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Burning boats, glass plates and mass observation as Brighton Photo Biennial returns

Under the slogan Communities, Collectives and Collaboration, the sixth edition of UK’s largest photo festival will showcase the work of 45 photographers and artists.

Only known three-quarter self-portrait by GF Watts on display in Watts Gallery in Surrey

For the first time in 30 years, the Watts Gallery in Surrey shows the master’s Self-Portrait in a Red Robe painted in 1853, having bought it from a private American collection.

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Medieval rings, Bronze Age hoards and Iron Age discoveries

Jennifer Jackson, the Finds Liaison Officer for Kent, chooses three formidable archaeological discoveries found across the region, including the Boughton Malherbe hoard.

A black and white photo of a First World War military hospital

Six stories from Brighton Museum's War Stories: Voices from the First World War

Spouses who fell in love at military hospitals and soldiers in Iraq who filled scrapbooks with cricket scores are among the World War I stories in Brighton, reveals curator Jody East.

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Curator's Choice: An undercoat worn by a First World War soldier at Brighton Museum

Left on a grandmother's sideboard for years, a coat at Brighton Museum's new War Stories display is part of the story of two brothers who died on the Somme a century ago.

A black and white photo of a footballer at the start of the 20th century

Curator's Choice: Legendary goalkeeper Robert 'Pom Pom' Whiting's World War I story

Historian Tim Carder tells us the tragic tale of Bob Whiting, whose life is part of the new War Stories: Voices from the First World War exhibition at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery.

A photo of a Russian sign from the 1980s

Paper Museums: Moscow Conceptualism in Transit conveys sense of dissident excitement

They may not be amusing, but the five artists whose lives and works are portrayed at the Southampton gallery make for important stories from art history, says Mark Sheerin.

A photo of various pieces of ancient gold

Ancient gold from 4,300-year-old woman's necklace and "exceptional" Neolithic houses go on show

Finds stretching as far back as the Ice Age, including a recreation of an important woman, have been put on public show following 11 years of excavations at a quarry in Berkshire.

A photo of a large green grassy mound within parkland

Archaeologists to begin excavating early Bronze Age cemetery in Hampshire

Archaeologists hope to discover the origins of a 21-barrow set of graves on Petersfield Heath during a four-year campaign of excavations.

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Most famous French artillery gun of First World War arrives at Royal Armouries Fort Nelson

The Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson has taken delivery of a famous 75mm Soixante-Quinze French artillery piece for the First World War Centenary.

a photo of a man in lab coat and a woman in glasses looking at a large plan in front of a large computer

Lost EDSAC diagrams reveal secrets of early computers at National Museum of Computing

Ahead of the reconstruction of the world's first general purpose computer, early diagrams of a computer have been found at the National Museum of Computing.

a section of tapestry showing knights with chain mail

Archaeologists to return to Battle of Hastings site for major dig to preserve remaining artefacts

The Battlefield archaeologist who discovered the site of the Battle of Bosworth is planning a major dig at Battle Abbey in spring 2015 to preserve the archaeology of the Battle of Hastings from......

A photo of an elaborate pen and ink drawing of a 19th century mansion

Curator's Choice: Catherine Pell chooses a detailed drawing of 19th century Cheam

Made by little-known topographical artist RB Schnebbelie, a 19th century view of the Grade II-listed Tudor building is a portrait of a place full of stories and rumours.

A photo of a person in diving equipment submerging themselves in the sea

New dive to wreck of the Mary Rose allows archaeologists to find out more about ship site

On the first major dive to the site of the Mary Rose shipwreck in nine years, marine archaeologists have added new monitoring facilities and surveyed the site's protection.

Lady Caroline Stewart, by Thomas Lawrence

Tunbridge Wells Museum secures exceptional 18th century English portrait collection

Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery has benefited from the long-term loan of a unique collection of family portraits by 18th century Masters.

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