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British Museum
Mary Anning was born #onthisday in 1799, one of the most famous fossil finders of her day. This large skull and lower jaw of an ichthyosaur was found by her at Lyme Regis in Dorset in 1821. You can see it on display in the Enlightenment Gallery (Room 1), on loan from the @natural_history_museum. © 2
Albrecht Dürer was born #onthisday in 1471. Here’s his wonderful drawing of a woman from 1520. This study is drawn with a brush in black and greybodycolour. The light is strongly shown by white heightening when it falls onto the woman's face and hair. The light falls down the exact centre of her fa
English philanthropist and social reformer Elizabeth Fry was born #onthisday in 1780 ow.ly/MWsHU pic.twitter.com/WXmq6UTlCq
Mary Anning was born #onthisday in 1799, one of the most famous fossil finders of her day ow.ly/Ne4xt pic.twitter.com/phHmNGs2gx
Albrecht Dürer was born #onthisday in 1471. Here’s a selection of his wonderful works ow.ly/Ne15b pic.twitter.com/e5oxY7vRsi
The Enlightenment Gallery in the Museum (Room 1) shows how people saw the world in the 18th century. The #Enlightenment was an age of reason and learning that flourished across Europe and America from about 1680 to 1820. This rich and diverse permanent exhibition uses thousands of objects to demonst
The Enlightenment Gallery in the Museum shows how people saw the world in the 18th century ow.ly/MZn7K pic.twitter.com/g0Wcpas7vt
To celebrate the ‪#ChelseaFlowerShow opening, here's some floral inspiration from the collection. This watercolour is by Dutch artist Jan van Huysum (1682–1749). #flowers #art #artist #floral
Tomorrow lunchtime, explore the #IndigenousAustralia storytelling about Captain Cook ow.ly/NbveZ pic.twitter.com/bJcZ9epcI6
Making histories: new blog post by Maria Nugent on #IndigenousAustralia and Captain Cook ow.ly/Nb0Ly pic.twitter.com/SK9xlUGKf6
French novelist Honoré de Balzac was born #onthisday in 1799 ow.ly/MW0uc pic.twitter.com/SqHTa8iocQ
Born #onthisday in 1593: Flemish artist Jacob Jordaens. This drawing depicts a boating party ow.ly/MWked pic.twitter.com/e5nY5ca3GP
If the shoe fits! Today’s #MysteryObject is a pair of snow shoes from Hokkaidō, Japan ow.ly/MZt80 pic.twitter.com/B1CWaaDZKF
It’s #MysteryObject time! Any ideas what this week’s object is? pic.twitter.com/WVxUdFPTdN
To celebrate #ChelseaFlowerShow opening, here's some floral inspiration from the collection ow.ly/N87JV pic.twitter.com/VNOQDhOGoW
Born ‪#onthisday‬ in 1883: Walter Gropius, architect and founder of the #Bauhaus school. He designed the shape of this teapot in 1969. #art #design #history #teapot
It's International ‪#MuseumDay‬! How would you spend your perfect day @britishmuseum? ‪#IMD2015‬
Born #onthisday in 1883: Walter Gropius, architect and founder of the #Bauhaus school ow.ly/MWk5J pic.twitter.com/0ingZNXNKw
It's International #MuseumDay! How would you spend your perfect day @britishmuseum? #IMD2015 pic.twitter.com/fzA6IxTrQG
Discover how Napoleon was glorified and reviled in our free exhibition #BonaparteAndTheBritish ow.ly/MWqeG pic.twitter.com/pD4t7kR7Ev
#onthisday in 1804: Napoleon Bonaparte was proclaimed Emperor by the French Senate ow.ly/MWqeG pic.twitter.com/Hfv1r3XRtZ
With the latest technology, we can now look into the faces of #8mummies ow.ly/MWq5b #MummyMonday pic.twitter.com/p8qtpqlY2y
These beautiful death masks transformed the mortal into the divine #MummyMonday #8mummies ow.ly/N4Mf3 pic.twitter.com/hLqHkl7HMB
Need inspiration? Next week we’ve got free talks on Islamic coins, the Rosetta Stone and more ow.ly/MWl3x pic.twitter.com/P2C9kZ43Ek