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Wagner’s Das Rheingold, the first #opera in the Ring Cycle, premiered #onthisday in 1869. Here’s a #lithograph from the collection by Henri Fantin-Latour, depicting the first scene. Wagner's Ring was inspired by #german #myths and you can find out more about German culture in our #exhibition #Memori
How can art change views on global health issues? This film screening + discussion on 28 Sept explores HIV/AIDS ow.ly/BMb8f
You can see this Taino ritual seat in the form of a crouching male figure on display in Room 1 ow.ly/BLZsn pic.twitter.com/9xBsv93lj3
Update: tonight's BBC4 episode of #LostKingdoms is on the Taino people, who greeted Columbus! ow.ly/BLXSE pic.twitter.com/QST9sISN6j
Explore the full range of Egyptian gifts & goodies in #8mummies exhibition shop #MummyMonday ow.ly/BKY3Z pic.twitter.com/zUFkuVu3Ni
A fan of mighty ducks? It's #MummyMonday so here's one inspired by ancient Egypt from @BMshop ow.ly/BLEcA pic.twitter.com/Lo7xbnR8QA
Find out more about German culture in our exhibition #MemoriesOfANation, opening 16 October ow.ly/BGcrQ pic.twitter.com/rzs9z8CVeb
Wagner’s Das Rheingold premiered #onthisday in 1869. Here’s an illustration of the first scene ow.ly/BKXMP pic.twitter.com/ucX24U5Qcr
This gold reliquary for a True Cross relic is a highlight of this year's finds #PASmillionth finds.org.uk/database/artef… pic.twitter.com/Ex7e8zd42z
The Portable Antiquities Scheme is a vast online database of archaeological finds made by the public #PASmillionth pic.twitter.com/KGJN4ss3yg
This week the Portable Antiquities Scheme @findsorguk will reveal the millionth object recorded! #PASmillionth pic.twitter.com/SPq7HESTlP
Holy Roman Emperor Charles V died #onthisday in 1558. Here’s his family tree #art #history
Heading to @HarrogateFest on 23–26 Oct? Don’t miss our curators Irving Finkel, Gareth Williams & @RHobbsBM ow.ly/Bwee8
Explore more German history from the past 600 years in #MemoriesOfANation, opening 16 Oct ow.ly/BGcrQ pic.twitter.com/PNLdFuMLLc
German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer died #onthisday in 1860 ow.ly/BGb2v pic.twitter.com/KEOuIRVCub
Holy Roman Emperor Charles V died #onthisday in 1558. Here’s his family tree ow.ly/BGaSF pic.twitter.com/37yUu8ZGiD
@simon_schama talks to British Museum director Neil MacGregor about his new series on Germany on.ft.com/1uO0AQ5 pic.twitter.com/b6T6xLVo74
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It’s the feast of St Eustace. This splendid reliquary head is in Room 40 ow.ly/BG9ii pic.twitter.com/vnPp940v1l
Born #onthisday in 1486: Arthur Tudor, brother of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon's first husband #art #history #tudor
Born #otd in 1486: Arthur Tudor, brother of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon's first husband ow.ly/BD6B0 pic.twitter.com/UcwJRowVkI
600 years ago #onthisday in 1414, the Sultan of Bengal sent a giraffe as tribute to the Yongle emperor of China. The animal arrived at the Ming court to great acclaim and was thoroughly documented in words and images, like in this hanging scroll from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Many exotic anima
See this hanging scroll and its famous giraffe in #Ming50Years. Book tickets now! ow.ly/BHZGZ pic.twitter.com/qzROYGCHv5
#onthisday in 1414: the Chinese Yongle emperor is given a giraffe from Bengal! #Ming50Years ow.ly/BHZdu pic.twitter.com/fXTqB8ew1w
Born #onthisday in 1867: Arthur Rackham. Here's his illustration to A Midsummer Night's Dream #art #illustration #shakespeare
We're hiring! See all of our vacancies including Head of Finance here goo.gl/Ab9kqv
Find out about the making and meaning of our new exhibition #Ming50Years in this new blog post ow.ly/BGGns pic.twitter.com/8aQO22I2t0
Just got out of Ming: 50 Years That Changed China at @britishmuseum Fascinating exhibition showing the diversity of life & art in 15c China
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Born #onthisday in 1867: Arthur Rackham. Here's his illustration to A Midsummer Night's Dream ow.ly/BD5TB pic.twitter.com/grnmIW1pxC
Book now for the second and third #MuseumOfTheFuture debates on 16 Oct and 18 Nov! ow.ly/BFX4A pic.twitter.com/Iwa8VVyZtM
Missed the first #MuseumOfTheFuture debate? Watch Director Neil MacGregor’s introduction youtube.com/watch?v=Inyewr… pic.twitter.com/Fz9niOCrhs
Born #onthisday in AD 53: Roman emperor Trajan. This bust depicts him like a Hellenistic ruler ow.ly/BxeRS pic.twitter.com/ht0SwMIzWs
See exquisite jewellery, furniture, porcelain and paintings – many never seen outside China before #Ming50Years pic.twitter.com/31gJl5P1s6
#Ming50Years features spectacular objects which explore a golden age in Chinese history ow.ly/BxdyX pic.twitter.com/sDJ30oB9o0
Our new exhibition #Ming50Years is now open! Discover 50 years that changed China #china #history #art #exhibition
You can also see #VikingsLive at selected cinemas in the US on Oct 7! Find out more ow.ly/BAPnB pic.twitter.com/07WqrU9LBf
Notre film #VikingsLive sera projeté dans les cinémas @PatheLive_FR en France demain ow.ly/BC63Y pic.twitter.com/AoeaN65U9q
Thanks to #Ming50Years Curators Jessica and Yu-Ping. Don't forget #Ming50Years opens tomorrow! britishmuseum.org/ming pic.twitter.com/UUB9AjkWVL
No, but the #Ming50Years exhibition has beautiful gem-encrusted gold pillow ends pic.twitter.com/61LbGxv55O
@britishmuseum Has an exhibition display ever come to you in a dream? #AskACurator
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Other days we are working on writing books, like the Ming: 50 years that changed China book published this week britishmuseumshoponline.org/icat/ming_chin…