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Great Exhibition

The Great Exhibition

The Great Exhibition in 1851 was the first international exhibition of manufactured products. It was organised by Henry Cole and Prince Albert, and held in a purpose-built Crystal Palace in Hyde Park. Many of the objects in the Exhibition were used as the first collection for the South Kensington Museum which opened in 1857 and later became the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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Bawden, Ravilious and the Artists of Great Bardfield (Hardback)

Bawden, Ravilious and the Artists of Great Bardfield (Hardback)

In 1925 the artists Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious moved to the Essex village of Great Bardfield, at first sharing lodgings. Over the course of seve…

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Game: The Definery

Luxury or Vulgar? Let The Definery help you decide what objects to own. Simply enter an object into The Definery, answer a series of questions about the object, and wait for its judgement.

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Event - Botticelli Reimagined

Sat 05 March 2016–Sun 03 July 2016

EXHIBITION: This innovative exhibition explores the variety of ways artists and designers from the Pre-Raphaelites to the present have responded to the artistic legacy of Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510), assembling 150 works from around the world. Botticelli is now celebrated as one of the greatest artists of all time, but was largely forgotten after his death until his work was progressively rediscovered in the 19th century.

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