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From Picasso's Guernica to scraps from The Telegraph: Delving into Edward Bawden's scrapbooks

As the Edward Bawden Scrapbooks are published, we talk to the Fry Art Gallery about the originals held in their collection and the man who created them.


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How many curators does it take to change a lightbulb? Liverpool Biennial reviewed

Mark Sheerin enjoys himself time travelling across Liverpool for the 2016 Liverpool Biennial; "a pleasing experience" with a strong core of artists whose work gels together.


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Archaeologists have found medieval graffiti deep-carved into Lincoln Cathedral

Two bodies - one of which belonged to a woman - and medieval graffiti has been found as part of a £12.4 million restoration project at the site declared Britain's "most precious piece of architecture" by John Ruskin.

History & Heritage

A photo of a section of early medieval gold from the 8th century in Denbighshire, Wales

Object of the Week: A crumpled glimmer of medieval gold discovered in a field in Wales

This gold from Denbighshire has a glittering-yet-crumpled baseplate decoration – a spherical blue glass bead set in a gold collar, with a pattern of S- and Z-scrolls, beaded wire and various motifs.

Science & Nature

A photo of a skull at the University of Cambridge

Scientists say skeletons show anatomists preferred using babies' bodies and skulls to teach people in the 19th century

The bodies of stillborn foetuses and babies were valuable for research into human development and preserved as important teaching aids, say scientists looking at skulls at the University of Cambridge.

Painting & Drawing

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Busts, beds and Marie Antoinette: 11 of the best from 2016 Museum of the Year winner the V&A

At the end of last year, new Museum of the Year winners the V&A opened their seven-gallery Europe 1600-1815 spaces. The expansive five-year project involved 1,100 objects. Here are 11 of them.

Places to Go

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The taste of ink: Where to try printmaking in the UK

Culture24's pick of the best places in the UK to try out the art of printmaking.

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