Everything you need to know about Museum Road: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Museum Road: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Madrid, June 18 (IANS/EFE) The Goya drawing "Si yerras los tiras!" (If you miss the mark!), a political allegory in which the figure may be King Ferdinand VII, will be sold at auction July 2 in London, Christie's said.
Washington, June 13 (ANI): A new study has found that a wide variety of flying reptiles were present in England 110 million years ago.
London, June 13 (ANI): World No. 2 Rory McIlroy has vowed to recreate the famous scene from the Sylvester Stallone starrer-Rocky if he wins this week at the US Open in Merion.
Los Angeles, June 13 (IANS) Actress-talk show host Oprah Winfrey is donating 12 million pounds to help build Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington.
London, June 11 (ANI): History's account of the Third Reich and the extermination of millions of Jews in the Holocaust may have to undergo some late revisions, as 400 pages of long-lost diaries of a Nazi official has surfaced.
Thiruvanthapuram (Kerala), June 10 (ANI): Tension erupted when a group of policemen abused and roughed up a local journalist while he was trying to catch them abusing passengers of a bus here on his mobile.
Bhopal, June 7 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee, who inaugurated the State Tribal Museum here last evening, has expressed hope that the museum can serve as a resource centre for researchers, scholars, students exploring various aspects of tribal culture.
Washington, June 4 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Valencia and the Natural History Museum of Berlin have studied the fossilised remains of scales and bones found in Teruel and the south of Zaragoza, concluding that they belong to a new fish species called Machaeracanthus goujeti that lived in that area of the peninsula during the Devonian period.
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Asking students to contribute to their roots, Culture Minister Chandresh Kumari Katoch Monday said there was ample scope for innovation and entrepreneurship in the culture sector.
London, June 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A painting by a Russian artist Ilya Mashkov was sold for 4.7 million pounds ($7.3 million) at Christie's auction house Monday, a record for the artist's work
New York, June 3 (IANS/EFE) Lifelike wax figures of Colombian actress and model Sofia Vergara will be exhibited at the popular Madame Tussauds wax museums in New York and Las Vegas beginning June 4, the institution said.
London, June 1 (ANI): Cristiano Ronaldo bared his body for sculptors to measure him up for a waxwork.
London, June 1 (ANI): Scientists who studied the feet of 398 visitors to the Boston Museum of Science have revealed that one in thirteen people have flexible ape-like feet.
Washington, May 31 (ANI): Ringo Starr has compiled some of his favourite pictures of 'The Beatles' in a new e-book 'Photographs'.
New York, May 31 (ANI): A teapot that somewhat resembles Adolf Hitler has been pulled off after sparking fury among the public.
Washington, May 31 (ANI): How and when turtle shell originated has fascinated and confounded biologists for more than two centuries.
Washington, May 31 (ANI): Researchers at The Open University (OU) and The University of Manchester have found convincing evidence that Ancient Egyptians used meteorites to make symbolic accessories.
New York, May 31 (ANI): Jockey International has spent eight years developing a new measurement system, which the company says takes into account the shape of a woman's breasts, not merely bust size.
Bangkok, May 30 (ANI): Noting that institutional links between the two countries are progressing very well, India and Thailand on Thursday welcomed the increase in direct university to university collaboration and progress in the realisation of the shared goal of making the modern Nalanda University an international institution of excellence.
Wellington, May 29 (IANS) Edmund Hillary was not only a mountain climber, he was a humanitarian as well. This was the main focus of two exhibitions that opened in New Zealand Wednesday, marking the 60th anniversary of the historic climb to the top of Mount Everest by Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay.
London, May 29 (ANI): Two newly discovered songs by Sir Edward Elgar will be performed for the first time in public at the Elgar Museum, near Worcester.
Hamburg, May 28 (ANI): The international provider of building data Emporis (www.emporis.com) has come up with a list of the world's most spectacular museums.
Abu Dhabi, May 27 (IANS/WAM) Abu Dhabi crown prince Gen. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Sunday met French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius to discuss the strategic relationship between the two countries.
Beijing, May 26 (IANS) Chinese experts have called for increasing protection of ancient fossils in the wake of ongoing rampant illegal excavations.
New York, May 25 (IANS/EFE) New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has reopened its European paintings galleries after a two-year renovation, giving a privileged space to Spanish masters Velazquez, El Greco and Goya.
London, May 23 (ANI): American short story writer Lydia Davis, whose works can be as brief as a single sentence, has won the fifth Man Booker International Prize topling other authors including an Indian named U.R. Ananthamurthy.
Port-of-Spain, May 23 (IANS) The Indian Caribbean Museum, described as "a national treasure, a window to the past, and an opportunity to see history come alive", has been cited by a National Geographic publication that showcases 500 of the world's most powerful and spiritual places and guides travellers who wish to visit them.
Washington, May 23 (ANI): A team of paleontologists from the University of Toronto, Royal Ontario Museum, Cleveland Museum of Natural History and University of Calgary have identified a new dinosaur, the smallest plant-eating dinosaur species known from Canada.
London, May 23 (IANS) American short story writer Lydia Davis was declared the winner of the fifth 60,000 pounds Man Booker International Prize at aceremony held at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
London, May 23 (IANS) American author Lydia Davis was declared the winner of the fifth Man Booker International Prize at an award ceremony held at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
New York, May 20 (ANI): Men are putting their best foot forward by kicking safe black socks to the curb in favor of bright colours and dashing prints.
Bhubaneshwar (Odisha), May 19 (ANI): The Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA), in association with the Odisha State Museum (OSM), organised the rock art exhibition in Bhubaneshwar on the occasion of the International Museum Day.
Washington, May 17 (ANI): Angelina Jolie, who revealed on Tuesday that she had a double mastectomy and reconstruction in February, was determined to keep her family's lives as normal as possible during her difficult phase.
Los Angeles, May 16 (IANS/EFE) Beetles, centipedes and tarantulas are among the insects that visitors to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, or NHM, can learn about.
Washington, May 15 (IANS) Smithsonian, the world's largest museum and research complex here, is launching a major crowdfunding campaign May 29 to support what it calls the world's first exhibition on the visual history of
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) American TV personality Giuliana Rancic decided to opt for Indian designer duo Falguni and Shane Peacock's creation at the annual Met Gala in New York.
Washington, May 7 (ANI): Researchers believe ancient plankton DNA might be widely preserved in Black Sea lake sediments and can likely be used to reconstruct past life in the majority of oceanic and lake environments.
New Delhi May 7 (IANS) American TV personality Giuliana Ricic wore a creation of Indian designer Falguni and Shane Peacock at annual Met Gala in New York.
Washington, May 4 (ANI): The National September 11 Memorial and Museum at Ground Zero in New York City will charge a mandatory fee from visitors.
Moscow, May 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian researcher has claimed to have discovered fragments of the largest celestial body to hit the Earth in recorded history - in 1908 -though he has waited for 23 years before going public with the findings.
London, May 3 (ANI): A research project undertaken by the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam reveals that a number of the painter's favourite paints have faded badly and changed the appearance of his works.
New York, May. 2 (ANI): An artist's upcoming performance and installation at the New Museum in New York titled, 'Sext Me If You Can,' will hang paintings of indecent texts on the walls of the modern magazine from May 23-26.
Amsterdam, May 2 (IANS/EFE) A new exhibition at Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum gives visitors an opportunity to learn the secrets of Dutch master Vincent van Gogh (1853-90).
New York, May 1 (ANI): An ancient limestone tablet covered with a mysterious Hebrew text that features the archangel Gabriel is being exhibited in Jerusalem.
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): The builders of the famous Giza pyramids feasted on food from a massive catering-type operation, the remains of which scientists have discovered at a workers' town near the pyramids.
Madrid, April 23 (IANS/EFE) The museums with the three largest collections of the work of Spanish artist Salvador Dali are working together to put on an exhibition in Madrid that shows the range of the Spanish artist.
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Offering an informed glimpse into India's rich heritage, spanning the pre-historical to modern era, the National Museum would be starting free guided tours of from Tuesday, it was announced here.
London, April 21 (ANI): Black Eyed Peas member Will.i.am has revealed that he tried his level best to save Cheryl Cole music career even after she was sacked from the US 'X Factor'.
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The National Museum is starting a free conducted tour of over 90 minutes with 30 halts from April 23 to give visitors an informed glimpse into India's rich heritage, spanning pre-history to modern works, in its labyrinthine galleries.
Warsaw, April 19 (IANS) A ceremony was held Friday here in the Polish capital to honour Jews who fought overwhelming Nazi German forces 70 years ago in the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, BBC reported.
Washington, April 19 (ANI): Researchers have announced the discovery of a new species of dinosaur from Madagascar, filling an important gap in the island's fossil record.
London, Apr 18 (ANI): A study of the remains of the creature nicknamed the "hobbit" shows that there may have been a dwarf version of an early human species.
New York, April 16 (IANS/EFE) New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art presented Monday Diego Velazquez's Portrait of Francesco I d'Este, one of the Spanish artist's most significant works and which is being shown for the first time in the US.
Washington, Apr. 15 (ANI): Visitors to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum will have to now pay two dollars service fee to book passes online or by phone.
London, Apr. 14 (ANI): A new museum and library has been planned in London to honour late Margaret Thatcher.
Moscow, April 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The director of the Central Naval Museum in Russia's St. Petersburg city has been arrested as part of an investigation into a $13 million fraud, the Investigative Committee said.
Cairo, April 13 (IANS/AKI) A team of archaeologists in Egypt has unearthed what are believed to be the world's most ancient harbour and a set of hieroglyphic papyri dating to the third millennium B.C..
New York, Apr 12 (ANI): A California couple are so are mad about rabbits that they have more than 28,000 collectibles.
Washington, April 11 (ANI): An Australian-led, world-first genome mapping project has uncovered the "holy grail" for understanding how and why koalas respond to infectious diseases.
London, Apr 11 (ANI): The world's only working First World War Battle Bus is being restored exactly a century after they transported troops to war.
Berlin, April 11 (IANS/EFE) The western German city of Cologne will return an Oskar Kokoschka painting taken by the Nazis from Jewish art dealer Alfred Flechtheim to his heirs to settle a long-running dispute over the work, officials said.
Washington, April 10 (ANI): Rising temperatures will lead to a massive "greening," or increase in plant cover, in the Arctic, a new research has predicted.
New Delhi, Apr 10 (ANI): Union Minister of Culture Chandresh Kumari Katoch has said that in the age of internet, cinema and television, museums must keep pace with these exciting forms of communication, learning and entertainment.
Tokyo/New Delhi, April 9 (ANI): Beijing's air pollution made news recently when fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in the city air rose to an 'out-of-index' level of 755 mg/cu m (Milligrams per cubic meter), forcing people to use masks to protect themselves from hazardous dust particles.
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) A five-member heritage delegation from Australia has arrived in Jaipur to collaborate with the Maharaj Sawai Man Singh II Museum Trust on heritage conservation and cultural tourism. The delegation, which reached April 8, will tour the Pink City and "assess the condition of the museum and the artifacts".
St. Petersburg, April 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Reminding of a less-known side to the struggle for fine arts, Russia's most visited art museum has honoured its staff felines. The Hermitage Museum employs some 60 cats that guard its three million artworks from rats and mice.
Wellington, Apr. 5 (ANI): Philadelphia will be playing a supersized game of Pong - on the side of a skyscraper.
Washington, Apr 4 (ANI): Two missing species of shark were discovered in a new analysis of weapons made from shark teeth and used by 19th century islanders.
London, Apr 2 (ANI): Best tweeters of all-time in the fields of art and photography, celebrity, politics, sport, fashion and other areas, have been revealed in a new list.
Asuncion (Paraguay), April 2 (IANS/EFE) Paraguay's old steam locomotives and workshops, relics of what was a state-of-the-art company at the end of the 19th century, are now a draw for tourists in a country that lacks rail service.
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): A little-known 1948 contract between the estate of Orville Wright and the Smithsonian has the museum legally bound to call the Wright brothers first in flight.
Bhubaneswar, April 1 (IANS) Rallies, debates, workshops and various educational and cultural programmes were organised across Odisha Monday to celebrate the state's 77th foundation day, officials said.
Moscow, March 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian scientists, studying pre-historic life, have named a recently discovered fossil ichthyosaur after Vladimir Lenin, the father of the 1917 Bolshevik revolution, said the head of the Natural History Museum at Ulyanovsk State University.
London, Mar. 29 (ANI): The Louvre in Paris has got the top spot of the most visited art museums of 2012, according to the Art Newspaper.
Beijing, March 28 (IANS/EFE) An exhibition of the work of Andy Warhol, the father of Pop Art, on tour in Asia will not be allowed to show the late artist's celebrated portraits of Mao Zedong during its Beijing and Shanghai stops, the Andy Warhol Museum said.
Dhaka, Mar.26 (ANI): Bangladesh's Acting President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed on Tuesday led the nation in paying rich tributes to martyrs who sacrificed their lives during the 1971 War of Liberation against Pakistan.
Washington, March 24 (ANI): Tilda Swinton has taken up residence at New York City's Museum of Modern Art, where she is spending her days sleeping in a glass box as part of a surprise performance art installation.
London, Mar. 23 (ANI): American rapper Flo Rida slapped Kate Upton's bottoms, as she performed a sexy dance, at the Samsung Smart TV spring launch at the Museum of American Finance in New York.
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): A spiky dinosaur won the most votes in a Canadian "Dino Idol" contest that asked visitors to one museum to select which fossil among five specimens they wanted to see unwrapped from its protective packet.
Washington, Mar 20 (ANI): Giant squid, which can grow to an astounding 43 feet long, have equally extraordinary DNA, a new study has revealed.
London, Mar.20 (ANI): Marine biologists have, for the first time, found a whale skeleton on the ocean floor near Antarctica, giving new insights into life in the sea depths. The discovery was made almost a mile below the surface in an undersea crater and includes the find of at least nine new species of deep-sea organisms thriving on the bones.
New Delhi, Mar 19 (ANI): To enhance cultural exchanges between India and the United States of America, the Union Ministry of Culture and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (MMA) today signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) here.
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Indian contemporary artist Jitish Kallat and a multi-discipline art collective Raqs Media Collective will represent India at the first Asian edition of Art Basel in Hong Kong.
Mexico City, March 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Thousands of Venezuelans lined up Saturday outside the Military Museum in capital Caracas, where the body of Hugo Chavez had been brought and placed into a marble sarcophagus.
Caracas, March 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Venezuelan government has decided not to embalm the body of late president Hugo Chavez, Communications Minister Ernesto Villegas said.
Caracas, March 16 (IANS/EFE) The body of late president Hugo Chavez was moved Friday from Venezuela's Military Academy to the site of a planned Museum of the Bolivarian Revolution.
London, March 16 (IANS/EFE) Excavations for a railroad line in London have uncovered the remains of 13 bodies and ceramics that appear to date back to the mid-14th century when the bubonic plague ravaged Britain, the BBC reported.
Washington, March 14 (ANI): Judas used a kiss to betray Jesus because Jesus had the ability to change shape, according to a newly deciphered Egyptian text, dating back almost 1,200 years.
Chicago, Mar. 14 (ANI): The recent discovery of an ancient Chinese coin on the Kenyan island of Manda shows trade existed trade relations between East Africa and China is much older than previously believed.
Caracas, March 14 (IANS) Venezuela's Acting President Nicolas Maduro has admitted that it would be "very difficult" to embalm the body of late president Hugo Chavez due to technical reasons.
St. Petersburg, March 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Vandals spray-painted the word "paedophiles" on the wall of a modern art museum in St. Petersburg ahead of a performance based on "Lolita", Vladimir Nabokov's most famous book.
London, March 13 (ANI): Neanderthals became extinct because they had larger eyes than modern humans, a new study of skulls of the now extinct species has suggested.
London, March 12 (IANS/EFE) After a decade away from the music scene following a heart attack, David Bowie is back with a new album, "The Next Day" that was released Monday.
London, March 9(ANI): Author Hilary Mantel, who had earlier described the Duchess of Cambridge as a "shop-window mannequin" whose only purpose is to breed, has defended her comment.
London, Mar. 8 (ANI): The birthplace of former British Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher will finally have a permanent statue erected in her honour.
Washington, March 8 (ANI): Quartz-crystal skulls may have gained fame in the Steven Spielberg adventure film "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," but scientists have revealed these sculptures that once ranked as a great enigma of archaeology are certifiably fake.
Barcelona, March 8 (IANS/EFE) Barcelona's Picasso Museum is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an exhibition of the Spanish master's work and documents belonging to Jaume Sabartes, personal secretary and friend to the artist, and the moving force behind the museum.
London, Mar 8 (ANI): In an further attempt to sanctify the memory of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez, his body of will be permanently embalmed and put on public display in a glass casket, similar to Lenin and Chairman Mao, according to official sources.
London, Mar 7 (ANI): George Lucas plans to build a museum dedicated to visual storytelling in San Francisco that would house an art collection he amassed over more than four decades.
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) The museum of the future is one of connections.