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British Museum
These beautiful studies drawn from life are by artist Antoine Watteau, born #onthisday in 1684. The drawing was intended for figures in one of Watteau's many scenes where men and women feast in the countryside, talking, flirting and making music. The costume is the main focus of Watteau's studies. T
Watercolour landscapes of the You Yangs peaks in #AUS and Dolwyddelan Castle in #WAL for #RWC2015 #AUSvWAL
These beautiful studies drawn from life are by artist Antoine Watteau, born #onthisday in 1684. This is a rare type of drawing by Watteau, who used black chalk to strengthen the shadows and the darker lines of the stronger contours. The hands themselves are cast into relief by their shadows on the p
A palm-leaf model house from #SAM and a farm house from #SCO #RWC2015
Roman general Germanicus died #otd in AD 19. See this striking bust in our #EgyptExhibition
These beautiful studies drawn from life are by artist Antoine Watteau, born #onthisday in 1684. Watteau has used his favourite combination of black, red and white chalks. This technique 'à trois crayons' became widely used by French artists of the eighteenth century. With all of the chalks Watteau m
These beautiful studies drawn from life are by Antoine Watteau, born #onthisday in 1684
Room 95 includes some of the finest Chinese ceramics in the world dating from the 3rd to the 20th centuries, from the collection of Sir Percival David. Some of the ceramics are unique creations, while others were mass-produced in batches of several hundred at a time. Technological innovations and th
These white wares date from the late Ming to Republic period (1600–1949). Potters in the late Ming, Qing and Republican periods made copies of Ding wares at Jingdezhen in Jiangxi province, Zhangzhou in Fujian province and in other southern kilns. Potters at Zhangzhou under-fired the clay, which resu
Celebrate Celtic culture with music, dance & themed food/drink at free #Celts event tonight!
Sir Percival David died #otd in 1964. See his amazing Chinese ceramics collection in Room 95
Collector of Chinese ceramics Sir Percival David died #onthisday in 1964. He built the finest private collection of Chinese ceramics in the world. His passion for China inspired him to learn Chinese well enough to translate 14th-century art texts and to give money towards establishing the first publ
Discover Egypt’s incredible journey over 12 centuries in our #EgyptExhibition
Pre-Raphaelite artist Simeon Solomon was born #onthisday in 1840. Here's one of his drawings
John Lennon was born #onthisday in 1940. Here he is at the top of this Beatles poster
The art of reinvention: @rosieweetch traces what it means to be Celtic in a new #Celts video
Hear Welsh poetry and Celtic stories at our free #Celts event tomorrow! #NationalPoetryDay
'So varied and ever-changing'. Discover love poetry from around the world #NationalPoetryDay
This poem was one of the first decoded pieces of Egyptian literature! #NationalPoetryDay
It's #NationalPoetryDay! Be inspired by the poetry contest depicted in this Japanese scroll!
A girl’s apron and a girl’s dance coat from #NAM & #GEO for #RWC2015
A necklace from the Eastern Cape of #RSA and a @TiffanyAndCo necklace made in c. 1880 for #USA #RWC2015 #RSAvUSA
Banknotes inspired by the British Museum! Here are some wonderful designs created by families
Plus, learn how to bake bread from a 2,000-year-old recipe in this video! #GBBOFinal

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