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Mosaics on the West stairs #mosaic #museums #art #ancient
Lion as fountain by the main entrance #art #architecture #lion #museums
Different glass: new blog about ancient Egyptian mystery objects
Check out the #NightAtTheMuseum trailer - we're delighted to host the new London adventure!
Seeing #8mummies? Enjoy mezze and wine for £10 at the Gallery Café! See all food offers here
Born #otd in 1396: Philip the Good of Burgundy. This famous hoard had coins from his reign
British Museum’s battle on the home front during First World War; archive reveals air raids threatened the collection…
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Enjoyed @AndrewGrahamDix’s #ArtofChina on BBC4? More Chinese treasures here in September!
Giorgio Vasari was born #onthisday in 1511. Here's one of his drawings
Don't miss these works from Count Duerckheim's collection (the new owner of Tracey Emin's bed)
This is Mike, the real cat who assisted keeping the Museum's Main Gate 1909–1929 #MuseumCats #cats #museums
It's only 50 days until the #Ming50Years exhibition opens! Book your tickets now
Want more #MuseumCats? Check out this @Pinterest board with more cats from the collection!
This is Mike, the real cat who assisted keeping the Museum's Main Gate 1909–1929 #MuseumCats…
.@TheEES lovely! There's a similar theme here – a detail from Nebamun's tomb #MuseumCats
Henry Moore was born #onthisday in 1898. He explored ideas for sculpture in drawings like this
Today we are celebrating #MuseumCats so to start here's a large cat by Cornelis Visscher
A couple of Assyrian winged human-headed bulls. Count the legs! #assyrian #art #museums
Gan Ku's tiger for #InternationalTigerDay #Japanese #art
The Arc de Triomphe was inaugurated #onthisday in 1836. This medal shows the monument in 1919
Tick tock, tick tock, did you guess today’s #MysteryObject? It’s a watch housed in a gold coin