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August 7, 2019

This article was previously published in Issue 19, ABSENCE (December 2018).

‘I am Ashurbanipal, great king, mighty king, king of the world, king of Assyria.’ 

The British Museum’s new exhibition explores the reign of King Ashurbanipal, who ascended to the throne in 669 B...

June 4, 2019

Welcome to my second column! This week we are moving across to China to look at the life and works of the artist Ch’en Shu (1660-1736).

Ch’en Shu, The White Cockatoo, Detail, 1721, Hanging scroll, ink and colours on paper, 94.0 x 43.7 cm. The Metropolitan Museum of Art,...

May 3, 2019

Hello everyone and welcome to my new column on unsung women in the history of the arts! I’m Francesca, a second-year undergrad here at The Courtauld, and each week I’ll be highlighting a new woman whose work has gone un- or underacknowledged due to her gender. I’ll als...

April 16, 2019

News of the Notre-Dame fire has deeply shocked people worldwide. Amidst the various reasons for it holding a deep-seated significance for many people, including religious, cultural and national, is Notre-Dame’s status as a Gothic icon. For art historians, amateur enthu...

March 13, 2019

We are incredibly proud to announce that last Thursday’s Careers Networking Event was the most successful to date, with 46 careers certificate completers attending! With a wide range of alumni present, from Bruce Boucher, Director of the Sir John Soane’s Museum, to Coc...

November 30, 2018

There is a painting of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden hanging on the wall of a gallery; both are naked, save for a fig leaf. A small girl of about two or three years stares up intently at it, her hands crossed behind her back as she leans forward, nose first. Sudde...

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