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Brother and Sister: The Sassoons

Past display archive 
5 April - 28 September 2003

Rooms 30 & 31


This display marks the publication of Sassoon: The Worlds of Philip and Sybil by Peter Stansky, about the sibling pair who were at the centre of political, artistic and social worlds in the 1920s and 30s.


Pioneer Podcasts

Listen to a series of podcasts exploring the lives of pioneering women, past and present.

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Untitled, c.1973 (Alex Chilton) by William Eggleston © Eggleston Artistic Trust

Eggleston Playlist

William Eggleston was closely associated with the alternative music scene in Memphis. Revisit our 2016 exhibition and listen to a special playlist.

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Archive interviews

Links to audio and transcripts of interviews with artists, sitters and historic recordings.

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