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Culture that money just can't buy

Raconteur Media | Posted 11.28.2011 | Business
Raconteur Media

Measuring return on investment might be tricky, but the world of finance is leveraging arts sponsorships to reach the super-rich, writes Claire Adler ...

WATCH: "Treasures Of Heaven": Medieval Religious Relics At The British Museum

Posted 09.04.2011 | Arts

The British Museum's Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics, and Devotion in Medieval Europe exhibition is an extraordinary collection of religious objec...

British Museum Director Fired & Alleged Of Theft

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Gareth Griffiths has been dismissed from his post as director of the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum following accusations that he sold off ite...

Blockbuster Shakespeare Exhibition To Open Before London Olympics

Telegraph | Roya Nikkhah, Arts Correspondent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

London 1612: Shakespeare's Theatre of the World, will open in the run-up to the London 2012 Olympics and will explore the role of the capital as an em...

PHOTOS: 'Afghanistan: Crossroads Of The Ancient World' On View At British Museum

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The Afghani art and artifacts on view now at the British Museum showcase not only the rich cultural heritage of Afghanistan but, because these antiqui...

BLOGWATCH> Protesters Against Ban On Photography In Museums On We Make Money Not Art

OrsayCommons | Regine on December 21, 2010 9:22 AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

A few months ago, the Musée d'Orsay in Paris decided to ban photographs of the artworks and of the inside of the building, allegedly 'to preserve the...

Book of the Dead Comes To Life At British Museum

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

LONDON — As self-help manuals go, the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead has certainly stood the test of time. For centuries, the 3,500-year-old...

HIGHLIGHTS: Surrealist, Creepy, And Haunted

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The Arts page last week focused on a lot of strange and disturbing art, perfect for the Halloween spirit. From the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead ...

PHOTOS: EXHIBITION SPOTLIGHT: Pages From Ancient Egyptian Book Of The Dead At The British Museum

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHAT: 'Journey Through the Afterlife: The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead' WHEN: 4 November 2010 - 6 March 2011 WHERE: British Museum Great...

UK Treasure Hunter Finds 52,000 Roman Coins

AP | ROBERT BARR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — A treasure hunter has found about 52,500 Roman coins, one of the largest such discoveries ever in Britain, officials said Thursday. Th...

Iran To Cut Ties With British Museum Over Loan Of Cyrus Cylinder

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran said it will cut ties with the British Museum on Monday because of the museum's failure to lend Tehran an anc...

Who Owns Art? Who Owns Democracy?

Karen Essex | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Karen Essex

If the Parthenon marbles are returned to Greece from Britain, it should not be done on the basis of returning "colonial booty." These sculptures are a unique and special case.

Gold Kate Moss Statue Unveiled: "Largest Since Ancient Egypt"

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LONDON, England -- The British Museum plans to display a statue of supermodel Kate Moss that it bills as the largest gold statue built since ancient ...