Architecture & Design

Sherlock Holmes: Museum of London Exhibition

Some of the highlights from the new Museum of London Sherlock Holmes exhibition.

Russian Avant-Garde Theatre, V&A, London

Their heyday was short – but almost a century on, these striking designs still look radical.

Sneak Preview of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty coming to the V&A

This special retrospective of the career of Lee Alexander McQueen originally opened in New York to phenomenal success. Now it comes to McQueen’s home town and to a museum that meant a lot to him. By combining a grasp of tailoring with an extraordina

Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust - Royal Academy of Arts

American artist Joseph Cornell was known for his inventive and poetic transformation of found materials across diverse media and this exhibition will explore this fully. Featuring his box constructions, assemblages, collages and films, this is the fir

Terror And Wonder: The British Library Goes Gothic

Everybody knows a ghost story or has seen a film that’s scared them witless, but how did this spooky genre first come about?

Constructing Worlds review the battered, beautiful and barely credible

From 1930s America to Pyongyang now, the work of 18 photographers captures the extreme and humdrum nature of buildings.

‘Ming: 50 Years that changed China’, at the British Museum

The exhibition illuminates a half-century slice of life in China shortly before the establishing of regular commercial links with Europe.

Movies’ love affair with the metropolis

A look at film makers’ enduring interest in city street life and skyscrapers

Beauty and bloodbaths in the Ming dynasty

A million-strong army, exquisite opulence and paranoically violent rulers as a new show opens at the British Museum, Julia Lovell explains how the Ming dynasty put China at the centre of the world.