Exhibition Review

Exhibition Review


Review: Masculinities at the Barbican

If as a famous book once claimed, Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus, is masculinity from the Barbican?

See Charles Dickens in technicolour

One of the curiosities about Charles Dickens is how familiar we are with the image of the elderly bearded classically Victorian man we are. No other author of the time is as instantly recognisable.

Three rooms of mushrooms reopens at Somerset House

Fungi, mushrooms, aids to food, lucid visions and artists – and now an exhibition at Somerset House.

Kensington’s big three museums announce their reopening dates

The big three – the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, and the V&A Museum have all announced the dates they will reopen following the lockdown.

Charles Dickens Museum reopens with a new exhibition

The museum inside Charles Dickens London home is reopening after its virus lockdown, with a new exhibition that will include eight newly colourised portraits.

Museum of London’s pandemic exhibition goes online

A couple of years ago, a prophetic exhibition about pandemics was held at the Museum of London, and now they’ve put it online.

Tutankhamun exhibition goes (slightly) online

As the “last chance to see” Tutankhamun exhibition in London has closed to the public, they’ve released a video of it for those who missed out.

Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday in 200 objects

Museums can’t afford to ignore anniversaries, so in this the 200th anniversary of the Lady with the Lamp’s birth, the Florence Nightingale Museum has assembled 200 objects that signify her life and legacy.

Lightboxes and Lettering: The importance of East London’s print industry

An exhibition that charts and celebrates the history of printing from the hand laid out letter presses to the modern computer aided design.

The V&A looks at the story of the swimming pool

A corridor in the V&A museum has been filled with photos and drawings from the golden age of lidos and swimming pools.

Childhood in Dickensian London at the Senate House Library

With this year marking the 150th anniversary of Charles Dicken’s death, an exhibition is looking at the sort of childhood the average person could have expected when he was a child.

See Tangerine Dream at the Barbican

The Barbican’s music library is currently home to an exhibition about the pioneering German electronic music group, Tangerine Dream.

The history of executing people to open in the autumn

Just in time for Halloween, an exhibition will be opening later this year all about how people were killed by the state.

An exhibition looks at the evolution of playtime

Play is something that is fairly recent innovation — as for most of humanity’s existence, children have simply been young adults, expected to work as soon as possible.

V&A exhibition looks at the Theatre Stage

As much as the play itself and the actors, one of the dominant features of a play or musical is the stage design, and an exhibition is currently looking at that aspect of the stage performance.

Marvellous and Mischievous at the British Library

An exhibition is open at the British Library which looks at how books for children transformed from boringly educational for young adults through to entertaining children

New medicine gallery opens at the Science Museum

A huge new exhibition – taking over two-thirds of an entire floor at the Science Museum has opened, all about the history of medicine.

Exhibition – Beatrix Potter’s Art: ‘drawn with design’

A corridor in the V&A Museum is lined with small pencil drawings, showing a young Beatrix Potter experimenting with the ideas which would form her later books.