Issam Kourbaj: Dark Water, Burning World
13 December 2021

Venetia Porter, Curator of Islamic and Contemporary Middle East Art delves into the background behind Syrian-born, UK-based artist Issam Kourbaj’s evocative boat artwork. The boats are part of our current touring Spotlight Loan,Crossings: community and refuge.

The Lampedusa Cross
11 June 2021

Jill Cook, Keeper, Department of Britain, Europe & Prehistory, takes a closer look at an object in the collection which explores ideas of refuge and community. The Lampedusa cross is part of our current touring exhibition, Crossings: community and refuge.

Pushing paper: an introduction to contemporary drawing
2 April 2020

Drawing can be so much more than just pencil on paper. Curator Isabel Seligman takes a look at the dynamic drawings in our touring exhibition, and explains the creative process behind an exhibition co-curated with partnership galleries.