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Architecture & Design

Stradivarius - Ashmolean Museum

Antonio Stradivari (c.1644–1737) – or Stradivarius as he is usually known – is the only maker of musical instruments whose name ranks alongside those of the great composers. For the first time will twenty-one of his instruments, from guitar to cello

The Alternative Guide to the Universe - Hayward Gallery

The Alternative Guide to the Universe explores the work of self-taught artists and architects, fringe physicists and visionary inventors, all of whom offer bracingly unorthodox perspectives on the world we live in. Inspiringly original and bracingly ec

The Future is Here: A New Industrial Revolution - Design Museum

This fascinating exhibition explores how the lines between manufacturer, designer and consumer are becoming increasingly blurred. Changes to the way objects are made, what they are made of and type of objects that people use all have an affect on industry

Memory Palace - Victoria and Albert Museum

With the arrival of new technology to read books, this latest exhibition at the V&A explores a different way to read a book: in the format of a walk in book. Hari Kunzru's story is filled with illustrations from twenty of the best known graphic design

Open East Festival

On the first anniversary of the London 2012 Games, the north of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park opens for a packed weekend of entertainment and activity, art and food. Discover a world of music with a host of international acts, featuring Toots and the Ma

Hello My Name is Paul Smith - Design Museum

This new exhibition at the Design museum celebrates the work of designer Paul Smith.He has personally selected the collections that are displayed, with the different stages of design and production examined. The display reveals how Paul Smith's unique

Sir Hugh Casson PRA: Making Friends - Royal Academy of Art

This exhibition examines why Sir Hugh Casson is considered to be the most popular architect of his time. The drawings and water colours on display show how his training in the 1930's was put to good use when he was responsible for camouflaging airfields d

In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion - Queen's Gallery

This exhibition explores the sumptuous costume of British monarchs and their court during the 16th and 17th centuries through portraits in the Royal Collection. During this period fashion was central to court life and was an important way to display socia

United Micro Kingdoms (UMK): A Design Fiction - Design Museum

UmK presents perspectives on a fictional future for the United Kingdom, as imagined by designers and educators Dunne & Raby. The exhibition sees England devolved into four self-contained counties, each free to experiment with governance, economy and lifes

The Architect's Home - Peter Gossel

Autobiographical homes. This title deals with the houses architects design for themselves. The greatest challenge in designing homes is negotiating the delicate balance between aesthetics and the personal desires of the occupants. While it's important for