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Robert Burns admits to being worse for wear in poetic response to party invite

A recently rediscovered and authenticated Burns manuscript in which the Bard responds to a party invite and admits to having a hangover is to go on show to the public at Paisley Museum and Art Gallery.


Flat, semi-abstract painting of a full moon over a green garden

Nine highlights from the Rupf Collection at Guggenheim Bilbao

A tour of some of the most impressive modernist and contemporary artworks in a leading Swiss collection, currently on show at the Guggenheim Bilbao for the first time.


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Archaeologists find remarkably rare preserved Middle Saxon cemetery with wooden coffins

Archaeologists find remarkably preserved Anglo-Saxon plank-lined graves and tree-trunk coffins dating from the 7th-9th century AD at a site in East Anglia.

History & Heritage

a photo of a wooden chair with an iron attachment

Curator's Choice: The Scold's Thew - a medieval punishment for women only at Ipswich Museum

Anton Roberts talks about the Scold's Thew - a medieval punishment device designed to punish property-less poor women who "made trouble with their neighbours".

Science & Nature

a photo of a dinosaur skeleton in an empty museum gallery hall

Natural History Museum makes amends by sending Dippy the Diplodocus on a nationwide tour

After the shock of his departure from the NHM there are smiles all around the UK as Dippy the Diplodocus prepares to head out on a massive tour of the UK.

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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