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Pilgrims, Healers, and Wizards: Buddhism and Religious Practices in Burma and Thailand (British Museum)

Sunday, 9 November, 2014 by Ethan A. Perets

It is easy to forget that curatorial control is not absolute. During the preparations for any show project curators must contend with numerous obstacles. These might include time constraints, lack of high quality objects or works of lasting significance, as … Continue reading

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Germany – Memories of a Nation: a 600-year history in objects (British Museum)

Monday, 3 November, 2014 by Julia Secklehner

Entering the dimly lit exhibition space for “Germany – Memories of a Nation” feels exciting, as does being greeted by a video installation of the fall of the Berlin Wall, people on the street celebrating, driving in old trabants and … Continue reading

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A conference diptych: Gothic Ivories: Content and Context

Monday, 7 July, 2014 by James Alexander Cameron

Part of the Gothic Ivories Project, a free-to-use database that aims to catalogue every surviving European ivory carving of c.1200-1530, is to hold a bi-annual get-together, this year jointly held by the Courtauld and the British Museum. For a conference … Continue reading

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