The plaster mask was sold for £175,000 to an overseas buyer earlier this year by a descendant of the brother of its original owner
National Maritime Museum
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Wednesday 13 November 2013
More than 200 stricken vessels were captured over a 125-year period off the Isles of Scilly, David Keys gazes in wonder at a unique maritime archive
Wednesday 06 November 2013
Sir David Attenborough was delighted by the news
Government puts export ban on George Stubbs' kangaroo and dingo paintings as museum starts appeal to keep them in the UK
Wednesday 14 August 2013
Sir David Attenborough has backed a campaign to block export of the paintings, which he describes as 'of world importance'
Saturday 15 June 2013
An exhibition of startling images of the cosmos looks at the development of telescopy, photography, and our place in it all
Thursday 25 April 2013
The architect Rick Mather is celebrated for renovations of British museums and galleries that amounted to re-founding them, because with subtlety, refinement and, above all, respect for their traditions and collections, he made historic spaces work as modern institutions. His great imaginative gift was to take a dark or enclosed space and let in light and air.
Saturday 13 April 2013
Wednesday 06 March 2013
For the first time in almost 3000 years – a full size Bronze Age style sea-going boat has been launched in Britain. Slipping gracefully down a slipway today into Falmouth Harbour, Cornwall, the 15m-long vessel was then paddled by its 18 person crew for two 500m trial trips.
Sunday 11 November 2012
Saturday 30 June 2012
When the full history of British national museums in the 20th century is written, the late 1960s and '70s may seem rather a golden age.
Saturday 16 June 2012
Not to be confused with Ridley Scott's alien thriller Prometheus, another reinterpretation of the Greek myth arrives in Greenwich next week. Prometheus Awakes will be a piece of theatre on a grand scale - providing the weather stays fine.
Thursday 20 October 2011
Previously unpublished photographs reveal the treacherous journey to Russia undertaken by Allied naval and merchant ships during World War Two
Tuesday 09 August 2011
Shops across London closed their doors early today amid fears of further rioting.
Thursday 30 June 2011
Monday 25 April 2011
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
If you're horrified by a flame-roasted dog, you should be shocked at a hog roast
Poor 'live like animals' says Boris's privately educated sister after going on 'poverty safari'
Exclusive: Impact of immigrants on British workers ‘negligible’
Vince Cable: Teachers 'know absolutely nothing' about the world of work
Ukraine crisis: Russia pledges to 'retaliate against sanctions' as Ukrainian president says Crimea vote will not be recognised
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