This picture of a reconstruction of a hominin skull is one of a variety of multimedia that can be experienced in the Origins Virtual Reality experience.
Bringing the past into a digital space creates so much more overt space for interpretation and different narratives.
A half inch heavy duty drill made by Australian company, Sher.
Even our most anonymous objects, like the portable electric drill, are sources of cultural expression. It's time to learn their history.
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Sales of antiquities legally excavated are just as ethically problematic as those likely looted.
Andrew Wyeth stands by a creek on his Chadd’s Ford, Pennsylvania property in 1964.
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His rise was just as swift as his fall. To mark the painter's 100th birthday, an art historian explores the forces – cultural, political and personal – that created a polarizing legacy.
You can ‘walk’ through the Musée d’Orsay in Paris using the Google Arts & Culture platform.
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Do you fancy a virtual stroll through the Musee D'Orsay or printing your very own Vermeer? Technology is transforming museums in a myriad of ways.
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The Imperial War Museum was founded to do a very different task to that of today.
A day without museums? The NEA has been threatened with cuts and elimination many times in its short history, including in 1990.
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Trump has indicated he wants to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts in his budget to save money. The impact on many US museums could be devastating.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture prepares to open its doors.
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A visit to the US's racially diverse capital finds a city girding up to survive in a racist world.
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Helen Marten, this year's winner, has revealed a sense of something progressive and pioneering.
The centenary of Natsume Soseki’s death this year is being marked by numerous events, not least his resurrection in robotic form.
Aboriginal elder Major Sumner sits outside Liverpool’s World Museum with a box containing the skull of an Australian indigenous person, taken from Australia between 1902 and 1904.
The question of repatriating objects is clearly more complex than returning human remains. It needs more debate, and more creative interventions to move beyond the current impasse.
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The way humans see and engage with the natural world is anything but natural.
The building in Braunau Am Inn, Austria, where Hitler was born.
In the past, demolishing the dictator's residences created a void exploited by Nazi sympathizers.
The egg collected in the Central Tanami Desert, Northern Territory, in October 1983.
For more than three decades an egg found in a remote Australian desert was thought to be from a rare nocturnal parrot. So what happened when scientists decided to double-check?
Westminster Abbey doesn’t want you to take any selfies.
It's easier than ever to visually record our lives thanks to the smartphone and now Snapchat glasses, but many museums and other places are fighting a losing and misguided battle against the trend.
Repatriation of cultural heritage is being debated at a time of mass migration – is heritage more important to countries that increasingly cannot be defined by their populations?
Hex code from the Blaster worm reveals the potential motivations of the worm’s creator.
How can archivists properly preserve computer programs often written specifically to destroy data?
Worth a thousand words? Or $37 million.
New York's Met just announced more job cuts to balance its books as the shifting tastes and demographics make it harder to make a museum's ends meet.
Partially demolished houses in the Vila Autodromo favela, with the Olympic Park in the background.
An architect rides through the streets of Rio amidst a cacophony of drills and jackhammers. He wonders: Is it worth it? What will the legacy of all this construction be?
A dress by designer Iris van Herpen, who, with her runway designs, challenges common fashion norms and beliefs.
Fast fashion is the second most wasteful industry on Earth. But with the creation of dresses that charge cellphones and clothes made from recycled bottles, we could be on the verge of a green fashion revolution.