British museum

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

Thanks to the centenary of the first world war, counter-factuals are much in vogue. How different might history have been…

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

One of the great treats of the exhibiting year will undoubtedly be Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs (17 April to 7…

Sorry – the Vikings really were that bad

10 August 2013 9:00 am

Sometimes the really obvious take on history turns out to be the right one. For generations, we all assumed that…

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…