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Art

Akinola Davies Jr Is Reclaiming African Treasures Stolen by White Colonisers

His latest film criticises museums for holding onto looted art.
Antwaun Sargent
11.8.18
alcohol

This Is What 5,000-Year-Old Ancient Egyptian Beer Tastes Like

In a new project from the British Museum, food historian Tasha Marks joined forces with AlphaBeta brewery to accurately recreate the beer drunk by Ancient Egyptians.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
5.25.18
Art

Mummy X-Rays Reconstruct Ancient Egyptian Lives | Conservation Lab

Medical imaging slices through mummies while leaving them unperturbed.
Noémie Jennifer
12.6.16
history

World's Oldest Paycheck Shows Workers Were Paid in Beer

According to a cuneiform tablet, which is being called “the world’s oldest known payslip,” workers opted for rations of beer five millennia ago.
Nick Rose
6.30.16
Art

Poop Museums & Panama Papers: Last Week in Art

We're calling this the "Oh, Shit" Edition, especially because Whoopi Goldberg is selling weed now.
Sami Emory
4.11.16
Culture

What’s It Going to Take for the British Art World to Stop Cosying Up to Big Oil?

We went down to a protest exhibit at the British Museum to find out whether anyone still cares about BP's relationship with our cultural institutions.
Oscar Rickett
4.10.16
Art

Art Swap: What Happens When Museums Trade Their Collections?

London Museums take to Instagram to virtually swap their catalogues.
Antwaun Sargent
8.30.15
Stuff

George Clooney and the Golden Dawn Hate Me

And it's all about the Parthenon marbles.
Elektra Kotsoni
2.14.14
Fashion

Guerrilla Catwalk Show at the British Museum

Roberto Piqueras dressed some people in his clothes and made them walk around inside.
Jamie Clifton
9.14.12