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Dr Kathleen Christian discusses the history of the ancient statue ‘the Laocoön group' and its excavation in the Renaissance. Learn more about the work with additional resources.

Dr Emma Barker explores Caravaggio’s unusual and innovative approach to depicting a story from the Bible. Learn more about the work with additional resources.

Dr Kim Woods discusses a fascinating brass sculpture from the historic African kingdom of Benin. Learn more about the work with our teaching resources.

Dr Clare Taylor explores the design and purpose of this wallpaper whose pattern and colours were inspired by the new movements of the 1960s. Learn more about the work with our teaching resources.

Clare Pollard, Curator of Japanese Art at the Ashmolean discusses a print by Hiroshige, revealing how the artist’s use of colour and composition provides a striking depiction of figures being caught in a rainstorm. Learn more about the work with additional resources.

Clare Pollard, Curator of Japanese Art at the Ashmolean brings to life a Japanese scroll, and what it reveals about the lives of courtesans in nineteenth-century Japan. Learn more about the work with additional resources.

Colin Harrison, Senior Curator of Western Art at the Ashmolean discusses Constable’s painting of Willie Lott’s House and the changes to the English landscape during an age of Industrialisation. Learn more about the work with additional resources.

Dr Veronica Davies examines a catalogue produced for an exhibition of war artists' work at the National Gallery in 1942. Learn more about the work with our teaching resources.

Emily Hannam brings the Mughal court to life in her discussion of paintings from the Padshahnama (‘Book of Emperors’) housed in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle. Learn more about the work with additional resources.

Susanna Brown, curator of Photographs at the V&A, discusses striking blue nature studies by Anna Atkins, one of the world's first female photographers. Learn more about the work with additional resources.

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