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Davos/Klosters in the Canton of Graubünden Wish to thank Walti from Switzerland who kindly sent me the above photograph

Davos/Klosters in the Canton of Graubünden
Wish to thank Walti from Switzerland who kindly sent me the above photograph


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Assessing the condition of the Humbaba terracotta mask
Duygu Camurcuoglu, conservator, Ur Project, British Museum My job is to assess the condition of the objects from Ur being studied as part of the Ur digitisation project, conserve them if necessary, and guide the project team on handling and safe storage of the objects before/during photography and further digitisation [...]
Thu, Aug 21, 2014
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‘Saxo Japonicus’, curator, British Museum (writing in 1969) In the year that Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon, the Boeing 747 made its first flight and The Beatles released Abbey Road, a British Museum curator (using the pseudonym Saxo Japonicus) wrote an article in Colonnade, the [...]
Mon, Aug 18, 2014
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Ohne Titel (Selbstportrat), ('Untitled (Self-portrait)'), 1975, A R Penck (b.1939), grey and black ink wash on paper. Presented to the British Museum by Count Christian Duerckheim © A.R. Penck / DACS 2013
Edward Doegar, General Manager, The Poetry Society When the British Museum contacted the Poetry Society about commissioning an event responding to their exhibition Germany divided: Baselitz and his generation, we were thrilled. It seemed particularly fitting as the fate of the artists represented was shared by so many of the poets [...]
Thu, Aug 14, 2014
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Curious Beasts at Compton Verney, the first venue on the tour
Alison Wright, exhibition curator, British Museum Curious Beasts at Compton Verney, the first venue on the tour The British Museum touring exhibition Curious Beasts: Animal Prints from the British Museum is in its closing weeks at its final UK venue, Ferens Art Gallery in Hull (7 June – 26 August 2014). [...]
Tue, Aug 12, 2014
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Julie Anderson, Assistant Keeper (curator), British Museum A herd of Sudanese camels (photograph J. Anderson) People are often surprised to discover that two of the largest Christian kingdoms in the medieval world were in Sudan in northeast Africa. Ibn Selim Al-Aswani, an Arab traveller, visited Sudan in the 10th century AD [...]
Fri, Aug 08, 2014
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The superb Bronze Age objects in the British Museum collection do not tell the whole story
Jennifer Wexler, Bronze Age Index Manager, MicroPasts Project, Daniel Pett, ICT Advisor, Portable Antiquities Scheme, and Neil Wilkin, Curator of European Bronze Age collections, British Museum As any museum researcher will tell you, getting used to a new museum is as much about learning about the collections of objects, as [...]
Mon, Aug 04, 2014
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Anna Hodgkinson, Research Fellow, British Museum The author inspecting the glass objects The Egyptian 18th Dynasty (around 1545-1290 BC) is renowned for the quality of glass production, particularly vessels such as the famous bottle in the form of a fish from Amarna. I have spent the last three months in the [...]
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
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detail of Ming vase
A Ming imperial porcelain flask visits Glasgow, by Tom Furniss Large porcelain flask painted with underglaze blue decoration. Made in Jingdezhen, China. Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period, 1426–1435. Gift of Sir John Addis. In the deepest deeps of old slow time, Five thousand miles from here, Two continents of clay collide, Two halves of [...]
Mon, Jul 28, 2014
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Birger Helgestad, Project Curator, Ur Project, British Museum An almost 4,000-year-old fired clay relief depicting a nude hero. One of a pair of reliefs made from the same mould (British Museum 1924.0920,74) I am responsible for managing the digitisation of objects and archives for the Ur Project, a dynamic new collaboration [...]
Tue, Jul 22, 2014
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David Thompson, former Curator of Horology, British Museum Do you own a watch? What does your watch look like? Is it a traditional mechanical watch made by one of the leading Swiss watch manufacturers or is it perhaps a cheap everyday item which you use just to tell the time? There [...]
Thu, Jul 17, 2014
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