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Born #onthisday in 1569: Mughal Emperor Jahangir, who likely commissioned this jade terrapin ow.ly/ARvOg pic.twitter.com/iR17Bxnjqq
French artist Jacques Louis David was born #onthisday in 1748. Here’s his portrait of Brutus ow.ly/AON5Z pic.twitter.com/LDy9wXw508
Book your tickets now for the first #MuseumOfTheFuture debate on 11 September ow.ly/AO5yC pic.twitter.com/ocjqctqipZ
Electric light is one way the Museum has had to modernise over the years. How will the #MuseumOfTheFuture have to change? Book now for the first debate on 11 Sep to have your say!
French artist Ingres was born #onthisday in 1780. Here’s his portrait of #Napoleon becoming a god! #history #art #drawing #france
#onthisday in 1526: Suleyman the Magnificent (pictured) defeated European armies at the Battle of Mohács #history #hats #print #art
Today is the feast of the beheading of John the Baptist. Here's Rembrandt's depiction ow.ly/ARW1C pic.twitter.com/dEKj6lLxjq
@britishmuseum The #MuseumOfTheFuture should remain free according to Mr Punch. 1923 cartoon by Sir Bernard Partridge pic.twitter.com/djsWjFkSBw
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Electric light is one way the Museum has had to modernise over the years #MuseumOfTheFuture ow.ly/AQNzh pic.twitter.com/C8XKwjRXGP
#onthisday in 1526: Suleyman the Magnificent defeated European armies at the Battle of Mohács ow.ly/AQRdA pic.twitter.com/DZLBUXrBck
...and the Germany divided exhibition featuring #Baselitz closes this Sunday, 31 August ow.ly/AQTf1 pic.twitter.com/421JRf22kT
French artist Ingres was born #onthisday in 1780. Here’s his portrait of Napoleon ow.ly/ANxEi pic.twitter.com/aEFk7dnjJr
Behold the @britishmuseum showered in green for our #BFISciFi screening of The Day the Earth Caught Fire #BFISciFi pic.twitter.com/QiZn50KnUf
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The invasion has begun! Watch out for little green men at the @britishmuseum! #BFISciFi pic.twitter.com/srVKeEZ6aE
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George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, was born #onthisday in 1592 ow.ly/AOGVw pic.twitter.com/KdkRlJ85E0
Pre-Raphaelite artist Edward Burne-Jones was born #onthisday in 1833 #art #drawing #watercolour #history
Our conservators are busy getting objects ready for #Ming50Years, opening in just 3 weeks! ow.ly/ANuRv pic.twitter.com/Hi55qCrnHl
Discover another side of Burne-Jones in this book featuring his comic sketches and caricatures ow.ly/AOljp pic.twitter.com/RLjeRkBUBB
Pre-Raphaelite artist Edward Burne-Jones was born #onthisday in 1833 ow.ly/ANueg pic.twitter.com/msvuaukYQc
Book your tickets now for the first #MuseumOfTheFuture debate on 11 September ow.ly/AO5yC pic.twitter.com/So5n7dxosm
German literary giant Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born #onthisday in 1749 ow.ly/ANtMg pic.twitter.com/lqGrk8K0js
Francisco de Zurbarán died #onthisday in 1664, best known for his works depicting saints and monks #art #drawing #history
Zurbarán features in this book alongside other artists working in Spain from the 16thC to Goya ow.ly/AMK0s pic.twitter.com/b48iB3V2xB
Francisco de Zurbarán died #onthisday in 1664, best known for his works of saints and monks ow.ly/ALFlE pic.twitter.com/q5jtLSCkYU
...and here's the living building in action – cleaning the Great Court roof can take 2 weeks! ow.ly/AMpea pic.twitter.com/ov9cAoQHcX
The first #MuseumOfTheFuture debate on 11 September focuses on our living building. Book now ow.ly/ALGFJ pic.twitter.com/fH9Sjio0jw
It’s #nationalburgerday so here’s a print in the collection by Fritz Burger ow.ly/AM4QH pic.twitter.com/wdhMdwzIaL
Titian died #onthisday in 1577. Here's an early drawing from the Venetian artist #art #drawing #history
Titian died #onthisday in 1577. Here's an early drawing from the Venetian artist ow.ly/AKspI pic.twitter.com/p0HUgH5Wzn
James Cook set sail #onthisday in 1768 from Plymouth in England on his first expedition. The voyage lasted almost 3 years #history #Endeavour
James Cook set sail from England on his first expedition #onthisday in 1768 ow.ly/AJUDE pic.twitter.com/n3bJo1RH9u
The Battle of Crécy took place #onthisday in 1346 – part of the Hundred Years’ War ow.ly/AJ4S1 pic.twitter.com/M5vXGFTQgS
Well done to all who correctly guessed today’s #MysteryObject. It is an Irish dress fastener ow.ly/AJPZD pic.twitter.com/v40O5Eb3tR
Born #onthisday in 1819: Prince Albert, the Prince Consort. As well as being a prince, he designed this brooch – each of the train-bearers at his wedding to Queen Victoria was presented with one! #art #jewellery #jewelry #prince #royal #victorian #turquoise #rubies #pearls #diamond #history #victori
Sir Robert Walpole, the first Prime Minister of Great Britain, was born #onthisday in 1676 ow.ly/AJooX pic.twitter.com/VM2KIFFtHu
Born #onthisday in 1819: Prince Albert. He designed brooches for train-bearers at his wedding! ow.ly/AJ8fv pic.twitter.com/ttgeuVxuGQ
Tsar of Russia Ivan IV, known as Ivan the Terrible, was born #onthisday in 1530 ow.ly/ACiyt pic.twitter.com/ACOhoGI4dU
Ludwig II of Bavaria, born #onthisday in 1845, commissioned Neuschwanstein castle to be built ow.ly/AChkC pic.twitter.com/fAzbhbvgmR
Don't miss our free Egyptian themed workshops this weekend in the #SamsungCentre #MummyMonday ow.ly/ADdh6 pic.twitter.com/ZKweDQkMZt
Mummies (& daddies/carers) can also enjoy a special view of #8mummies on 9 Sep #MummyMonday ow.ly/AAzQq pic.twitter.com/vd9dbAvs2n
Discover #8mummies with the whole family, with fun trails and free entry for kids #MummyMonday ow.ly/ACiF9 pic.twitter.com/PaqAp9BT8z