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How museums are marking the 250th anniversary of the circus

Home truths

How Northern Ireland’s country houses are interpreting their fascinating but troubled history

Centre of excellence

Eleanor Mills talks to Martin Clark, the director of Camden Arts Centre in London, about supporting artists

International opening: Nordic Museum, Seattle

Eleanor Mills gets a flavour of the Scandinavian history and culture that is rooted in this US city

Museum of… Scottish Submarine Centre, Helensburgh

This fledgling venue has high-tech plans

Trendswatch: Celebrity donations

Objects belonging to well-known personalities are bringing some star power to museums

Best in show

The Dustman or The Lovers, 1934, by Stanley Spencer