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A photo of a landmark taken by Oliver Curtis

World Photo Day 2016: This photographer turned his back on the world's most famous monuments

From Auschwitz and Lenin's Tomb to the Great Wall of China and Stonehenge, see alternative shots of some of the world's best-known sites - as seen by photographer Oliver Curtis.

A photo of a bronze sculpture of England's World Cup-winning captain Bobby Moore

"He emanated grace": Bobby Moore's daughter on her father and creating a "beautiful, significant" artwork to celebrate the 1966 World Cup

Bobby Moore's daughter, Roberta, on commissioning a sculpture of the World Cup-winning England captain.

Old painting of a woman with brown hair and an open necked dress.

Vanessa Bell the forgotten painter of the Bloomsbury set at Dulwich Picture Gallery

Vanessa Bell's oil paintings as well as ceramics, fabrics, works on paper and photographs will be showcased in the first major solo exhibition of her work at Dulwich Picture Gallery in February 2017.

a photo of an album sleeve showing the Barry sisters descending the stairs from an aeroplane

Jukebox Jewkbox! The art of vinyl at the Jewish Museum London

These classic pieces of vinyl explore the experience of the 20th century through shellac and vinyl, celebrating the history of Jewish musicians, composers, music producers and songwriters.

A photo of a bust held at the Victoria and albert museum in london

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.

A photo of a woman looking at a cow's skull against darkness

Archaeologists find cow skull from plague, human burials and children's cups beneath London mosque site

The skull of a female longhorn could have been one of three cow burials symbolising a government battle against cattle plague in 18th century London, say archaeologists.

A photo of World War One soldiers wearing gas masks from an exhibition at London's Science Museum

Arms, eyes and masks: Ten chilling exhibits from the Science Museum's World War One Wounded exhibition

As the new exhibition exploring the experiences and treatment of combatants and carers in World War One opens, take a look at ten key exhibits.

Benedetto Pietromarchi
Of Saints and Sailors
MESSMAN – Delgado, Nilo Jardenil

Seventeen sculptures are taking over London's Square Mile in a display of heads, "anti-monuments" and more

From huge heads to delicate paper chains, Sculpture in the City is a 17-work takeover of the Square Mile. Here are some of the works to look out for this time.

A photo of a 17th century fire engine at the Museum of London

This 17th century fire engine would have weighed half a tonne and squirted six pints of water

A major exhibition marking the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London opens this week – and one of the star exhibits will be a 17th century fire engine rebuilt to a millimetre-perfect......

A photo of the modern futuristic tate modern building against a dusk sky in london

Cows, sunflowers, toilets and bunnies: As the new Tate Modern opens, here are 19 of its best events and exhibitions

A weekend of celebrations are marking Tate Modern's new £260 million Switch House extension. Here are 19 hits from the first 15 years of the gallery.

A black and white photo of film director stanley kubrick looking sideways

Daydreaming with Kubrick: Big-name Somerset House exhibition to reinterpret Stanley Kubrick's career

Anish Kapoor, Beth Orton, Peter Kennard and Jarvis Cocker will be among the names taking part in a major Stanley Kubrick exhibition curated by James Lavelle this summer.

A photo of various artefacts from a Harry Potter exhibition in London's Soho

"JK Rowling was absolutely fantastic": Graphic Art of Harry Potter exhibition opens in London

Thousands of people have visited a new exhibition in a Soho house showing graphic design duo MinaLima's work for the Harry Potter series. One half of the pair, Eduardo Lima, says fans have given the......

A photo of people looking at a sculpture of a binbag on a city street

Homeless art: Sculpture of rough sleeper makes people look twice on streets of London

Made out of a bin liner resembling a homeless person huddling in a bag, Maxwell Rushton's mystery figure has been making people reconsider how they view rough sleepers in London.

A photo of an ancient Roman writing tablet

A free lunch, alphabet practice and Roman promises: Ten of the tablets from 2,000 years ago found in London

From Carlisle and coopers to bread and salt, see ten of the hundreds of tablets from Roman Britain discovered by archaeologists in the City of London.

an abstract painting of a windmill

Hughie O'Donoghue's haunting Seven Halts on The Somme conjures a battlefield at Leighton House

Recalling the Battle of the Somme, Hughie O'Donoghue's labyrinthine landscapes go on show at London's Leighton House Museum for the Somme centenary.

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