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Well over half the exhibition halls in Iraq’s National Museum are closed, darkened and in disrepair. And yet the museum, whose looting in 2003 became a symbol of the chaos that followed the American invasion, officially reopened on Monday.
The two animal heads -- a rabbit and a rat -- were severed from a water fountain at Beijing’s Imperial Summer Palace when British and French troops plundered and burned the palace in October 1860.
The Smithsonian Institution yesterday named Johnnetta Cole, an anthropologist and former college president, as the new director of the National Museum of African Art.
Museum attendants should be stopped from "shushing" children and displays should be hung low enough for youngsters to see properly, according to a manifesto to make museums more family-friendly published today.
Mystery surrounds plaster masks of Scotland's infamous murderers discovered - along with a hangman's noose - in a cupboard in Inveraray jail.
The cash-strapped institution announced today that it is reducing its staff by 20% as well as cutting operating expenses.
Briton steps into prestigious curating post at a time of enormous challenges for modern museums.
To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of the scientist who changed the world, the government will today nominate Charles Darwin's home in Kent, and the nearby woodlands, fields and ponds that have been called his landscape laboratory, as a world heritage site.
Now in post seven years, director wants treasures of London landmark to be a private collection for every citizen in the world.
This exhibition, while telling Bible stories in an unusual way, will open yet another window on to the many facets of fans and their uses.
We’ve all heard about dumbing down. But there is plenty of evidence that the opposite is also true. Is this, in fact, the age of mass intelligence?
French President Nicolas Sarkozy says the country's national museums and monuments will soon stop charging admission to visitors under 25.
Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore is preaching sustained cultural funding, saying the CBC's budget is safe and the Conservatives intend to deliver on their election promises despite the financial downturn.
While Iraq struggles to return to peaceful normality, the British have been working to restore some of the country's pride in its past - with a museum.
The Arts Council, the Government agency for funding and developing the arts, has made its major grant allocations for 2009, distributing almost €60 million.
'Saint' whose charm and enthusiasm had a curative effect on the British Museum.
In the past few months, dozens of opera companies, theater companies, dance organizations, museums and symphonies have either closed or suffered major cash crises.
Colin Renfrew, a British archaeologist who is an authority on the trade in looted antiquities, is poised to come down on New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art like a ton of travertine.
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