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Events in Art and Archaeology

Mummified Jackal ObliqueOriental Museum, Durham © Kate Weightman
Mummified Jackal Oblique
Oriental Museum, Durham
© Kate Weightman
Animal Mummies Revealed
LIVERPOOL  •  World Museum  •  14 October 2016 - 26 February 2017

The animal mummies, including cats, birds, jackals and crocodile are pulled together from collections across the UK, from Bristol, Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester.

The exhibition explores the practice of preparing animals as votive offerings to the gods. Millions of animals were religiously sacrificed and mummified in ancient Egyptian times. The mummies are on display alongside related cultural artefacts, including statues, photographs, journals and archive material showing us how the animal mummies were excavated and selected by archaeologists and museum experts, and how they were collected and distributed as curios and souvenirs, particularly in Britain

World Museum Website

Contact: World Museum
William Brown Street
L3 8EN
Tel: (44) 151 478 43 93

Xhosa Snuffbox in the shape of an ox, South Africa, Late 19th CenturyPhoto © The Trustees of the British Museum
Xhosa Snuffbox in the shape of an ox, South Africa, Late 19th Century
Photo © The Trustees of the British Museum
South Africa: The Art of a Nation
LONDON  •  British Museum  •  27 October 2016 - 26 February 2017
In this exhibition a diverse range of art from across the ages tells a story that stretches back 100,000 years. From rock art made by the country’s earliest peoples to works by South African artists at the forefront of contemporary art.

British Museum Website

Contact: British Museum
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG
Tel: 44 (0)20 7323 8299

Events in Classical Music

Julia Fischer, violin
LONDON  •  Wigmore Hall  •  19 January 2017

Julia Fischer, violin

Wigmore Hall Website

Detailed schedule information:
7:30 pm

Contact: Wigmore Hall
36 Wigmore Street
Tel: (44) 20 7935 2141

Events in Pop Culture and Cinema

Wildlife Photographer of the Year© Sam Hobson
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
© Sam Hobson
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
LONDON  •  Natural History Museum, London  •  21 October 2016 - 10 September 2017

This year’s competition was the most competitive to date, attracting almost 50,000 entries from professionals and amateurs across 95 countries.

Judged by a panel of international experts, winning images are selected for their creativity, originality and technical excellence.

The exhibition features the collection of 100 exceptional images, revealing the astonishing diversity of life on our planet and highlighting our crucial role in protecting it.

Natural History Museum, London Website

Contact: Natural History Museum, London
Cromwell Rd, London SW7 5BD
United Kingdom
Tel: (44) 20 7942 500

Barbican - courtesy of Guy Marineau and Chloé Archive Paris
Barbican - courtesy of Guy Marineau and Chloé Archive Paris
The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined
LONDON  •  Barbican Art Gallery  •  13 October 2016 - 5 February 2017

Potent, provocative and sometimes shocking, the word vulgar conjures up strong images, ideas and feelings in us all. The Vulgar is the first exhibition to explore the inherently challenging but utterly compelling territory of taste in fashion, from the renaissance through to contemporary design. Examining the constantly evolving notion of vulgarity in fashion whilst revelling in its excesses, you are invited to think again about exactly what makes something vulgar and why it is such a sensitive and contested term.

Drawn from major public and private collections worldwide, The Vulgar showcases over 120 stunning objects, ranging from historical costumes to couture and ready-to-wear looks, with contributions from leading contemporary designers such as Walter van Beirendonck, Chloé, Christian Dior, Pam Hogg, Charles James, Christian Lacroix, Lanvin, Moschino, Miuccia Prada, Agent Provocateur, Elsa Schiaparelli, Philip Treacy, UNDERCOVER, Viktor & Rolf, Louis Vuitton and Vivienne Westwood.

Barbican Centre Website

Contact: Barbican Centre
Silk Street London
Tel: (44) 020 7638 889

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