In Fine Style brings together a beautiful collection of regal portraits and items of clothing that allow the visitor to take a tour through the high fashion of the 16th and 17th centuries. The rare textiles almost steal the show, but there are also more understated treasures to discover.
Benjamin Britten is often described as the greatest English composer since Purcell. His compositional output spans almost every musical genre, from opera to string quartets to solo songs. Instantly recognisable, his music is imbued with the spirit of his time and place, yet it transcends cultural and geographical boundaries.
Drawing on a philosophy rooted in the rich traditions of people and climate, Correa’s work is informed both by a world view and intimate understanding of place. Charles Correa: India's Greatest Architect at RIBA showcases his projects from across the world and features drawings, photographs, models and films spanning over five decades.
Life and Death: Pompeii and Herculaneum at the British Museum is a major new exhibition on two of the most important towns that were subsumed in the pyroclastic flows from Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. It provides a detailed, honest and frank insight not only into citizens' lives, but also into their lifestyles and attitudes.
The mirror of health: discovering medicine in the golden age of Islam reveals the development of medical tradition in Europe and the Middle East from the collections of the Royal College of Physicians. This exhibition presents the newly researched collection and explores the medical traditions that developed in the heartland of Islam from the 9th century to the 17th century.