Curator Anna Reynolds adds the finishing touches to a rocking horse presented to Prince George of Cambridge by President of the United States Barak Obama and Michelle Obama. The Royal Childhood exhibition is part of the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace which runs from July 26 to September 28.
French artist Paulo Grangeon tosses up one of his papier-mache pandas, on display in the arrival hall of Hong Kong airport. The installation arrived in the city on Monday, launching the month-long “1,600 pandas world tour in Hong Kong: Creativity meets conservation”.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel tours the exhibition: “The First World War, 1914-1918″ (“Der Erster Weltkrieg, 1914-1918″) on its official opening at the Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin, Germany
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin visits the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics in Moscow. On Saturday, Russia celebrates Cosmonautics day which marks Yuri Gagarin’s pioneering flight into space.
Chinese artist Zhang Xun poses in a installation created in a special 3D-technique during a press preview in the exhibition ‘You Are The Art’ (‘Du bist die Kunst’) by a Chinese artist group at Augustusburg castle in Augustusburg, Germany. Visitors are invited to take pictures of themselves interacting with the art and to share the results on social networks. The exhibition includes 23 paintings and lasts from Saturday until June 22.
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Artist Michael Craig-Martin with Umbrella (blue) and Umbrella (orange), part of a new exhibition of his work at Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, England. Chatsworth House reopens on Sunday after a winter break
A visitor takes a photo of a life-sized replica of the lizard crocodile ‘Sauroshuchus’ exhibited at the Art Science Museum, Singapore, during a media preview of Dinosaurs: From Dawn to Extinction. The exhibition runs from January 25 to July 27
Dang Guihong, a judicial official, wipes statues of China’s late Chairman Mao Zedong at an exhibition room in Yuncheng, Shanxi province. Dang is going to exhibit around 5000 pieces of his revolution collection, including badges, statues and portraits ahead of the 120th anniversary of Mao’s birth.
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Cabinets full of curiosities, including Sir Isaac Newton’s death mask and shells collected by Charles Darwin, will feature in an exhibition which opens on Friday and runs until March 2014 at the University of Edinburgh’s Main Library Exhibition Gallery. Pictured are a cast of the brain of grave robber William Burke, the death mask of Sir Isaac Newton, an 18th century walking stick that transforms into a violin and a clay brick fragment from ancient Babylon with an inscription in praise of King Nebuchadnezzar.
“Battle of Trafalgar”, painted by JMW Turner in 1824, will be on display as part of the Turner and Sea exhibition, which opens on Friday at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London. Read more