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10 Years of Free Museums!

The shadow of Red Ken lingers in the London air.

Red Ken – the ex-mayor. Not Redken – the haircare range. Although it depends on which part of London you happen to be in. Anyhow, it's ten years today that London's musueums have been free to enter, and although they do try to salt away their best pieces in 'special collections' (for which you have to pay to see), the range of art, design, craft and antiquities which can be seen for free is vast. Trebuchet Magazine prides itself on covering the newer, edgier and less obvious aspects of the UK art scene, but this seems like the perfect opportunity to celebrate some of the better-known museums and exhibitions in the city. Just in case you'd forgotten about them, or hadn't made time recently to do something that seems so, well, touristy. Five exhibitions worth seeing:

Tate Britain: Romantics
Until June 3rd 2012

Victoria and Albert: Postmodernism
Until Jan 15th

Ron Arad, Concrete Stereo, 1983. Stereo system set in concrete. Museum no. V&A: W.7-2011

Imperial War Museum
The 1940s House, decorated for Christmas until January 2nd
(and if you are interested in the WWII period, Trebuchet recommends the Twitter account @realtimewwii – a series of tweets written by an Oxford history student depicting events in 1939 – 1945 as they happened. Fascinating, and also free.)

Tate Modern: Photography: New Documentary Forms
Until 31 March 2012Mitch Epstein, Biloxi, Mississippi , 2005

Serpentine Gallery
Lygia Pape
Magnetized Space
Until 19 February 201206-LYGIA_PAPE.jpg


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