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  • View 250,000 British Paintings & Sculptures Free Online

    With a viral pandemic bringing travel bans and restrictions down on the entire world, the days of traipsing around the world for Instagram impressions, or saving and scraping for that vacation honeymoon, or making even more important journeys, may be on hold indefinitely. Fortunately, art galleries worldwide have been preparing their collections for independent lives online, with ultra-high-resolution photography; materials that rarely appear on view in any form; and more context than visitors typically get on a guided tour.

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  • Covering China Chris Buckley

    ThNew York Times correspondent Chris Buckley has been working and living in China for 24 years. He was in Wuhan in February during the lockdown when his visa expired. It hasn’t been renewed and he has since left the country. He tells Geraldine Doogue about the changes in China over the last two decades, stories he has covered and his time in Wuhan.

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  • Lose Yourself in a Mesmerizing, Meticulous Map of the Met

    The beloved New York museum comes alive in this massive and mysterious illustration.

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  • How the Man Who Invented Xbox Baked a 4,500-Year-Old Egyptian Sourdough

    It took three experts, two museums, and one clay pot to bake a truly ancient loaf.

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  • The National Emergency Library Makes 1.5 Million Books Free to Read Right Now

    While the coronavirus has closed physical libraries in countries all around the world, more resources for books open to the public on the internet. Most recently, we have the Internet Archive’s opening of the National Emergency Library, “a collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed”.

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  • Watch 85,000 Historic Newsreel Films from British Pathé Free Online (1910-2008)

    While “the newsreel may be history,” notes the National Endowment for the Humanities, “vast collections of it remain, much of it unseen.” One such collection resides at the archives of British Pathé, “a treasure trove of 85,000 films unrivaled in their historical significance.”

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  • Explore Ancient Athens 3D, a Digital Reconstruction of the Greek City-State at the Height of Its Influence

    Thanks to the last dozen years of work by photographer and visual effects artist Dimitris Tsalkanis, we can experience Athens as it might have been in the form of Ancient Athens 3D.

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  • BBC – Art of Germany

    Three-part series in which Andrew Graham-Dixon explores German art, examining the country’s unique national style and 500-year cultural legacy

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  • Everyday Pyongyang | 2x speed | Koryo Tours

    From Koryo Tours – driving through Pyongyang DPRK, at 2X speed: Starting Point: Yongung Street (Potong River District) Finishing Point: Puhung Metro Station (Pyongchon District)

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  • Life on China’s low-speed trains

    An interesting photo gallery of what life is like on China’s slow trains.

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