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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.
A sculpture by Australian artist Ken Unworth is displayed as part of Sculptures By The Sea, an exhibition in Sydney, Australia. The exhibition features works by Australian and international artists.
South African artist Steven Cohen poses at the exhibition “My Joburg – Art Scene Johannesburg” in the Kunsthalle in the Lipsiusbau in Dresden, Germany. The exhibition by the Dresden State Art Collections runs from Saturday until January 5, 2014.
Visitors look at a display of Kalashnikov automatic rifles at the Arms and Hunting Exhibition in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday, which runs from 10 to 13 October 2013
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Journalist and presenter Evan Davies poses with a 3D printed model of himself in the exhibition ’3D: printing the future’ in the Science Museum on Tuesday in London, England. Mr Davies’ model features his arm in a sling due to him being scanned in August 2013 whilst recovering from a broken wrist. The exhibition, which opens to the public tomorrow, features over 600 3D printed objects ranging from: replacement organs, artworks, aircraft parts and a handgun.
The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire walk towards a sculpture titled “Cyclone Twist” by Alice Aycock displayed in the grounds of Chatsworth House, England as part of Sotheby’s “Beyond Limits” sculpture exhibition.
A visitor takes a rest in the Luminary tent at the 21st Sziget Festival on Shipyard Island in Budapest, Hungary, a cultural event with art exhibitions, theatre and circus performances and music
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Staff member Sophie Lawrenson with part of the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition at the Queen’s Gallery Palace at Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh. The exhibition runs until November 10.
Workers attach photos by Kai Wiedenhoefer to the outside wall of the East Side Gallery in Berlin. Eight of his photographs of border and separation walls will be exhibited at the gallery until September 13.
Workers install photos titled ‘World Picture’ by German artist Marie Lienhard during a press preview at Ostrale 013, the international exhibition of contemporary arts in Dresden, eastern Germany on Thursday. The exhibition starts on Friday and lasts until September 15.
Dustin seemingly touches the nose of a tiger at the exhibition You are the Art at Augustusburg Castle, Germany, on Thursday. The 24 motives of a Chinese-Korean artists group were painted with a special 3D technique playing with optical illusions. After its premiere in China the exhibition is being shown in Europe for the first time.
A visitor looks at artist Ron Arad’s work ‘Blame the Tools’ during a press preview of the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition on Wednesday in London. The world’s largest open submission contemporary art exhibition will feature over 1,200 works and opens to the public from June 10 to August 18 2013.