Editorial

Changing the British Museum

IN A YEAR in which visits to the United Kingdom’s national museums declined overall, the British Museum bucked the trend. With 6.42 million visits in 2015–16, it was the country’s top attraction for the ninth year running. It is hard to remember a time when it played second fiddle to the previous longstanding front-runner, Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

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The Print before Photography: An Introduction to European Printmaking 1550–1820. By Antony Griffiths

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An unusual gift of Russian prints to the British Museum in 1926

By Galina Mardilovich
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Piety at home in Renaissance Italy. Cambridge

IN RECENT YEARS we have been blessed with exhibitions that have moved beyond the hierarchies of technique and in which the ‘fine arts’ are placed within the context of the ‘decorative arts’, or, from a more enlightened point of view, in which the histories of art and of material culture are seen to be one and the same thing.

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    Signorelli in Rome

    By Tom Henry
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    Signorelli, the Vitelli and the Medici

    By Matteo Mazzalupi
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    The patronage and date of a late altarpiece by Guercino

    By Piero Boccardo
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    An unusual gift of Russian prints to the British Museum in 1926

    By Galina Mardilovich
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    The Rodin centenary

    By Melanie Vandenbrouck
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    By Zahira Veliz
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    By Timothy Shroder
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    By Monica Chojnacka
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    By Giorgio Bonsanti
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    By Marjorie B. Cohn
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    By Babette Bohn
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    By Hermione Waterfield
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    By Andrew Wilton
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    By Patrick Lenaghan
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    By Gauvin Alexander Bailey
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    By Jeremy Lewison
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    By Hugo Chapman
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    By Owen Hopkins
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    By Richard Martin
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  • Vanessa Bell. London

    By Richard Cork
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  • Piety at home in Renaissance Italy. Cambridge

    By Richard Stemp
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    By Rachel Smith
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    By Patrick Bade
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  • Drawings for paintings in the age of Rembrandt. Washington and Paris

    By An Van Camp
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    By Kathleen Adler
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    By Laura Prins
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    By Caroline Campbell
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    By Xavier F. Salomon
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