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Same content, simply spliced together by type of museum, gallery or archive and library collection. Funny how much more you find when you look from a different angle...

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Northern Soul all-nighter to grab sound from floorboards at Manchester's Victoria Baths

Ten-day arts festival Un-Rest has begun at Manchester's Restoration-winning Victoria Baths. Morris Dancers and veteran bodybuilders play their part in a show of powerful physicality.

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Harry Potter illustrator reveals surprise locations ahead of London exhibition

Clare Melinsky, who is one of 22 leading artists from Dumfries and Galloway taking part in a showcase in Chelsea, says her Harry Potter creations owe their scenery to Scotland.

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Science Museum summer exhibition looks like being pure rubbish

Artist Joshua Sofaer, who previously created a human scavenger hunt at Tate Modern, will assemble The Rubbish Collection from the Science Museum's waste this summer.

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Curator's Choice: Actor, model and self-taught painter Rudi Patterson's Visions in Colour

From witnessing slavery in Jamaica as a youth to painting from a Notting Hill concrete high rise, Rudi Patterson's show at Leighton House Museum is powerful, says Wesley Kerr.

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Extravagant mansion built to please wife of 18th century politician discovered at Bletchley

Experts at Bletchley Park, the World War II codebreaking centre in Buckinghamshire, will examine bricks believed to come from a demolished mansion and two wartime huts.

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Artist's Statement: Bruising, war wounds and dance from Belgium to Afghanistan

Artistic Director Lindsey Butcher on Rites of War, a dance theatre piece which is about to tour in a collaboration with choreographer Darshan Singh Bhuller and David Loyn, the BBC's Afghanistan......

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Mosaic from 4th century Roman villa to be revealed at Salisbury Museum

A mosaic depicting a drinking cup with dolphin-shaped handles will take three weeks to install in the £2.4 million Wessex Gallery this summer.

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Curator's Choice: Rotten eggs and hard labour at the last town gasworks in England

Ovens, tar and the smell of rotten eggs are all part of the ancient ovens at the Museum of Gas in Norfolk, which will enjoy a special opening for Museums at Night.

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Curator's Choice: The new Voices of Asia gallery at Leeds City Museum

Leeds City Museum's World View gallery has switched its focus from Africa to Asia. Curator Antonia Lovelace tells us about tea, jade, ivory and Dhol drumming videos.

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Only surviving town gasworks in England and Wales to open for Museums at Night

The Gas Museum in the Norfolk town of Fakenham will light a lamp for the public this May. Chairman Mike Bridges tells us about pubs, cookers and the holes in every field.

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Curator's Choice: Henri Matisse – The Cut-Outs at Tate Modern

Nicholas Cullinan, the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and co-curator of Tate's Matisse show, on key works from the exhibition.

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I Cheer A Dead Man's Sweetheart: A show about the life of painting at De La Warr Pavilion

The De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill is currently showing the work of 21 living painters in a bold show of contrasts that champions technique, skill and the love of painting.

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Chapels, circuses and colour as Matisse's Cut-Outs thrill at Tate Modern

The most expansive exhibition of Henri Matisse's works in decades concentrates on the prolific final 17 years of his life in an exhibition recreating the excitement of the artist's studio.

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Lincoln Castle's £22 million restoration set to open to public on Magna Carta anniversary

The five-year restoration of William the Conqueror's 11th century castle will aim to draw global visitors to Lincolnshire on the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, say organisers.

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German anatomist Dr Gunther von Hagens' preserved humans to visit Newcastle

Fusing art, science and culture, the exhibition of plastinated bodies visits Life after being seen by more than 38 million visitors in cities across the world.

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