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Fancy something a bit different this year? Caroline Yeldham, courtesy of the Leeds International Medieval Congress

Food

What would you have eaten for Christmas in medieval times?

If you’re feeling a bit stressed about the Christmas preparations, just count yourself lucky you weren’t born 600 years ago.
Painter Mark Rothko directs the installation of his murals in Harvard’s Holyoke Center in 1963. Artwork: © 2009 Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Elizabeth H. Jones, © President and Fellows of Harvard College

Art

How we restored Harvard’s Rothko murals – without touching them

Mark Rothko painted a series of murals for Harvard in the early 1960s. But within twenty years, the colors had faded dramatically and the paintings were stowed away.

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