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The accompanying book is now available to buy from our online shop. Dig deeper into the history of these incredible drawings, and find out about the ongoing research on #HokusaiDrawings: ow.ly/vok530rU4eM #ShopMuseums
Our upcoming show lets you get up close with 103 of these rare drawings, and explains what they can reveal about mid-19th-century Japan. You’ll also be able to see other works by Hokusai including ‘The Great Wave’. Book tickets here: ow.ly/OvvG30rU4eQ #HokusaiDrawings
Curator Alfred Haft lifts (or slides in this case) the lid on a selection of Hokusai’s marvellous drawings that will be on display soon in our special exhibition. Find out why these recently rediscovered works are so special: ow.ly/Edau30rUaLT #HokusaiDrawings
Please note this event is in British Sign Language (BSL) only, with no voiceover or captions. A captioned recording will be available to watch any time after the broadcast on our Events YouTube channel: ow.ly/F5cB30rU1R0
Join guide John Wilson in a Deaf-led BSL tour of our blockbuster #NeroExhibition on Wednesday 22 September at 18.00 BST. Explore some key objects from the show that help illustrate Nero’s turbulent rule. Book your free place here: ow.ly/b3OU30rSM1q
Head to our website to learn more about the Youth Collective and watch previous events produced by the Collective on subjects like careers, mindfulness and how museums engage with young people: ow.ly/t0oN30rTVP4
Join the Youth Collective on Thursday 23 September at 18.00 BST for a free interactive session taking a closer look at life in ancient Rome. You’ll experience the turbulent rule of emperor Nero and discuss key moments from his time in power. Book now: ow.ly/j3hJ30rTVOh
It was reported to the Museum’s Portable Antiquities Scheme – @findsorguk – a partnership project to record archaeological finds made by the public in England and Wales. Find out more about the object’s discovery and PAS here: ow.ly/2Afe30rTPzs
This rare early medieval brooch was made around AD 800–900, and was found near Cheddar in south west England in 2020. It’s an elaborate object, likely owned by a high-status person, but the circumstances of its discovery suggest it was lost rather than buried for safekeeping.
Join us at 17.00 BST on Wednesday 22 September as we explore art historical influences within the collection, as part of @forarthistory’s Art History Festival 2021. Book your free place here: ow.ly/9yyq30rSLsP
Join us on Saturday 18 September to celebrate Chuseok 추석 2021 Enjoy a day of talks, workshops, performances, demonstrations and games to celebrate the Korean harvest moon festival – activities are suitable for visitors of all ages Book your free place: ow.ly/2wTb30rSeTG
This Korean painting depicts a crowd of men enthusiastically watching two ssireum wrestlers 💪 Ssireum is a type of Korean wrestling where contestants loop their hands in their opponent’s belt and try to force their opponent to the ground 🔎ow.ly/raN030rSQcZz6mt
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Ssireum continues to be a popular activity held on holidays like Chuseok, the Korean harvest moon festival Find out about our upcoming day of performances, workshops, talks, demonstrations and games to celebrate Chuseok, and discover how you can take part: ow.ly/snnX30rSMab
This Korean painting depicts a crowd of men enthusiastically watching two ssireum wrestlers 💪 Ssireum is a type of Korean wrestling where contestants loop their hands in their opponent’s belt and try to force their opponent to the ground 🔎ow.ly/raN030rSQcZz6mt
The Battle of Marathon was fought #OnThisDay in 490 BC. According to Greek historian Herodotus, when the Athenians learned the Persians had landed at Marathon, a messenger ran to Sparta to ask for help, covering 260 kilometres in under two days! 🏃‍♂ ow.ly/j71u30rSf9se9
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The Battle of Marathon was fought #OnThisDay in 490 BC. According to Greek historian Herodotus, when the Athenians learned the Persians had landed at Marathon, a messenger ran to Sparta to ask for help, covering 260 kilometres in under two days! 🏃‍♂ ow.ly/j71u30rSf9se9
Today, Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists in South Mexico are reproducing this colour using Indigenous methodologies and artistic sensibilities. Read more about their work here: ow.ly/RX9W30rSe0V
This Mesoamerican stucco figure has traces of ‘Maya blue’, a unique clay-dye made in Mesoamerica. The pigment was made as early as the 3rd century AD to paint codices, pottery, wall paintings and sculptures like this one 🎨 🔎ow.ly/9PFE30rSdR3FN31
Discover what cities can tell us about the past and how they can inspire us to build a better future in this STUNNING book! 🌇🕌 Featuring 25 incredible city maps that tell the story of human civilisation#AHistoryOfTheWorldIn25Citieses is out nowbit.ly/2Ra8pFJUHc
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On your next visit to the Museum you can explore a trail of objects that have connections with LGBTQ histories. Choose from a three-object route or go for the full 15-object version that leads you around the galleries. Find out more: ow.ly/MKhc30rSFLa #PrideInLondon
You can explore our trail around the galleries – featuring three or 15 objects depending on how long you have. Find out more here, and don’t forget to book a free visit ticket: ow.ly/5Isi30rSWdg
🌈�#PrideInLondonon may be cancelled this year, but we’re celebrating with our LGBTQ tours, which are restarting this week! Discover objects with LGBTQ connections on your next visit with a free 70-minute guided tour. Find out more and bookow.ly/1iaY30rSWdy3TT
Nasca, Moche, Wari: British Museum exhibition celebrates Peru’s ancient peoples theguardian.com/culture/2021/s…
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More than 40 objects, some dating from 3,000 years ago, will come to London from nine museums in Peru bit.ly/3zTVIzX
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‘Peru: a journey in time’ opens 11 November 2021 Subscribe to our emails to get 20% off #PeruExhibition tickets for a limited time. Sign up via the link below. Find out more and book: ow.ly/KxHf30rTgM6 Supported by PROMPERÚ Organised with the Museo de Arte de Lima, Peru
The exhibition will also feature extraordinary objects on loan from @MuseodeArteLima. Throughout the show, Peruvian voices offer contemporary reflections on the survival of certain practices and traditions. Read more: ow.ly/KxHf30rTgM6 #PeruExhibition
#PeruExhibition will explore how past cultures were shaped by the diverse landscapes of the central Andes – some of the most complex, challenging & beautiful environments on the planet. Stunning photography and film will immerse you in these environments ow.ly/KxHf30rTgM6
The show marks 200 years of Peruvian independence, and will highlight the history, beliefs and cultures of the different peoples who have lived in Peru from around 2500 BC, to the arrival of Europeans in the 1500s, and their legacy in the centuries that followed #PeruExhibition
🦙 We’re excited to announce our next special exhibition on the remarkable history of Peru. Our#PeruExhibitionn will explore how people have thrived for millennia at some of the highest altitudes and in the driest deserts on earth. Read more:ow.ly/KxHf30rTgM69N
🏛 See a selection of netsuke on display in the Mitsubishi Corporation Japanese Galleries, showcasing Japanese culture from 5000 BC to the present day. Find out more and book a free visit:ow.ly/97x130rQAUmd
Measuring just 11cm across, this 300-year-old netsuke realistically represents a dried salmon by using actual fish skin for the surface 🐟 Dried salted salmon are still given as a traditional end-of-year gift in Japan today – known as 'aramaki'.ow.ly/VpbO30rQAUjs0
Our international touring exhibition of Italian Renaissance drawings opens today at M Woods in Beijing. Learn more about the show, which displays the drawings of Renaissance artists in dialogue with the work of contemporary artists from China: ow.ly/wxbN30rSCC7
There are lots of exciting #NeroExhibition events coming up soon, both online and on-site! See what’s on and book here: ow.ly/Kr7o30rSQrr
Join us on Friday 3 September for a discussion exploring Nero's life and rule through objects from @MNR_museo. Find out more and set a reminder here: ow.ly/JunT30rSCMd
Check out what’s coming up at the Museum on-site and online – including exciting special exhibitions as well as tours, talks and performances: ow.ly/qcB730rRZyI Sign up to our dedicated events emails via the link above to receive the latest news straight to your inbox 📧E
@googlearts You can see these impressive shoes in Room 43 – the Albukhary Foundation Gallery of the Islamic world. Book a free visit ticket to explore the galleries here: ow.ly/RYVw30rMT6E
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Learn more about fancy footwear – from slippers to shoes designed to scare scorpions – by stepping into our @googlearts online exhibition: ow.ly/TC6l30rMSJO
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With their 26-centimetre-tall platform soles, these Turkish bath clogs, nalın, were designed to lift the wearer above the wet floor of the bathhouse. They’re also known as ‘qabqab’ in Arabic, from the clacking noise they made on marble floors. 🔎�ow.ly/2eTy30rMxIpoAw
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Learn more about fancy footwear – from slippers to shoes designed to scare scorpions – by stepping into our @googlearts online exhibition: ow.ly/TC6l30rMSJO
With their 26-centimetre-tall platform soles, these Turkish bath clogs, nalın, were designed to lift the wearer above the wet floor of the bathhouse. They’re also known as ‘qabqab’ in Arabic, from the clacking noise they made on marble floors. 🔎�ow.ly/2eTy30rMxIpoAw
🚨 Families! Want to make the most of the last week of the summer holidays? There’s lots to do and explore in the galleries, including our free Museum Missions which challenge you to find, perform, discuss, look and pose. Find out more and book a visit:ow.ly/hQvQ30rRWKyd
Find out what’s coming up on-site and online in our programme of events – including tours, talks, performances and family activities. 🎫 Book tickets and see what’s on here:ow.ly/5Us930rRWK3Gc
Hello everyone. Here is a quick tour of the @britishmuseum Nero show.. with me shamelessly picking some of my favourite things, bit.ly/38fYovx Enjoy (and visit!)
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📽 Take a tour of our#NeroExhibitionn with Trustee@wmarybeardd tonight at 18.15 BST Mary shares her favourite objects from the show, and introduces the powerful women of the imperial family. Set a reminder on YouTube:ow.ly/6RVQ30rS6pd6v
🐶 Happy#InternationalDogDayy! Can you spot four canine companions in this brooch? 🐕 Over 2,000 years old, this incredibly detailed gold brooch was probably made by a Greek craftsman working on the Iberian Peninsula in the third century BC. �ow.ly/485L30rRtsBbTidQ
Pondering over plans for the weekend? Pay a visit to the Mitsubishi Corporation Japanese Galleries to explore the expansive history and culture of Japan’s past and present, from seeing a suit of samurai armour up-close to marvelling at contemporary manga: ow.ly/whe030rRAiB
You can find other online tours of our recent exhibitions – and all our past online events – on our dedicated YouTube channel. See our handy playlists for more: ow.ly/v4Q630rQVgC
Take an online tour of our recent #TantraExhibition with curator Imma Ramos and discover this radical philosophy through extraordinary sculpture, objects and artworks. Watch anytime here: ow.ly/l3Hd30rPWjB #SouthAsianHeritageMonth
📢 Our five-star#ThomasBeckett exhibition closes on 22 August! Don’t miss your chance to follow Becket’s journey from merchant’s son to archbishop, and from revered saint to traitor. Book tickets here:ow.ly/Gn3q30rPYcYhR
Join curator Lloyd de Beer as he takes a closer look at three small and unassuming objects on display in our #ThomasBecket exhibition, and what they can tell us about Becket’s (very bloody) cult: ow.ly/5YWi30rQUcr
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