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a photo of an artist leaning on plastic boxes at Hadrian's Wall.

Hadrian's Wall frozen in time: New archive catalogues how English Heritage keeps historical site stuck in the past

An exhibition at two Roman forts on Hardian's Wall examines the huge effort that goes into keeping the national landmark looking like it always used to.

Art

a photo of a gallery exterior with glass frontage attached to brick walls

The Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year: Why The Whitworth is the best of 2015

At a ceremony last night at Tate Modern, The Whitworth in Manchester was awarded the £100,000 Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2015. In pictures and words, here's why it won.

Archaeology

A photo of a large stone sculpted head

Object of the Week: A mystery terracotta head found on a tomb in an Ipswich churchyard

Ipswich Borough Council admits it is "puzzled" by a head found by a local shopkeeper, with the authority's Senior Conservation Officer speculating that it could date from a century ago.

History & Heritage

A photograph of a war memorial

Public ballot announced for Battle of the Somme centenary memorial tickets

Tickets for a special centenary commemoration of the Battle of the Somme next year will be distributed by a public ballot on September 15.

Science & Nature

a photo of documents, notebooks and other ephemera

Culture Minister slaps export ban on John Logie Baird TV treasure trove

A treasure trove of materials relating to John Logie Baird’s first-ever transmission of trans-Atlantic television pictures is at risk of being exported unless a UK buyer can be found to match the £78,750 asking price.

Painting & Drawing

a black and white photograph of Pablo Picasso.

'Picasso' painting found in Scottish attic could provide spark for family reunion says finder

As experts from Christie's inspect a Picasso artwork found in an attic its finder says he will use any money it may bring him to track down his Russian relatives.

Military History

a photo of a painting featuring soldiers fighting in the streets, surrounded by houses, as families flee. Some soldiers are carried flags and in the middle of the painting one solider is being carried away after being shot.

History in the firing line as Tate Britain explores British history painting

Depictions of conflicts, protests and battles invade Tate Britain as Fighting History brings the past into the present day.

Curator's Choice

A photo of a stuffed wolf, a deer's head mounted on a wall and a dress on a mannequin

Curator's Choice: A strapless dress, a shark off the Cumbria coast and a beer barrel

Jill Goodfellow, of Tullie House in Carlisle, picks eight exhibits from their What's in Store exhibition - including a Roman shield boss, a strange-looking bottle, herbarium sheets and a fishing net.

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