Art & Culture

Art & CultureHistory

Chinoiserie: turning the mirror of taste on ourselves

(4 minute read) Adam Brocklehurst explores the sometimes problematic relationship between race and style.

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Art & CultureHistory

An artistic contribution to the science-religion debate

(5 minute read) Carolyn Morrison re-visits the life, work and beliefs of the celebrated Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus at the National Gallery.

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Art & CultureLifestyle

We need to read

(4 minute read) Just read! In a world dominated by the internet, Hajra Rehman urges us not to forget the life-giving power of literature.

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Art & CultureHistory

The bricks of prejudice: a temple to health and inequality in Edwardian England

(6 minute read) Adam Brocklehurst takes a trip to the baths to discover what makes a building great.

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Art & CultureSocial Issues

The Lampedusa Cross

(4 minute read) The Lampedusa Cross in London’s British Museum is both a sign of contradiction and a sign of hope, as Jill Cook discovers.

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Art & CultureFamily

The realism of magic and the magic of reality

(6 minute read) Jaqueline Silverio reveals why children’s books are not just for children.

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Art & CultureCOVID-19

“Autonomy is one of the joys of encountering art”

(4 minute read) It’s not just about the exhibits. Even in Covid-times, museums and galleries should also consider the quality of the visitors’ experience, argues Tascha von Uexkull.

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Art & CultureSocial IssuesThought-provoking

Sex and sexism in Italian theatre

(6 minute read) Isabella De Maddalena investigates a new project trying to right the wrongs, on stage and off stage.

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Art & Culture

Panning for gold in thrift stores

(4 minute read) Adam Brocklehurst finds life lessons in a cracked teacup.

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Art & CultureLifestyle

When tigers used to smoke: why we still love fairy stories

(8 minute read) Our PC world can’t stop us loving these ancient tales. Martin Duran Lopez examines why.

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