Turner and the Sea
This landmark exhibition celebrates J.M.W. Turner's lifelong fascination with the sea, bringing together an outstanding collection of masterpieces from around the world including The Fighting Temeraire, voted 'Britain's favourite painting', and Wreck of a Transport Ship, not seen in the UK for nearly 40 years.
The Museum holds a number of works by Turner including his famous depiction of the Battle of Trafalgar.
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Science in Sport, or the Pleasures of Astronomy. A New Game
An astronomical board game, folded into cardboard slip case, entitled 'Science in Sport, or the Pleasures of Astronomy; A New & Instructive Pastime. Revised & approved by Mrs. Bryan; Blackheath', 'Published, December 17th 1804, by the Proprietor, John Wallis, No. 16, Ludgate Street, London:____ of whom may be had Science…» View this object
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War Artists at Sea - 20 Jan 2014
In about a month’s time, the first part of a new display will open in the Queen’s House. ‘War Artists at Sea‘ will showcase the National Maritime Museum’s collection of art from the First (1914-18) and Second (1939-45) World Wars. Both wars were shocking in their scale, brutality and intensity. New forms of technology, such More...
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A Happy New Year from the Caird Library - 20 Jan 2014
As Christmas is well behind us and the new year dawning, we wanted to spring forth and announce January’s Item of the month. But we can’t. The software the Museum uses to post changes on the website is being upgraded and this has caused some delays, meaning we can’t publish it yet. January’s item of the month might have to become February’s… More...
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