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Coinciding with the major exhibition of the same name, Henry Moore: The Helmet Heads traces the footsteps of the artist through the armouries of the Wallace Collection, where he encountered 'objects of power' that profoundly influenced his work for the rest of his career. In this new book, Tobias Capwell, curator of The Wallace Collection, identifies the specific helmets that inspired the artist and examines these alongside Moore's sculptures for the very first time. The reasons for his fascination with armour and the implications it had on his art, are explored by Hannah Higham, curator of The Henry Moore Foundation, and set in the context of Moore's life and work. Today's blog post, an extract from the book, gives an interesting introduction to Moore's interest in helmets and the Wallace Collection.Continue Reading
The Churchill Crocodile Flamethrower was one of the most awe-inspiring weapons of World War II, and you can learn why for only 99p/$1.99...Continue Reading
The events in Tombstone, Arizona on 26 October 1881 have been distorted by popular culture. With the day being immortalised in films such as Tombstone (1993) and Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957), it is hard to distinguish between myth and reality…Continue Reading
Fan of the film Fury and want to learn more about one of its lead characters? No, we're not talking about Brad Pitt, we're talking about the Sherman tanks! Read on to find out more...Continue Reading
On 26th May 1896, Tsar Nicholas II was crowned ruler of Russia. His inexperience and reluctance to lead resulted in the October Revolution of 1917, and the most important civil war of the twentieth century...Continue Reading

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