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Belfast scores Russia Year of Culture 2014 coup as Bolshoi Theatre costumes shown in gaol

The Bolshoi Theatre and the Russian Museum of Ethnography are displaying dozens of dazzling costumes at the 19th century Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast. See pictures here.

A black and white photo of a World War II ship

Battle of Jutland "living legend" HMS Caroline to become museum in £11.5 million overhaul

HMS Caroline, the lone survivor of the largest naval battle of World War I, will be turned into a major museum - 90 years after she moved to Belfast Harbour.

A photo of a robotic dinosaur outside a museum

Huge meteorites and baby T-Rexes: Armagh Planetarium shoots for the stars

The Northern Irish venue's first event for Museums at Night features a cinema, balloons and a robotic dinosaur made out of foam. We find out more.

A photo of a large nobbly brown and yellow round of butter from 1,000 years ago

Block of butter buried in bog bank backdated to 1,000 years ago by dating experts

Radiocarbon technicians were asked to pose for photographs before investigating a block of butter found by a local man in a Northern Irish bog more than 30 years ago.

A photo of people standing outside a brown brick art gallery

Derry public urge City of Culture 2013 to save Ebrington Turner Prize home as gallery

A public meeting has been held in the UK's most recent City of Culture, aiming to keep Ebrington - the £2.5 million home of the Turner Prize - as a gallery.

Mannequins dressed as Klansmen in the Chapman's Serpentine show

From Kraftwerk and William Scott to Jeremy Deller and David Bowie: A Culture24 review of 2013 in art

It's been an eventful 12 months in the art world: the shows, the spaces, the players and highlights. Culture24's Mark Sheerin takes a looks back.

Colour film still showing an abandoned car in flames

Willie Doherty pitches it close to home with pop-up museum show in Derry-Londonderry

We speak to co-curator Robin Klassnik from Matt's Gallery about reactions on the ground to the Will Doherty's first major show on home soil.

A photo of an abstract piece of art showing a screen of white and purple in front of a painting

French artist Laure Prouvost wins Turner Prize 2013 in Derry-Londonderry

Laure Prouvost said she would celebrate by dancing after becoming only the third non-British winner of the Turner Prize in a ceremony broadcast live from Londonderry.

A photo of an illuminated giant looking over a darkened field

Derry-Londonderry approaches UK City of Culture 2013 climax with Lumiere light-up

See pictures from the spectacular Lumiere festival, which attracted more than 175,000 visitors to Derry-Londonderry across four days.

A photo of a large multicoloured mural on the wall of an art gallery

Huge William Scott mural reappears in public as part of Derry-Londonderry City of Culture

Created for Britain's first post-war NHS hospital, the largest single artwork created by William Scott during his lifetime has gone on display to coincide with the Turner Prize exhibition.

An overhead photo of a huge piece of land art made out to look like a child's face

Britain's largest portrait is a land-art child giant at the Ulster Bank Belfast Festival

Created with 30,000 pegs, 2,000 tonnes of soil and 2,000 tonnes of sand, Cuban-American artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada says Wish is down to "overwhelming" local support.

Anja Kirschner and David Panos, Ultimate Substance (2012), HD video still.

Momentous Times at the Centre for Contemporary Art, Derry-Londonderry

The fight for worker's rights in 1913, 2013 and 2113 is examined and imagined in Londonderry's Centre for Contemporary Art's latest exhibition.

Mark Wallinger, Shadow Walker (2011) video installation

Mark Wallinger at Void, Derry

The ordinary meets the sublime in Mark Wallinger's preconception-challenging first solo show in Derry, as the city comes to the end of its year as UK City of Culture.

A photo of a man holding a gold torc

Ulster Museum displays 3,000-year-old Bronze Age torc

A 3,000-year-old Bronze Age gold torc found by a local man in 2009 has been put on display in Ulster Museum's Early Peoples gallery.

a photo of children in masks and overalls

Six of the best: Children's Art Week 2014

Six of the best from Children's Art Week - happening right now across the UK in galleries, museums, schools, arts and community centres.

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