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Art Fund launches public appeal to save £15.75 million Wedgwood Collection

The V&A will take ownership of the UNESCO-classified collection before loaning it to the Wedgwood Museum if a public appeal can raise £2.75 million in less than three months.

Art

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Hayward Gallery's Light Show exhibition to dazzle the world on exotic tour

Following its success at the Hayward Gallery in 2013, Light Show will tour to New Zealand, Australia, the United Arab Emirates and Greece, curators have announced.

Archaeology

Archaeologists say "special" longhouse could reveal life during Scottish Middle Ages

Experts say a 14th or 15th century rural farmstead, discovered as part of a new electricity site being built in Aberdeenshire, is "quite special" and of national significance.

History & Heritage

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Last two airworthy Lancaster bombers cancel appearances after Durham engine shutdown

Vera - the Canadian Mynarski Memorial Lancaster bomber - has had to halt her British tour after performing a precautionary engine shutdown.

Science & Nature

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World Museum Liverpool's Green Pigeon is unique and related to Dodo, say scientists

Scientists in Australia have extracted and purified tiny DNA fragments to draw groundbreaking conclusions about the 230-year-old Green Pigeon held in Liverpool.

Curator's Choice

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Beautiful, grown-up and erudite: Coastal Currents festival returns with sawing and feathers

Alice Anderson's work on the front of an Old Town shop and Kate MccGwire's strange feathers in a castle are among the highlights in the Hastings festival's 15th year.

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