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The great Whitechapel Gallery expansion disaster of 2009

The Whitechapel Gallery re-opened this month and what a disaster its expansion turns out to be. The new spaces, created from the acquisition of the old library next door, are poky. The circulation is appalling, I kept having to stop … Continue reading

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Gustav Regler, The Owl of Minerva, Ruth Forster & Julia Callan-Thompson

In late 1961 my mother – Julia Callan-Thompson – moved across London from a one room bedist at 101 Barnsbury Street N1 (Islington) to a two room pad on the top floor at 24 Bassett Road W10 (off Ladbroke Grove).  … Continue reading

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