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This print depicts the beautiful Eiger mountain. Its north face was first climbed #otd in 1938 ow.ly/zv9yz
This stunning photo of a detail in the Great Court was captured by @josephowen. #regram #repost Check out #emptyBM to see all the photos from our event last week!
‘From monsters to manga’: discover more about the golden age of Celtic art @guardian ow.ly/PJlDX #Celts
The more you look, the more you’ll see… Learn more about the amazing art styles of the #Celts ow.ly/PHlVD
Alphonse Mucha was born #onthisday in 1860. Here’s one of his beautiful Art Nouveau prints titled Salomé, a plate from his series 'L'Estampe moderne'. Lithograph printed in colours, 1897.
Alphonse Mucha was born #onthisday in 1860. Here are two of his beautiful Art Nouveau prints ow.ly/Q1Ais
This photo shows how our Prints and Drawings Study Room looks today! You can visit the Study Room yourself with free #drawing workshops every Monday this summer! Find out more at britishmuseum.org/whats_on.aspx
This photograph shows the new Students' Room under construction in 1913: a room used by people studying the Museum objects that are held in storage. In 1914 the Department of Prints and Drawings moved from the White Wing to improved space in the King Edward VII's Galleries, the new extension to the
Visit the Study Room yourself with free drawing workshops every Monday this summer! ow.ly/PHgr8
Here's our Prints and Drawings Study Room in 1913 and how it looks today! #ThrowbackThursday ow.ly/PHgw7
We welcomed some amazing instagramers to capture unique perspectives of the Museum before it opened. This stunning photo of the Enlightenment Gallery was taken by @the.hat. Check out #emptyBM to see all their photos!
Emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie (Ras Tafari) was born #onthisday in 1892 ow.ly/PYUS8
Cricketer @danchristian54 visited #IndigenousAustralia exhibition today and saw this club from the 1868 cricket tour!
If you come to our #IndigenousAustralia exhibition, check out a special menu in the restaurant ow.ly/PPbZR
This contemporary work depicts Barama, an ancestral being, & Captain Cook #IndigenousAustralia ow.ly/PX2TM
The painted horn: new blog post by Jorge de Torres on photographing #AfricanRockArt in Somalia ow.ly/PW0hF
US artist Edward Hopper was born #onthisday in 1882. This etching is titled 'Night on the El Train'. Edward Hopper attended the New York School of Art where he studied under William Merritt Chase and Robert Henri. Hopper first learnt the technique of etching from the printmaker Martin Lewis in 1915
Born #onthisday in 1882: artist Edward Hopper. This etching is titled 'Night on the El Train' ow.ly/PVCqC
Artist Emil Orlik was born #onthisday in 1870. In order to study the techniques of woodblock printmaking, Orlik embarked upon a two-month sea voyage, arriving in Japan in April 1900. He spent approximately ten months in Japan, where he visited ukiyo-e block carvers and printers and executed a large
Artist Emil Orlik was born #onthisday in 1870. Here’s a woodcut from his time in Japan ow.ly/PTLYs
Time to dish the dirt! This #MysteryObject is a strigil, used to clean the body of oil & dirt ow.ly/PHd0p
Can you figure out this week’s #MysteryObject? Tell us what you think this is!
We invited some amazing instagramers to capture the Museum. Check out #emptyBM on @instagram ow.ly/PSpjb
That's one small step for a man... Incredible @NASA video of humanity's first steps on the Moon #OnThisDay in 1969
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