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Sudan officials fear for historical artefacts threatened by fighting
Warring factions urged to preserve heritage after video clip appears to show fighters raiding Khartoum museum

Zeinab Mohammed Salih in Khartoum and Jason Burke

05, Jun, 2023 @9:08 AM

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As wars rage, museums and culture become all the more important | Letters
Letters: Dr Mark Liebenrood addresses museum closures, Fergus Nicoll looks at the situation in Sudan, and Blaine Stothard on why it’s vital that cultural institutions retain the past and record the present

02, Jun, 2023 @4:22 PM

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From chapel building to babysitting: how prisoners of war enriched our lives | Letters
Letters: Gordon Williams describes the converted hut painted with wonderful frescoes by Italian prisoners of war in his local area, while Christine Hayes remembers how German prisoners helped out her parents

31, May, 2023 @3:09 PM

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‘I’m very proud it’s there’: how Tina Turner’s one-room school became a museum
In Tennessee, the late singer’s tiny schoolhouse has become a museum containing memorabilia sent by the star herself

David Smith in Washington

28, May, 2023 @9:12 AM

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Flaming June, once a student poster favourite, returns to London home
The only colour study by Frederic Leighton for his famous painting is set to go on show at restored museum

Vanessa Thorpe

28, May, 2023 @8:00 AM

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War has shown Ukrainians – and the rest of us – why museums are so important for telling our stories | Charlotte Higgins
Objects from the front line bear bloodstained witness – not just to what happened, but to Ukraine’s very existence, says the Guardian’s chief culture writer, Charlotte Higgins

Charlotte Higgins

27, May, 2023 @9:00 AM

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How prisoners of war brought a bit of Italy to Orkney | Letter
Letter: Anne Williams describes how her grandfather allowed Italian prisoners to build a Catholic chapel out of Nissen huts

26, May, 2023 @4:53 PM

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From the Romans to Sex and the City: how body hair went out of fashion in the UK
Britons have less body hair than ever before, say historians, as exhibition on Roman hair removal opens

Rachel Hall

26, May, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Romans, lend me your shears: empire brought hair removal to Britain, says English Heritage
Revamped Wroxeter Roman City in Shropshire will display beauty items including a strikingly large number of tweezers

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

24, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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‘Rural life is being written out’: Gauri Gill on photographing India’s forgotten people
From cobra-headed deities behind tills to the farmers who invaded Delhi, set up camp and stayed for a year, these uncompromising images reveal a side to the country that is rarely seen

Dale Berning Sawa

22, May, 2023 @3:01 PM

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Scapa Flow Museum showing Orkney island’s wartime role up for top prize
UK museum of the year award has shortlist of five showing ‘astonishing ambition and boundless creativity’

Harriet Sherwood and Kevin Rawlinson

22, May, 2023 @2:32 PM

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Eruptions, explosions and a sexually explicit hoover: V&A Photography Centre review
Stretching from the 1840s to the present, this dazzling collection captures two centuries of art, war, disasters, transport, technology – and boasts some beautifully moving portraits

Chloë Ashby

22, May, 2023 @12:11 PM

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