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Leila AlaouiRead MoreNovember 7, 2020

Somerset House is hosting an exhibition of photographs and video by Leila Alaoui, a photographer who was working to depict refugees and migration.

Article of the Week - number thirty nine - Ram's Head for ZegnaRead MoreNovember 7, 2020


Each week, one item is selected from the collection to highlight. This time around it is a lithograph by Graham Sutherland.

Article of the Week - number thirty eight - Shopping in MysoreRead MoreOctober 31, 2020


Each week an article is chosen from the collection to showcase on the blog. This week it is a Lyons Teahouse print by Edward Ardizzone.

Pallant HouseRead MoreOctober 31, 2020

Pallant House in Chichester is been hosting a marvellous exhibition or, rather, three!

Fabric of Vision - Dress and Drapery in PaintingRead MoreOctober 31, 2020


A new book for the studio library explores the representation of fabrics in fine art.

TattingRead MoreOctober 31, 2020

Not to be confused with Shetland's taatit rugs, tatting is enjoying a revival.

Articles of the Week - number thirty seven - protest clothingRead MoreOctober 24, 2020


Each week something from the collection in the studio is selected for the blog. This week it is a recent addition - a shirt and pair of trousers, and a t-shirt, all protesting injustice.

Gladys PaulusRead MoreOctober 24, 2020

Gladys Paulus' exhibition, Hinterland, explores personal histories through costume.

Matching masks to fashionRead MoreOctober 24, 2020

African fabrics are more fashionable than ever.

The Secret Garden Read MoreOctober 24, 2020


Gardening and nature has been a life-saver for humanity.