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National Art Library Easter holiday 2017

The National Art Library will be closed for the Easter holiday from 17.30 on Thursday 13 April.  We will re-open at 10.00 on Tuesday 18 April.  If you place an advance order after 16.00 on Thursday 13 April, your items will be available by 12 noon on Tuesday 18 April. Wishing all our readers a lovely […]

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Digital Kids – Make your own McQueen inspired fashion

“The collections in the V&A never fail to intrigue and inspire me…the nation is privileged to have such a resource…it’s the sort of place I’d like to be shut in overnight.” Alexander McQueen Over the last week we have been having a lot of fun with families visiting the museum on their Easter holidays. There […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.43

The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.43 We’re taking the boys on a big Easter Egg hunt today … doubt we will find any eggs from this shop though. ©Barnaby Barford 2014

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Easter Egg Hunt in the Europe Galleries

Never one to pass up on linking the Europe Galleries to celebrated dates in the calender, this Easter Sunday I thought we should go on a festive egg hunt through the Europe 1600-1800 Galleries. The rabbits in Andrew Pitcairn-Knowles’ photograph below may be 100 years too late to feature in the galleries, and 100 years […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.42

The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.42 Easter Day and I’m sure lots of you will be gorging themselves on chocolate today and since I had a special request to go a bit more upmarket – how about this chocolatiers on Lowndes St, Belgravia. Swanky! ©Barnaby Barford 2014

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.41 Holy Saturday nip down to this ‘one stop religious store’ on Deptford High Street where, just for today, the tag line isn’t quite accurate. ©Barnaby Barford 2014

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.40

The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.40 Good Friday so something suitable in Peckham.  SE15.  Happy Easter everyone.   ©Barnaby Barford 2014  

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Pancake Day

It’s here. The tastiest, most delicious celebration of the year. Pancake Day. Also named ‘Mardi Gras,’ ‘Fat Tuesday,’ and ‘Shrove Tuesday,’ this celebration happens the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. As well as reminding us all once a year how much we love pancakes (before we promptly forget they exist until […]

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Easter Bonnets

Fancy some last minute inspiration for your Easter Bonnet? These six lithographs come from a series of eighteen of beautiful women in fantastical costumes representing various aspects of Paris. They were created in about 1910 by an artist signing himself simply as ‘Laviny’. We yet don’t know much about him, but he clearly had quite the imagination!

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Twenty Objects for Twenty Years: Christ on a Donkey, Germany, c.1480

By Paula Nuttall, Director of Late Medieval to Early Renaissance Year Course.

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