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Re-framing Britain

Indra Adnan | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK
Indra Adnan

Against all my own expectations, the Olympic Games have emerged like unexpected blossom on a tree that only flowers erratically. When was the last time GB could stand so proudly tall? I'm reminded of the post war years when the response to the end of WW2 was to implement the Beveridge Report and build the welfare state. Am I comparing a few sporting triumphs to the construction of, amongst other things, the National Health Service? No - that would be pure bathos. But I am comparing a display of national character, where the choices that were made in a moment of coming together, were open, inclusive and dynamically forward looking.

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.