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National Archives piece together the records of 140,000 First World War officers

Nearly 140,000 surviving paper records of Officers who served in the First World War, including Rudyard Kipling's son Jack and future Prime Minister Clement Atlee, have been made available at the National Archives.

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Picture Gallery: 79 Works in Pencil - The Derwent Art Prize 2014

See a selection of drawings from the Derwent Art Prize, showing at the Mall Galleries in London in September, and vote for your favourite in the People's Choice Award.

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The act of finding, rather than carving is celebrated in Morphisisation at APT Gallery

The gentle art of finding, rather than carving, modelling or moulding is the theme in a group show of sculptural installation at Deptford's APT Gallery.

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Curator's Choice: Hannah Agass looks through the diary of World War I nurse Veronica Nisbet

Hannah Agass, of the Museum of the Order of St John, on the moving testimonial of a St John Ambulance nurse who volunteered to save soldiers' lives during the First World War.

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Kangaroos, dingoes, Tahiti and Australia: Arts and Science of Exploration at Queen’s House

From Tahiti to Australia, Royal Museums Greenwich's new show follows Captain James Cook's voyages between 1768 and 1780 through the eyes and easels of artists.

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From Kate Moss to Marilyn Manson, Wedding Dresses 1775–2014 is beautiful at the V&A

Celebs abound in the V&A's stunning exhibition, although some of the most poignant gowns are those for ordinary women who often made their own dresses, says Stephanie Pomfrett.

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South American art shines as Radical Geometry is radical once more at the RA

The Royal Academy tells the story of a continent with a rare show of work fro the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection. Mark Sheerin takes a look.

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Palaeontologists discover new dog-sized dinosaur species in Venezuela

A new dinosaur species the size of a small dog has been identified by scientists from the Natural History Museum and the University of Zürich.

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National Portrait Gallery puts young Roald Dahl RAF portrait on show for the first time

A rarely-seen Matthew Smith portrait of Roald Dahl when he was a young RAF officer during the Second World War has gone on display at the National Portrait Gallery.

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Curator's Choice: Dr Merle Patchett on taxidermy and the 19th century bird plume boom

The University of Bristol's Dr Merle Patchett tells Culture24 about the technology that is bringing plumage trade history to life in a taxidermy installation.

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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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Grayson Perry to portray Chris Huhne, Rylan Clark and more in exhibition alongside Channel 4 show

Who are You?, at the National Portrait Gallery, will portray deaf parents, a Muslim convert, a couple living with Alzheimer's, a young transsexual and Northern Ireland loyalist marchers.

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Illustrious life of critic/broadcaster Kenneth Clark makes for satisfying Tate Britain show

Best known for his 1969 documentary series Civilisation, the subject of Tate's biographical show had a number of strings to his bow, as Mark Sheerin discovers.

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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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Goodbye Piccadilly - the buses that went to war at London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum explores the role of buses and bus drivers during the First World War, as well as life on the home front and the social changes that took place in wartime London.

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