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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 a hoverfly in the UK as seen by the Royal Society of Biology

What are your favourite UK insects? Top ecologists name ten of the best

Ecologists from the Royal Society of Biology have picked ten of their favourite UK species and asked the public to choose theirs. Which ones would get your vote?

Art

William 'Strata' Smith geological map - Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences at University of Cambridge

"Enormous, iconic and beautiful": 200-year-old 'Magna Carta' of geological maps goes on show in Cambridge

The ‘Magna Carta’ of geological maps has gone on display at the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences - 200 years after it was first published.

Archaeology

Healed fracture of the left cheekbone

Five gladiator skulls from Londinium 2,000 years ago are about to go on public show

The Museum of London will be displaying five skulls of men who suffered violent deaths - including being beheaded - 2,000 years ago in ancient Londinium.

History & Heritage

Shi zhu zhai shu hua pu - ‘A Manual of Calligraphy and Painting from the Ten Bamboo Studio’ from Cambridge Digital Library

Let's get digital: Cambridge releases divine oracle bones, prints worth millions and "beheading" banknote online

A collection of Chinese treasures, including oracle bones’ used for divination, have been made freely available online by the Cambridge Digital Library.

Science & Nature

"Dinner in the Iguanodon Model" at Crystal Palace printed in the Illustrated London News on January 7 1854, p.22

Museum revives 160-year-old dinosaur tune to showcase Iggy the iguanodon

A 160-year-old carousing song has been re-enacted into a wonderfully quirky bluegrass tune in honour of an iguanodon displayed at Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences.

Painting & Drawing

A photo of two people sitting in a Wheel House by the sea as part of Ramsbottom Festival 2015

Ten festivals to be surprised by art at this summer

From Camp Bestival to Cumbria's Lakes International Comic Art Festival, here are ten festivals to find great art at between now and October.

Military History

A knight

Falcons, polecats and swords: Arundel Castle International Joust Week in pictures

The story of the first day at Arundel Castle's International Joust Week 2015.

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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