One of the most important relics of indigenous Viking culture will leave Scotland for the first time in its 1,100 year history to go on display at the British Museum this week.
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Saturday 23 May 2009
The long-overdue New Acropolis Museum is now scheduled to open in Athens on 20 June. However, the impact will be felt most acutely in Bloomsbury, central London, as one of Britain's longest-running international disputes takes a potentially decisive turn.
Monday 13 April 2009
Sunday 15 March 2009
Thursday 05 March 2009
Friday 30 January 2009
Wednesday 28 January 2009
A council which was duped into paying £440,000 for a fake Egyptian statuette said today that it hopes to put the sculpture on display in a local museum.
Saturday 17 January 2009
The largest hoard of prehistoric gold coins in Britain in modern times has been discovered by a metal detectorist in East Anglia.
Tuesday 02 December 2008
Sunday 23 November 2008
Friday 24 October 2008
Elizabeth Eames: Influential, widely published archaeologist whose expertise was in medieval floor-tiles
Saturday 11 October 2008
In 1949 Elizabeth Eames became Special Acting Assistant Keeper in the Department of British and Medieval Antiquities in the British Museum. She had been appointed to unwrap and catalogue the department's collections, which had been sent away to safe places for the duration of the Second World War. But before long she was invited to work on the collection of medieval floor-tiles that the trustees had acquired, with a grant from the National Art Collections Fund from the Duke of Rutland in April 1947 to augment the not inconsiderable collection already in the museum.
Sunday 05 October 2008
Friday 03 October 2008
Maybe you thought all that had gone out with the credit crunch; that the Damien Hirst sale set the seal on the age of excess and a return to the spare lines of Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore was just around the gallery corner. If so, you would be wrong.
Friday 01 August 2008
Hadrian: Empire and Conflict, the second of four major exhibitions at the British Museum on rulers who shaped the world in which we now live, presents us with a problem. What are we to make of an admirer of Greek culture who, shortly after taking office, withdrew Roman troops from Mesopotamia, commissioned innovative and beautiful buildings and honoured his male lover with evocative statues, but perpetrated acts of genocide against the Jews?
Monday 28 July 2008
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