Now you can examine the 196 BCE stone stela in all its textural glory.
Already fully accomplished by his fifties in a range of styles, from his sixties Katsushika Hokusai’s paintings and prints begin to accelerate in ambition and sophistication, leaping between styles and subjects.
Rodney Kelly is campaigning the museum to repatriate the Gweagal shield, which belonged to his great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather.
On Sunday, with help from the theatrical protest group BP Or Not BP?, Rodney Kelly appealed to the public for the return of the Gweagal shield.
Albrecht Dürer’s “Triumphal Arch” is one of the largest prints ever made, and after a century on view at the British Museum, its conservation was a colossal task.
A 1903 penny on view at the British Museum features the words “Votes for Women” letter-stamped by a suffragette over the face of the king.
A 9,500-year-old human skull at the British Museum may help visitors connect to our human ancestors.
In a performance at the British Museum, the theatrical protest group BP or not BP? marked the final weekend of a BP-sponsored exhibition and responded to the election of Donald Trump.
For centuries, shadow puppet theater not only captivated audiences across Southeast Asia but also held ritual significance for various local communities.
LONDON — The irony of oil company BP sponsoring the British Museum’s current exhibition Sunken Cities will have been lost on few.
We received the following statement from the Art Not Oil coalition regarding the new BP sponsorships of major cultural institutions in the UK.
LONDON — Sicily: Culture and Conquest is one of the last exhibitions commissioned by outgoing British Museum director Neil MacGregor and encapsulates what made his tenure so valuable.