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Free museums, GPs in charge, and Simone de Beauvoir's bottom

By Prospect   August 2010

Spectacular tattoos have been a feature of Samoan culture for centuries. Mark Adams has been photographing them for over 25 years, and an exhibition of his work, “Tatau,” is at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge until 25th September

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Behind the scenes at the museums (and galleries)

Free admission was introduced at leading British galleries and museums by the Labour government in 2001, writes Peter Watts, and is now considered a national right. Visitors increased by 83 per cent over the following five years as the big establishments embraced a new era with rare self-confidence. But…

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