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British Museum ‘largest receiver of stolen goods’: Rights lawyer
The British Museum was accused of exhibiting “pilfered cultural property” by a leading human rights lawyer who is calling for European and American institutions to return treasures taken from “subjugated peoples” by “conquerors or colonial masters”.
British Museum bosses bid for tiny Charlotte Brontë manuscript
A British Museum is set to bid again for a tiny but historically priceless Charlotte Brontë manuscript – eight years after the French snatched it from under their nose.
British Museum brings ancient Maya staircase back to life — and back to Mexico
An ancient Maya monument damaged by erosion was brought back to life at a temple site in Mexico after a new version was recreated with 3D printing technology using Victorian-era copies preserved in the British Museum.
British Museum to examine East-West relationship with new exhibition
A hoard of Eastern art never seen before in the UK is coming to the British Museum.
Afghan treasures on display at British Museum
Priceless antiquities from Afghanistan are going on display at the British Museum after they were saved from the black market by a keen-eyed customs official.
British Museum to hold its first Troy exhibition
The last time the British Museum was offered the opportunity to exhibit some of the most evocative treasures of the city of Troy, it said “no thanks”.
Greece: Free our marbles from British Museum's 'murky prison'
Greek president called on Monday for Britain to free the Parthenon marbles from the “murky prison” of its national museum, upping the rhetoric in a near 200-year-old campaign for the sculptures’ return.
Edvard Munch ‘reunited’ with fiancée for British Museum show
Norwegian painter Edvard Munch’s most angst-filled moment may well not be represented by his best known work, ‘The Scream.’ Another painting in a British Museum exhibition holds the key to a moment of greater drama and violence in the Norwegian painter’s troubled life.
British Museum offers revelatory new look at Islam and art
A new gallery of Islamic arts at the British Museum broadly explores the cultural impact of Islam on everyday life through art and material objects from the many lands and societies the religion has affected across continents and centuries.
British Museum says will never return Elgin marbles
British Museum director Hartwig Fischer is facing international backlash after defending an English nobleman's removal of sculptures from the Parthenon in the early 1800s as a 'creative act', and reiterated that the museum's trustees would not support repatriating them to Athens.
British Museum’s new Islamic world gallery, a triumph
It is a striking object. The lyre, dating back to the 19th century, may not be the obvious draw for a prospective visitor to a gallery of the Islamic world, but in its wonderful complexity it illustrates the diversity of the works, places and ideas on display at the British Museum’s new Albukhary Foundation Gallery.
Calls increase on British museum to cancel Saudi embassy event
Human rights campaigners are becoming increasingly angry at a decision by Britain’s Natural History Museum to host a reception for Saudi Arabia’s embassy, saying the NHM should definitely cancel the event over growing concerns about Kingdom’s rights violations.
Iran, UK discuss joint cultural cooperation
Iran and British Museum held talks on cooperation in the art and culture sector highlighting the need to define short-term, medium-term and long-term ties in these areas.
TMOCA, British Museum seek cooperation
Heads of British Museum and director of Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMOCA) met in the Iranian capital on Sunday and voiced hope for future cooperation in arts and cultural fields.
Official: British Museum to display Islamic works
The British Museum's director Hartwig Fischer said that Islamic works will be displayed at the museum next year.

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