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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: Tudor Tomb Mystery in Suffolk

Detail from the tomb of Henry Fitzroy

Researchers from the University of Leicester in the UK have just been awarded £497,000 from the Science and Heritage Programme of the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (there’s a mouthful) to conduct studies on the mysteries tombs of Tudor Suffolk using space technologies.   The tombs in question are the Renaissance monuments ... 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 »

Museyon’s Guide to…Green Man Festival

Green man carving from Dore Abbey, Herefordshire, England

For the past seven years Wales has been host to the Green Man Festival but what exactly is a ‘Green Man?’ Well, a green man is a nature or wood diety who represents the cycle of growth each spring. Think Puck from a Midsummer’s Night Dream, Osiris, Odin or even Peter Pan and Father Christmas. In Wales and other locations ... 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 »

Remembering Malcolm McLaren

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Music lost a pioneering force today with the death of Malcolm McLaren, the British musician, promoter and manager most famous as the mastermind behind the Sex Pistols.   A life-long Londoner, McLaren got his start with a little shop called SEX along with partner Vivienne Westwood. Located in the fashionable Chelsea neighborhood, SEX (later Seditionaries) became the official HQ of ... Read More »

The Beatles Go To University: Oxford Offers Course on Fab Four

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  Education vacations are nothing new. Universities from Padua to Princeton offer short-form courses for youths looking to experience learning abroad as well as lifelong students just looking for a little didactic fun. But a new, tuneful twist comes courtesy of the “Oxford Experience”—a continuing education service at the ancient English university that offers crumpet-sized samplings of their lecture-and-tutorial based ... Read More »

Virtual Van Gogh: See ‘The Real Van Gogh’ Without Heading to London

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The much-anticipated exhibition The Real Van Gogh opens at London’s Royal Academy of Art this weekend, with promises to shed new light on the artist though his own letters. It’s the first major Van Gogh exhibit to hit the city in over 40 years, and it’s sure to be a big one. Can’t make it across the pond? No need ... Read More »

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