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Born #onthisday in 1511: artist, architect and writer Giorgio Vasari ow.ly/zGXD3
New #IndigenousAustralia blog post on rock art from Injalak Hill in the Northern Territory ow.ly/QhD8e
#OnThisDay 1900 British Museum station opened as part of the Central London Railway closing 24/09/33 @britishmuseum
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This photo shows the first Museum shop – a postcard stall in 1929 #archives #ThrowbackThursday ow.ly/QeYbv
English sculptor Henry Moore was born #onthisday in 1898. Drawing played a major role in Henry Moore's work throughout his career. He used it to generate and develop ideas for sculpture, and to create independent works in their own right. During the 1930s the range and variety of his drawing expande
English sculptor Henry Moore was born #onthisday in 1898. Here are some of his drawings ow.ly/PvhWT
Here's another fabulous view of the Great Court captured by @whatinasees at our instagramer event #regram #repost Check out all of the photos at #emptyBM
The Arc de Triomphe was inaugurated #onthisday in 1836. This medal shows the monument in 1919 ow.ly/QeZXW
King Offa of Mercia d. #onthisday in AD 796. This rare English coin imitates an Islamic dinar ow.ly/QajlY
Something magical is happening under the stars at @britishmuseum this August bank holiday bit.ly/1fDyDre
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It’s #GlobalTigerDay! Here are some of the magnificent big cats in the collection ow.ly/QakCd
Vincent van Gogh died #onthisday in 1890. Here's a print of his only known etching. It depicts his doctor, Dr Paul Gachet, seated in the garden of his house. #vanGogh #etching
Vincent van Gogh died #onthisday in 1890. Here's a print of his only known etching ow.ly/zxFNV
Discover the remarkable story of #IndigenousAustralia in our exhibition, closing this Sunday ow.ly/QbsMy
Stories of the past and present: Tynan Waring @nma blogs about #IndigenousAustralia exhibition ow.ly/QbqWy
This woodcut of a winter landscape is by artist Stefan Filipkiewicz, born #onthisday in 1879 ow.ly/QahK0
Today’s #MysteryObject is an Inca wooden drinking vessel from Peru known as a paccha ow.ly/PSiCE
It’s time for this week’s #MysteryObject! Can you figure this one out?
Beatrix Potter was born #onthisday in 1866. Here are some of her flopsy bunnies! 🐰 #BeatrixPotter
Beatrix Potter was born #onthisday in 1866. Here are some of her flopsy bunnies! ow.ly/QammV
Made in AD 700, the exquisite Hunterston brooch was found at Hunterston, Ayrshire during the 1830s. It is a highly accomplished casting of silver, richly mounted with gold, silver and amber decoration. It is sumptuously decorated with animals executed in gold wire and granules, called filigree. In t
E A Wallis Budge also had a soft spot for the Museum’s cat Mike, for whom he wrote a tribute ow.ly/Q78Kx
Born #onthisday in 1857: E A Wallis Budge, former Keeper of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities ow.ly/Q8DNG
Encounter an African contribution to the global carnival tradition through contemporary artist @zakove’s Moko Jumbie sculptures in the Great Court. These spectacular 7-metre-high male and female figures in striking black and gold costumes are inspired by aspects of African masquerade. #ZakOve Find o




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