Edwardian to now

Explore the history of Britain since 1900 with exhibitions, events, features, news and web resources gathered from hundreds of museums, archives and historic sites across the UK.

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Last two airworthy Lancaster bombers cancel appearances after Durham engine shutdown

Vera - the Canadian Mynarski Memorial Lancaster bomber - has had to halt her British tour after performing a precautionary engine shutdown.

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LS Lowry work saved from tomato ketchup stains to go on first public display in Salford

The Thames at Greenwich will go on show to the public for the first time after conservators removed stains said by the lenders to include tomato ketchup.

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Photographers' Gallery traces development of Russian colour photography

Pictures and our review from the exhibition tracing the advancement of colour photography in Russia over more than a century.

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Curator's Choice: A feathered brisé fan carried by ladies of the 1920s

Emma Davison, from Tyne and Wear Museums, delves into the costume stores to find a fan first made popular during the early 19th century.

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May Day in Berlin, Palestinian uprisings and Putin protests: Disobedient Objects at the V&A

The art of protest is played out across 99 objects in the V&A's new exhibition, from the Congo and China to Texas and South Africa. Christian Engel takes a look.

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English Heritage appeals to public to tag vast collection of First World War aerial photos

First World War Centenary planners and English Heritage are asking the public to share their knowledge of some of the sites shown in Britain from Above's collection of 95,000 photos.

The outermost gilded wooden coffin of the mummy of Tutankhamun (1922)

In Pictures: Discovering Tutankhamun at the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

The Ashmolean's summer exhibition tells the story of one of the most significant archaeological discoveries ever made: the discovery of the tomb of the 'boy king'.

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Cara Spencer on her dad, the Beatles, Nelson Mandela, Princess Diana and Victoria Beckham

Curated by his daughter and named after the war hero and photographer's favourite phrase, Living Dangerously is about to showcase Terence Spencer's remarkable career.

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Kazimir Malevich: Discovering the man behind Suprematism at Tate Modern

Tate's retrospective of Russian artist Kazimir Malevich, whose paintings began to disappear under the Stalin regime of the 1930s, is a rare opportunity, says Rhiannon Starr.

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Paper Museums: Moscow Conceptualism in Transit conveys sense of dissident excitement

They may not be amusing, but the five artists whose lives and works are portrayed at the Southampton gallery make for important stories from art history, says Mark Sheerin.

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Competition: Win a copy of new Taschen book The Age of Innocence - Football in the 1970s

From politics to sideburns, The Age of Innocence is a tribute to an unforgettable era in the beautiful game. Win a copy of the beautiful book here.

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The World Cup in five seconds: Diego Maradona's hand of God goal against England

Twenty-eight years after it grabbed the headlines, artist Andy Baker recreates Diego Maradona's infamous goal for Argentina at the World Cup in Mexico.

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Exhibition shows revolutionaries of Russian avant-garde photography

The Visual Revolution, at London's Richard Saltoun Gallery, shows pictures taken by some of the greatest Soviet photographers between the 1920s and the Second World War.

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Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album resuscitates the sixties at the Royal Academy of Arts

From photographs of Martin Luther King to a cinema classic in Easy Rider, Dennis Hopper's work captured the excitement of his time, says Christian Engel.

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World Cup memories: Michael Owen makes his debut for England in France in 1998

Photographer Mark Leech saw Michael Owen, who would go on to become one of England's leading goalscorers of all time, make his debut at the World Cup 16 years ago.

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