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What's in a name, or How Gothic is Goth?

22 December 2014

From the outset the curators of the Terror and Wonder exhibition were determined to devote a significant amount of space to the goth subculture. In order to make sure we got the story right we turned to Pete Scathe for...

SWOTY 2014

22 December 2014

Jonnie Robinson, Lead Curator of Spoken English, writes: It's customary at this time of year for individuals, societies, institutions and industries to reflect on the previous twelve months and nominate people, events or phenomena for special recognition. In November, for...

‘Russian glory’ of Oscar Wilde and Aubrey Beardsley

22 December 2014

As part of the UK-Russia Year of Culture 2014, the exhibition “Oscar Wilde. Aubrey Beardsley . A Russian Perspective” was on show at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (23 September – 30 November 2014). Six items from the...

Season’s greetings at Gombroon

22 December 2014

The Persian factory of the East India Company at Bandar Abbas was known for being “but an inch-deal from hell”. However in the 1740s there was a rather heart-warming and very seasonal event. Bandar Abbas, or Gombroon, was home to...

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