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Canaletto, The Interior of the Rotunda © Compton Veryney, photo by Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Canaletto: Celebrating Britain

For the first time, visitors can enjoy the collective works of Canaletto, and admire his impressions of Britain, which he captured during his nine-year stay in the country.

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Red astronaut robot. © Victoria & Albert Museum

War Games

Relive your childhood at ‘War Games’, a vibrant exhibition from the V&A’s Museum of Childhood collections.

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Disused Tin Mine, St Agnes Cornwall c.1940, Given by the Pilgrim Trust © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Recording Britain

View a range of artworks created in response to a government scheme in 1939 that encouraged artists to capture Britain’s character and places of interest.

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Stanley Royle - Morning on the Derbyshire Moors (1920) © The Estate of Stanley Royle

The Great Outdoors: Paintings by Stanley Royle

View the vibrant works of artist Stanley Royle and discover how his paintings captured the changing landscape of Yorkshire.

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Buonaparte, First Consul of France, 1800. © The Trustees of the British Museum

Bonaparte and the British: prints and propaganda in the age of Napoleon

This British Museum exhibition focuses on the printed propaganda that either reviled or glorified Napoleon Bonaparte at the turn of the 19th century.

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Fomer Prime Minister Harold Wilson

Ask the curator: Chris Burgess Exhibition: Election! Britain votes! Where: People’s History Museum, Manchester

In the run-up to May’s general election, the Election! Britain Votes exhibition is primed to stir public emotions. Accessing the People’s History Museum’s extensive collections, the exhibition will showcase an object from every general election since 1906, from propaganda posters to Harold Wilson’s pipe, encapsulating the nation’s modern voting history.

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Powerful Posters: Tennis and Advertising, 1893-2015

Powerful Posters: Tennis and Advertising, 1893-2015

Follow the history of tennis culture, fashions and traditions across the years with the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum’s latest exhibition.

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1903 first edition, Original Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Photo Copyright Museum of London

Curator Q&A: Alex Werner; Sherlock Holmes, The Man Who Never Lived And Will Never Die at the Museum of London

In the closing weeks of the Museum of London’s highly successful Sherlock Holmes exhibition, we caught up with the exhibition’s curator, Alex Werner, to discover the work that went into putting this vast sleuth-showcase together.

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Lichtenstein In the Car

The pop artwork of American artist Roy Lichtenstein comes to Edinburgh

Instantly recognisable, the pop artwork of American artist Roy Lichtenstein is among the most striking and radical of the 20th century.

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The Sacred Heart, Courtesy Paul Stolper Gallery © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd.

Damien Hirst: New Religion

View silkscreen prints and sculptural editions by one of the world’s most significant contemporary artists and explore the relationship between science, art and religion, which have dominated Damien Hirst’s 25-year career.

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John Byrne and His Guitars, 2014.  © Mark Mulholland

BP Portrait Award, Edinburgh

Help celebrate the international talents of portrait artists at this free-of-charge exhibition which hosts a vast range of styles and approaches to the subject matter.

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(detail), The Usher Gallery, Lincoln

Bringing together a collection of work from 118 international artists, (detail) forms a vast collage of intriguing, abstract scenes, which when studied individually tell their own stories.

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Halifax. Steep Lane Baptist Chapel buffet lunch. 1976. ©Martin Parr / Magnum Photos

Early works of photographer Martin Parr cast humorous and affectionate light on Yorkshire life in the 1970s

View an amusing and affectionate portrayal of life in the Yorkshire mill town of Hebden Bridge and the surrounding area in the 1970s as captured by documentary photographer and satirist Martin Parr.

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Alexander McQueen, Butterfly headdress. Image copyright Anthea Sims

Alexander McQueen designs go on display at London’s V&A museum

The striking creations of fashion designer Alexander McQueen will be delighting visitors to the V&A from March to July this year.

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Marinot glass © Dr Pierre Merat

Maurice Marinot: A Passion for Glass, Until 7 June, Cardiff

View the colourful glass sculpture works of Maurice Marinot on display at National Museum Cardiff.

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Illustrated Bible from Ingenious Impressions exhibition. The Hunterian Art Gallery

Ingenious Impressions: The Coming of the Book, 27 February – 21 June, Glasgow

As the first major UK exhibition to explore the invention of the printed book, visitors can discover how the invention of mechanical type printing revolutionised book making in Europe and was instrumental in the emergence of the Renaissance and the spread of learning.

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The causeway to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, Northumberland, the ideal spot to see the stars. Photo: Ian Glendinning

Night sky adventures in Northumberland

Reach for the stars this season along the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where a series of Dark Skies events will reveal the wonders of the galaxy...

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Jodrell Bank. Image by Anthony Holloway

Astrophotography Night, 11 March, Cheshire

Learn how to use your DSLR or compact system camera to get started in astrophotography, assisted by Jodrell’s Dr Anthony Holloway.

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St David's Day Parade
. © Crown copyright (2006) Visit Wales

St David’s Day parade, 1 March, Cardiff

A sea of red and yellow can be seen across Cardiff as the St David’s Day parade takes over the Welsh capital.

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Lifebuoy bangle crocheted textile beads and wood by Felieke van der Leest  © National Museums Scotland

Express Yourself, until 29 March, Edinburgh

A jewellery box of delights awaits with over 40 glistening items on show, including necklaces, bracelets and earrings.

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Perspective drawing in ink, 1900, by Charles Rennie Mackintosh © Glasgow School of Art

Mackintosh Architecture, 18 February – 23 May, London

The instantly recognisable designs of Charles Rennie Mackintosh can be found throughout his hometown of Glasgow, but this exhibition will be the first to be devoted to his architecture.

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