British museum

For my family, the Vikings exhibition was about as much fun as being raped and pillaged

12 April 2014 9:00 am

Have you managed to book tickets to the Viking exhibition at the British Museum yet? If you haven’t, my advice…

‘Hercules Killing Cacus’, 1588, by Hendrik Goltzius

Upside down and right on top: the power of George Baselitz

22 March 2014 9:00 am

It’s German Season in London, and revealingly the best of three new shows is the one dealing with the most…

The Vale of York hoard, 900s.

The British Museum's Vikings: part provincial exhibit, part gripping drama

8 March 2014 9:00 am

Exhibitions are made for two main reasons: education and entertainment. Although I recognise the importance of education I am, by…

The night that saved England

1 March 2014 9:00 am

If he hadn’t survived the Twelfth Night raid of 878, England as we know it might never have existed

Unmissable: ‘The Horse, the Rider and the Clown’, 1943–4, by Matisse will go on show at Tate Modern in April

Art shows you simply mustn't miss in 2014

11 January 2014 9:00 am

Andrew Lambirth reveals the treats on show in 2014

Sorry – the Vikings really were that bad

10 August 2013 9:00 am

Forget that guff about peaceful farmers with an interest in travel

Exhibitions: Why can’t the critical fraternity make up its mind?

13 July 2013 9:00 am

As more time elapses since the regrettable fracas over Kitaj’s 1994 Tate exhibition and his tragic suicide in 2007, he…