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Susan Stockwell unveils work made with recovering soldiers at National Army Museum

Artist Susan Stockwell has unveiled a new textile based artwork at the National Army Museum developed with rehabilitating soldiers.

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Museums at Night Curator's Choice: Grayson Perry's taste tribe tapestries in Liverpool

Aligning biblical scenes with Cath Kidston bags, Grayson Perry's tapestries will open at the Walker Art Gallery for LightNight this May. Curator Pauline Rushton tells us more.

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Picture Gallery: Insulting Valentine's Day cards from bygone Londoners

All was not sweet and sentimental in Victorian London. Keep your flame flickering with these accusations of falseness and ex-wives in bottles from the Museum of London's collection.

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"Long and confusing" embroidered rants from a 19th century workhouse join Norfolk exhibition

Found in the attic of a house in County Durham, a large, punctuation-free embroidered panel by bygone stitcher Lorina Bulwer has joined a textile exhibition.

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Edmund De Waal aims to be "skying like Constable" at Turner Contemporary

Turner Contemporary has revealed details of its latest Sunley Gallery commission, which will see Edmund De Waal tackle the gallery's stunning North Sea vista.

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Grayson Perry's The Vanity of Small Differences opens at Manchester Art Gallery

A preview of The Vanity of Small Difference, a look at class impact on taste, by Grayson Perry in the Manchester Art Gallery.

Nao Matsunaga installation from the British Ceramics Biennial AWARD exhibition 2013.

British Ceramics Biennial announces winners of AWARD and FRESH

Nao Matsunaga and Sarah Worgan have been announced as the winners of the British Ceramics Biennial's regular prizes, AWARD and FRESH at an awards ceremony in Stoke-on-Trent, the home of British......

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Cheltenham Museum and Art Gallery is reborn as The Wilson

After two years of rebuilding and a major rebrand, The Wilson replaces the Cheltenham Museum and Art Gallery, offering greater accesss to its important collections.

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The Guild at 51: The Arts and Crafts thrive at Cheltenham's new art gallery, The Wilson

Mary Greensted, former curator at Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum and Chair of the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen reflects on the opening of The Wilson and the Guild's new shop, The Guild at 51.

Lisa Marie Svensk, Vailisa The Beautiful. Part of Fresh at BCB.

British Ceramics Biennial showcases some of the best of British craft

The third British Ceramics Biennial offers the chance to see what's new on the contemporary ceramics scene and admire the glory of Stoke-on-Trent's Spode factory.

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The re-opened Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft: A new jewel in the Sussex Downs

Typographers, architects and anyone with an interest in 20th century applied arts will be thrilled with the rejuvenated Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft.

Geoffrey Rowlandson, Grand Jete, gold with diamonds and two cultured baroque pearls, London (1999)

Beauty, Power and Pearls on show at the V&A

Pearls, an exhibition by the V&A and Qatar Museums Authority, illuminates the small but precious object and jewellery linking the Arabian Gulf, Charles I, Marilyn Monroe and European nobility.

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Globe Trotting tour to the Caribbean, Africa and Indo-Pacific islands at The Fan Museum

From ethnographic examples to contemporary works of high craftsmanship, The Fan Museum's new exhibition goes on a world tour.

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An international exploration of Cloth and Memory [2] at Salts Mill in Yorkshire

Formerly the largest industrial room in the world, The Spinning Room at Salts Mill in West Yorkshire provides the backdrop for an international exploration into Cloth and Memory.

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Growing: Lincolnshire's National Centre for Craft and Design celebrates past and future

On the tenth anniversary of its opening, Sleaford's National Centre for Craft and Design harks back to its first show by inviting leading artists to join a display of excellence.

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