British Museum curator and First World War poet, Laurence Binyon Museums

British Museum’s battle on the home front during the First World War

Archive reveals how air raids threatened the collection and King George V intervened to stop the building being requisitioned (British Museum curator and First World War poet, Laurence Binyon) Published online: 30 July 2014
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Suspect in Jewish museum shootings charged by Belgian authorities

France extradites Mehdi Nemmouche who is accused of “murder in a terrorist context”

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Stanley Spencer's First World War paintings restored

Sandham Memorial Chapel reopens next week to mark centenary of 1914

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Leading Saudi artist focuses on the modernisation of Mecca and Jerusalem

Ahmed Mater to consider “uneasy fit” between architecture and social realities in the Middle East

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The Louvre forecasts 30% increase in attendance

Paris museum anticipates growth in visitor numbers to 12 million a year by 2025

Published online: 29 July 2014

Palestinian Museum remains on track despite Gaza conflict

Director says museum in West Bank will connect communities of the diaspora

Published online: 29 July 2014

Artist will light up the billboards of Times Square

Chilean-born Alfredo Jaar's installation questions US cultural dominance

Published online: 29 July 2014

 

Collector to lend Tracey Emin's bed to the Tate

Cologne-based industrialist, Count Christian Duerckheim, agrees ten-year loan

Published online: 29 July 2014

Blowing up Mosul's historic mosques is 'a war crime'

British archaeologist and peer compares loss to the destruction of an English medieval cathedral

Published online: 28 July 2014

Director of Musée Picasso's diplomacy starts to pay off

Gift promised by artist's daughter will help Laurent Le Bon move forward

Published online: 28 July 2014

Louvre Abu Dhabi sets sights on 300 loans from French museums

Head of Agence France-Muséums leads 17-strong team based in the Gulf

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