Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum at the British Museum

The British Museum’s Pompeii and Herculaneum exhibition opened to considerable fanfare at the end of March. A number of prime-time TV documentaries heralded its coming and the Mayor of London, no doubt enchanted with the subject he studied at university, waxed lyrical at the press opening. Neil MacGregor, Pontifex Maximus of the cultural establishment, had Continue Reading

Women, migration and Britishness at the Manchester Art Gallery

The Manchester Art Gallery’s In Translation is a new collaborative exhibition displaying selected works from the Empire Marketing Board alongside new commentaries and pieces derived from the artists’ collective Ultimate Holding Company’s workshops with foreign female immigrants to the North West. The Empire Marketing Board existed in the interwar period between the years 1926 to Continue Reading