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To show animals of distant locales to the public in centuries before photography, artists were sometimes enlisted to recreate exotic fauna through secondhand descriptions or some scrap of skin or skeleton.

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Post image for Coffin Beds and Penny Sleeps: An Exhibition on Victorian Homelessness

Over a century later, the voices of those taking refuge in the tomb-like beds of a Victorian homeless shelter are difficult to resuscitate, their experiences only echoed in the recordings of outsiders.

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The Stanford Literary Lab has plotted quotes from over 700 19th-century authors who mentioned locations in London in order to compose concentrations of dread or happiness.

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Post image for Once More, Britain Refuses to Return the Elgin Marbles

In 2013, UNESCO asked the British Museum to let it mediate a deal between it and the government of Greece, which has been calling for the return of the Elgin Marbles with ever-growing fervor for the past 30 years.

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Post image for The Swinging Sixties’ Grooviest Art Dealer: In London, Remembering Robert Fraser

LONDON — Looking back at history, one encounters certain individuals who reflect the changing attitudes, social values, or cultural trends of their times, while certain others seem to define and embody them; they’re the ones who become the symbols of the spirit of an age.

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LONDON — Dr. Brad Butler, radical filmmaker, contemporary artist, and international traveller, is bantering with the down-to-earth staff of a bustling London café.

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Post image for In London, Mounting 50 Shows in 50 Weeks (Again)

LONDON — In 2000 Mark Francis and Jay Jopling curated an experimental exhibition project with a simple formula: one exhibition per week for 50 weeks.

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Post image for Conjuring Art Between Magic and Outer Space

MEXICO CITY — Last year, London-based polymath Nahum became the first artist recognized by the International Astronautical Federation as a young leader in space exploration.

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In Brief

Wanna Work for Damien Hirst?

by Benjamin Sutton on March 11, 2015

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Are you a photorealist painter? Are you looking for a full-time job? Are you based in (or willing to move to) London or Devon?

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Post image for Bedlam’s New Museum Looks Beyond Madness

The name Bedlam is so evocative of chaos and madness, the real history of one of the world’s oldest institutions for the treatment of mental illness often gets detached from its public presence.

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