montemartini Museum, Italy. Crepereia Tryphaena was a young Roman woman, presumably about 20 years old, whose sarcophagus was found during the excavation works started in 1889 for the foundations of the Palace of Justice and for the construction of the Umberto I bridge over the Tiber in Rome. This extraordinary ancient Barbie doll is made of ivory, which got darkened by water. The head and torso are carved in one piece, while the limbs are designed so with movable joints. This denotes an extremely high level of craftsmanship. The doll might have been originally dressed since - unlike its trunk - its hands, feet and

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1 month 1 week ago

Museums News visited the Ron Mueck retrospective exhibition at Thaddaeus Ropac, London.
Thematically thought-provoking and technically impeccable, the sculptures, both the miniatures and gigantic ones, provided awe-inspiring glimpses into the mundanity, and vulnerability, of everyday life. Highly recommended.

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1 month 1 week ago

Japanese artist and director Nobumichi Asai and a team of creative developers produced a real-time face tracking and projection installation. During the performance, two models sat in the centre of a stage as 3D projection-mapped visuals appeared on the surface of their skin. Glowing lines, ghoulish motifs and robotic montages are among many of the effects that adapt to the contours of the model’s faces. 🎃👹👺
Nobumichi Asai's work has been exhibited at the Triennale Milano Museum.

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1 month 2 weeks ago

Museums News just visited this year's inspiring Royal Academy of Arts' Summer Exhibition, coordinated by Yinka Shonibare, MBE.
A report on the thought-provoking exhibition will follow.
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1 month 2 weeks ago

Free conference on current museum practices from the National Museum of Ireland:
Have you ever wondered how ideas of the nation were collected, visualised, manufactured, articulated, displayed and performed in national museums in the past and in the present day?
Cost: Free
Where: Online via Zoom
Information: bit.ly/3aTiGfA
Register: zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_J0v3vcNgQWeM-E3oyZkGyw

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An amateur diver discovered a 900-year-old Crusader sword off the coast of Israel dating back to the Middle Ages. Experts believe the site is home to several archaeological treasures. The meter-long blade was lying on the Mediterranean seabed off the Carmel Coast in 5-meter-deep (16-foot-deep) water, encrusted with marine organisms. The man, identified as Shlomi Katzin, was on a weekend dive in northern Israel when he noticed the sword's distinctive hilt and handle after the undercurrent shifted the sand concealing it. Worried that his discovery might be buried or stolen, he took the sword and gave it to government experts, receiving a certificate of appreciation for good citizenship. "The sword, which has been preserved in perfect condition, is a beautiful and rare find and evidently

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1 month 3 weeks ago

Banksy's auction record was re-set today when his painting 'Love Is in the Bin' sold for $25.3 million at Sotheby's. The painting famously began to shred itself immediately after being sold at auction in 2018.

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2 months 2 days ago

Dolphin Republic transforms classic paintings into astonishing animated videos, bringing life to the historic scenes depicted.
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2 months 6 days ago

UNESCO ups pressure for return of Parthenon sculptures, Cultural minister says. Greece’s petition to have the marble masterwork sculptures reunited with the other surviving artifacts from the ancient citadel at the Acropolis Museum has gained additional urgency in the wake of reports of water leaks and mold at the gallery where they are kept in the British Museum. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has taken an important step further from a recommendation by passing a decision urging the return of the Parthenon sculptures from the British Museum, Greece’s culture minister said on Thursday. "Together with the recommendation that was issued – referring to the poor conditions of exposure that the sculptures are kept in at the British Museum – Greece also achieved

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2 months 1 week ago

Almost all of the 40,000 windows in the Twin Towers shattered on September 11, 2001. Only one windowpane, from the 82nd floor of the South Tower, is known to have survived intact and is now on display at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Jan Szumanski, superintendent for Tully Construction at Ground Zero, discovered this unbroken pane of glass still set within a fragment of the South Tower facade that landed on Church Street. He extricated the glass and was aided in its preservation by Joseph Carsky, Tully’s chief engineer.

Dimensions (Metric): 220.98 cm X 48.26 cm X 2.54 cm

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2 months 1 week ago

French Artist 𝙆𝙮𝙚𝙨𝙤𝙣𝙚 adds celebrities into classical paintings and the results are incredible. 😍

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The Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg in Denmark lend artist Jens Haaning $84,000 to recreate an older work of his which incorporates bank notes - only for the artist to keep the cash and name the blank installation 'Take the Money and Run'. The original 2010 artworks depicted on two canvases the average income of Austria and Denmark residents. When the new blank artwork was revealed, museum staff were faced with empty picture frames and an email from Haaning saying he intended to keep the cash. The museum admitted he had created an 'interesting artwork', but said they would pursue legal action if the artist did not return the money by January 16. Haaning meanwhile said his move was made in response to poor

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IRLaser showcase their cutting edge technique when preserving antiquated furniture, by removing the shellac layer with precision and revealing the polychromatic painted textures that were hidden for decades.