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In this episode, ‘The Art Museum in Modern Times’ author Charles Saumarez Smith takes us inside the world’s leading galleries, exploring the ‘Disneyfication’ of the art museum, how architecture influences art, the uniquely contemporary role of the museum café, and why COVID might have lasting impacts on curatorial creativity.

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Thames & Hudson author and editor Evie Tarr recently caught up with celebrated artist and album cover designer Leif Podhajský to chat about Leif’s new monograph ‘New Psychedelia’. The pair explored mind-bending artwork, digital rituals, why contemplating death can be comforting, and how 21st century life is its own psychedelic drug.

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Following the bestselling Festival of Brexit and A Prat’s Progress, collage superstar Cold War Steve returns with his Journal of the Plague Year.

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Introducing the third and final instalment in the showstopping series on coloured gemstones, created by Violette Editions.

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Gabby Dawnay’s ‘The Library Book’ helps young readers understand the variety of brilliant books available to them through their local library. From spooky stories to historical tales, this handy flowchart can help match kids to their next perfect read.

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A no-good piece of fruit is here! Download your free activity sheets for kids inspired by the brand new picture book 'Bad Apple', and get baking, rhyming, scribbling and sticking.

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Young history buffs can delve into the world of ancient Egypt with these fun-filled activity sheets inspired by Dr Chris Naunton’s ‘King Tutankhamun Tells All!’. Discover how to write using hieroglyphics and learn common words used by Egyptologists.

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Jeremy Black’s ‘France: A Short History’ explores the legacy of this extraordinary country, whose dramatic history is populated by artists, martyrs and revolutionaries, and whose chateaux and cathedrals, boulevards and vineyards continue to enthral the world. In the extracts below, embark on a tour of some key touchstones of French history and culture.

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Endless books, friendly faces, and even some coffee and cake – what more could a book lover ask for? To celebrate Independent Bookshop Week, we’ve rounded up just a few of our favourite indies – the perfect places to pop round to for an hour (or an afternoon).

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Announcing the first comprehensive overview of Vivienne Westwood’s womenswear collections, from her 1981 debut to today, presented through original catwalk photography.

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