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National Maritime Museum announces ‘largest ever’ Pepys exhibition

What the press release says: Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire, Revolution opening at the National Maritime Museum on 20 November 2015 will be the largest ever exhibition about the famous diarist with 200 objects from national and international museums, galleries and private collections. Pepys, one of the most colourful and appealing characters of the 17th-century, witnessed many of the great events …

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V&A announces new Europe 1600-1800 galleries

The V&A has unveiled details of the new Europe 1600-1800 galleries, opening to the public December this year. The £12.5m project – that will be free to the public – will see seven galleries transformed for the redisplay of more than 1,100 objects from the Museum’s unrivalled collection of 17th- and 18th-century European art and design.  Europe 1600-1800 will tell …

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Confiscation Cabinets at the V&A Museum of Childhood

Confiscation Cabinets is a display of artefacts gleaned from 150 different London primary and secondary schools over three decades by artist and teacher Guy Tarrant. The objects include homemade games, keepsakes, cult toys, weapons and other forbidden objects which characterise the flotsam and jetsam of contemporary school children. The objects highlight the mischievous and distracted behaviours often played out in …

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The British Library hosts the Georgians

GEORGIANS REVEALED AT THE BRITISH LIBRARY Georgians Revealed – 8 November 2013 to 11 March 2014 – British Library It’s fair to say that being sandwiched in the middle of the Tudors and the Victorians has done the Georgians no favours. Like the Stuarts before them, the Georgians suffer the same level of popular neglect when held up against Henry …

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