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Spanish museums invite blind to touch masterpieces
Spanish museums invite blind to touch masterpieces

Staff at the Prado, Spain's top art museum, usually prevent visitors from touching its priceless treasures.

Spanish museums invite blind to touch masterpieces
Poet Joseph Brodsky's flat opens as museum in Russia
Poet Joseph Brodsky's flat opens as museum in Russia

Russia opened the doors of a new museum dedicated to Nobel Prize-winning dissident poet Joseph Brodsky in the communal flat where he spent his youth.

Poet Joseph Brodsky's flat opens as museum in Russia
Italy's Egyptian museum reopens after 'pharaonic' revamp
Italy's Egyptian museum reopens after 'pharaonic' revamp

Huge black and gold sarcophaguses with kohl-rimmed eyes dwarf visitors at Turin's palatial Egyptian museum, which is reopening to the public.

Italy's Egyptian museum reopens after 'pharaonic' revamp
In Syria, race to save antiquities from looting, damage
In Syria, race to save antiquities from looting, damage

Workers at Syria's National Museum of Damascus carefully wrap statues and place them in boxes to be transported to a safe place.

In Syria, race to save antiquities from looting, damage
Ideal nudes on show at British Museum Greek exhibition
Ideal nudes on show at British Museum Greek exhibition

A major exhibition on the human body in ancient Greek art is to open at the British Museum from Thursday, exploring notions of ideal beauty.

Ideal nudes on show at British Museum Greek exhibition
New York celebrates 'Mad Men' end in style
New York celebrates 'Mad Men' end in style

"Mad Men" captured the style and drive of New York's finest 1960s ad men, enthralling viewers with tales of their creative genius and tortured infidelities.

New York celebrates 'Mad Men' end in style
Tourists pose for a souvenir self-portrait near the Pyramid of the Louvre Museum in Paris. ©REUTERS
Paris Louvre is world's most-visited museum

The famous Louvre in France received 9.3 million visitors last year, retaining its title as the most-visited museum in the world.

Paris Louvre is world's most-visited museum
In Spanish city saved by museum, Guggenheim digs in
In Spanish city saved by museum, Guggenheim digs in

Locals in Bilbao say an art museum helped save their Spanish city from decline. Now they are glad to know their saviour, the Guggenheim, will be staying for some time.

In Spanish city saved by museum, Guggenheim digs in
Rare dinosaur skeleton goes on display in London
Rare dinosaur skeleton goes on display in London

A rare dinosaur skeleton goes on display at London's Natural History museum -- the first to be exhibited there in a century.

Rare dinosaur skeleton goes on display in London
Washington museums get $2 billion 'revitalization' plan
Washington museums get $2 billion 'revitalization' plan

The Smithsonian Institution announced a major overhaul of its museums along the south side of the National Mall in Washington.

Washington museums get $2 billion 'revitalization' plan
Belgian king visits Jewish museum months after attack
Belgian king visits Jewish museum months after attack

Belgium's King Philippe visited the Jewish Museum in Brussels in a show of support for the Jewish community and the relatives of four people killed in a gun attack there in May.

Belgian king visits Jewish museum months after attack
New museum brings Poland's Jewish past back to life
New museum brings Poland's Jewish past back to life

A millennium of Jewish history in Poland was obliterated by Nazi Germany in the Holocaust. Now, a new Warsaw museum is celebrating a lost Jewish community that was the world's largest and most vibrant.

New museum brings Poland's Jewish past back to life
'Glass ship' Vuitton museum kicks off art-rich week in Paris
'Glass ship' Vuitton museum kicks off art-rich week in Paris

Emerging from the woods at the edge of Paris like a glass ship, the hyper-modern Louis Vuitton art museum was inaugurated on Monday.

'Glass ship' Vuitton museum kicks off art-rich week in Paris
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London pays homage to immortal myth of Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes never existed but his fictional address of 221B Baker Street still receives a steady flow of letters addressed to the famously intuitive detective.

London pays homage to immortal myth of Sherlock Holmes
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Zadok Ben-David presents breathtaking The Other Side of Moon exhibition in Astana

An Israeli artist based in London Zadok Ben-David has introduced his unique exhibition The Other Side of Midnight at the National Museum in Astana.

Zadok Ben-David presents breathtaking The Other Side of Moon exhibition in Astana
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Golden Princess found 2 years ago finally shown to public

The most significant archaeological find in Kazakhstan has finally been presented to the anxiously waiting public.

Golden Princess found 2 years ago finally shown to public
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Kazakhstan explores Chinese EXPO-2010 experience

38 facilities will be built for the upcoming EXPO-2017 international exhibition in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan explores Chinese EXPO-2010 experience
Enforced silence at China's Cultural Revolution museum
Enforced silence at China's Cultural Revolution museum

No commemoration for the millions of victims of Mao Zedong's mayhem was held on the anniversary of its start.

Enforced silence at China's Cultural Revolution museum
Taiwan Japan museum row solved
Taiwan Japan museum row solved

A row between Tokyo and Taipei over the loan of a host of treasured artefacts to Japan has been solved, Taiwanese officials said, with the exhibition set to open on schedule.

Taiwan Japan museum row solved
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China museum closed over fake exhibits

A Chinese museum has been ordered to close after thousands of its historical exhibits were found to be fake, state-run media said on Thursday.

China museum closed over fake exhibits