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New museum boosts Paris claim to be modern art capital

Paris - One of the world's biggest art collectors unveiled Monday his plans for a spectacular new museum in Paris, cementing the city's claim to be a modern art capital.French billionaire Francois Pinault will show his $1.4 billion (1.

Unpacking a legend: NY spotlights Frank Lloyd Wright

New York - From a skyscraper twice the height of today's tallest building to self-sufficient farms designed to offset the Great Depression, a New York exhibition is spotlighting the hidden projects and dreams of Frank Lloyd Wright.

New US writers museum puts modern spin on literary history

Chicago - At Chicago's newly-opened American Writers Museum, Jack Kerouac's biographer tells an audience how the Beat Generation's bible was inspired by the author's deep affection for his country.

Warsaw museum spotlights remains of destroyed city

Varsovia - Curator Jaroslaw Trybus points to a glass display case with an ornate brass door handle inside.

King Tut's bed, chariot paraded through Cairo to new home

Cairo - The first of the many wondrous artefacts found in Egyptian boy king Tutankhamun's tomb were transported carefully through Cairo's streets on Tuesday to their new home near the Giza Pyramids.

19th century jewel-encrusted crown stolen from French museum

Lyon - A 19th century crown, encrusted with almost 1,800 gem stones, has been stolen from a museum of religious art in central France, the museum authorities said Saturday.

London retrospective charts 50 years of Pink Floyd

London - From guitars to sketches for iconic album artwork, an immersive Pink Floyd retrospective at London's Victoria and Albert Museum traces the half-century career of the famous British band.

World's only Tiananmen museum returns to Hong Kong

Hong Kong - The world's first museum dedicated to China's Tiananmen Square crackdown will once again open its doors in Hong Kong after a months-long closure as the city prepares to mark the 20th anniversary of its handover to Beijing.

Top German art show Documenta debuts shared Athens experience

Atenas - One of the world's premier art events opened in Athens on Saturday, bringing a much-needed spotlight, artistic inspiration and visitor boost to crisis-hit Greece's run-down capital.

Top German art show Documenta debuts shared Athens experience

Atenas - One of the world's premier art events opened in Athens on Saturday, bringing a much-needed spotlight, artistic inspiration and visitor boost to crisis-hit Greece's run-down capital.

Top German art show Documenta debuts shared Athens experience

Atenas - One of the world's premier art events opened in Athens on Saturday, bringing a much-needed spotlight, artistic inspiration and visitor boost to crisis-hit Greece's run-down capital.

People behind bizarre Auschwitz stunt say 'stop war'

Varsovia - The people who stripped naked at the former German Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau last week before slaughtering a lamb were trying to take a stand against war, a statement said Wednesday.

Naked people slaughter a sheep at Auschwitz death camp

Varsovia - Eleven men and women in their twenties on Friday slaughtered a sheep and took their clothes off at the former Nazi German death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, according to police and the museum at the site in southern Poland.

Two Yves Saint Laurent museums to open in Paris and Morocco

Paris - Two museums dedicated to the life and work of fashion legend Yves Saint Laurent will open in Paris and Morocco later this year, his foundation said Tuesday.

Iraqi forces retake Mosul museum vandalised by IS

Mosul - Iraqi security forces recaptured the Mosul museum, where Islamic State group militants infamously filmed themselves smashing priceless artefacts, police said on Tuesday.

Style capital Paris to get its first fashion museum

Paris - Paris, the world's style capital, is finally to get its first permanent museum dedicated to fashion.

Seeing preserved mummies clearer thanks to virtual imaging

London - Advanced imaging has interfaced with antiquities thanks to a new initiative from the British Museum in London. This makes use of imaging software designed to enhance the visitor experience.

NY museums wage cultural war against Trump prejudice

New York - Museums across New York are waging a cultural war on prejudice in Donald Trump's America, flexing the soft power of art and photography to compound the city-wide climate of protest.

Roger Waters urges Trump resistance ahead of major show

London - Pink Floyd's Roger Waters on Thursday said the band's seminal album "The Wall" had taken on new significance with the rise of Donald Trump, accusing the US president of "creating as much enmity as possible".

Roger Waters urges Trump resistance ahead of major show

London - Pink Floyd's Roger Waters on Thursday said the band's seminal album "The Wall" had taken on new significance with the rise of Donald Trump, accusing the US president of "creating as much enmity as possible".

Roger Waters urges Trump resistance ahead of major show

London - Pink Floyd's Roger Waters on Thursday said the band's seminal album "The Wall" had taken on new significance with the rise of Donald Trump, accusing the US president of "creating as much enmity as possible".

'Spiderman' burglar on trial over $100m Paris art haul

Paris - A burglar dubbed "Spiderman", notorious for daring acrobatic heists, went on trial Monday for a $100-million art heist in 2010 that saw works by Picasso and Matisse stolen from a Paris gallery.

'Spiderman' burglar on trial over $100m Paris art haul

Paris - A burglar dubbed "Spiderman", notorious for daring acrobatic heists, went on trial Monday for a $100-million art heist in 2010 that saw works by Picasso and Matisse stolen from a Paris gallery.

'Spiderman' burglar on trial over $100m Paris art haul

Paris - A burglar dubbed "Spiderman", notorious for daring acrobatic heists, went on trial Monday for a $100-million art heist in 2010 that saw works by Picasso and Matisse stolen from a Paris gallery.

Russians rally against cathedral handover

Sanktpeterburg - Over a thousand people rallied in Russia's Saint-Petersburg Saturday to protest the decision by authorities to hand over the city's famous St. Isaac's cathedral to the Orthodox Church.

Auschwitz seeks death camp items from Germans, Austrians

Varsovia - The museum at the former Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp in Poland on Wednesday urged Germans and Austrians to hand over any material that could shed light on its wartime staff.

Topless Madrid protester grabs crotch of Trump... waxwork

Madrid - A topless protester managed to get so close to Donald Trump on Tuesday that she grabbed his crotch... or rather that of his effigy, the latest addition to Madrid's Wax Museum.

Unprecedented work at Auschwitz to preserve Holocaust site

Oswiecim - Brick by brick, plank by plank, workers at the former Nazi German death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau carefully clean its barracks to preserve the Holocaust symbol for future generations.

Madrid to hold major Picasso exhibit for 'Guernica' anniversary

Madrid - Madrid's Reina Sofia museum said Tuesday it would stage a major Pablo Picasso exhibition to mark the 80th anniversary of his famed "Guernica" painting, a universal symbol of the cruelty of war.

Peru brain museum puts most complex organ on display

- It powers everything we do, yet remains one of our biggest mysteries.But thanks to an unusual Peruvian museum dedicated entirely to the brain, visitors can get up close and personal with the most complex organ in the human body.
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Dr. Yohannes Haile-Selassie excavating one of the six rib bones found during the excavation. The use...
Dr. Yohannes Haile-Selassie excavating one of the six rib bones found during the excavation. The use of dental tools was absolutely necessary to extract these highly fragile bones.
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The Melton Carnegie Museum in Leicester, England.
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The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia in Sydney.
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The Work's exterior location and view from the parking lot.
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Aga Khan's collection for the first time in Berlin - Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum
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Model of a farm cart in Lyon’s Miniature Model and Cinema museum (detail 4"x6")
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Model of a farmhouse in Lyon’s Miniature Model and Cinema museum (detail 4"x5")
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The historic Old Mint in downtown San Francisco manufactured U.S. coins from 1874 to 1937. A new building for the mint was built on upper Market Street and the historic structure has been largely unused since then.
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One of the rooms within Leeds Castle. This one is decorated from the time of Henry VIII.
One of the rooms within Leeds Castle. This one is decorated from the time of Henry VIII.
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A bat found in the Tirau Honey Museum
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The DDR Museum of Berlin, located opposite the Berlin Cathedral, is the last place in the world where visitors can find the GDR brands and see how East Germans lived during the former GDR dictatorship.
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In the heart of the city of Málaga is a fascinating museum, dedicated to twentieth century art. And in this case, the art is the automobile, in all its glory!
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The museum on the stop toward the top of the temple

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