UK Museums

A Weekend in South Beach, Miami | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

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 03.04.2014 | 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 Käthe 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...

Photography in Porto's Former Prison

Stuart Forster | Posted 04.04.2013 | Home
Stuart Forster

If you enjoy photography, set aside plenty of time to visit the Portuguese Center for Photography and make sure you visit the library, which is well-stocked with international books and magazines that you can browse for as long as you want.

Museum Hits The Jackpot

Posted 02.04.2013 | Home

A collection of gold and silver antiques worth millions of pounds has been donated to the Ashmolean Museum. Around 500 objects, which belonged to a...

Anti-Valentine's Day Escapes

Polly Allen | Posted 29.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Polly Allen

With the cheese-fest that is Valentine's Day fast approaching, it's time to get your exit strategy in place. For whatever reason (you're recently heart-broken, perpetually single and cynical, or you just happen to have taste), here are the places where you're most likely to be left untroubled by lovebirds.

The Global Museum: A Celebration of Public Art

Ana Tzarev | Posted 23.03.2013 | Home
Ana Tzarev

Public art, specifically, has always provided humanity with a direct line through history, allowing us to connect with spirits of past generations. From classic structures like France's Arc de Triomphe to Robert Indiana's cherished contemporary LOVE sculptures.

'Not Google Waving, but Drowning?': Digital Literary Archives

Jamie Andrews | Posted 11.03.2013 | Home
Jamie Andrews

Many emails now being created, and thus potentially archived by libraries, are the contemporary equivalent not of paper letters, but of phone calls - which, with few exceptions, were unrecorded, and really were lost to history.

Found: 90 Pieces Of Treasure

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.02.2013 | Home

Around 90 new pieces of gold and silver have been unearthed in the field where the Staffordshire Hoard of Anglo-Saxon treasure was found three years a...

Hand-Drawn Plan Of Titanic Worth £200k Goes On Display

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 16.01.2013 | Home

A hand-drawn plan of the Titanic that sold for more than £200,000 is to go on display in Belfast, it was revealed today. The 33-foot (10 metre) dr...

Is This The Most Morbid Art Show Ever?

The Huffington Post UK | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 16.11.2012 | Home

The great inevitability has been inspiring art and literature for centuries. Yet despite all the pickled sharks in tanks and Shakespearean sonnets,...