Victoria and Albert Museum

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The English Reformation of the 1530s wasn’t just an upheaval of the country’s spirituality as the Church of England severed its Catholic ties; it disrupted whole industries. One was the alabaster sculpture business of the Midlands.

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Post image for Museum Digitizes Entire Nazi “Degenerate Art” Inventory

The Victoria and Albert Museum published a remarkable document online today: the Nazis’ inventory of “degenerate art” (entartete Kunst).

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LONDON — At the 2009 Venice Biennale, Elmgreen & Dragset converted the Danish and Nordic Pavilions into the stylish home of a mysterious “Mr. B.” This fall, the artist duo did it again, with “Tomorrow” at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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Post image for Museums Beware: Thousands of Fake Louvre Tickets Discovered

China has become famous for its shanzhai culture of imitation, and now, to a long list of arty knockoffs that includes everything from iconic paintings to pop art, we can add museum tickets. Specifically, tickets to the Louvre.

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Post image for WTF Is…Haute Couture?

More often than ever the term “haute couture” pervades department stores, small-scale boutiques and celebrities’ clothing lines, but the appropriation of the term does not make it anything special.

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Editors note: We reached out to Hyperallergic’s fashion contributor Alexander Cavaluzzo to tell us the top ten must-see fashion museums around the world. Here are his picks.

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