Fifteen years after looting, thousands of artefacts are still missing from Iraq’s national museum

On April 10 2003, the first looters broke into the National Museum of Iraq. Staff had vacated two days earlier, ahead of the advance of...

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On April 10 2003, the first looters broke into the National Museum of Iraq. Staff had vacated two days earlier, ahead of the advance of US forces on Baghdad. The museum was effectively ransacked for the next 36 hours until employees returned. While the staff – showing enormous bravery and foresight – had removed and...

Los Angeles is Opening A Museum Of Selfies Charging Visitors $25 Per Ticket

In the modern age of selfie sticks, photo-sharing obsessions and social media addictions, one museum is looking to embrace them all. The Museum of Selfies –...

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In the modern age of selfie sticks, photo-sharing obsessions and social media addictions, one museum is looking to embrace them all. The Museum of Selfies – a new museum dedicated to the “science, art and culture of self representation” – is opening its camera-ready doors in California next month. As if we weren’t seeing too much...

Long-Lost Rembrandt Painting Found in NJ Couple’s Basement Sold for 4 million in Auction

A family who thought nothing of a painting that sat on their grandparents’ dining room wall for decades couldn’t believe their luck when the same...

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A family who thought nothing of a painting that sat on their grandparents’ dining room wall for decades couldn’t believe their luck when the same piece of art sold for more than a million dollars at an auction where they learned it was a Rembrandt. Brothers Ned, Roger and Steven Landau from Teaneck, New Jersey...

Laser Scans Reveal 60,000 Hidden Anicent Maya Structures in Guatemala Jungle

Archaeologists are using high-tech mapping technology to virtually unearth a massive network of Mayan ruins hidden for centuries in the thick jungles of Guatemala. Albert...

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Archaeologists are using high-tech mapping technology to virtually unearth a massive network of Mayan ruins hidden for centuries in the thick jungles of Guatemala. Albert Lin is an engineer and National Geographic explorer who worked on a television special about the breakthrough. They’ve been able to identify more than 60,000 previously unknown Maya structures. This breakthrough...

Michelangelo Meets Michelangelo | Ninja Turtle Visits the Met’s Renaissance Blockbuster

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is no stranger to notable visitors, but they had an especially memorable meet-up between two greats when Teenage Mutant...

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is no stranger to notable visitors, but they had an especially memorable meet-up between two greats when Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Michelangelo paid them a visit to see the artistic works of his namesake, Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni. The museum tweeted about his visit early Thursday morning. Despite being a...

Egypt Unveils 4,400-year-old Tomb of Ancient Priestess, Protected by Her Soul Feeding Monkey

Last Saturday, archaeologists in Egypt unveiled their latest find, the tomb of an Old Kingdom priestess covered in remarkably well-preserved wall paintings. The Egyptian Antiquities Ministry...

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Last Saturday, archaeologists in Egypt unveiled their latest find, the tomb of an Old Kingdom priestess covered in remarkably well-preserved wall paintings. The Egyptian Antiquities Ministry announced the find on Saturday, saying the tomb was likely to have belonged to a high-ranking official known as Hetpet during the Fifth Dynasty of Egypt. Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Enany told BBC reporters the discovery of a...

Celebrities Share Hilarious ‘Google Arts & Culture’ App Famous Portrait Painting Doppelgangers

Celebrities like Kate Hudson, Kristen Bell and Sarah Michelle Gellar took to social media to share their hilarious “Google Arts & Culture” app famous portrait painting doppelgängers.  Google Arts & Culture...

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Celebrities like Kate Hudson, Kristen Bell and Sarah Michelle Gellar took to social media to share their hilarious “Google Arts & Culture” app famous portrait painting doppelgängers.  Google Arts & Culture is a newest feature matches you with your art history doppelgänger, and the response to it has been overwhelmingly enthusiastic. While the app has several functions (including creating your own...

How the Trump new US tax law affects the art world

On 22 December, US President Donald Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The proposed tax overhaul could have big consequences on the U.S....

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On 22 December, US President Donald Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The proposed tax overhaul could have big consequences on the U.S. art market and museums. Experts say it heavily favors the richest 1 percent of Americans and corporations — which obviously benefits top-tier art sales — and it’s paired with provisions that adversely affect many...

The Met Makes a Historic Change to Its Admission Prices

For the first time in half a century, visitors to the world’s largest cultural institution, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will have to pay a mandatory...

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For the first time in half a century, visitors to the world’s largest cultural institution, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will have to pay a mandatory admission fee of $25 if they do not live in New York State under a new policy that begins March 1, the museum announced on Thursday. Out-of-town adults will be...

A stunning timelapse of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch flying over Arizona

Jesse Watson is a photographer who was in nearby Yuma, Arizona to film a time-lapse of the  SpaceX launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base. SpaceX launched its Falcon...

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Jesse Watson is a photographer who was in nearby Yuma, Arizona to film a time-lapse of the  SpaceX launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base. SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 rocket last Friday that illuminated the sky above Southern California in a spectacularly unusual way, leaving many unsuspecting people to wonder if they were witnessing a comet, an attack, or...

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