Museums

Objects of Crisis: Qana vulvulu textile from Vanuatu This week Hartwig Fischer is talking with Lissant Bolton, Keeper of Africa, Oceania and the Americas about a personal story of crisis relating to a beautiful textile from the island of Ambae, Vanuatu.
#Pacific #crisis #melanesiaproject
Objects of Crisis: Breaking point in the Ice Age This week Hartwig talks with Jill Cook, the Museum's Keeper of Britain, Europe and Prehistory. Together they discuss an act of crisis encapsulated in a engraved rib bone from c.13,000 years ago.
During this challenging time, we’re bringing inspiring stories ...
Making 2,000-year-old Roman bread In AD 79, a baker put a loaf of bread into the oven, just like any other day in the town of Herculaneum. Nearly 2,000 years later it was discovered carbonised, still inside the oven, during excavations at the archaeological ...
Historical city travel guide: Kulubnarti, Sudan, late 12th century Location
Located among the rugged beauty of the ‘Belly of Rocks’ (Batn el-Hajar), upstream of the rapids of the Second Nile Cataract, this small, quiet city sits on a seasonal island roughly 300 kilometres (185 miles) south of Syene or ...
Objects of Crisis: an exquisite Buddhist sutra from Korea In this episode Museum director, Hartwig Fischer, talks with Jane Portal, Keeper of Asia about a small but exquisite sutra; a buddhist prayer from 14th century Korea.This sutra was written by a Buddhist monk to gain merit for his mother ...
Historical city travel guide: Aksum, 6th century AD Location
The city of Aksum is the capital of the East African Empire of Aksum and has been thriving since the 1st century AD. The 3rd-century Persian prophet Mani named the Aksumite Empire as one of the ‘four great kingdoms ...
Sharing knowledge in Tahiti: reflections on the chief mourner’s costume At a time when we are all at home more than usual, I have been thinking back to last November when, thanks to the British Museum Research Fund and the Wellcome Trust, I was fortunate to spend three weeks visiting ...
The Future of Sex I Live panel discussion Technology has no doubt changed the face of modern dating and romantic relationships, even more so during the coronavirus pandemic. Technology also slightly failed us during this live stream and we apologise for a few technical glitches in this video.
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Historical city travel guide: London, late 16th century Location
London sits in the fertile south-east of England at an ancient crossing point of the River Thames. For most of its history, ships have been able to navigate up to the city, giving it its status as gateway to ...
Ice cream: the inside scoop Voltaire once famously said: ‘Ice cream is exquisite. What a pity it isn’t illegal.’ Whether that’s a reliable citation (debatable) or just wishful thinking, it’s still my favourite ice cream quote and reflects our historic obsession with this frozen treat. ...
Objects of Crisis: Self Portraits of Illness In this episode British Museum director Hartwig Fischer talks with the Simon Sainsbury Keeper of Prints and Drawings, Hugo Chapman about what in the collection of the British Museum speaks to him of crisis. Drawing directly from the current situation ...
Objects of Crisis: A modest and humble lamp In this time of global crisis, we have been examining the collection of the British Museum for objects that speak to different kinds of crisis, both global and personal, to reflect on the resilience of humanity when faced with adversity.
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The Liverpool Road Sundial The railways changed our world, including how we tell the time.
Discover the story that this iconic object represents.
The Liverpool Road Sundial is currently on display in the 1830 Station at the Science and Industry Museum, Manchester.
Vikings: Live from the British Museum The Vikings are coming... again! In 2014 we followed on from the success of Pompeii Live with another live broadcast- this time from the exhibition Vikings: life and legend. Here is that broadcast, presented by Bettany Hughes and Michael Wood, ...
Pompeii Live from the British Museum In 2013 we broadcast live from our blockbuster exhibition Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum. This 90 minute broadcast presented by Bettany Hughes and Peter Snow includes interviews with Rachel De Thame, Giorgio Locatelli and Mary Beard.
Please be ...
The Woman of the Apocalypse | DECODED Ep 3 Curator at the Goldsmiths’ Company; Dora Thornton takes you by the hand and walks you through the apocalypse... on a plate. Tableware is weird.
Object Record: http://wb.britishmuseum.org/MCN215#194283001
DECODED: http://wb.britishmuseum.org/MCN215#194283001
#DECODED #Apocalypse #Revelations
Painted Limoges enamel dish; copper, oval; obverse: The ...

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