The best museum exhibitions in London
Hearing the title of this exhibition, you’re either going to think: What a great excuse to play eight hours of Journey, just to re-familiarise myself with the NPCs, or: What? Video games? Like Pac-Man?
Curated by Ian Hislop, this exhibition is the alternative version of Neil MacGregor’s 'A History of the World in 100 Objects' and it's about the age-old urge to fight the powers that be.
The V&A’s new exhibition of over 200 Frida-related items - many of which were only re-discovered in 2004 - explains the allure underpinning Frida fandom.
Fashion has a hard time being taken seriously as art. But the works of certain designers are definitely worthy of a place on a museum pedestal. Azzedine Alaïa is one of those designers.
With phone-checking kidults in mind, the Sainsbury Gallery at the V&A has been turned into an interactive playground of techy gadgets, detailed dioramas and video installations – there’s even a sandpit...
This is the V&A doing what the V&A does best: staging world-class exhibitions of immaculately preserved and presented fashion. This new spring blockbuster covers the way clothing has been inspired by the beauty of nature, but has also exploited and damaged the natural world.
King Ashurbanipal's (r. 668–c. 631 BC) rule of the Assyrian Empire made him one of the most powerful men the world has ever known. But history hasn't quite granted him the recognition he deserves. The British Museum's major autumn 2018 exhibition seeks to remedy this, reconstructing Ashurbanipal's world through an extensive display of Assyrian artifacts demonstrating the rich history and culture of this ancient empire.
Stop fannying about and get down to Greenwich for the Fan Museum's latest exhibition of fabulous, feathered fans. The use of our feathered friends to make extravagant fans dates back at least a thousand years, but peaked in popularity in the late 19th century. Marvel at this collection of Lady Windermere's favourite accessory in the only UK museum completely dedicated to them.
You’ll find 150 works, many of which have not been displayed in public before, at this exhibition charting the career of mid-20th century designer and painter, Enid Marx. Moving from hand-printed textiles to industrially-produced weaves, the show includes her seating pattern for London Transport made in the ‘30s.