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A cracked teapot with a missing lid (above), bought at auction for just £15, has been sold to the Metropolitan Museum in New York for £460,000. Made in the US by John Bartlam in the late 18th century, the teapot is thought to be the only one of its kind still in existence.
The Yorkist king’s original resting place beneath a Leicester car park has been given protected status by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
A bad month for... THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE
The director of the Shaanxi Cultural Heritage Promotion Centre has condemned the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia for being “careless” with the 10 Terracotta Warrior statues currently on loan there. The comment relates to an incident in December when the thumb of one of the warriors (similar to the one shown below) was snapped off and stolen. The centre is planning to claim compensation.