The damaged Roman and Islamic vessels were on display in the Archaeological Museum at the American University of Beirut during the explosion.
Created nearly 200 years ago for the artist’s unpublished The Great Picture Book of Everything, the works will go on view at the British Museum.
Despite the British Museum’s active participation in work towards restitution, the current display and captioning fail to be forthright or responsible.
An exhibition takes on the notorious Roman emperor, from gleaming marble to roaring flames.
BP or Not BP? activists staged a protest against Big Oil sponsorship at the British Museum and Science Museum this weekend.
The 2,000-year-old statue, believed to depict Persephone, is impeccably preserved.
“Empire and Collecting,” a new self-guided tour, reflects an attempt to help visitors understand the colonial origins of the collection.
While the museum presents its attempt to identify trafficked antiquities as an altruistic enterprise, its policing of the antiquities market also distracts from its historic role in acquiring looted objects.
BP or not BP? staged the demonstration as part of a day of action convened by the Alaskan Indigenous organizations Defend the Sacred AK and Native Movement.
Sir Hans Sloane’s bust will be moved from prominent display to a secure cabinet alongside artifacts explaining his work in the context of the British empire.
“I am disappointed that it took the death of an unarmed Black man for you to join the conversation about the colonial past and present of the British Museum,” says Bayryam Mustafa Bayryamali in a letter addressed to director Hartwig Fischer.
Hundreds of activists occupied the British Museum for a protest lasting over two days straight, coinciding with the BP-sponsored exhibition Troy: Myth and Reality.