Material Marvels

V&A Dundee. Credit: Hufton + Crow

Material marvels: Scotland’s Finest - V&A Dundee

V&A Dundee opened last year, celebrating the country, the local area and its rich design history. Ceri Jones takes a tour of the building.

 

Material Marvels: Matewan, West Virginia

The unassuming town of Matewan was the site of the Matewan Massacre and catalyst of the second West Virginia mine war. Khai Trung Le takes a look at the history of the town, and the impact on miners today.

 

Material Marvels: Nidarosdomen

Nidarosdomen is the world’s northernmost gothic cathedral, centralised in Trondheim, northern Norway. Idha Valeur takes a look at the historical cathedral, Norway’s national shrine.

Material Marvels: Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle returned to the public eye when Prince Harry married Meghan Markle on 19 May 2018. But the castle itself is the star, spanning Norman, gothic, medieval, Tudor, baroque and modern eras and styles. Ceri Jones takes a look at this building so deeply rooted in British history.

Material Marvels: the Taj Mahal

A mausoleum and example of Indo-Islamic architecture, the Taj Mahal has become synonymous with India. However, it faces threats from pollution and tourism. Kathryn Allen takes a look at its history.