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Bridgeman Studio Award 2016 Podcast

  You did know we were running a competition to design a cover for a major publisher, didn’t you? Join Lucy Innes Williams and Charlotte Proctor Smith from Bridgeman Studio discuss the Bridgeman Studio Award with publishing expert John Moelwyn-Hughes who works closely with HarperCollins. Bridgeman Studio continues to make […]

Art, Culture, History

Bethlem Museum of the Mind

Bethlem Museum of the Mind, the pioneering new gallery and museum at the world’s oldest psychiatric hospital, Bethlem Royal Hospital at Beckenham, south London, has been named as one of the finalists competing for the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2016. Situated within the hospital grounds, Bethlem […]

Culture

Exposing the History of Underwear

There’s a pants party and you’re invited; the V&A’s much-anticipated exhibition Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear will be revealing all to the public from the 16th April. It will examine the practicalities of various underwear models from the 18th century to the present day and their sexual appeal in fashion, […]

Art, Culture

Top Ten Tats: A History of Body-Art

Here is a run down of badass tattoo images, featuring a disproportionate amount of hunky sailors and bare butts.  In broadly chronological order: 10. The Siberian Ice Maiden  Lived during the 5th century BC, and was buried with horses, meat, yogurt and a massive headdress. She has a supercool stag-like tattoo on her shoulder. […]