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Discover how ancient Greek sculpture inspired Rodin to set a radical new direction for modern art at this new, highly-acclaimed British Museum exhibition.

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Join Judith Mackrell, the Guardian's dance critic and the author of 'The Unfinished Palazzo', for a talk about the iconic Palazzo Venier.

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Lucinda Hawksley, author of 'Bitten by Witch Fever,' will talk about wallpaper, fashion, medical mystification and serial poisoners, about death by arsenic and how it became a constant topic in Victorian newspapers.

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Join Mike Jay as he explores the history of madness and its treatment as seen through the lens of its proverbial home: Bethlem Royal Hospital, London, popularly known as Bedlam.

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Take a look inside master printmaker Anthony Burrill’s wonderful world of printed matter, presented through a personal selection of offbeat ephemera and typographic curiosities.

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The V&A Dundee, designed by internationally renowned architect Kengo Kuma, opened the weekend of 15 September 2018. Take an exclusive look at what's inside.

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Born in 1862, May Morris followed 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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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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It's hard to think of anyone who could have created 'The Grammar of Spice' with its seamless weaving of decoration and reference, poetry and history. As a designer, Caz Hildebrand has worked on books by some of the people most responsible for broadening the vocabulary of seasoning in western cooking, notably Yotam Ottolenghi, and Sam and Sam Clark of Moro. And, as we shall see, she has had her own journey through the understanding of global cuisines, which has tied into her own work.

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Plywood is synonymous with flat-pack furniture or stacks of boards on a building site, but its remarkable versatility has made it indispensable in products from planes, cars and boats to architecture and furniture.

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