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Designs for living

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'Surfers' dress fabric; abstract images of women in various poses who are surfing on beach lilos

The National Archives is well known as the guardian of the nation’s historical documents, with 1,000 years of records under its roof. Less well-known is that it holds one of the most important resources for the study of design history, …

The Locarno Suite: ‘Drawing room for the Nation’

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Conference Room

Early foreign diplomatic entertainment by the Foreign Secretary took place in local taverns or at his home, but by the 1850s the London Diplomatic Corps had increased so greatly that there were very few places sufficiently large enough to contain …