Category Archives: Out and About

Out and About … London’s Peace Pagoda

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Out and About … beautiful day at the University of Cambridge

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V&A Object of the Week … the Laughing Child

‘The Virgin and Laughing Child’ is one of my favourite Renaissance pieces at the V&A. It was made in 15th century Italy, possibly as a maquette for a larger statue or as a stand-alone devotional statue for a house. The … Continue reading

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V&A Object of the Week … 18th Century Fusion Fashion: Britain, India and Japan

Many contemporary fashion designers incorporate a myriad of cultural influences into their designs. This 18th century robe, on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum, reveals that the fusion of different cultural elements in fashion is not a just a … Continue reading

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World Cultures in Exeter: the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

The Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery in Exeter, winner of Museum of the Year Award in 2012, is a thing of beauty. The red brick Victorian facade, with its Gothic Revivalist arches and tracery, is stunning. Inside, the … Continue reading

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Rise of the Gothic … the Cathedrals of Salisbury and Exeter

I happened to visit both of these stunning cathedrals over the Easter weekend. Although very different, both are triumphs of Medieval Gothic architecture. Salisbury Cathedral is in the county of Wiltshire and Exeter Cathedral in the county of Devon, both … Continue reading

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Experimental Archaeology

The village fayre or fete has long been a staple of rural life in Britain. The biannuale Sutton Poyntz Street Fayre takes place in the picturesque village of Sutton Poyntz in Dorset, south west England. Along with stalls selling homemade … Continue reading

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