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Apollo in the USA

21 November 2013 by Gina

Blog1Regular visitors to the Ancient World Gallery at World Museum may have noticed that one of our statues, Apollo Sauroktonos (Apollo the Lizard-Killer), a Roman copy of a famous statue by the Greek sculptor Praxiteles, hasn’t been on display since the summer. That’s because the statue is on loan to Cleveland Museum of Art in the USA, where it’s one of the star items in the special exhibition ‘Praxiteles: The Cleveland Apollo’, which is open until 5th January 2014. Read more…

Konnichawa from Japan!

29 August 2013 by Gina

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‘Konnichawa’ means ‘hello’ in Japanese, and that is how I was greeted by Yukiko Saito from Kyoto Seika University in Japan who visited World Museum this week. Yukiko was awarded a grant by the Japanese government to come to the UK to help her university research on the fascinating topic of colour in antiquity. Read more…