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Latest news, exhibition reviews and features from UK museums, galleries, heritage and archaeology sites together with exhibition and event listings from thousands of UK museums, art galleries, heritage sites, archives and libraries.

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A photo of archaeologists digging a dark brown pit of a Stone Age campsite in the North Pennines

Archaeologists find Stone Age campsite where hunters fished and foraged on Teesside

Archaeologists who saw a crowd of stones sticking out of eroding peat at a nature reserve say they have retrieved 1,500 pieces of a Stone Age campsite, ranging from Mesolithic objects to industrial waste flakes.

Art

A photo of Tracey Emin's Love is what you want artwork, in which neon words light up inside a glowing heart

Tracey Emin's love, Polly Morgan's birds and Jeremy Deller's yachts: Five artworks for under £1,000 at the Art Car Boot Fair

As the Art Car Boot Fair prepares for its first edition in Margate, we take a look at works by Tracey Emin, Jeremy Deller, Mat Collishaw, Polly Morgan and more.

Archaeology

A photo of people carrying out archaeological excavations in a large green park as part of a community dig in Blacon

Archaeologists work with public health team at Chester site mentioned in Domesday Book

Archaeologists and residents of Blacon, a suburb of Chester, have begun examining one of the area’s oldest sites in a health-friendly community project.

History & Heritage

A photo of a set of bones found by police near Hertford Library and given to Hertford Museum

"Presumably someone just panicked": Hertford Museum to rebury bones retrieved by police

Assistant Curator Sarah Keeling describes the discovery of a set of bones from around 500 years ago outside Hertford's library.

Science & Nature

A black and white photo of men standing in a mine at the UK's largest salt mine in Winsford, Cheshire

The vault beneath the UK's largest salt mine where thousands of earth cores from prehistoric London are stored

35 million years of London's geology is preserved 150 metres underground in a Cheshire salt mine. Take a look inside.

Painting & Drawing

A photo of artist Francesca Simon standing next to a painting of black and white squares inside an art gallery

Artist's Statement: Francesca Simon on the clarity of age and the beauty of the North York Moors

Francesca Simon, who graduated from Central St Martins in 2010, on succeeding in the art world at the age of 62 and the pull of the North York Moors.

Military History

A photo of the folded ensign of HMS Warspite in a box

Fragile ensigns from Battle of Jutland unfurled at Portsmouth National Museum of Royal Navy

Ensigns from the First World War Battle of Jutland, some damaged in battle, have been unveiled together at the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth for the first time since 1916.

Curator's Choice

A photo of a glowing Manga character at Tate Liverpool, from Pierre Huyghe’s One Million Kingdoms – part of the new collection display, DLA Piper Series: Constellations

Curator's Choice: Dystopian Manga in Pierre Huyghe's One Million Kingdoms at Tate Liverpool

Mike Pinnington, the gallery's Content Editor, on how being "a sucker" for Japanese Anime and Manga films led him to love a work in the new DLA Piper Series: Constellations exhibition.

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