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News DCMS/Wolfson museum fund awards £4m to 35 museums across England 15 January 2019...

East of England Museum of East Anglian Life, Heritage Farm: enabling the masterplan – £250,000 West Midlands Black Country Living Museum, BCLM: Forging Ahead, Cast-Iron Houses – £90,000 Potteries Museum, Stoke-On-Trent, ‘Operation Spitfire’ – £210,000 North West Chetham’s Library, Manchester, Opening up Chetham’s Library – £25,500 Manchester Museum, Manchester Museum: hello future – £190,000 People’s History Museum, Manchester, Improving Storage at the People’s History Museum – £25,000 Tullie ..

How have museums stayed relevant in a turbulent year? | blooloop – Blooloop

2018 could have been a tough year for museums. Yet all the data suggests they thrived. How have museums stayed relevant in a challenging environment? All indications suggested that 2018 would be tough for the museum industry around the world. In the UK, a report by the government found that museum funding had been flat for a decade, and recommended no new museums be built. In May there was more bad news as the Heritage Lottery Fund reduced its grants, making it harder for new capital projects..

Art Museums expansion expected to open on time despite weather delays – Virginia Gazette

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Borneo cave discovery: is the world’s oldest rock art in Southeast Asia?

Cave paintings in remote mountains in Borneo have been dated to at least 40,000 years ago – much earlier than first thought – according to a study published today in Nature. These artworks include a painting of what seems to be a local species of wild cattle, which makes it the world’s oldest example of figurative art – that is, an image that looks like the thing it is intended to represent. Read more: Ancient stone tools found on Sulawesi, but who made them remains a mystery This discover..
ancient city of Tenea

Greek archaeologists uncover first remnants of ancient city of Tenea

Written by Matthew Robinson, CNN A team of Greek archaeologists has just uncovered the first remnants of a once lost city believed to have been founded by former Trojan prisoners of war in the 12th or 13th century BC. Excavations close to the village of Chiliomodi, in the southern peninsula region of the Peloponnese, unearthed a wide variety of artifacts which indicate the presence of the wealthy ancient city of Tenea. Western portion of the excavation site, showing remnants of the city of Ten..

Luxor Celebrates 96th Anniversary of Discovering Tutankhamun’s Tomb

Tutankhamen's Mask in Egyptian Museum in Cairo (Shutterstock) The governorate of Luxor, starting from Sunday, November 4 until the end of the month, is celebrating the 96th anniversary for the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb. The government celebrates November 4 as the national day of Luxor. Celebrations will include the opening of new archaeological projects, art exhibitions and folkloric shows in Luxor. Luxor will commemorate the anniversary by holding a series of artistic, intellectual ..

Yenikapı shipwrecks in need of museum

ISTANBUL The conservation of four of the 37 sunken ships raised from Yenikapı, one of the most important excavations in the world in the field of port archeology, has been completed and the ships are ready to be exhibited at a museum. Considered the world’s largest ancient ship collection, each of the shipwrecks will be cleaned from sea salt for the next five years in 45 pools with chemicals created by Istanbul University (İÜ) in Yenikapı. Each wooden piece of from the shipwrecks has been t..

Opinion: HRM needs civic museum of history and archaeology

During the ongoing debate over the commemoration of Edward Cornwallis, it is often suggested that his statue, currently removed from public display and held in storage, should be put on display in a museum. Generally, the museum to potentially house the Cornwallis statue is never named, most likely due to the fact that there is no obvious, ready-built choice. HRM needs a civic museum of history and archaeology. Dartmouth Heritage Museum operates out of two re-purposed heritage homes The Dar..

Lost Kingdom DISCOVERED: Archeologists unearth Biblical era town

DISCOVERY: Archeologists have unearthed this network (Pic: LIVESCIENCE) The remains of 41 villages surround Izapa, Mexico, the home of the kingdom between 700BC and 100BC. They are described as a series of "remarkable" suburbs, reports Live Science. Archeologists have now determined Izapa was not a stand-alone city, but surrounded by these towns with layouts that mirrored the ancient capital. Robert Rosenwig, an archeologist at SUNY Albany, said: "The consistency is remarkable. This is a treme..

SC ‘surprised’ by UP’s draft for ‘Taj’ without consulting ASI

New Delhi: Wondering the careless approach of Centre and UP government in submitting a draft vision document on protecting the world heritage ‘Taj Mahal’ without consulting the Archeology Department of India, the Supreme Court questioned who is responsible for maintaining ‘Taj’. The bench comprising of Justices Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta on Thursday was ‘surprised’ to find the report did not come from the responsible department for maintaining Taj but was a draft brought in by UP g..

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