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Today’s #MysteryObject is an ivory salt cellar made in Nigeria around 1525–1600. Learn more
Today’s #MysteryObject is #Movember themed, with some fantastic moustaches! Any ideas what this object was used for?
Plus, browse a range of beautiful Toulouse-Lautrec art prints and posters in our online shop
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was born #onthisday in 1864. Discover some of his wonderful prints
Charles Darwin published his groundbreaking 'On the Origin of Species' #onthisday in 1859
This Japanese netsuke of Chinese god-general Kanyū has an impressive #Movember moustache!
You can see this #DrWho prop banknote on display in the Citi Money Gallery (Room 68)
#DrWho first aired #onthisday in 1963! Here's David Tennant as The Doctor on a prop banknote #DoctorWhoDay
Holy Roman Emperor Otto I was born #onthisday in 912. This coin was minted in Cologne
This week enjoy #Celts talks on art & politics, plus giant chess and 'Brave' for families!
On #MedievalMonday learn more about this beautiful processional cross from Ireland #Celts
This luxuriant #Movember moustache is part of a Greek couch-end ornament from 200 BC!
In Victorian England many people were fascinated by their past, and the ancient tribal leader Caratacus (also spelt Caractacus) was adopted as a symbol of national pride and independence. Like Boudica, Caratacus resisted the Roman invasion of Britain. Although he was eventually defeated, he earned a
President John F Kennedy was assassinated #onthisday in 1963
Today is St Cecilia’s Day. Here’s the patron saint of music holding a book and organ
'What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?' – George Eliot was born #otd in 1819
Be inspired this week with free talks on the Rosetta Stone, African ceramics and Celtic art
This figure of a bodhisattva (Buddha-to-be) from Pakistan is over 1,800 years old! #Movember
Born #onthisday in 1694: playwright and philosopher Voltaire, depicted here by Wedgwood
Some more #Movember inspiration! Here’s the Museum’s security team from 1902 photographed on the front steps. They include officers from the Metropolitan Police, and the London Fire Brigade (identified by their flat caps).
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It's quiz time with the @britishmuseum again! Take your guess on what these are...
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Do you have what it takes to become a collector? Try the new free #Waddesdon families app!
Don’t miss the chance to see 100 magnificent #metalpoint works! Exhibition closes 6 Dec
Discover how the #metalpoint technique resonates with contemporary artists on @tumblr

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