Category Archives: London Mayor News

Wedgwood museum vows fight to save rare collection


Yahoo!7 News
Wedgwood museum vows fight to save rare collection
Yahoo!7 News
LONDON, March 8 (Reuters) – The director of Britain’s Wedgwood museum said on Friday it would do all in its power to avoid having to sell off one of the world’s rarest ceramic collections to pay off millions in debts. Gaye Blake Roberts said she is  

Epic … the Maxxi museum in Rome. A Photo


The Age
Epic … the Maxxi museum in Rome. Photo: AFP
The Age
As well as exploring Rome’s ancient sites, consider looking forward at Maxxi, an epic new building the formal name of which is the National Museum of the Arts of the 21st Century. Maxxi covers 27000 square metres of Rome’s Flaminio area and is itself a

London watchdog group grills Olympic organizers

London watchdog group grills Olympic organizers
ESPN
The unlikely forum for the sparring was the assembly, an elected watchdog group charged with being a check on the power of London Mayor Boris Johnson. Tickets proved the flashpoint. Critics of the Olympics believe a disproportionate number of tickets

 

Exploring the Museum of London – Australian Times


Australian Times
Exploring the Museum of London
Australian Times
BRON IN THE DON | Our London adventurer fell in love with this grand old city all over again when she ticked number 33 off her London Top 100 list and visited the Museum of London. By Bronwyn Spencer on 2 March, 2012 4:57 pm in Voices / no comments

Beyond The National Gallery: Four Out-Of-The-Way London Museums And Where To

Beyond The National Gallery: Four Out-Of-The-Way London Museums And Where To
Huffington Post (blog)
London is surely one of the world’s best museum towns. Visitors staying in Central London can easily spend all their time viewing rich collections within half an hour’s walk of their hotels. But a longer hike, or a ride on a river taxi or bus or  

Britain to open Olympic museum on 2012 Games site – WHIO Radio

Britain to open Olympic museum on 2012 Games site
WHIO Radio
AP The British Olympic Association will open a museum on the site of the 2012 Games to mark London hosting the event three times. The venue at Olympic Park in east London will open in 2014 and charge for entry, unlike most other museumsin Britain. 

See the Designs for David Adjaye’s Glittering New African American Culture


AFP
See the Designs for David Adjaye’s Glittering New African American Culture
ARTINFO
by Janelle Zara The largest of several new museums devoted to African American history and the Civil Rights movement, the $500 million National Museum of African American History and Culture (or NMAAHC for short, kind of), broke ground on the National

Don McCullin’s work being Presented at two London Museums Simultaneously

Don McCullin’s work being Presented at two London Museums Simultaneously
AMA
London photographer Don McCullin is having his work simultaneously exhibited at the Tate Britain (until 4 March) and the Imperial War Museum (until 15 April 2012). The Tate Britain, which constitutes part of the Tate Gallery, is putting together a  

Sotheby’s to sell Munch’s "The Scream",


CBC.ca
Sotheby’s to sell Munch’s “The Scream”, eyes $80 mln
Reuters
By Mike Collett-White | LONDON (Reuters) – Sotheby’s will offer the only privately owned version of Edvard Munch’s haunting work “The Scream” at an auction in New York on May 2 where it expects to fetch over $80 million, the highest pre-sale value the

Saudi women banned from London Olympics – UPI.com

Saudi women banned from London Olympics
UPI.com
London’s Mayor Boris Johnson waves the Olympic flag during the closing ceremonies for the 2008 Summer Olympics at the National Stadium in Beijing on August 23, 2008. (UPI Photo/Terry Schmitt) RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Feb. 17 (UPI) — An international
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