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FREE LEONARDO DA VINCI. No, it's not a movement to spring the 15th century painter from his final resting place in France, but a slogan emblazoned on a badge worn in 1972 by British art lovers in a campaign against entrance fees at national museums and art galleries. They finally won the fight in 2001. One of the liberated institutions, the British Museum, is displaying until Jan. 16 a selection of 240 badges from its roughly 12,000-item international collection. Coins and medals curator Philip Attwood says the exhibition, "Status Symbols: Identity and Belief on Modern Badges," provides "a quirky look...

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