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Warm Up for the Olympics with Museyon Guides

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  When the London Olympics open on July 27, more than 1 billion people around the world will be watching. The city has sunk more than an estimated $14.5 billion into the Games, including the creation of a massive sports complex on the city’s eastern fringes. With more than 380,000 international visitors are expected to turn up for the show, ... Read More »

News: Rent a Painting from the Leeds Gallery

This Peter Davies print is a recent acquisition for the lending plan

For only £4 per month, patrons of the Leeds Art Gallery can rent a work of art from the museum’s collection and take it home for display for a minimum of three months. Theodore Wilkins, a representative from the gallery, said: “The artworks in our care are acquired for the people of Leeds. It is our responsibility to make them ... Read More »

News: Tate Britain Gets Facelift

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Over the past ten years, visitors to the Tate Britain have gone up by over 60%, putting a toll on this somewhat modest gallery’s facilities. In order to help accommodate the new influx of patrons, the Tate Britain will undergo 45 million pounds in improvements, from new walls to a re-hanging of all the museum’s paintings.   Construction is set ... Read More »

Museyon’s Guide to…BFI London Film Festival

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The program for the 54th BFI London Film Festival, launched today by Artistic Director Sandra Hebron, showcases an array of highly anticipated films by both established and emerging talent from around the world. Held over 16 days, the festival will screen a total of 197 features and 112 shorts, including 11 World, 23 International and 33 European premieres, many presented ... Read More »

News: Fakes, Mistakes and Discoveries

Director of Conservation, Larry Keith, mixing paint in the Conservation Studio

A brave new exhibit at The National Gallery of London opens June 30th which promises to reveal the fakes, mistakes and discoveries which the National Gallery has made over time in regards to its paintings. The exhibition “celebrates the remarkable collaboration of scientists, conservators and art historians at the National Gallery” and will be on display through the summer until ... Read More »

News: England’s Cup Anthem Goes Rogue

With no official World Cup anthem this year, a few artists are trying their hand recording an unofficial song to rally the troops, as it were.   First-up, Robbie Williams and Russell Brand team with Ian Broudie, of The Lightning Seeds, and comedy duo David Baddiel and Frank Skinner, the three original creators of the 1996 World Cup theme ‘Three ... Read More »

News: The Concise Dictionary of Dress

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Commissioned by Artangel, the British non-profits arts organization supported by the Arts Council of England, fashion curator for the Victoria and Albert Museum Judith Clark and psychoanalyst Adam Phillips together have created a psychological look at clothing in their new exhibition, The Concise Dictionary of Dress.   The exhibition “re-describes clothing in terms of anxiety, wish and desire, as a ... Read More »

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