Many people are familiar with this artist’s incredibly detailed pictures of his native Venice and a few other cities, including London, which have often been called the picture postcards of their age. On closer examination, said the speaker, the scenes depicted are not such as would nowadays be regarded as typical postcard material, but rather […]
In Bob and Roberta Smith’s world, it certainly does. It’s all about inclusivity and Bob extols the power of ‘creating art that has a workshop element to it, having an educational element in a gallery, where people can make art and engage’. Read about their world here, courtesy of the Arts Society.
Some 80,000 items from the Library are free to search and a further 124,000 reference items are listed on the Royal Collection’s internal databases and these can be searched by Royal Library or Royal Collection Trust staff. Learn more about the history of the Royal Library here
The armour worn by warrior knights of old was not merely worn for protection; each one was a work of art with hidden messages denoting power and identity. Tobias Capwell, BA, MA, MA, PhD, FSA is an author, lecturer and broadcaster, and curator of arms and armour at The Wallace Collection in London. Read about […]
World Book Day was created by UNESCO on 23rd April 1995 as a worldwide celebration of books and reading. It is marked in over 100 countries around the globe. The first World Book Day in the UK and Ireland took place in 1997 to encourage young people to discover the pleasure of reading. This year is […]
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