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Commemorative paving stone to be unveiled for first civilian to receive a VC during WWI

A memorial Victoria Cross paving stone will be laid this weekend in Islington to remember Master Frederick Parslow who died as captain of the SS Anglo Californian, which was attacked by a German submarine n July 1915.

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Artist recalls "great rapport" with Oscar Pistorius as portrait abandoned after arrest goes on display

Artist Natalie Holland, who was creating her third portrait of Oscar Pistorius when news of his arrest broke, says running made the Olympian "feel alive".

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The British Museum's Rothschild Renaissance: A grand collection from across the centuries

The British Museum's new gallery for the Waddesdon Bequest is a fitting addition to the suite of exhibits telling the story of how the British Museum came to be, says Rachel Teskey.

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From New York to Jingdezhen: The evolution of Chinese ceramics across the globe

Chinese ceramics have a constantly evolving position within the wider contemporary arts scene and have moved away from their original craft status, says Jared Fitzgerald ahead of Masterpiece London......

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£4.89million grant helps the Royal Air Force Museum's centenary plans take off

A grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund will help Royal Air Force Museum celebrate its first hundred years in 2018.

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Five Florists, Five Designs: Celebrating British Flowers Week with the Garden Museum

With British Flowers Week in full swing at Covent Garden Flower Market the Garden Museum is highlighting the work of five of Britain's top floral artists. Meet them and their flowers here.

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Exhibition of rarely seen photographs to provide clues about the mysterious life of Agatha Christie

The Bankside Gallery, London will present a new photographic exhibition of rare and unseen photographs marking the 125th anniversary of Agatha Christie's birth.

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Bow Arts moves into News International warehouse in heart of East London

Sir Nicholas Serota and Munira Mirza, the Deputy Mayor for Education and Culture, were at the opening as Bow Arts aims to create a new artistic community in East London.

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Ten of the best Ancient Egyptian treasures from the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

The Petrie Museum holds one of the finest collections of Egyptian and Sudanese archaeology in the world and this year they celebrate 100 years with a new book and exhibition. Here's ten of their best ......

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National Army Museum enlists public to help catalogue new Battle of Waterloo "treasure trove"

Marking the 200th anniversary of the battle, a new online project will use crowd-sourcing to help preserve an important part of Britain's military and social heritage.

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Public vote on new digital Magna Carta celebrates 800th anniversary of the charter

A set of digital rights clauses created by 3,000 students worldwide are to be voted on by the public as part of a new digital Magna Carta, with the ‘Top 10’ clauses revealed on Magna Carta Day......

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The Last of the Tide: Twelve portraits of D-Day veterans go on show at Buckingham Palace

Twelve newly commissioned portraits of D-Day veterans have gone on display at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, to mark the 71st anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy.

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Jack the Ripper, death masks and the Great Train Robbery: Museum of London to reveal objects from Metropolitan Police's Crime Museum

A laptop involved in the 2007 Glasgow Airport terrorist attack and the handwritten notes of the senior officer pursuing Jack the Ripper will be revealed later this year.

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British people prefer booze over art, Affordable Art Fair finds

As the Affordable Art Fair attempts persuade people to invest in something more lasting than beer and shoes a new study finds that we spend barely any money on original art.

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Ten star Rothschild treasures from the new British Museum gallery

Opening next week, the British Museum's new gallery showcases the Medieval and Renaissance treasures of the Waddeson Bequest. Here are ten to look out for.

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