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      Openings: Judgment is not set in stone

      When the German art historian Dr Hartwig Fischer takes up his new role as director of the British Museum this spring,...

    2. December 18, 2015

      Migrants cross marks MacGregor’s exit from the British Museum

      Neil MacGregor has marked his last day as director of the British Museum with the acquisition of a bare wooden cross...

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    1. November 30, 2015

      British Museum throws light on Egypt’s lost worlds

      Ancient Egyptian objects lost for centuries beneath the waves of the Mediterranean will be revealed next year in the...

    2. November 25, 2015

      Arts world spared from cuts

      Arts bodies and museums expressed relief after George Osborne appeared to spare them the axe, with a pledge to increase...

    3. November 12, 2015

      Google creates virtual British Museum display

      Google engineers have come a step closer to realising the Enlightenment fantasy of a universally accessible collection...

    4. October 9, 2015

      Objects with attitude

      It’s bottomless, like music, like literature. You can never know enough. There are discoveries to be made everywhere.”...

    5. September 25, 2015

      German art historian takes over at British Museum

      Hartwig Fischer, a German art historian, is to become the first foreign director of the British Museum since 1827,...

    6. September 13, 2015

      A well of black gold beneath the surface of pop

      The cream of London’s agitprop groups descended on the British Museum in London on Sunday. Sixteen arts-based campaign...

    7. August 28, 2015

      UK museums step up exotic events as budgets squeezed

      Lovers of modern art are used to having their expectations confounded, but being invited to step on to a nightclub...

    8. June 13, 2015

      Cross-collecting in Chelsea

      Masterpiece Royal Hospital Chelsea, LondonJune 25-July 1 masterpiecefair.com Masterpiece returns for its sixth edition...

    9. June 12, 2015

      Chorus of fossil fuel disapproval targets BP at the opera

      Some of Britain’s biggest arts organisations and museums can expect a summer of disruption as the popular movement for...

    10. May 7, 2015

      Election celebrations and lamentations ready to kick off

      Election parties: Thursday night fever It’s finally E-Day. When the exit poll results start rolling in shortly after...

    11. April 24, 2015

      Tate Modern director follows Tate Britain director out of door

      Chris Dercon is to step down as director of Tate Modern, the second director to announce a departure from the Tate...

    12. April 8, 2015

      Neil MacGregor to step down as head of British Museum

      Neil MacGregor is to step down as director of the British Museum after 13 years at the head of the UK’s most popular...

    13. March 27, 2015

      ‘Defining Beauty: The Body in Ancient Greek Art’ at the British Museum

      When a young Greek man was divested of his clothes in ancient times, he acquired something many times more meaningful...

    14. March 6, 2015

      A fistful of dollars — 20 billion of them

      Ever wondered what it would be like to hold $20bn in your hands? Some who have done so report feelings of vertiginous...

    15. February 27, 2015

      The Armory rings in the changes

      Art fairs are becoming increasingly similar: the same galleries presenting the same works can often be seen in Hong...

    16. January 20, 2015

      Prado’s Gabriele Finaldi in the frame for National Gallery chief

      Gabriele Finaldi, co-director of the Prado in Madrid, will be named as the next director of the UK’s National Gallery,...

    17. January 9, 2015

      The British Museum’s new conservation centre

      British Museum’s new conservation centre Never again will the British Museum’s conservation and scientific research...

    18. January 7, 2015

      British Museum tribute to Germany catches Merkel’s eye

      It is little surprise that Angela Merkel expressed her desire to visit the British Museum’s exhibition “Germany:...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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....

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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