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The V&A's exhibition 'Ocean Liners: Speed and Style' took us back to an era of giant, floating works of art.

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The twice-awarded director boasts an enduring celluloid output that has fuelled Oscar night nominations, and wins, for over 40 years.

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Decoding the Pyramids

21 Sep, 2018

What can Giza’s treasures tell us about Ancient Egyptian civilization?

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Science into Art

11 Jun, 2019

The history of 'Joseph Banks’ Florilegium' encompasses Captain Cook’s 'first voyage', and the revelatory scientific discoveries that came out of it.

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The Time of the Androgyne

27 Oct, 2017

Fashion and pop culture are rife with androgynous imagery but, look carefully, and it was there all along…

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#FindFranklin Bookshop Competition

11 Jun, 2019

In October of 2017, we teamed up with Books Are My Bag to celebrate the launch of our beloved children's book about a book-loving dragon and his friend, 'Franklin's Flying Bookshop'.

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Stalls and carts - whether the vendors lining the ancient Silk Road trading route, the oyster stalls of Roman London, or the Aztec food markets encountered by the Spanish conquistadores - selling indigenous, ready-to-eat snacks have been a feature of city life for millennia. What’s changed is the seriousness with which street cuisine is made, and served.

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Masters of the Siberian Steppe

11 Jun, 2019

The world of nomadic warriors, the Scythians, revealed in all its diversity.

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May Morris: A remarkable woman

14 Mar, 2022

Born in 1862, May Morris became an accomplished artist, but her life and work have been obscured: only recently has her talent been fully understood. We celebrate her contribution to art and activism.

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Drawing from Life

11 Jun, 2019

Edgar Degas’s interest in the day-to-day activities of ordinary people changed painting forever, while his commitment to drawing was no less radical.

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