Forthcoming exhibitions

Small Stories: At Home in a Dolls' House

Killer Cabinet dolls' house, 1840s © Victoria and Albert Museum13 December 2014 – 6 September 2015
This exhibition will reveal the fascinating stories behind some of the UK's best-loved dolls' houses, taking you on a journey through the history of the home, everyday lives and changing family relationships. The small stories of 12 dolls' houses from the past 300 years will be brought to life by the characters that live or work there. Come and meet the residents, and discover tales of marriages and parties, politics and crime.

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Hidden Identities Unfinished

Hidden Identities Unfinished, Girl from Craica, Romania © Yvonne de Rosa20 December 2014 – 28 June 2015
This display of photographs by Yvonne de Rosa examines the lives of children and families living under adverse conditions in Bosnia and Romania. The project was the result of a collaboration with Hope and Homes for Children, an international charity that works to prevent the breakdown of families and to ensure children grow up in a loving environment.

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