London’s Museums and Art Galleries often host special exhibitions for varying periods. It offers the opportunity to people staying in Holiday Apartments London and Londoners to see unusual items, many of which are on loan from museums around the country and overseas. We take a look at some of the very special exhibitions underway in London at the moment.
- The British Museum has a stunning exhibition on Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds. Due to end on 27th November, this is a fantastic look at items from the drowned cities of Canopus and Thonis-Heracleion. These were cities which once stood at the mouth of the Nile. Submerged by the sea, their remains were discovered by divers in the 1990’s. This is the first time that these items from a drowned world have ever been seen in the UK. Among the finds are monumental twenty foot high statues of Greek kings dressed as pharaohs, exquisite golden jewellery and household items such as a bronze ladle that still bears barnacles attached to it from its long sojourn underwater.
- Ever wondered how women used to sit down wearing those massive Victorian crinolines? The answer can be found in the V&A’s latest exhibition Undressed: A brief History of Underwear. Find out about the hoops of the eighteenth century, the bum rolls used to pad out costumes, corsets designed for horse-riding, lacey bust bodices and how the Y front was devised. This exhibition is on until next March.
- Is Art your passion? Then Beyond Caravaggio at the National Gallery is worth seeing. One can also find variety of Aparthotels London nearby. This is the first major exhibition in the UK to examine the way seventeenth century artist Caravaggio has influenced artists. From the very moment his first commission was unveiled in 1600, artists flocked to see his work which possessed dramatic lighting effects and naturalism. On show in this exhibition are a stunning collection of works by Caravaggio as well as the numerous Italian, French, Spanish, Flemish and Dutch artists he inspired. The works have been gathered from three national museums – the National Gallery of Ireland, the National Galleries of Scotland and the National Gallery, London. This exhibition ends in January.
- Fire! Fire! Is on at the Museum of London and retells the dramatic days of 1666 when much of London was destroyed by fire. This year is the 350th anniversary of this disaster, which dramatically changed the face of the city of London. Discover how a fire in a bakers destroyed most of the city within days. Hundreds of churches were destroyed, most of which were rebuilt in a new style pioneered by Sir Christopher Wren, ensuring they became known as the Wren churches. Most famous of all of these Wren churches is St Paul’s Cathedral. Exhibition ends in April 2017.
- Love Beatrix Potter? Then book a room at Presidential Kensington Apartments and head for the Victoria and Albert Museum for a fascinating exhibition reflecting her London links. She was born in London and it was here that her first story about Peter Rabbit was completed and published. She frequently visited the V&A to study and draw. This is the museum, which contains the coat she used as a basis for the highly ornamented coat in The Tailor of Gloucester. The exhibition is on until April 2017.