Museums

Late bloomer: the exquisite craft of Mary Delany Mary Delany’s stunning works are a remarkable combination of art and science. Often mistaken for watercolours, they are in fact carefully constructed paper collages, or ‘mosaicks’ as she called them.
Surprisingly, the story starts when the artist was 72, after ...
Was this the first periodic table? The first periodic table was not designed by Dmitri Mendeleev but by Alexander-Emile Beguyer de Chancourtois. It wasn't even a table, but it was a three-dimensional system for arranging the chemical elements.
Curator Rupert Cole demonstrates a working model of ...
Celebrating 30 years of the Web with Sir Tim Berners-Lee at the Science Museum When Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web on 12 March 1989, he changed the world forever. Join us and Sir Tim live at the Science Museum as we celebrate 30 years of the web.
Host Rachel Riley and ...
5 things you might not know about Tim Berners-Lee Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee OM KBE FRS FREng FRSA FBCS is an English engineer and computer scientist, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web.
Find out his 5 things you might not know about him.
10 things you may not know about The Scream 1. There is more than one version of The Scream
Pastel version of The Scream on display in the Munch Museum in Olso. Edvard Munch, The Scream. Pastel on paper, 1893. CC BY 4 The Munch Museum.
There are two paintings of ...
Joseph Clement's notebook Curator Ben Russell reveals the story behind Joseph Clement through the notes Clement wrote as a teenager. A self-taught engineer, Clement became in-demand as a precision engineer, building the intricate Difference Engine for Charles Babbage. Clement died on 28 February ...
The British Museum Membercast: The origins of writing The British Museum Membercast is a monthly podcast made available to ‘all studious and curious persons’. Comedian, podcaster and super-fan Iszi Lawrence (The Z List Dead List) presents snippets from exclusive Members’ lectures at the Museum, artfully woven together with ...
The Islamic world: the big themes Stretching from West Africa to Southeast Asia, from the 7th century to the present day, the new Albukhary Foundation Gallery of the Islamic world looks at where Islam has had a significant impact as a faith, a political system, or ...
The palace decoration of Ashurbanipal Ashurbanipal wasn't just an Assyrian king, he was a propaganda king. The layout, decorations and even the landscaping of his palaces were all made to point to one major fact - he was more powerful than you.
WARNING: includes scenes ...
Love around the world It’s Valentine’s Day, and love is in the air at the Museum
To celebrate, we’ve chosen eight love stories, ranging from a philosophical examination of the relationship between genders, to quiet moments of intimacy between great couples of the past.
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Sparking the imagination: the rediscovery of Assyria’s great lost city The Museum’s current major exhibition explores the life of Assyria’s last great king, Ashurbanipal. Hugely powerful, Ashurbanipal ruled what was at the time the largest empire on earth but, within a few decades of his death, his empire had collapsed ...
The British Museum Membercast: Ashurbanipal The British Museum Membercast is a monthly podcast made available to ‘all studious and curious persons’. Comedian, podcaster and super-fan Iszi Lawrence (The Z List Dead List) presents snippets from exclusive Members’ lectures at the Museum, artfully woven together with ...
Assyria vs Elam: The battle of Til Tuba The battle of Til Tuba reliefs are among some of the great masterpieces of ancient Assyrian art. The movement and details are truly stunning. That said, the scenes actually being depicted are anything but easy on the eye.
Join curator ...
An introduction to Manga What is Manga?
Nakamura Hikaru (b. 1984), Saint Young Men (Saint Oniisan). 2016. © Hikaru Nakamura / Kodansha Ltd.
Manga are Japanese comic books or graphic novels with a twist, serialised in newspapers and magazines. Originating in Japan, manga now ...

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