Anne Wallentine is a writer and art historian.
From eye miniatures to lockets of hair, historical love tokens brought people together even when they were apart
This August marks the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote in America
In the news
A proposal to sell off ‘non-medical’ books in the institution’s library takes too narrow a view of the history of medicine
Museums face difficult financial choices, but there has to be a better way forward than the pitting of staff against permanent collections
The Syrian-born, US-based artist talks to Gabrielle Schwarz about his sculptural dioramas of cities ravaged by war – and offers a message of hope for the future