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Ahdaf Soueif resigns from British Museum’s board of trustees

On July 15th, Ahdaf Soueif, a writer from Egypt, resigned from the British Museum’s board of trustees through an article she published through the London Review of Books. Having served since 2012, Soueif cited the museum’s ongoing relationship with BP, its lack of stance on restitution, and the treatment of its workers as her reason […]

Missing Lewis Chessmen could fetch £1 million at auction

Missing for nearly 200 years, one of the lost Lewis Chessmen had been living in the drawer of an Edinburgh family for years and could now sell for as much as £1 million at auction next week. The family who brought the chess piece to Sotheby’s to have it appraised months ago inherited the little […]

How LGBTQ tours are changing the game from the V&A to the Polar Museum

In 2015, London’s Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) introduced a new tour to their line-up of free guided tours featuring their displayed collection: the LGBTQ tour. On the last Saturday of each month, guests are invited to join one of the tours emphasizing the V&A’s relationship with artists and patrons represented in the museum that have […]

British Museum to assist with renovations of Cairo’s Egyptian Museum

As part of a €3.1 million plan, London’s British Museum is participating in a massive transformation and renovation of the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square in Cairo. The ambitious overhaul will focus on areas like collection management, communications, and engagement. The project has been dubbed Transforming the Egyptian Museum of Cairo and has received backing […]

34 artworks by Edvard Munch, thought to have been taken by students, still missing

When it comes to art theft, we usually envision a series of elaborate events woven together into scenario straight out of The Thomas Crown Affair. We don’t usually think of students simply taking artwork off the walls of student accommodations and walking away with it. This may very well, though, be the story behind 34 […]

Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’ comes to London

The British Museum has announced an exhibition to show the “raw human emotion” of Edvard Munch’s art, marking the largest UK exhibition for the Norwegian artist in almost a half a century. Among the 83 artworks sourced from around the world is a rare original print of Munch’s most famous work, “The Scream”, which was […]

The British Museum to host largest ever manga exhibition outside Japan next year

The British Museum has just announced a major exhibition for the summer of 2019 and it’s all about Manga. Opening on May 23, the exhibition is set to be the biggest manga exhibition ever held outside of Japan. The exhibition promises to map the timeline of the multi-billion dollar industry tracing all the way back […]