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French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec died #onthisday in 1901. Here’s a lithograph from his Elles suite of 1896 called Woman at the Tub. The Elles suite is Toulouse-Lautrec's greatest lithographic achievement. It was published by Gustave Pellet in an edition of one hundred, on specially made pape
Toulouse-Lautrec died #onthisday in 1901. Here’s a lithograph from his Elles suite ow.ly/AXAyA pic.twitter.com/y23rO6025x
Today's #MysteryObject is an 18th-century patch-box for holding decorative face patches! ow.ly/BhIol pic.twitter.com/48Zf1hovEp
You can find out more about the Lacock Cup in this new @bmpress_books Object in Focus book ow.ly/Bh5Oz pic.twitter.com/lErUtv8Hua
New blog post: the Lacock Cup – a medieval cup for feasting that became a sacred chalice ow.ly/Bh347 pic.twitter.com/3mXBclU8KU
The Ming Chenghua emperor of China died #onthisday in 1487. Doucai wares like these were popular during his reign. This doucai jar is decorated with a blue, three-clawed dragon among leaves and floral scrolls. In doucai ('contrasting' or 'joined colours') ceramics, the design is outlined in undergla
See more amazing Ming treasures in #Ming50Years, opening 18 September! ow.ly/B3ATO pic.twitter.com/37qUMEVvcO
The Ming Chenghua emperor died #onthisday in 1487. Doucai wares were popular during his reign ow.ly/AXvAH pic.twitter.com/J8nkUtIaHT
Born #onthisday in 214: Roman emperor Aurelian, who returned stability and unity to the empire ow.ly/AXuOh pic.twitter.com/TZFqIwFgpy
New listing: @britishmuseum tomorrow! Ancient Lives, New Discoveries exhibition for parents, carers and little ones: local.mumsnet.com/lambeth/exhibi…
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Go behind the scenes to see clocks and watches in the Museum's collection in this free event on Tue 23 Sep, led by curators Paul Buck and Oliver Cooke. Book now – no time to lose! www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/events_calendar/event_detail.aspx?eventId=1923&title=Perfect%20timing:%20inside%2
Go behind the scenes to see clocks and watches in this free event. Book now – no time to lose! ow.ly/AQ33D pic.twitter.com/9HXyh36l4F
28 Sep: Watch inspiring film ‘Fire in the blood’ plus discuss how art can effect change ow.ly/B8EYH pic.twitter.com/NGQN8NTQBI
British artist Ozias Humphry was born #onthisday in 1742. Here’s his study of a man ow.ly/AXtPD pic.twitter.com/1ZMARPukL4
The Ming Hongxi emperor’s short reign began #onthisday in 1424. Find out more in #Ming50Years ow.ly/B4R2L pic.twitter.com/trzQk7W43O
Queen Elizabeth I was born #onthisday in 1533. This purse dates to around 1596 and is embroidered with her Great Seal. This seal burse (purse) is embroidered with the Royal Arms of England for the Great Seal of Elizabeth I (reigned 1553–1603). The Great Seal was traditionally carried in procession b
Queen Elizabeth I was born #onthisday in 1533. This purse is embroidered with her Great Seal ow.ly/B37w7 pic.twitter.com/V7dL2iQC8D
Opening 11 Sep, our new Room 3 display will showcase an enormous print by Albrecht Dürer ow.ly/B1EZV pic.twitter.com/5DbXTQcsOh
Find out about our school sessions and teacher resources in our schools enews! Sign up now ow.ly/B2Ixi pic.twitter.com/lBDu1YPCEC
#onthisday in 1620: the Mayflower sailed from Plymouth. This medal commemorates the journey ow.ly/B2SAz pic.twitter.com/sGXUPykPvR
Mummies (& daddies/carers)! Enjoy an exclusive view of #8mummies with your family on 9 Sep ow.ly/B2ZUI pic.twitter.com/ATOpJAbN0h
Caspar David Friedrich was born #onthisday in 1774. Here's a woodcut by the German artist called The woman with the spider's web, from around 1803. This print is related to other compositions by Friedrich (1774–1840) showing scenes of mourning. It is taken from a number of drawings by Friedrich tha
See an imperial banquet for #Ming50Years in the Great Court until 19 Sep, a community project led by @MaryWardCentre pic.twitter.com/VfVCXUVQgy
Caspar David Friedrich was born #onthisday in 1774. Here's a woodcut by the German artist ow.ly/B8PSg pic.twitter.com/6qyPMJG2L2
Do you think the Great Court is busy? Watch this time-lapse video #MuseumOfTheFuture ow.ly/B8u01 pic.twitter.com/i53XI4jnJo
Mother Teresa died #onthisday in 1997. Here’s a tribute by M F Husain ow.ly/B4R02 pic.twitter.com/fErv4Bp8Ej
Born #onthisday in 1946: Freddie Mercury. His stage name was the Roman messenger of the gods ow.ly/B4QRU pic.twitter.com/U866B2pZXU
Here’s a print celebrating Louis XIV’s birth #onthisday in 1638 ow.ly/B4QVj pic.twitter.com/exSZv7VqEf
It’s just 2 weeks until #Ming50Years opens – this beautiful jar decorated with colourful dragons is waiting already! #chinese #art #beautiful #cloisonne #dragon #museum #exhibition
Emperor Napoleon III of France was deposed #onthisday in 1870. Here’s a satirical print ow.ly/B4xW2 pic.twitter.com/4Es43LKHe0
Interested in working for the British Museum? See all of our vacancies including Head of Finance here goo.gl/Ab9kqv
It’s 2 weeks until #Ming50Years opens – this beautiful jar is waiting already! ow.ly/B0GBM pic.twitter.com/UNW6YccT4O
Artist Oskar Schlemmer was born #onthisday in 1888. Here's his abstraction of human figures #art #history
Artist Oskar Schlemmer was born #onthisday in 1888. Here's his abstraction of human figures ow.ly/B0Fh5 pic.twitter.com/JsCgjyVGnx
What would you change about the Museum building to improve your experience of the collection? #MuseumOfTheFuture pic.twitter.com/aG11v51aVs
We asked visitors and staff what they would change about #MuseumOfTheFuture. Watch the video youtube.com/watch?v=QQrvHg… pic.twitter.com/WSPwdc4CFi
It’s one week until our first #MuseumOfTheFuture debate and we're asking your opinion ow.ly/B1jkQ pic.twitter.com/yazrrAqJW6
#onthisday in AD 476 Romulus Augustulus was deposed as the last emperor of the Western Roman Empire
#onthisday in AD 476 the last emperor of the (W) Roman Empire Romulus Augustulus was deposed ow.ly/B3bcB pic.twitter.com/2KBE2eZMRt
Richard the Lionheart was crowned king #onthisday in 1189. Here's a drawing of his tomb effigy ow.ly/B1y3a pic.twitter.com/Fd3JbVGnQE
Joseph Wright of Derby was born #onthisday in 1734. Here's one of his drawings #art #history
Find out more about the panellists for the first #MuseumOfTheFuture debate here ow.ly/B27SY pic.twitter.com/380jIHdzSl
Under pressure: how will the #MuseumOfTheFuture cope with increasing visitor numbers? ow.ly/B1DTC pic.twitter.com/78b84fbgT9
#backtoschool – but what did you learn if you lived in Ming dynasty China? #Ming50Years ow.ly/B1Sod pic.twitter.com/ZggPpga4Y1
Joseph Wright of Derby was born #onthisday in 1734. Here's one of his drawings ow.ly/B1zxT pic.twitter.com/K3fEaSvaro