British Museum

Just Why Are Asian Names 'Too Confusing' For The British Museum?

Shazia Awan | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK
Shazia Awan

If anything, we should be holding the British Museum to a higher standard than other institutions on cultural sensitivity. It is, after all, meant to be an institution promoting learning and an awareness of cultural heritage.

Mystery Of Golden ‘Treasure’ Found Concealed In Shropshire Piano

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK

A hoard of gold coins has been found hidden away in an upright piano in Shropshire. The cache is believed to date from pre-1990 and appears to have be...

We Expect Dodgy Deals From BP, But Not The British Museum

Dr Chris Garrard | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK Entertainment
Dr Chris Garrard

In July, the British Museum controversially decided to renew its sponsorship deal with BP for a further five years, a decision that will keep the branding of big oil splashed onto the museum's walls while around the world, the impacts of climate change intensify.

We Can't Afford Five More Years of BP-Sponsored Culture

Dr Chris Garrard | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Entertainment
Dr Chris Garrard

We should not accept corporate sponsorship or privatisation in the arts as a given, and be short-changed on the values that should be at the heart of our art-making. Starting today, it's time we made these museums and galleries properly accountable to the public, and not to BP.

British Museum's Decision to Renew BP Sponsorship Is Backward-Looking

Elena Polisano | Posted 30.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
Elena Polisano

By waving BP through their doors for another five years, the British Museum and its famous cultural neighbours - the National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Opera House - have shown a remarkable lack of judgement.

Hand In Your Weapon! Let's Make Trees, Not War

A. Dassu | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK
A. Dassu

Mozambique experienced a lot of unrest. Millions of guns and weapons entered the country and therefore the TAE project was set up to eliminate the threat of those hidden and missing weapons.

Should the Elgin Marbles Stay at the British Museum?

Theodora Clarke | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Theodora Clarke

Were it not for Lord Elgin's removal of the sculptures, they would have remained at the mercy of looters and military commanders. Would they even have survived beyond the 19th Century?

Elgin Marbles Could Finally Return To Greece... But There's Quite A Big Catch

The Huffington Post UK | Press Association | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK

One of the Elgin Marbles could return to Greece where they were first displayed - but only if the Greek authorities promised to give it back to the Br...

Life In The Arts Lane - Week 96 - The Smell of Art

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

Back in the Ming exhibition I rise from the floor and continue my tour. This exhibition has been a huge success - friends from America have flown over more or less just to see it.

You Can Now Print Your Own British Museum

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Tech

The British Museum has opened a digital shop - but they're not just selling rubbers and pencils. In fact, they're not selling anything: the museum ...

Spatula Used To Remove Mummy's Brains, Then Left In Skull For 2,600 Years

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK

An Ancient Egyptian Mummy has been revealed to have had a spatula used for scooping out brains lodged in its skull for 2,600 years. Researchers at ...

Poets as Well as Plunderers: The British Museum's New Viking Exhibit Is a Hit And Miss Affair

Kevin Childs | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kevin Childs

As well as the tightly packed crowds, what greets you on first entering has nothing much to recommend it. A few gold and silver trinkets, delicate and beautiful in their own way, but impossible to appreciate when you're craning over the heads of a dozen people in front of you.

Google Celebrates British Museum's 255th Birthday

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Google is marking the 255th anniversary of the British Museum with its latest Google Doodle. The temporary 'Google' logo is visible on the home pag...

Osborne Launches His Great British Sell-Off

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has been accused of planning to "sell off the family silver" over new plans to pay down the budget deficit by potentially selling any o...

Arts Review: Shunga Exhibition, British Museum

Victoria Sadler | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

With access to pornography and sexualised imagery the subject of intense debate in British society, the British Museum's exhibition on Shunga - Japanese erotic art - couldn't be more timely.

Why 'Race' Is Fiction

Bonnie Greer | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Politics
Bonnie Greer

We know this: that all art is the product of the modern human brain with its beginnings, over 100,000 years ago, in Africa. There, our species Homo sapiens sapiens evolved before spreading out around the globe to become the most successful animal ever. Those who migrated to the icy lands of Europe encountered Neanderthal people who, having evolved there over such a long period, had probably developed fair skin. The dark skinned, fully modern migrants who interbred with them produced the first figurative art in Europe. They themselves, in turn, gradually became fairer as they adapted to life at higher latitudes. Those are the facts. This is fiction: 'Race'.

An Auditory Journey Through Shakespeare's Restless World

Annie Martirosyan | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Annie Martirosyan

The immortal value of a physical book is no news. Yet you will agree that the growing proliferation of audiobooks is remarkable for multiple reasons. ...

Mobsters, Museums and the Twin Towers: Tutankhamun and the Illicit Antiquities Trade

Brendan Pittaway | Posted 22.01.2013 | Home
Brendan Pittaway

Dr Zahi Hawass, an egyptologist who styles himself as his country's 'Indiana Jones', has pressed foreign governments, museums and collectors to hand back even those treasures taken and maintained with the best of intentions. The British Museum has long resisted his attempts to return the Rosetta Stone.

Artifacts From Ruined Roman City Pompeii To Travel To Britain

PA | Posted 21.11.2012 | Home

Dozens of objects recovered from the ruins of Roman cities Pompeii and Herculaneum will go on show outside Italy for the first time at a new exhibitio...

Losing Our Marbles: Should Britain Return the Elgin Marbles to Greece?

Greg Jenner | Posted 03.06.2012 | Home
Greg Jenner

The unwritten rules of decorum state it is impolite to discuss sex, politics or religion at dinner parties. I would like to add one more topic to that list - cultural repatriation. Now, just months from the Olympics, the campaign is being stepped up once more for the return of the Elgin Marbles to the Greek nation...

A Glimpse Into The 'Turbulent Lives' Of Shakespeare's Audience

PA | Posted 20.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A dagger, an eye relic and a fork are among the subjects of a new BBC series which will examine the turbulent lives of the Bard's original audience. ...

The British Museum's Hajj Exhibition Takes Visitors on a Journey

Marium Abdul-Sattar | Posted 15.04.2012 | Home
Marium Abdul-Sattar

Despite the exhibition's central focus on the Hajj, it is about much more than a pilgrimage. The third and final exhibition in a series focusing on spiritual journeys, items on display unravel the relationship between East and West.

Our Very Modern British Museum

Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams | Posted 19.02.2012 | Home
Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams

The British Museum is currently showing it's largest exhibition with a single living artist, The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman, an exhibition by the Turner Prize winning artist Grayson Perry paying homage to all the anonymous craftsmen whose work fills the British Museum.

Pippa Middleton Earns Her Style Credentials Front Row At London Fashion Week | Posted 19.11.2011 | UK Style

Pippa Middleton became an official member of the style set last night when she was snapped front row at a London Fashion Week show. The younger Mid...

The Man Behind the Rosetta Stone

Kate Shrewsday | Posted 14.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Shrewsday

You need sharp elbows and the assertiveness of a seasoned Women's Institute member to see the Rosetta Stone.