National Gallery

You can see Caravaggio's stunning painting 'Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness' as part of our exhibition 'Beyond Caravaggio'. Book now to stand before this work of extraordinary intensity in person: http://bit.ly/2dOiwIu

New London Public Museum

When you see pictures of New London from years ago like this one, how does it make you feel? Does it jog a favorite memory in your life…does it make you wonder how it would have been to live then…does it make you curious and wanting for more knowledge? While we can’t go back in time, aren’t you grateful for the history and artifacts that our New London Public Museum has been able to preserve and share? There’s a measure of nostalgia, but also satisfaction in knowing that younger generations have the opportunity to feel the things that we do when they see an old photo; that they can also learn the story behind it; that children have this avenue of learning available to them. That is why community members support Friends of the New London Public Museum (FNLPM). FNLPM members are champions of our Museum. They provide important dollars that help the Museum preserve and promote the treasures it holds and spur imagination and learning for all ages. If you are already a FNLPM member or donor, THANK YOU for your commitment and support! If you are not, please consider supporting our Museum by making a $40 membership gift to FNLPM as part of your charitable giving this year. Donating is easy! Simply follow this link to the FNLPM website http://www.fnlpm.org/membership/ (or click the Donate button on FNLPM's Facebook page) to make your membership gift securely online. If preferred, a membership form is also on the FNLPM website which you can print, complete, and mail with your check. FNLPM is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so your support is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. (Please consult your tax advisor.) Thank you for your consideration! Together, let’s make sure our New London Public Museum continues to be a place of learning and enjoyment not only for us, but for many generations to come.

Museum of London

Painting of a Poor House by Gustave Doré, 1869. On Display: Museum of London: People's City: Community This painting was in response to Doré's first visit to London where he witnessed the living conditions of the city's poor first-hand. Doré produced a large number of drawings, engravings and paintings of London scenes, between 30,000 and 80,000 during the 1860s. Some of these are in our collection. Read more: http://ow.ly/fgbq305yNjc

National Gallery

Give a year of art this Christmas with National Gallery Membership, allowing free entry to our exhibitions and more benefits. With an exciting upcoming exhibition programme which includes 'Michelangelo & Sebastiano', 'Australia's Impressionists', and 'Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites', there has never been a better time to give the gift of Membership. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/20I7aHF

London Transport Museum

#OnThisDay in 1869 the Holborn Viaduct in the City of London was opened by Queen Victoria

National Gallery

In February 1897 Camille Pissarro took a room in Paris at the Hôtel de Russie on the corner of the Boulevard des Italiens and the Rue Drouot, and produced a series of paintings of the Boulevard Montmartre at different times of the day. This painting is the only night scene from this series, and is a masterful rendition of the play of lights on dark and wet streets. Pissarro's 'The Boulevard Montmartre at Night' hangs in Room 41: http://bit.ly/2er9mpK

Museum of London

As it is Bonfire Night, test your knowledge with this fact or fiction. Answer in the comments section. Become a true Great Fire buff by visiting our Fire! Fire! exhibition: http://ow.ly/SI4k300xlhb

National Gallery

Tickets are now on sale for 'Australia's Impressionists'. Escape the darkness of winter for the light-filled landscapes of the Australian Impressionists in the first UK exhibition of its kind, showcasing four innovative artists: Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton, Charles Conder, and John Russell. Book now: http://bit.ly/2fBULYr Members go free and can attend an exclusive preview day on 5 December: http://bit.ly/1UoDjP7

National Gallery

On 12 and 13 November, celebrate Dancing Museums and watch dance artists at work in the Gallery. Dance artists will be researching how performance, choreography, and movement can enhance understanding and engagement in visual art. Over the course of the weekend, you'll be able to drop in and see the artists at work. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2fxY2Io

Museum of London

After the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, at the opening of the Parliamentary session, a party of Yeomen of the Guard search the crypt of the Houses of Parliament for possible explosives. 17th century illustrations depict the Gunpowder Plot conspirators and their executions. The main conspirators; 1. Robert Winter 2. Christopher Wright 3.John Wright 4. Thomas Percy 5. Guido Fawkes 6. Robert Catesby 7. Thomas Winter. Manner of execution: Hanging, drawing and quartering.

London Transport Museum

An effigy of Guy Fawkes destined for the bonfire, with small boys dressed in costume and a woman playing a drum c.1876. Happy bonfire night!

Natural History Museum, London

This weekend is your last chance to experience #RaibowNature by seeing #ColourAndVision before it closes on Sun 6 Nov. Don’t miss out on our ‘mind-expanding peepshow of nature’ that takes you on a 565-million-year journey through the eyes of nature: http://bit.ly/NHM-Last-Chance-CandV

National Gallery

Leaning back and with his head turned towards the viewer, the sitter appears relaxed in this portrait by Frans Hals. The vivacity of the brushwork gives the portrait a remarkable sense of immediacy. The sitter has not been identified: his age and the date (1633) when he sat for Hals are inscribed beneath the artist's monogram. The portrait hangs in Room 27: http://bit.ly/2ep40rf

The British Library

Do you marvel at all things maps? Take a journey through our new #BLMaps website and discover how maps made the world we live. Explore the evolution of maps and the key figures behind them through expert articles and curious collection items. From Tolkien’s Middle Earth to the maps that have plotted some of the most daring escapes in history, see how they have influenced war, popular culture and movement. http://bit.ly/2fgg3t8 #BLMaps

Jewish Museum London

In November 1912 the Jewish League for Woman Suffrage (JLWS) was founded in England to “demand the Parliamentary Franchise for women on the same line as it is, or may be, granted to men, and to unite Jewish Suffragists of all shades of opinion for religious and educational activities". The only Jewish women's organisation in England at the time, it campaigned to improve the status of women in both British society and the Jewish community. Among their executive council was author and social reform activist Israel Zangwill, pictured here.

Megan Revell

For anyone who missed it, curator Tom Harper went #FacebookLive in our #BLMaps exhibition this morning.

'Pioneering psychosis therapy is changing Londoners' lives' - London News Online

"What is labelled as ‘madness’ or ‘illness’ is in fact a response to an environment and an attempt to make sense of it, which is pretty rational. It is their way of coping with experiences that can be very overwhelming."

Museum of London

Experience the Museum of Dark Places in this film. Grab your glad rags and join us this evening (4 November) for the final #MuseumOfTheNight event: The Museum of Last Parties, part of The Night Museum

London Transport Museum

Only 4 days left to contribute to our crowdfunding campaign that will help us remember Frank Pick. Receive a thank you letter from our Director for £5, get your name on the Museum's supporters screen for £10 or donate £20 and receive all of the above PLUS a beautiful Frank Pick booklet (pictured). https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/beauty-immortality-a-commemoration-to-frank-pick-london-art#/ #FrankPick

National Gallery

Guido Reni was born #OnThisDay in 1575. 'The Adoration of the Shepherds' is one of the two very late large-scale treatments of the subject by Reni. This work is thought to date from about 1640 and was possibly commissioned by Prince Karl Eusebius of Lichtenstein. The painting hangs in Room 32: http://bit.ly/2b3xvOk

Museum of London

Londoners have always loved ice skating. This is an early medieval; ice skate made of animal bone. The bone skates would be tied secured with ties that would round the ankles. A stick with an iron spike was used to push off along the ice. In 1173 William FitzStephen described how Londoners went skating on polished bone skates like this when the marsh on the north of the city, known as the Moor or Moorfields, froze in winter. See it on display: Museum of London: Medieval London: Daily Life and the Thames: Human Life

The British Library

Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line is now open! Have you ever tried disappearing off the map? It’s harder than you think to be invisible nowadays. That’s because 100 years of mapping technology has monitored and shaped the society we live in. This exhibition of extraordinary maps includes collection items ranging from the first published map of the Hundred Acre Wood to secret spy maps, via the New York Subway. And, as technology advances further than we ever imagined possible, it questions what it really means to have your every move mapped. http://bit.ly/2fx63MG #BLMaps

London Transport Museum

#OnThisDay in 1890 King William Street station, just south of the present Monument station and now closed, was formally opened by The Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII)

National Gallery

The sitter seen here in 'Portrait of a Dutch Commander (?)' has not been identified. He carries a commander's baton in his right hand. The bridge and towers in the background seem to be a reminiscence of those of the Castel Sant' Angelo in Rome. Their inclusion may indicate that the sitter wished to record a visit to the city: http://bit.ly/2ebmIXf

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

More for #JellyfishDay from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year team: the astonishing formation of Cape box jellyfish in Tentacle tornado is used to illustrate a new blog from #WPY52 Under Water finalist Geo Cloete.

BBC Breakfast

‘We use [maps] to consider who we are, because it’s really all about ourselves and our relationship with place.’ - Tom Harper, Lead Curator Go behind the scenes of Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line with BBC Breakfast. Our new #BLMaps exhibition opens tomorrow http://bit.ly/2ffEZkE

Natural History Museum, London

A Wildlife Photographer of the Year award winner from #WPY52 for #JellyfishDay: Angel Fitor’s The dying of the light won the Invertebrates category this year and here’s the story behind his image: Struck by their uniqueness, ‘like a living island,’ Angel waited three years for a lone jelly on a calm night, when the sunset was at its best. A bubble of trapped air under the umbrella of this one, from being flipped in the wind, meant it couldn’t dive and so wouldn’t survive for long. Barrel, or dustbin-lid, jellyfish swarm in shallow summer waters, moving in from the open ocean to feed on coastal plankton blooms. As the season turns, cooling water and autumnal winds blowing across the lagoon of Mar Menor wipe out most of the barrel jellyfish that swam in to feed over the summer. See Angel’s winning photograph at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, currently open at the Museum: http://bit.ly/NHM-Dying-of-the-light If you are a photographer contemplating entering the #WPY53 competition, note that the call for entries is already open and will close on 15 Dec 2016: http://bit.ly/NHM-WPY53-Call-for-entries

National Gallery

Artist Mat Collishaw reveals the influence of Caravaggio on his work in the latest video in our 'Beyond Caravaggio' film series. Watch in full here: http://bit.ly/2fhzsYC Book tickets for the exhibition, Members go free: http://bit.ly/2cwn3zr

Boris Johnson Says 'Brexit' Will Be A 'Titanic Success'

'In general people interpret slips of the tongue just as I do, even if they do not theoretically support my ideas.' Sigmund #Freud

Events and Seminars - Hysteria, Hypnotism, Art, and the Occult in Fin de Siècle Paris: A Talk by Author William Rose on 25th November 2016

Highly recommended: Hysteria, Hypnotism, Art, and the Occult in Fin de Siècle Paris A Talk by Author William Rose 25 November 2016 Karnac Books >

Museum of London

“Punk was the natural progression for me.” Meet Lesley Edgar, one of the people featured in our display: Punks. This free display brings together personal objects and stories from people who were excited by the attitudes, music and creative spirit of punk in the late 1970s. http://ow.ly/Vpyp305HNc9

Museum of London

“Punk was the natural progression for me.” Meet Lesley Edgar, one of the people featured in our display: Punks. This free display brings together personal objects and stories from people who were excited by the attitudes, music and creative spirit of punk in the late 1970s. http://ow.ly/Vpyp305HNc9

The British Library

We're now offering a Membership programme! Discover great benefits including free exhibition entry, use of our Members' Room and priority booking. Become a Member and enjoy unique and memorable experiences for you, your friends and family. http://bit.ly/2eUQz44

National Gallery

Annibale Carracci was born #OnThisDay in 1560. He was the greatest of the Carracci family of painters. 'The Holy Family with the Infant Saint John the Baptist' is one of Carracci's most celebrated and copied easel paintings. It can be seen in Room 37: http://bit.ly/2eoAyBH

Natural History Museum, London

We've had a very special visit today from the President of Colombia and Prince Charles as part of the #ColombiaStateVisit. To celebrate, a distinctive new species of ringlet butterfly has been named Magneuptychia pax in recognition of the ongoing peace process in Colombia, where the butterfly lives. The butterfly was discovered by a team of experts from Colombia, Peru, USA and the UK, led by Dr Blanca Huertas, Senior Curator of butterflies at the Museum. Find out more in our #ScienceNews article: http://bit.ly/NHM-ColombiaButterfly

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Today the Wildlife Photographer of the Year team start sharing a new series of short videos to provide visitors to the exhibition and budding and expert wildlife photographers alike with #WPYinsights into what it takes to make your wildlife photo a winner. In the first film, Sam Hobson tells us how he captured the curious fox peering over a wall, which features on our posters for the exhibition.

The Freud Museum ~ Events and Conferences ~ Director's tour

A date for your diary - Wednesday 30 November, 2-2.30pm Monthly tour of the Museum with Carol Seigel Join Freud Museum Director, Carol Seigel, for a tour of Sigmund Freud's home with its unique collections, and learn more about his last year spent in this house after fleeing from Nazi occupied Vienna... >

National Gallery

Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun painted this portrait of Alexandrine-Emilie Brongniart in 1788. Alexandrine-Emilie was the daughter of the architect Alexandre-Theodore Brongniart. Brogniart was a friend of the artist who briefly took refuge in his Paris house during the turbulent autumn of 1789. The painting can be seen in Room 33: http://bit.ly/2eoSvjA

London Transport Museum

THURSDAY 10 NOVEMBER 2016 Join BAFTA winning and Turner Prize nominated artists Ben Langlands & Nikki Bell, in conversation with Robert Elms about Frank Pick, his legacy and the inspirations and thinking behind their artwork 'BEAUTY > IMMORTALITY' which will be permanently installed at Piccadilly Circus Station in November. Find out more: http://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/events-calendar#langlandsandbell Image courtesy #langlandsandbell

Museum of London

These iron age coins were excavated from the earth of Eel Pie Island, in Twickenham. They date from before the Roman conquest of Britain in 43 AD. They are known as 'potins', named for the alloy of bronze, tin and lead that they're made from. It's unknown when or exactly why this hoard was buried on the island and then abandoned for over two thousand years. During the 1960s Eel Pie Island was a major jazz and blues venue and has gained a cult status amongst music fans. Archaeological discoveries can help us to understand the city we inhabit now in new ways. Read more about objects from The Night Museum here: http://ow.ly/up0S305yTiD

National Gallery

In January 1877 Claude Monet rented a small flat and a studio near the Gare St-Lazare, and in the third Impressionist exhibition which opened in April of that year, he exhibited seven canvases of the railway station. This painting is one of four surviving canvases representing the interior of the station. It can be seen in Room 41: http://bit.ly/2e3IX1g

The Freud Museum ~ Exhibitions ~ This Breathing House

Final weeks! Our current exhibition 'This Breathing House' by Bharti Kher closes on Sunday 20 November >

Natural History Museum, London

’Tis the season to be a Jollisaurus... Our #DinoSeason of special events continues all the way from this month's Lates up until our special, once in a lifetime New Year's Eve Ball at the end of the year, so don't miss out on tickets for Dino tours, Jurassic roars and disco balls! http://bit.ly/NHM-Jollisaurus

Presented by Poems on the Underground and Apollo Chamber Players

Join us tomorrow for The Pity of War: a memorable evening of poetry and music reflecting on themes of war and peace.

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