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Archaeologists launch oral history project to celebrate 60 years since Temple of Mithras discovery

A Museum of London Archaeology oral history project will collect and celebrate the experiences of people who visited the Temple of Mithras during 1950s excavations.

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London Transport Museum Battle Bus heads through Belgium for First World War Centenary tour

London Transport Museum’s recently restored and converted B-type bus No.B2737 Battle Bus is on a ten-day tour of battlefields across Belgium and Northern France.

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Curator finds 150-year-old David Livingstone African beetles in box at Natural History Museum

A set of pinned beetles collected by the Victorian explorer during his infamous Zambezi River expedition will go on show to the public for one night only after being found during a routine collection check.

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Tank Museum reflects on brush with Brad Pitt as Fury gets set for London Film Festival

Fury, which opens next month and will close the BFI's London Film Festival, will star a Tiger Tank and a Sherman, borrowed from the Tank Museum and filmed in Oxfordshire.

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Can the Science Museum make maths sexy with its new Mathematics Gallery?

An unprecedented £5 million donation and a world-renowned architect are combining to bring mathematics to life at the Science Museum.

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National Portrait Gallery researchers reveal 'airbrushed' Elizabeth I in X-ray of portrait

The NPG's new Tudor portraits exhibition reveals how X-rays of a portrait of Elizabeth I show how the Queen's portrait was overpainted and prettified in the eighteenth century.

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Tate Britain finds something new and exciting to say in Late Turner – Painting Set Free

Tate Britain's Linbury Galleries are the setting for the first major exhibition to survey the achievements of JMW Turner during his final period between 1835 and 1850.

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UK Prefab Museum battles for survival with Kickstarter campaign

A living museum in a prefab in Catford is using a kickstarter campaign so it can stay open and celebrate post-war life through art, archives and the sharing of memories.

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Dita von Teese and Scroobius Pip in Amy Winehouse show curated by singer's tattooist

Henry Hate, the singer's friend and tattooist, says an exhibition of street art-inspired works in aid of the Amy Winehouse Foundation will be "eye-popping".

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"Severe" Ice Age event could have killed off Neanderthals 39,000 years ago, say experts

Professor Chris Stringer, of the Natural History Museum, on new research revealing the rise and fall of Neanderthals and early modern humans thousands of years ago.

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Lucian Freud's collection of Frank Auerbach paintings goes on show at Tate Britain

Lucian Freud's private collection of paintings and drawings by one of Britain’s greatest living artists, Frank Auerbach, goes on display at Tate Britain today.

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National Archives piece together the records of 140,000 First World War officers

Nearly 140,000 surviving paper records of Officers who served in the First World War, including Rudyard Kipling's son Jack and future Prime Minister Clement Atlee, have been made available at the......

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Picture Gallery: 79 Works in Pencil - The Derwent Art Prize 2014

See a selection of drawings from the Derwent Art Prize, showing at the Mall Galleries in London in September, and vote for your favourite in the People's Choice Award.

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The act of finding, rather than carving is celebrated in Morphisisation at APT Gallery

The gentle art of finding, rather than carving, modelling or moulding is the theme in a group show of sculptural installation at Deptford's APT Gallery.

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Curator's Choice: Hannah Agass looks through the diary of World War I nurse Veronica Nisbet

Hannah Agass, of the Museum of the Order of St John, on the moving testimonial of a St John Ambulance nurse who volunteered to save soldiers' lives during the First World War.

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