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Secret plans of unsung World War II hero who saved London from drowning revealed

Peirson Frank, the civil engineer who created a rapid response unit to protect flood defences from Luftwaffe attacks during World War II, has been honoured in London.

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Petrie Museum reveals the hidden secrets of Ancient Egyptian archaeology

UCL's Petrie Museum has one of the world's best collections of Ancient Egypt artefacts. Culture24 takes a look at some of best hidden archaeological treasures.

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Sherlock Holmes: The Man Who Never Lived and Will Never Die at the Museum of London

The most famous fictional Londoner has been reinvented and reinterpreted in countless guises over the decades. Rachel Teskey takes a trip back to Victorian London.

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In Pictures: Rembrandt blockbuster sees out the year at the National Gallery

Limber up for one of the best painting exhibitions of the year with ten of the best from the National Gallery's blockbusting Rembrandt: The Late Years.

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Foundling Museum celebrates Dr Richard Mead - Georgian doctor to the stars

Foundling Museum curator Stephanie Chapman explores the life and work of Dr Richard Mead physician to Alexander Pope, Sir Robert Walpole, Isaac Newton and Samuel Johnson.

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Curator's Choice: Suzie Leighton on London's Inside Out festival

From radical opera to medieval history, co-director Suzie Leighton finds it near-impossible to pick a favourite from the eclectic programme at this year's festival.

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Shattered Roman "3-D puzzle" amphora found at London Bridge is restored

A 1st century Roman amphora, found during work on the Jubilee Line at London Bridge Underground Station in 1999, has been split into 126 fragments by conservation experts.

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Artist's Statement: Kasia Wozniak on Fashion Photography Inspired by Sherlock Holmes

In a Museum of London commission, Kasia Wozniak has used a mid-19th century plate technique to take on the work of Arthur Conan Doyle. Her work, she explains, is a kind of alchemy.

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Savage Beauty: V&A lines up spectacular Alexander McQueen exhibition for spring 2015

The V&A has released details of its major retrospective of the work of the visionary fashion designer Lee Alexander McQueen and it promises to be spectacular.

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Last-minute loan of savage Rembrandt work thrills National Gallery ahead of new exhibition

The Conspiracy of the Batavians under Claudius Civilis will be seen in the UK for the first time after Sweden's Royal Academy of Fine Arts agreed to loan in to the National Gallery.

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British Library opens ballot to view four original Magna Cartas

The British Library ballot to view the last four original Magna Cartas together for the first time in history has opened.

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Archaeologists launch crowdfunding bid to discover story of London's lost waterways

Archaeologists on the Thames foreshore want to explore the river stairs which acted as London's bus and tube stops - if they can raise £3,000 through a public appeal.

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From Dracula to Jack the Ripper, British Library's Terror of Wonder shines light on darkness

Horace Walpole, Frankenstein, Wallace and Gromit, Jekyll and Hyde and The Wicker Man all feature in the British Library's new exhibition. Rachel Teskey steps into the shadows.

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Sky's the limit for one lucky writer as RAF Museum announces blogger-in-residence post

Ahead of the museum's first major exhibition in more than ten years - this December's First World War in the Air show - curators are inviting one blogger to be a part of it.

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RAF Museum's Sopwith Camel "flies" again as First World War gallery takes shape

The RAF Museum has placed one of its prized exhibits, a WWI Sopwith Camel, high in the rafters of the new First World War in the Air exhibition space which opens in December 2014.

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