Museums

Hadrian and the Second and Third Jewish Revolts | Curator's Corner Season 5 Episode 5 Roman curator Ross Thomas takes a look at two very different kinds of objects. Together, they tell a much fuller story of the tragic Third Jewish Revolt than either could do in isolation.
Please be aware there are brief, but ...
The British Museum Membercast: The power of manga 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 ...
Wendy's Top Five Guns I Curator's Corner Season 5 Episode 4 Did you know The British Museum houses over 6,000 items of arms and armour including 135 firearms? Get ready for guns. Lots of guns. Well, just five actually but not just any five guns. These are Wendy Adamson's TOP FIVE ...
Love is love: uncovering LGBTQ stories ‘Love is love, right?’ That’s what a visitor said to me a few weeks ago, as I watched the rainbow flag fly above the British Museum.
I’m not usually a morning person, but on Thursday 4 July I woke up ...
Ancient Egyptian fashion I Curator's Corner Season 5 Episode 3 You might know how to walk like an Egyptian but do you know how to dress like an Egyptian? Amandine Mérat introduces a selection of Egyptian textiles from fashion and furniture.
#CuratorsCorner #AncientEgypt #Textiles
Tezuka Osamu: god of manga Recently I spoke about manga artist Tezuka Osamu’s life and work at a British Museum lunchtime lecture. One of the things I always bear in mind when speaking about this remarkable artist is that the scope of his work goes ...
The world's first example of a Roman Pythagoras / Tantalus cup? I Curator's Corner S5 Ep 2 Richard Hobbs explains the devious working of an ancient Roman trick cup with the aid of an incredible replica and a perfectly historically accurate reconstruction scene.
Watch the making of the replica bowl here;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biC47lx0YsQ
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Hands on with the Sutton Hoo sword I Curator's Corner Season 5 Episode 1 Sue Brunning and her trusty foam sword (newly dubbed Flexcalibur by commentator Pipe2DevNull) are back for another sword story. This time Sue takes us up close and personal with one of the most famous swords ever discovered.
Sue has also ...
Collecting histories The British Museum was founded in 1753 and the collection has grown exponentially over time. The way the Museum collects today is incredibly varied – objects sometimes enter the collection directly, in other instances they have passed through different owners, ...
James Lovelock shares his secrets behind inventing and predictions for the future James Lovelock, originator of Gaia theory, inventor of the electron capture detector (which made the detection of CFCs and other pollutants possible) and part of the early NASA missions to put a man on the moon.
In 2019 on his ...
How Apollo 11 made it to the moon and back Getting humans to the Moon and back was a carefully choreographed journey, with the landing on the lunar surface just one part of the historic Apollo 11 mission carried out by astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. Narrated ...

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