Magazine article History Today

Round & About: April 2011

Magazine article History Today

Round & About: April 2011

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Learning to Dwell: Adolf Loos in the Czech Lands

Until May 3rd

Royal Institute of British Architects

66 Portland Place

London W1B 1AD

Telephone: 020 7580 5533

Adolf Loos (1870-1933) was a key influence on Le Corbusier and countless other 20th-century architects and designers. This exhibition will examine Loos' houses in Prague, Pilsen and Brno. Alongside models, drawings and original furniture, attention will be paid to his Villa Muller in Prague with its superb example of 'Raumplan' technique, a formative project in the development of split-level living designs.

Antoine Watteau

until June 5th

The Wallace Collection

Hertford House, Manchester Square, London W1U 3BN

Telephone: 020 7563 9500

Complementing the current Watteau exhibition at the Royal Academy, this two-part display presents both the Wallace Collection's Watteau holdings and explores the artist's close ties with a prominent dealer in his work the great 18th-century French collector and taste-maker Jean de Jullienne (1686-1766) his career and collections.

Italian Drawings

Until July 10th

Fitzwilliam Museum

Trumpington Street

Cambridge CB2 1RB

Telephone: 01223 332 900

Celebrating the Fitzwilliam's outstanding collection of Italian drawings with works by masters such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese, this exhibition also shows the less famed, though no less beautiful, sketches of Stefano della Bella, Agnese and Carlo Dolci.

Henge Diggers

until July 17th

The Manchester Museum

The University of Manchester

Oxford Road

Manchester M13 9PL

Telephone: 0161 275 2634

A series of photographs by Bill Bevan recording the Stonehenge Riverside Project in 2008--a dig that brought together archaeologists from a variety of places to undertake shared research, echoing the original purpose of Stonehenge as a ceremonial centre for prehistoric communities.

The Triumph of Maximilian I: Hans Burgkmair and Others

Until August 14th

Museums Sheffield: Graves Gallery

Surrey Street

Sheffield S1 1XZ

Telephone: 0114 278 2600

In 1512, fearing obscurity in death, the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I (1459-1519) commissioned a series of miniature paintings to record his lifetime's achievements. On display are a series of prints made from the paintings and depicting in minute detail the costume, ornament and pomp of German courtly life during Maximilian's reign. Elsewhere, Museums Sheffield's Millennium Gallery has re-launched the Ruskin Collection, offering a fresh look at the many important works and artefacts amassed by Victorian polymath John Ruskin (1819-1900) which has been housed in Sheffield since 1875.

Humanity in War

Until January 2012

National War Museum

Edinburgh Castle

Castle Hill

Edinburgh EHI 2NG

Telephone: 0131 247 4413

Beginning with the American Civil War, through the apocalyptic engagements of the last century and on to the battles of today photographers have been present to capture the courage and dignity, hope and despair of people in conflict. Drawing on the extensive collections of the International Committee of the Red Cross, this exhibition recounts the turbulent story of 150 years of war as captured through the camera lens.

Power House

From April 2nd

Royal Armouries Museum

HM Tower Of London

London EC3N 4AB

Telephone: 0844 482 7777

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