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Can museum taxidermy help primate conservation? Monkey Business conveys a serious message

A vast collection of new taxidermy specimens is to be revealed at National Museum Scotland in the most comprehensive exhibition on primates ever staged in the UK.


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How Ken Russell's photos of Teddy Girls and Teddy Boys captured Britain's first teenage tribe

In the post war years Ken Russell travelled the blitzed world of East End estates and fun fairs photographing Teddy Girls and Boys - and captured the birth of the teenager in Britain.


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Roman gold finger ring with intaglio of Roman god Mercury among treasures declared in Wales

A Roman gold finger ring, a silver post-medieval seal matrix and a small medieval brooch are three of the newly-declared archaeological treasures in Wales. See them here.

History & Heritage

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Radical poster pioneer Paul Peter Piech celebrated at People's History Museum

A major retrospective of the career of artist, humanitarian and radical poster campaigner Paul Peter Piech opens at the People’s History Museum in Manchester.

Science & Nature

Bedlam: The Asylum and Beyond dives headlong into mental health at the Wellcome Collection

Are museums the right place for discussions about social issues, and should their exhibitions tackle them? Rachel Teskey takes a look at the Wellcome's new show, which starts with the 13th century Bethlem Royal Hospital.

Painting & Drawing

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Jarvis Cocker curates a new exhibition in London based on his 90s Outsider Art series Journeys to the Outside

Nek Chand, the self-taught Indian who made an 18-acre rock sculpture garden, and St Eom, a visionary from Georgia responsible for a seven-acre artscape, are part of The Gallery of Everything.

Places to Go

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The taste of ink: Where to try printmaking in the UK

Culture24's pick of the best places in the UK to try out the art of printmaking.

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