Explore the capital after dark in a new, evocative photography exhibition at the Museum of London.
Fusing portraiture, documentary, conceptual photography and film, from the late 19th century to the present day, London Nights features over 200 works. Discover how photographers have long been inspired by London at night, from the twinkling lights and buzzing nightlife of the West End to the more sinister aspects of a city in darkness and see how Londoners work, rest and play when the sun goes down in one of the biggest metropolises in the world. 📷 🌇
Over 200 photographs by 50 artists, ranging from the late 19th century to the present day, some never seen before. Contributors include: Alvin Langdon Coburn, Bill Brandt, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Tish Murtha and Nick Turpin. Read more about how we chose these stunning images.
Celebrating the birth of the newest member of the Royal Family this summer, Prince George. Showcasing royal items from their collection, many of which were worn by royal babies of the past and some of whom later succeeded to the throne.
By exploring these items the Museum of London not only brings to life a very personal family history, but they also connect the newest generation of the Royal Family to over 400 years of the UK’s history
See a cap worn by Charles I, a fine cotton vest and lace mitten worn by George III, a nursing apron thought to be worn by Queen Victoria and a selection of shoes and tiny booties worn by Queen Victoria’s children Princess Beatrice, Princess Alice and Prince Leopold.
From iconic covers and Doctor Who, to historic broadcasts and never-before-seen BBC archives; the Museum of London is celebrating the 90th anniversary of Radio Times.The exhibition charts the history of the British weekly TV and radio listings publication and its close association with the history of broadcasting in Britain. Highlights include original Radio Times covers, a 1920s Marconi valve radio and a 50th anniversary display for Doctor Who, which has been a regular in the Radio Times since 1964.
As an antidote to Christmas cheer, visit Scrooge in his Victorian grotto. If he’s in a good mood, he’ll be handing out gifts, and there’s an opportuity to have your photograph taken too (for an additional fee).
In 2006, Museum of London archaeologists excavated a burial ground at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel. What they found was both extraordinary and unexpected.
The excavation revealed some 262 burials. In the confusing mix of bones was extensive evidence of dissection, autopsy and amputation, bones wired for teaching, and animals dissected for comparative anatomy.
Dating from a key period – that of the Anatomy Act of 1832 – the discovery is one of the most significant in the UK, offering fresh insight into early 19th century dissection and the trade in dead bodies.
Now, 180 years later, you can uncover this intriguing story in Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men, a major new exhibition at the Museum of London. Bringing together human and animal remains, exquisite anatomical models and drawings, documents and original artefacts, the exhibition reveals the intimate relationship between surgeons pushing forward anatomical study and the ‘Resurrection men’ who supplied them; and the shadowy practices prompted by a growing demand for corpses.
This year, the festival has chosen King’s Cross as its hub and benefits from long-term partnerships with such establishments as the British Library, St Pancras International, the Guardian Gallery and King’s Cross Station.
Encompassing street, documentary and conceptual photography, the festival includes 18 exhibitions and 30 satellite events including workshops, talks and screenings.