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British Museum Acquires Important Series of Picasso Prints

Monday, September 26th, 2016

British Museum Posts Best Year of Attendance on Record

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Protesters Gate-Crash Show at British Museum

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

British Museum Considers Move to London’s Olympic Park

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

British Museum the UK’s Top Attraction for 9th Year Running

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Hartwig Fischer Appointed Head of British Museum

Friday, September 25th, 2015

Protestors Occupy British Museum This Weekend Over BP Funding

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Major Collection of Jim Dine Prints Donated to British Museum

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Outgoing British Museum Chairman Discusses Experience

Monday, July 28th, 2014

£135 Million British Museum Expansion Running On Time, On Budget, Says Curators

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

London: Grayson Perry 'The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman' at the British Museum extended through February 26, 2012

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Go See: 'Statuephilia' at The British Museum today through January 25th

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

Golden Kate Moss joins other goddesses at the British Museum’s ‘Statuephilia’ exhibition

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

UK Museums See Sharp Drop of 2 Million Visitors in 2016 Attendance Figures

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Art Not Oil Issues Statement on BP Sponsorship of British Institutions

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

British MPs Propose Return of Elgin Marbles Post-Brexit Vote

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Amsterdam – Anish Kapoor & Rembrandt van Rijn at Rijksmuseum Through March 6th, 2016

Sunday, January 10th, 2016

Rembrandt May Stay in UK as Buyer Considers Museum Donation

Monday, October 26th, 2015

UK Museums Threatened by Mounting Budget Cuts

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Visitor Counts Up 7% at UK Museums

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Museums Embrace Video Games in New Outreach Engagements

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Tate Britain Protestors Rain Fake Pounds on Museum

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Britain’s Museums Face Harsher Penalties for Selling Off Collections

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Victoria and Albert Museum Launches “Rapid-Response Collecting” Technique

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
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Leonardo da Vinci Painting Inspires Mystery Over Depiction of Transparent Orb

October 19th, 2017

Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, via The GuardianThe Guardian has a piece this week on the mysterious orb held by Christ in the Leonardo da Vinci painting currently on view at Christie’s. “Solid glass or crystal, whether shaped like an orb or a lens, produces magnified, inverted, and reversed images,” historian Walter Isaacson says of the image. “Instead, Leonardo painted the orb as if it were a hollow glass bubble that does not refract or distort the light passing through it.”
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In Rare Move, Several Florine Stettheimer Works Change Hands this Fall

October 19th, 2017

Florine Stettheimer, New York Liberty, 1918, via Art NewsIn an extremely rare occurrence, two works by Florine Stettheimer have changed hands this year, with one going into the collection of the Whitney Museum, and one going onto the open market.  Stettheimer rarely sold or gave her works away, making one’s appearance, let alone two in the same year, a momentous event. 
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Kader Attia Wins 2017 Joan Miró Prize

October 19th, 2017

Kader Attia, via Art DailyFrench-Algerian artist Kader Attia has been named  winner of the 2017 Joan Miró Prize.  “Attia’s passionate engagement with current affairs and with the shared fate of humanity [which] has close links to Joan Miró’s involvement in the critical episodes that marked his generation, while Attia’s unique take on complex, often traumatic, human relationships across cultures resonates with Miró’s universal aspirations,” the award’s jury said in a statement.
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