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20 of the UK's best free half-term activities and attractions

Take in all the fun of fairs and festivals, beaches, farms and museums with this pick of family events around the countryThe museum is celebrating the launch of Edinburgh’s International Children’s Festival (25 May-2 June) with a family open day. Events are drop-in and free and include performances, pop-up installations and arts for all ages. There’ll be digital music creation as part of interactive sensory environment Soundplay Studio, a wearable jet pack workshop, walkabout dancing with Eggy L...
Tags: Family holidays, Day trips, Festivals, Short breaks, City breaks, United Kingdom holidays, Travel, Culture, Museums, Life and style, Family


The lost Louvre of Uzbekistan: the museum that rescued banned masterpieces

This crumbling museum in a bleak town by a dried-out sea has one of the world’s greatest collections of avant-garde art, rescued from Stalin’s clutches. But without urgently needed help, it will dieI am sitting at a huge table at the Ministry of Culture in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, as officials explain what sounds like a wonderful opportunity. There’s currently an international call-out to find someone to run a gallery in the country, one housing the world’s second-largest collection of Russian avan...
Tags: Travel, Art, Protest, Environment, Painting, World news, Culture, South and Central Asia, Art and design, Heritage, Museums, Communism, Uzbekistan, The art market, Joseph Stalin, Stalin


The lost Louvre of Uzbekistan: the museum that hid art banned by Stalin

This museum in a bleak outpost has one of the world’s greatest collections of avant-garde art, rescued from Stalin’s clutches by an electrician. But now it needs a rescue of its ownI am sitting at a huge table at the Ministry of Culture in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, as officials explain what sounds like a wonderful opportunity. There’s currently an international call-out to find someone to run a gallery in the country, one housing the world’s second-largest collection of Russian avant garde art. What...
Tags: Travel, Art, Protest, Environment, Painting, World news, Culture, South and Central Asia, Art and design, Heritage, Museums, Communism, Uzbekistan, The art market, Joseph Stalin, Stalin


A New Archive Transcribes and Puts Online the Diaries & Notebooks of Women Artists, Art Historians, Critics and Dealers

While one is still comparatively young, one has many more thoughts & certainly sentiments than one is able to make use of. It seems as if these might be stored up so that in old age or when one became less prolific one could find matter to use. Every thought or suggestion could be of use. - Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, sculptor, collector, founder of the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1906 There are very few moral defenses for rummaging inside another’s private diary or sketchbook, until that ...
Tags: Google, Art, College, France, Life, New York City, History, Museums, Whitney, Facebook Twitter, Theodore Roosevelt, Ethel, Frida Kahlo, Whitney Museum of American Art, Patti Smith Laurie Anderson, Ayun Halliday


Inside the Prison that Once Jailed Nelson Mandela

Explore Constitution Hill, a former prison in South Africa where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated, that has been transformed into a living museum.
Tags: Travel, Prison, South Africa, Nelson Mandela, Museums, Historic Travel, Constitution Hill


Can We Start Appreciating Indigenous Art on Its Own Terms?

What Australia’s Aboriginal artists and filmmakers are teaching Americans in two radiant shows.
Tags: Art, News, Australia, Museums, Native Americans, Indigenous Australians, Steve, Gagosian Gallery, Martin, MoMA PS1, Tjapaltjarri, Warlimpirrnga (Artist, Kngwarreye, Emily Kame


I.M. Pei, Master Architect Whose Buildings Dazzled the World, Dies at 102

Mr. Pei, a committed modernist, was one of the few architects equally attractive to real estate developers, corporate chieftains and art museum boards.
Tags: News, China, Architecture, Museums, Kennedy, Pei, National Gallery of Art, Louvre Museum, Deaths (Obituaries, Real Estate (Commercial, John F, Library and Museum, I M


When Your Money Is So Tainted Museums Don’t Want It

Nonprofits should not allow themselves to be used by the wealthy to scrub their consciences.
Tags: News, New York City, Museums, Philanthropy, Rockefeller, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Nonprofit Organizations, Theodore, Roosevelt, Weiss, John D, Daniel H, OxyContin (Drug, Sackler Family, Opioids and Opiates


Undistorting the Civil War

A new museum in the former capital of the Confederacy situates the conflict in the history of slavery and freedom.
Tags: News, Museums, United States Politics and Government, Civil War (US) (1861-65, Slavery (Historical, Monuments and Memorials (Structures, Historic Buildings and Sites, Richmond (Va, Museum of the Confederacy, American Civil War Center


The Met Is Right to Reject the Sacklers’ Blood Money

Museums and nonprofits should not allow themselves to be used by the wealthy to scrub their consciences.
Tags: News, New York City, Museums, Philanthropy, Rockefeller, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Nonprofit Organizations, Theodore, Roosevelt, Weiss, John D, Daniel H, OxyContin (Drug, Sackler Family, Opioids and Opiates


New Statue of Liberty Museum Illuminates a Forgotten History

The museum, opening Thursday on Liberty Island, reminds visitors of the vague and often dubious ideal of “liberty for all.”
Tags: News, Museums, Liberty Island, Statue of Liberty, Bartholdi, Immigration and Emigration, Monuments and Memorials (Structures, Parks and Other Recreation Areas, Liberty Island (NYC, Frederic Auguste


The Met Will Turn Down Sackler Money Amid Fury Over the Opioid Crisis

The decision by one of the world’s leading museums could spur other institutions to turn down philanthropy from the family behind OxyContin.
Tags: News, Museums, American Museum of Natural History, Philanthropy, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Weiss, Purdue Pharma, Politics And Government, Sackler, Daniel H, OxyContin (Drug, Sackler Family, Opioids and Opiates, Raymond (1920-2017


The 79th Whitney Biennial Curators on the Show’s Influences

From complex appreciation to declarations of pleasant and considerate curation and calm amidst controversy, the reviews for this year’s Whitney Biennial vary—as one would expect of an exhibition tasked with representing the immediate state of art in the USA. Curators Rujeko Hockley and Jane Panetta (members of the museum’s curatorial staff) selected 75 participants—with a successful focus on diversity and representation. Further, three quarters of the …
Tags: Art, Design, NYC, Culture, Museums, Exhibitions, Linkaboutit, Whitney Museum of American Art, Curators, Whitney Biennial, Emerging Artists, USA Curators Rujeko Hockley, Jane Panetta


'Hatred doesn't build overnight': behind the powerful Auschwitz exhibition

At the newly opened, largest-ever Auschwitz exhibition in North America, an extensive collection of objects and photograph paint a devastating pictureRuth Grunberger was 16 years old when she stepped off a cattle car at Auschwitz in the dead of night in May 1944. She disembarked with nearly 100 other Jewish people, including her parents and her seven siblings, who had made the three-day, 250-mile trip from their hometown of Munkács – in then Czechoslovakia, where they had spent weeks imprisoned ...
Tags: Culture, Holocaust, Second world war, Museums, Poland, North America, Nazism, Auschwitz, Czechoslovakia, Oświęcim, Grunberger


Jeju Island Korea: Discover the Beautiful Island of the Gods

Visit Jeju Island, Korea's largest volcanic island filled with breathtaking nature and incredible excursions, a maze, and Jeju Folk Village Museum.
Tags: Travel, Asia, South Korea, Hiking, Museums, Korea, Destinations, Jeju Island, Outdoor Adventure, Jeju Island Korea


Immerse Yourself in Qatar's History

The National Museum of Qatar features incredible artifacts and sculptures from its prehistoric history to present day in a fantastic tent-like structure.
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Museums, Middle East, National Museum of Qatar


Frugal Traveler: Taking the $57-a-Day Challenge in Prague

That’s what a typical resident of the city earns. Can you get a real taste of the Czech capital for that much? Without skimping on the beer or the sights?
Tags: News, Prague, Museums, Budget Travel, Travel and Vacations, Prague (Czech Republic


The Most Quirky Museums and Lodgings in Ilinois

Illinois most famous museums and fun places to stay. A round up of the state's more quirky museums and unusual lodgings around the state.
Tags: Travel, Hotels, United States, Museums, Illinois, Lodging


Top 12 Things To Do in Tbilisi: Explore Georgia’s Capital Like A Local

Georgia’s capital, Tbilisi, is one of the most ancient and fascinating cities in Eastern Europe. Famous throughout Europe for its hospitality, Tbilisi is a hip and picturesque city offering fascinating architectural contrasts. Buildings from hundreds of years ago share spaces with modern crystal constructions for a fascinating ambiance. Source
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Europe, Activities, Georgia, Nature, Culture, Art and design, Museums, Guest Post, Food And Drink, Sightseeing, Tbilisi, Eastern Europe, Misc, UK & Europe


Inside the nature zone: New Zealand's major museum investment is an urgent call to action

The immersive exhibition – the largest investment of its kind – melds western science with Māori knowledgeWhere the southern Alps meet the sea on the west coast of New Zealand’s rugged south island, Hinerangi Barr and her whanau (family) hold a tribal story like no other: the landing place where Maui, hero of the Pacific, took his first steps on Aotearoa.It is not a well-known story, even to New Zealanders, but it’s sacred to this small sub-tribe of Ngāi Tahu, Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio. Two years a...
Tags: Science, Environment, Culture, Asia Pacific, Museums, New Zealand




Feature: Tyree Guyton Turned a Detroit Street Into a Museum. Why Is He Taking It Down?

The artist gained international acclaim making sculptures out of the wreckage in his neighborhood. Now he must effectively destroy his work in order to save it.
Tags: Art, News, Museums, Sculpture, Detroit, Tyree Guyton, Restoration and Renovation, Detroit (Mich, Area Planning and Renewal


Critic’s Notebook: Money, Ethics, Art: Can Museums Police Themselves?

Too expensive to be self-sustaining, museums rely on collectors’ fortunes and corporate money. Now that money is being put under a microscope.
Tags: Art, News, Museum, United States, Museums, Finances, Warren Beatty, American Museum of Natural History, Guggenheim, Art Institute of Chicago, Whitney Museum of American Art, Weinberg, Solomon R, Arts and Antiquities Looting, Whitney Biennial, Adam D


A view to a kill: Washington's Spy Museum – in pictures

Largest collection of international espionage artefacts ever placed on public display illuminate the work of famous spies and their pivotal actions, as well as help bring to life the tradecraft of the women and men behind some of the most secretive missions in world history Continue reading...
Tags: Washington, World news, US news, Culture, Museums, Exhibitions, Espionage


Britain's equivalent to Tutankhamun found in Southend-on-Sea

Burial chamber of a wealthy nobleman in Prittlewell shows Anglo-Saxon Essex in new light An Anglo-Saxon burial chamber found on a grassy verge next to a busy road and not far from an Aldi is being hailed as Britain’s equivalent of Tutankhamun’s tomb.Archaeologists on Thursday will reveal the results of years of research into the burial site of a rich, powerful Anglo-Saxon man found at Prittlewell in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. Continue reading...
Tags: UK News, Aldi, Britain, Museums, Archaeology, Essex, Southend, Southend-on-Sea, Tutankhamun, Anglo Saxon, Prittlewell, Anglo Saxon Essex, Sea Essex Continue


Lee Ufan Installs 20,000 Steel Rods in Sand at Dia:Beacon

An exploration of the Mono-ha movement through the work of one of its pioneers Unbound and spellbinding, “Relatum (Iron Field)” (1969/1994/2018) is one of five large-scale Lee Ufan works currently on display at Dia:Beacon. To see it—a sandy spill of a sculpture, pierced by 20,000 reed-like steel rods—means understanding the values of Ufan and the Mono-ha movement he pioneered. Active from 1968-74, the loosely affiliated …
Tags: New York, Design, Culture, Museums, Beacon, DIA Art Foundation, Lee Ufan, Art Museums, Dia:Beacon, Mono-ha, Lee Ufan Installs, Ufan


Missing Piece of Stonehenge Returned From Florida 60 Years After Removal

A worker had taken a section cut from one of the massive stones during restoration work in 1958, and held it in the United States for decades before returning it to England.
Tags: Florida, News, Research, United States, Museums, English Heritage, Great Britain, University of Brighton, Robert Phillips, Stonehenge (England


Cuts leave England's museums outside London on 'cliff edge'

Regional museums are forced to cut staff and opening hours while capital gets most fundingAusterity cuts imposed by central government have caused a “crisis” in England’s cultural sector outside London with regional museums increasingly opening part-time and cutting staff. Many cash-strapped local authorities choose to fund social care and other life-or-death services instead of their arts and cultural offerings, “hollowing out the sector”, the Museums Association has said. Continue reading...
Tags: England, London, UK News, Culture, Liverpool, Heritage, Museums, Leicester, Derby, Birmingham, Leeds, Stockport, The Museums Association


Met Gala 2019: What Is the Deal With the Met Gala?

Deconstructing the Met Museum’s Gala of the year, including how much it costs, who hosts and what you have to wear.
Tags: Celebrities, News, Museums, Met Gala, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Met Museum, Costume Institute, Fashion and apparel, Parties (Social, Your-feed-fashion, Camp: Notes on Fashion (Exhibit


Exhibition Review: A Reimagined Spy Museum in Washington Doesn’t Flinch From the Darker Side

Built for $162 million, the museum features flashy interactive exhibits but also grapples with intelligence failures, out-of-control surveillance and torture.
Tags: News, Washington, Museums, Torture, Central Intelligence Agency, International Spy Museum, United States Politics and Government, Surveillance of Citizens by Government