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    1. December 18, 2014

      Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb — film review

      Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb is a sequel to the sequel and as sorry as that sounds. The funny historical museum...

    2. December 12, 2014

      Display Ilissos on a ledge, the better to show off his sculptor’s skill

      Sir, May I protest about the display of Ilissos in St Petersburg — not because he is on loan from the British Museum but...

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    1. December 5, 2014

      Greece attacks British Museum loan of Elgin statue to Russia

      It was a moment many thought would never come to pass. After many decades of dispute over its ownership of the Elgin...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      October 16, 2014

      Losing the Marbles

      Dylan Martinez/Reuters A woman looks at the Parthenon Marbles, a collection of stone objects, inscriptions and sculptures,...

    3. FT Photo Diary

      October 15, 2014

      Amal in Athens

      Petros Giannakouris/AP Lawyer Amal Clooney arrives for a meeting with Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras in Athens....

    4. FT Photo Diary

      October 3, 2014

      Hovering Angel

      Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Guy Howard-Evans inspects the final installation of Barlach’s ‘Hovering Angel’ sculpture at...

    5. September 19, 2014

      ‘Ming: 50 Years that changed China’, British Museum, London

      Most westerners know a little about the tea and porcelain trade, Jesuit missions, the Dragon Empress and the opium wars. But...

    6. September 19, 2014

      Who funds the arts and why we should care

      Anyone passing through Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall one recent Saturday might have witnessed an unscheduled performance by a...

    7. September 19, 2014

      Neil MacGregor talks to Simon Schama

      “Suppose,” I say to the director of the British Museum, as we sit in his office, “I want to write the history of Neil...

    8. August 7, 2014

      Lords of the London skyline vie for design supremacy

      In the past decade London has hosted an architectural competition that echoes, in intensity of rivalry and the creativity of...

    9. August 1, 2014

      ‘Ming: 50 Years that Changed China’, at the British Museum

      A celebration of the Ming dynasty at the British Museum Ming is one of the world’s great cultural brands. Name a Chinese...

    10. July 29, 2014

      Emin’s Bed makes return to UK

      Tracey Emin’s My Bed is to return to Britain after the German count who bought it at auction for £2.5m agreed to lend it to...

    11. July 25, 2014

      Lunch with the FT: Niall FitzGerald

      “I proposed to my wife here,” says Niall FitzGerald as we settle into a table at his favourite Italian restaurant. “She was...

    12. July 18, 2014

      When violence gets real

      There are times I’ve been in the British Museum when the thought has struck me, in the Egyptian mummy rooms for instance,...

    13. June 30, 2014

      Celia Paul, Victoria Miro, London – review

      Celia Paul paints her family and close friends, her spartan studio in London’s Bloomsbury, and the vista from it. With these...

    14. June 27, 2014

      Celia Paul, Victoria Miro, London

      Celia Paul paints her family and close friends, her spartan Bloomsbury studio, and the vista from it. With these limited...

    15. June 6, 2014

      Star Trek inspires minister to plead for new arts frontiers

      Sajid Javid, the new culture secretary, quoted from Star Trek as the former investment banker implored the arts sector to...

    16. May 18, 2014

      Otto Dix: Der Krieg, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, East Sussex, UK – review

      Otto Dix was among several young German artists who volunteered for war in 1914, and returned a satirical realist. His stark...

    17. FT Photo Diary

      March 25, 2014

      Sutton Hoo treasure on display

      Oli Scarff/Getty Images A woman views the Sutton Hoo Helmet on display in the new gallery ‘Sutton Hoo and Europe AD...

    18. March 14, 2014

      Economical with the truth

      Those worthy adversaries, Art and Mammon, have been at it again. The latest scene of their never-ending conflict is Sydney,...

    19. March 7, 2014

      Georg Baselitz’s influences and evolution

      When I congratulated Georg Baselitz last month on the opening of two remarkable London shows – top-flight early works on...

    20. March 4, 2014

      Vikings: Life and Legend, British Museum, London – review

      The British Museum’s new exhibition Vikings: Life and Legend does not subscribe to what curator Gareth Williams calls the...

    21. February 7, 2014

      Oldest hominid footprints outside Africa found on Norfolk coast

      The footprints of a small band of ancient humans walking along a muddy estuary in what is now Norfolk have been identified...

    22. January 8, 2014

      British Museum to host China exhibition

      Treasures from a “golden period” of Chinese civilisation during the early Ming dynasty are to go on display at the British...

    23. November 13, 2013

      Empower regions by moving British Museum to North, says adviser

      Cultural attractions such as the British Museum and the Royal Opera House should be relocated to northern cities as part of...

    24. October 11, 2013

      Israel Goldman on popular Japanese prints

      In 19th-century France, Israel Goldman tells me, “Would you like to see my Japanese prints?” was a coded invitation to view...

    25. September 27, 2013

      First Person: Emma Egging

      One beautiful, sunny afternoon in August 2011 I was on a beach with friends, watching my husband, Jon Egging, perform at an...

    26. September 19, 2013

      History adds a fresh dimension to attractions

      The last period of austerity proved a purple patch for the Jersey tourist industry. In the postwar period, thousands of...

    27. September 6, 2013

      Lost & found: Buried treasure is poised to reach a much wider audience

      When the Cheapside Hoard, a sparkling collection of Jacobean and Elizabethan jewellery, went on show in London in 1914, it...

    28. August 23, 2013

      ‘Gothic: the Dark Heart of Film’

      At this point in the summer, even the casual attendee of the outdoor screening is drooping like bog pimpernel on a sand dune...

    29. July 12, 2013

      Thoroughly modern Magna Carta

      It was, as these things go, something of a flop. The Magna Carta was a document hammered out between King John and a group...

    30. June 25, 2013

      British Museum attracts record visitors in its 260-year history

      The British Museum has announced a record rise in its visitor numbers in the same week it expects to receive a £2m cut to...

    31. June 14, 2013

      Alternative content at cinemas draws in the masses

      Thousands of British people will go to the cinema on Tuesday not to see the latest Hollywood blockbuster but to watch...

    32. June 14, 2013

      The Diary: Caroline Daniel

      When a friend asks if I am interested in a “staff ride”, not being a horse lady, I don’t quite know how to respond. But once...

    33. June 5, 2013

      Recruitment Diary: June 6 2013

      ● Innovation needed Employees want their employer to be innovative in how they treat them – and will go the extra mile in...

    34. May 17, 2013

      Short cuts: Travel news and inspiration

      Netherlands Tourists on safari will now be able to explore the African bush without the noise of a diesel engine, thanks to...

    35. May 3, 2013

      British Museum to join free online teaching drive

      The British Museum is to join the move into free online teaching, announcing on Friday that it will be part of Britain’s...

    36. April 12, 2013

      Pompeii’s wallflowers

      Gardening has very old roots and we now have the chance in London to see fascinating evidence of them. The British Museum’s...

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      March 26, 2013

      Guatemalan coffee: launched by Starbucks, blighted by fungus

      Starbucks is launching its first espresso branded with a place of origin – undeterred by the fact that Guatemala, home of...

    38. March 15, 2013

      Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum at the British Museum

      They make a handsome couple: he holds a scroll in his right hand, wears a toga and has an air of self-importance that belies...

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