UK Museums

Explore Tate Britain at Night Through the Eyes of a Robot

Tate | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tate

Have you ever wished you could have a secret robot alter ego? Or that you could wander around a gallery alone late at night? Well, now you can combine both these fantasies in one as After Dark is launched at Tate Britain.

You Can't Go To The Tate After Dark. These Robots Can.

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Tech

Robots are to give art fans a night at the museum with a series of after-hours tours around Tate Britain through an award-winning project. People f...

Disarming Our Culture: Why the Science Museum Must End Its Support for the Arms Trade

Andrew Smith | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

The Science Museum in London is among the most popular tourist attractions in the country, but on Monday 14 July it will be opening its doors to some of the biggest arms companies and most oppressive regimes in the world.

Europe's Best Children's Museums 2014

Andrew Matthews | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

The only voices that weren't heard were the ones of the marauding mountaineers themselves. Too young to comment? Maybe. Or perhaps they were just confused as to why there was an argument in the first place - 'We've got our own museums anyway.'

Morocco: Lucky Number Five

Noelle Reno | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Noelle Reno

As part of my Eat, Pray, Love adventure, Morocco was the fifth phase of my twelve countries in twelve months journey that I couldn't wait to escape my busy city life to. The number five carries huge significance in their culture and everywhere I went this number seemed to appear.

Traces of Time by Igor Mitoraj

Diego Giolitti | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Diego Giolitti

Traces of Time is the celebrated Pietrasanta-based master sculptor's first major solo exhibition in London.

From a Nobody to a Somebody - Bringing the Crew of the Mary Rose to Life

Simon M. Clabby | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK
Simon M. Clabby

The Mary Rose Museum stands as a memorial to these men, but rather than concentrating on how they died, it tells a far more important story, that of how they lived and worked, allowing us to appreciate them as the people they were almost 500 years ago.

Literature Is a Library

Jamie Andrews | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Andrews

The great wonder of the British Library is that our vaults hold not only original literary texts, but the contextual materials that help today's readers place those works in the moment of their writing, and track responses to them over the years.

A Weekend in South Beach, Miami

Vogue.fr | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vogue.fr

By Isabelle Granger South Beach is the place to be in Miami right now, with on-trend hotels, restaurants with unforgettable views and edgy art galler...

How to Explore a Place Through its Art

Lizzie Davey | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Davey

Art and travel, for the most part, go hand in hand. I imagine when you travel you have a fair few museums and galleries listed on your itinerary. But why are people so eager to spend their day inside an air-conditioned building looking at illusions of the world, when they could be out and about actually exploring the real world?

Google Celebrates British Museum's 255th Birthday

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Google is marking the 255th anniversary of the British Museum with its latest Google Doodle. The temporary 'Google' logo is visible on the home pag...

The Opening of MMP+ the Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts

Karen Ruimy | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Karen Ruimy

The Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts (MMP+) is a new home for the arts, somewhere that with all the political and social unrest you see every day in North Africa, will send out a message to the rest of the world that Morocco is a country where contemporary culture can and will triumph over reactionary thinking.

The Write Place

Mike Gerrard | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

From the frozen north to the steamy south, and from the buzz of New York to the Pacific Ocean, America's landscapes have always inspired its authors.

Fashion Hot Spots in Florence

Madame Allsorts | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Madame Allsorts

Florence possesses a whimsical romance that fashion lovers can fall in love with, quite rightly so as it's the birthplace of many of the large Italian houses! So here's a rundown of who runs this city!

Has Science Fiction Invaded the Museum Sector?

Tom Hunter | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Tom Hunter

I have a theory we're in the middle of a stealthily infiltration of our treasured museums and galleries by what I can only describe as the alien DNA of science fiction.

WATCH: Museum Preserved In Time With 275 Lasers

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK Tech

The Science Museum has preserved its historic Shipping Galleries - opened in 1963 and closed in 2012 - by creating an absolutely staggering 2 billion ...

Which Threatened British Museum Has Won Backing Of Goodfellas Director?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Entertainment

Movie legend Martin Scorsese has joined the campaign to keep one of Britain's leading museums open. The director famous for classic films including...

Guerrilla Girls Plant a Bomb

Julian Vigo | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Julian Vigo

I sat down with two of the founding members of the Guerrilla Girls, pseudonyms Frida Kahlo and K├Ąthe Kollwitz, during the first days of Yoko Ono's Meltdown and we spoke about the current state of feminism and the branding within the art world.

Propaganda at the British Library

Bob Chaundy | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

The history of propaganda is just one aspect of the British Library's new exhibition entitled Propaganda: Power and Persuasion. In a series of six sections, it deploys some 200 exhibits - pamphlets, posters, ephemera such as coins and banknotes, quotations, film and interviews - to explore the different ways in which propaganda has been used.

The National Portrait Gallery's Queer Perspectives

Dr Michael Petry | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Dr Michael Petry

Run by artist Sadie Lee whose own work often explores gender identity and flux and whose paintings fall under several categories like "Tomboys and Crossdressers" and "Inappropriate Women", Lee presents a quarterly tour of the museum's permanent collection accompanied by an LGBT artist from a wide variety of media.

The Weirdest Art Around the World (Aside From Tilda Swinton in a Box)

Polly Allen | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Polly Allen

So, here's a question: what's weirder than Tilda Swinton napping in a glass box at New York's Museum of Modern Art?

An Olympic Effort: Fashion Curating at the Museum of London

Timothy Long | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK Style
Timothy Long

Objects such as the Olympic torch, competitor kit and costumes contribute to the display. This includes Tom Daley's swim trunks and Beth Tweddle's gymnastics kit, as well as over 60 ensembles worn at the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympics and Paralympics; from punk heads to policemen and NHS nurses to Mary Poppins.

5 Alternative Date Ideas

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 14.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

For decades, British people were able to rely on a simple equation to take care of their romantic lives: proximity + alcohol + hope. The idea was ...

MoMA Is Right: Video Games Are Art

Arion McNicoll | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK Tech
Arion McNicoll

It is only by looking at the highlights of a medium that one may judge whether it is art or not. Even a cursory glance at some of gaming's recent successes shows why MoMA is now putting Pac-Man alongside Picasso and Pollock.

Two New Exhibitions Planned About Richard III

PA | Posted 08.04.2013 | Home

Two new exhibitions bringing to life the story of King Richard III will open tomorrow following the monarch's remains being discovered under a council...