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A photo of a woman standing in a bright space at the Victoria and Albert Museum, nominated for the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2016

Art Fund Museum of the Year 2016: A look at the five finalists

Culture24 takes a look at the V&A, York Art Gallery, Jupiter Artland in Scotland, Arnolfini in Bristol and Bethlem Museum of the Mind. Who gets your vote this year?


a photo of an artwork consisting of woven yellow threads across blocks mounted on a white wall

"I am not disabled by my genetic condition" Esther Fox on the Pandora's Box of screening for disability

With her new Installation, Pandora's Box, about to open in the Science Museum's Who Am I gallery, Esther Fox talks about genetic screening, disability, art and what it means to be human.


A photo of archaeologists working on a countryside stone seat at Mount Edgcumbe Country Park in Cornwall

A cobbled floor from 200 years ago has been uncovered beneath an ancient seat in Cornwall

Archaeologists have found the floor and central wall of a seat where a rare deer house collapsed in ancient Cornwall.

History & Heritage

A photo of archaeologists digging into the brown ground at William Shakespeare's Curtain Theatre in London

In search of a Shakespeare stage: Archaeologists launch new phase of digging at Shoreditch's Curtain theatre

Archaeologists have broken ground at the Shoreditch site where they say Henry V might have been performed for the first time, in 1598.

Science & Nature

A photo of wildlife in Chernobyl at Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry

Cameras capture Chernobyl's thriving wildlife 30 years after world's worst nuclear disaster

A two-day virtual reality event in Manchester is about to show what life looks like in Chernobyl - 30 years after Reactor 4 exploded.

Painting & Drawing

A photo of a woman holding a flower in a ghostly position in a william shakespeare exhibition

Shakespeare 400: Art and theatre meet in spectacular Compton Verney and Royal Shakespeare Company exhibition

See some of the beautiful images and discover the Shakespeare in Art: Tempests, Tyrants and Tragedy at Compton Verney.

Places to Go

T-rex statue

A Culture24 top ten of the best dinosaur museums and collections in the UK

Find the best dinosaur museums and collections in the UK with this Culture24 guide to the top ten places for dinosaurs and fossils.


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