Finland at the Exposition Universelle of 1900

Today, the 12th of November in 1900, was the last day when l'Exposition universelle de 1900, or as the event was known in English, 1900 Paris Exposition, was open. It had been opened since mid April. I will concentrate here only on the Finnish Pavilion. This was not the first time when Finland participated in... Continue Reading →

Child-friendly Exhibition about Water at the Institution of Civil Engineers

Water is the most important liquid on the globe as far as I understood it, and there is the opportunity to see an exhibition about this nectar of life, if you are in London in the near future. The exhibition Water. From Source to Tap is open until the end of February at the Institution of... Continue Reading →

Leonardo da Vinci as Anatomist

Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing exhibition series took place simultaneously in the spring in twelve places across the UK to mark the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death. These drawings from the Royal Collection attracted more than one million visitors. I was one of them. In May an exhibition of more than... Continue Reading →

Peterloo Massacre, 16 August 1819

Two hundred years ago a peaceful mass meeting in Manchester turned into a massacre. Among the victims there were women and a two years old child. The Peterloo Massacre, a defining moment for Britain’s democracy, is remembered in two exhibitions in Manchester, at People’s History Museum and The John Rylands Library. Please note that this... Continue Reading →

Chris Killip: The Last Ships

Chris Killip’s photo exhibition The Last Ships is currently on display at the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle. The photos were taken between 1975 and 1977. Killip was photographing in the north-east of England at the time when the existence of heavy industry – steelmaking, coal mining, shipbuilding – was on the verge of death.... Continue Reading →

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