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British Museum’s ancient Greek Meidias vase will be loaned to Athens—leaving London for the first time in 250 years

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Source: The Art Newspaper

The British Museum is to lend an important Greek vase to the Acropolis Museum in Athens. This comes at a time when George Osborne, the chairman of the British Museum, is hoping to reach an amicable arrangement with Greece over the return of some of the Parthenon Marbles.

The Meidias Hydria is a painted water vase dating from 420 BC. Just over 50cm high, it is the masterpiece by the vase-painter known as the Meidias artist, after his signature on the British Museum’s pot. It is decorated with mythological scenes, including a series depicting Heracles, the god of strength.

Read More: https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2023/11/23/british-museums-loans-ancient-greek-meidias-vase-athens-acropolis-museum

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Art fans spot ‘time traveller’ in 17th Century painting as boy seen ‘wearing Nike trainers’

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Source: Daily Record

Art fans are convinced they have spotted a young time traveller in a 17th Century painting. Dutch Master Ferdinand Bol’s ‘Portrait of a Boy’ has garnered a huge amount of online interest thanks to some eagle-eyed visitors to the National Gallery in London.

Read More: https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/art-fans-spot-time-traveller-32833300.amp

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Saudi Arabia, UK launch art and heritage campaign

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Source: Arab News

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Royal Institute of Traditional Arts, or Wrth, has launched an initiative with the UK titled “A Shared Heritage of Two Kingdoms,” which celebrates how art bridges cultures.

It is a part of the GREAT Futures Initiative Conference held in Riyadh on May 14 and 15, which showcased opportunities for UK businesses in Saudi Arabia.

Read More: https://www.arabnews.com/node/2510636/saudi-arabia

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Portrait of Kettering space-pioneer presented to the Science Museum in London

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Source: Northamptonshire Telegraph

In the 1960s the Kettering Grammar School satellite tracking group founded by Geoff Perry, Head of Physics, and Derek Slater, Head of Chemistry, came to national and international prominence when, during the cold-war era, they were able to announce to the world the location of a Soviet satellite base previously unknown to NASA.

Read More: https://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/people/portrait-of-kettering-space-pioneer-presented-to-the-science-museum-in-london-4472897

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