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Night in the Museum: Ryan Gander Curates the Arts Council Collection at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

A brooding presence in the peripheral vision frequently turns out to be a sculpted figure in Ryan Gander's combination of figurative and abstract elements from the collection, says Mark Sheerin.


A photo of crowds watching Florence and the Machine's The Odyssey film on a big screen at Latitude Festival 2016

The Odyssey: Florence Welch on the film accompanying Florence & the Machine's How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful album

Created with Director Vincent Haycock, Florence and the Machine's film, The Odyssey, is a seven-part accompaniment to the band's third album - and, she says, about a car crash of a relationship.


A photo of a man holding up an ancient Roman coin at the Yorkshire Museum in York

11,000 pints of beer: Museum launches appeal to save thousands of coins from political upheaval of 4th century

The Yorkshire Museum needs to raise £44,000 in four months to keep the largest hoard of its kind ever found in the north of England.

History & Heritage

A photo of the gold Jules Rimet trophy awarded to the winners of the World Cup

Object of the Week: The Jules Rimet trophy lifted by England after their 1966 World Cup triumph

The original World Cup trophy was stolen in Brazil in 1983. An equally precious duplicate is going on display for one day only at the V&A this weekend.

Science & Nature

A photo of a skull at the University of Cambridge

Scientists say skeletons show anatomists preferred using babies' bodies and skulls to teach people in the 19th century

The bodies of stillborn foetuses and babies were valuable for research into human development and preserved as important teaching aids, say scientists looking at skulls at the University of Cambridge.

Painting & Drawing

a page of a scrapbook with various cards and letters affixed to it including a postcard with a drawing of a boot on it by Eric Ravilious

From Picasso's Guernica to scraps from The Telegraph: Delving into Edward Bawden's scrapbooks

As the Edward Bawden Scrapbooks are published, we talk to the Fry Art Gallery about the originals held in their collection and the man who created them.

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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