Art, design & empire: contemporary artists and the legacy of empire

The rise and fall of empire has been crucial to Britain's history and it also influenced art and design on many levels in Britain and the colonies. In this video, contemporary artists Lubaina Himid, Jane Adam and Yinka Shonibare discuss how empire and cultural exchange has influenced and shaped British design.

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The Château de Juvisy Appeal

We need your help to raise £500,000 to acquire the Baroque oil painting of the Château de Juvisy, by Pierre-Denis Martin, court painter to Louis XIV in time for the opening of the Europe 1600-1800 galleries.

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Images of the Ottoman Empire

Images of the Ottoman Empire

Makes for endlessly rewarding browsing' The Scotsman'Since their first arrival in Europe as conquerors, the Turks have never failed to engage the curi…

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Event - Empire Builders: 1750-1950. Part of the Brits Who Built the Modern World season

Sat 30 November 2013–Sun 15 June 2014

DISPLAY: Part of the Brits Who Built the Modern World season.
This display is the first part of a major exhibition organised by the Royal Institute of British Architects. Through drawings, watercolours, photographs and models it examines where, why and how British architects built internationally, both inside and outside the Empire.

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