Broadening the mind and uplifting the heart

Camille Silvy – Photographer of the Victorian Age

| November 30, 2010

CAMILLE SILVY – PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE VICTORIAN AGE Camille Silvy – Frenchman, diplomat and war hero – yet only now is he receiving the recognition he deserves for his main achievement in life: as a brilliant and early pioneer of the portrait photograph in 19th century London. The exhibition – Camille Silvy: Photographer of Modern […]

Frederick Cayley Robinson:Acts of Mercy

| November 28, 2010

FREDERICK CAYLEY ROBINSON: ACTS OF MERCY Frederick Cayley Robinson was, among other things, a Symbolist painter, a theatre set designer and book illustrator. But he is now most famous for his series of paintings called Acts of Mercy which are the subject of a new exhibition at London’s National Gallery. The gallery goes so far […]

Empire Mail: George V and the GPO

| November 28, 2010

George V, known as the ‘Philatelist King’, came to the throne one hundred years ago, and to mark the centenary, the British Postal Museum and Archive (BPMA) is staging a major exhibition at the City of London’s Guildhall Gallery called Empire Mail: George V and the GPO. It is part of London 2010:Festival of Stamps, […]

Power in Miniature

| October 6, 2010

Why would two prehistoric cultures thousands of miles apart and which were never in contact make almost identical clay figurines? And why do they resonate with us thousands of years later? These are just two of the fascinating questions unearthed, an exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts at Norwich University, attempts to answer. […]