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The Seven Wonders of the World, in order of antiquity:

  • The Great Pyramid of Giza.

  • The Hanging Gardens of Babylon.

  • The Statue of Zeus at Olympia.

  • The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus.

  • The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus.

  • The Colossus of Rhodes.

  • The Lighthouse of Alexandria.

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    N.Y. Museum's sleek new Big Blue. The 94-foot, 21,000-pound blue whale model in the American Museum of Natural History hasn't had an update since she was installed in 1969. On May 17, she'll make a splashy re-entry -- along with an ocean of cool technology. Michelle Delio reports from New York ...More from Wired News

    The artist who sent himself up. As modern art, it had the stamp of originality, with an unemployed actor posting himself to the Tate Britain gallery in a wooden box ...More from The Times

    Museum curator Andrew King receives congestion charge penalty notice for 105-year-old Daimler. Mr King was quite surprised to get the fine because the car, which has been on display at Bristol Industrial Museum for 25 years, has not moved under its own power for decades, explains The Telegraph ...More from What The Papers Say

    Tate's ultra-modern visual access. The Tate Modern Museum has launched a new online resource for visually impaired users to access the works of Picasso and Matisse ...More from Wired News

    Bust stolen from British Museum. An ancient Greek statue worth up to £50,000 has been stolen from under the noses of security staff at the British Museum ...More from the Times

    Sotheby's sell "lost" Rubens for £49.5 million. Rubens' Massacre of the Innocents, painted between 1609 and 1611, and depicting the moment when King Herod ordered the slaughter of all newborn boys to get rid of the Messiah, was the rarest of art world fairy tales," says The Guardian's Maev Kennedy, "the genuinely lost masterpiece of dazzling quality" ...More from What The Papers Say

    Skeleton Keys. Museum of Natural History specialist Karin Bruwelheide and anthropologists David Hunt and Doug Owsley often help police investigate modern-day mysteries. The bone guys read skeletons like intricate topological maps. Sometimes they can make identification from a skull fragment the size of a quarter ...More from Washington Post

    Jellies: Art, Science and Om. A new scientific art exhibit about jellyfish may be a lot more entertaining than educational, but that's the point ...More from Wired News

    Waterlogged Camera Turns Magic. An amateur photographer accidentally bumps his digi-camera into the drink, tries desperately to dry it out, and is delighted by the surreal results. So are some galleries exhibiting his new work ...More from Wired News

    England OKs the 'Plastinator'. Gunther von Hagens, the German anatomy professor who makes art out of human corpses, exhibits in England ...More from Wired News

    Art: In the Ear of the Beholder. Signals are parsed through laptop computers and manipulated in real-time. Sound like art to you? Chloe Veltman reports from Activating the Medium at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art ...More from Wired News

    Science Museum gets snotty, spotty exhibition. London's Science Museum is preparing an exhibition about snot, burps and spots. Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body is aimed at families wanting to learn about the disgusting side of life ...More from Ananova

    The Art of the Meal. A gigantic simulacrum of the human digestive system eats, digests and expels two meals a day. The creator says it's all about art, not about science. Heather Sparks reports from the New Museum in New York ...More from Wired News

    Institute of Contemporary Arts chief says modern art is 'pretentious, self-indulgent, craftless tat'. "Most concept art I see now is pretentious, self-indulgent, craftless tat that I wouldn't accept even as a gift," said Ivan Massow in an interview with the New Statesman and quoted in today's Guardian. The millionaire arts chairman also takes a verbal swing at 'queen of the scene' Tracey Emin: "anyone who has met Emin knows she couldn't think her way out of a paper bag," he said ...More from What The Papers Say

    Elgin marbles 'will never leave London'. Robert Anderson, the British Museum's director, has ruled out any possibility of the Elgin Marbles being returned to Greece ...More from the Times

    'Whizz-kid' Museum director Simon Thurley. 39-year-old Thurley, already talked of as a future head of the British Museum, claims in the Guardian that "the gadgetry so many museums have invested millions in during the past decade is 'nonsense... A lot of it is rubbish and doesn't work anyway. You press the buttons too hard and you break it' ...More from What The Papers Say

    Turner Prize judges see the lights. The Turner Prize has been won by an artist with an installation of lights that flicker on and off every five seconds in an empty room at the Tate Gallery, London ...More from the Times

    Anything New in New Media Art? The 2000 Whitney Biennial marked the first time the prestigious New York museum incorporated Net art into its exhibition. Two years later, the question is whether more work with new mediums means progress ...More from Wired News

    UK museums throw open their doors for free. Admission charges to the country's top museums are being scrapped. From Saturday entry to attractions including the Natural History Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Imperial War Museum in London will be completely free. The move has been announced at the National History Museum by Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell, who said it would encourage many more people to visit museums. ...More from Ananova

    Museum archivist unearths ancient Roman "washing machine". "The 3ft-high water wheels, the first of their kind to be discovered in Britain, were found in two deep wells near the site of a Roman bathhouse and an amphitheatre," says The Times. Mr Swain, from the Museum of London, says that the iron chains were "so well preserved you would think they fell off a crane last week" ...More from What The Papers Say

    Goyas: More Grotesque Than Ever. Walking through the Goya exhibit, one feels as though he were entering an authentic chamber of horrors. Ghoulishly grotesque and distorted faces, once confined to the dark recesses of Goya's famed "Caprices" series of roughly 5-inch by 7-inch engravings, now loom poster size on the walls, hundreds of times larger and clearer than their original rendering ...More from Wired News

    Museum's 'ancient labyrinth' is 1970s child's play. A Swedish researcher has discovered a stone labyrinth she thought was 500-years-old was actually built by two boys in 1974. The museum of Bohuslän had displayed the labyrinth with a sign stating it was a medieval archaeological find ...More from Ananova

    Artist invites public to 'beat up a policeman'. A London performance artist is dressing up a policeman and inviting people to beat him with a stick. Patrick McGowan says his show will allow members of the public to vent their anger at police. Police groups are worried it could encourage people to strike out at real officers ....More from Ananova

    Multi-million dollar art recovered after 60 years. A global art theft mystery involving pictures stolen 60 years ago and now worth millions concluded when 12 pieces, including a Rembrandt and two rare drawings by Albrecht Durer, were returned ...More from the New York Daily News

    Student sleeps for art. An 18-year-old art student shows that sleeping can be a form of artistic expression, as she snoozes in a gallery as part of her course ...More from the BBC

    Muslims say fresco must be destroyed. Muslim leaders in Italy are demanding the removal or destruction of a priceless 15th century fresco in Bologna that they say offends Islam by showing the Prophet Muhammad being cast into the flames of Hell ...More from the Times

    Legal bust-up over a second front for art. Two conceptual artists are feuding over who first came up with the idea to make thousands of bras into a ball ...More from the Times

    Tate Modern is world's favourite for art. The massive Tate Modern gallery on London's south bank has drawn twice as many people in its first year as expected, making it the world's favourite art museum. The converted power station on the banks of the Thames welcomed 5.25 million people into its huge turbine hall in the last twelve months ...More from ITN

    Victoria and Albert Museum, London to abandon entrace fee. Museum director, Mark Jones, said that attendances had fallen by almost half since the £5 entrance fee was introduced. The Science Museum has already followed suit, says The Telegraph, announcing an end to its £7.95 charge ...More from What The Papers Say

    Las Vegas gets a Guggenheim museum. Take the road across the desert, head straight on, cross the railway track, and then, like a mirage¿ The Doge's Palace, St Mark's Square, a jewel of European culture. Except this isn't Venice, it's Las Vegas, built not on water, but gambling. But the city of slot machines is more than it seems at a glimpse. Alongside the casinos and strip shows, there will soon be its biggest gamble yet. A vast new gallery complex, the Las Vegas Guggenheim ...More from the BBC Newsnight TV Interview

    Minister, it ain't broke. Chris Smith has given the director of London's Victoria and Albert Museum six months to "reinvent" the institution. In an open letter to the Culture Secretary, a Times correspondent argues that the V&A is in no need of any rebranding ...More from the Times

    Van Gogh Finally Sees the Light. The masters are on display, but artificial light is the real star of a new exhibit at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Monet, van Gogh and the gang never looked like this ...More from Wired News

    UK's National Sea Life Centre takes out £1 million insurance against "giant crab attack". Staff and visitors have been insured against injury by the aquarium's latest attraction - five Japanese spider crabs which are expected to grow to "the size of a small car," says The Sun's Andrew Parker ....More from What The Papers Say

    Restoring the Sistine Website. Art preservation was simpler in the 20th century. With the Sistine Chapel, it was clean off the grime and touch up the paint. But what do you do with a digitally generated, real-time, non-static work of art? Reena Jana reports from New York... More from Wired News

    UK Policy Studies Institute predicts large-scale museum closures as lottery funding is withdrawn. An article in the Institute's journal, Cultural Trends, says that "museums will close and have their collections warehoused or scattered as the golden age of lottery-backed expansion comes to a halt," reports The Guardian... More from What the Papers Say

    Science Museum, London - Professor turns on a light using a human brain. Prof. Ashley Craig's Mind Switch does not use telekinesis, explains The Times, rather it harnesses the energy of the brain's alpha waves. His team from the University of Technology, Sydney, has already built a mind-switch enabled system which allows a person "to turn the television on and off, change channels and increase or decrease the volume"... More from What the Papers Say

    Curator Works Without Walls. Benjamin Weil is the curator for media arts at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. As the mastermind behind the online component of "010101: Art in Technological Times," Weil is changing the role of the traditional art curator... More from Wired News

    London's Victoria and Albert Museum costs £23.60 in subsidy per visitor. Visitor numbers to the V&A have been falling steadily since the early Nineties, says The Telegraph. The museum claimed it had received 900,000 visitors last year. "But even these statistics were inflated. The National Audit Office found that the V&A had counted 23,000 people who were contractors, suppliers and corporate visitors with appointments to see V&A staff"... More from What the Papers Say

    London Natural History Museum unveils 12ft swamp-stinking Tyrannosaurus Rex. The snarling robotic dinosaur "gives off the acrid stench of its swampy habitat," says The Times. "Researchers from the museum joined forces with a Lancashire scent company, Dale Air, to develop an aroma known as Maastrichtian miasma, which replicates the musty, slightly acrid stench of a swamp"... More from What The Papers Say

    Treasury deal to let museums scrap fees. The UK Government is preparing to allow all national galleries and museums in England to abolish charges without having to pay VAT... More from the Times

    Tate Modern Power House The giant spider, I suppose, is what people will remember. Arachnophobe art lovers will have a hard time getting past it to the galleries in the new Tate Modern. There it perches, a sinister Louise Bourgeois metal spider on the big bridge spanning the great hall of the UK's national museum of modern art. Already you feel you are in the womb of some vast spaceship, as you descend the glistening ramp from the entrance slot... More from the Sunday Times

    John Lennon honoured by Japanese museum dedicated to his life and works. "John Lennon had so much love for this country. His son, Sean, is half-Japanese and we somehow felt that we were bridging the gap between East and West" - Yoko Ono, quoted in The Telegraph... More from What the Papers Say

    Terracotta Army on the Turn. "China's famed terracotta army is being eaten away by more than 40 kinds of mould after surviving 2,200 years underground. Reports say the mould has attacked around 1,400 of the 8,000 statues of warriors and horses discovered in an underground tomb in the city of Xian" - BBC... More from What the Papers Say

    Guggenheim Going Virtual. Get ready for the Guggenheim Virtual Museum -- an official branch of the New York institution that will exist only on the Web. It is being designed by a top virtual architectural firm, and is set to open this summer... More from Wired News

    Museum Puts Looted Art Online A controversial German museum criticized by a Jewish group because it didn't divulge that one of its patrons was a Nazi art dealer says it will put its archive on the Web. ...More from Wired News




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