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Weaving hatsRead MoreSeptember 22, 2018

Also on the BBC is an enchanting short film about the weaving of hats from pandanus on one of the Pacific islands: Rurutu.

Handmade in MexicoRead MoreDecember 9, 2017

On BBC iPlayer there is a lovely short film about the making of a huipil, the Central American garment.

Zoo Quest in colourRead MoreMay 21, 2016

If you love natural history in all its shapes and forms then David Attenborough will surely be familiar to you. In this, his 90th year, a very special film has just been shown on telly in the UK and it is absolutely brilliant.

The Renaissance UnchainedRead MoreFebruary 20, 2016


A new art series has just begun on the BBC and it is absolutely fascinating.

Chinese ceramicsRead MoreJuly 18, 2013

There is a very interesting programme on BBC iPlayer at the moment about ceramics from China.

Deco and ModernismRead MoreMay 25, 2013

That rollicking, fun and carefree period of the 1920's and 1930's was not all it seems. Great design it certainly was but there is a dark side too.

Our ancient pastRead MoreMay 11, 2013

Isn't serendipity a wonderful thing? This week has been one of archaeological happenings, full of mystery, wonder and amazing art and craft.