For Jo Cox

And all she fought for and believed in. Lawrence Johnston's gardens at Hidcote, Gloucestershire, June 18 2016.

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The New Tate Modern – and what it made me think about the British Museum

Listening yesterday to Nicholas Serota talk about Tate’s vision, and how that had led to the new extension which opens to all, for free, in two days, I thought of the British Museum. I couldn’t stop doing so, as Lord Browne (Tate chair) followed Tate’s director, and then Sadiq Khan (London’s mayor), Frances Morris (Tate … Continue reading The New Tate Modern – and what it made me think about the British Museum

#lookdown Boris Anrep

SPAB is running an excellent historic floors promotion which they are calling #lookdown, asking us to share images of our favourite floors. Here’s one of mine. If my experience is anything to go by, many people must walk over these every day without realising what’s under their feet – it was long after my first visit to … Continue reading #lookdown Boris Anrep

New British Archaeology

The new British Archaeology is out this week. The digital edition is online now, and printed copies are in the post and will in the shops on Friday. There are two pieces that I particularly like as classic examples of archaeology at work: finding human stories we’d otherwise know nothing about. First is the discovery … Continue reading New British Archaeology