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Post-punk London, wrestling and strippers: See the shots of photographer Dick Scott-Stewart

Often containing portraits from the peripheries, little-known freelance photographer Dick Scott-Stewart's photos of late 1970s and post-punk London have just opened at the Museum of London.

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Save the Armada Portrait: Public appeal launched to save £10 million painting of Elizabeth I

A 16th century portrait will enter public ownership for the first time in its 425-year history and be hung on the site of the original Greenwich Palace if a public appeal raises £8.6 million.

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Photo London 2016: The UK's biggest photography fair

The UK's largest photography fair opens for four days at Somerset House this weekend, accompanied by exhibitions and events across the capital.

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Archaeologists reveal details of huge fort built by Romans on route into London 2,000 years ago

Archaeologists believe a vast fort commanding the route across London Bridge was built by Romans as an emergency measure to secure London as an important 1st century trading post.

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In search of a Shakespeare stage: Archaeologists launch new phase of digging at Shoreditch's Curtain theatre

Archaeologists have broken ground at the Shoreditch site where they say Henry V might have been performed for the first time, in 1598.

Metamorphosis: Experts say 21st century is seventh age of William Shakespeare's works

Four hundred years after William Shakespeare's baptism, a new exhibition suggests digitising his work only creates the latest stage in its metamorphosis.

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Sicily: British Museum's Culture and Conquest exhibition paints colourful portrait of 4,000 years on an island

The history of Sicily's conquerors reads as a roll call of the great ancient civilisations in a fascinating - if somewhat sanitised - new exhibition, says Rachel Teskey.

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A man of note: The artwork behind William Shakespeare and Romeo and Juliet's £20 note

A new Bank of England Museum exhibition revisits the beautiful artwork of the £20 series D note issued in 1970 - and remembers designer Harry Eccleston six years after his death.

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Remembering 1916: Ten amazing objects from Life on the Western Front

The battles of Verdun, Jutland and the Somme left a mass of untold stories and uncelebrated individuals behind. These ten objects help tell some of those tales.

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Ceramic Art London 2016: Four potters to check out at this year's fair

As Ceramic Art London prepares to introduce the public to over 80 talents in contemporary studio ceramics we take look at four studio potters exhibiting for the first time this year.

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Dulwich Picture Gallery to help "forgotten genius" Winifred Knights emerge from the shadows

The forgotten genius that is Winifred Knights will be the focus of the next ground breaking exhibition devoted to a critically neglected Modern British artist at Dulwich Picture Gallery.

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Industrial Revolution and the Great War to the Beatles and One Direction: Inside the Museum of Brands

Robert Opie, of the Museum of Brands and Packaging, takes Culture24 on a tour of the collection as it opens at its new home in Notting Hill.

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Archaeologists say 4th century pottery piece is rare symbol of Christianity in Roman Britain

A 4th century piece of Christian symbolism from Roman London has gone on public display for the first time since its 1970 discovery.

A photo of ancient brands and packaging from the museum in London's Notting Hill

An extraordinary world: The story of London's newly rehomed Museum of Brands and Packaging

Starting out with an exhibition at the V&A in 1975, Robert Opie has put together a collection of thousands of everyday objects. He tells Culture24 the story in its new home in Notting Hill.

An image of the painting Venus, Mars and Cupid by Peter Paul Rubens at Dulwich Picture Gallery

Beneath the surface: X-rays on Rubens paintings to show public how artist changed key works including Venus, Mars and Cupid

A life-size X-ray, set on a lightbox and installed at the end of the upcoming Rubens' Ghost exhibition, will feature in a revealing look at the artist's tinkerings.

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