Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history. Enjoy a unique comparison of the treasures of world cultures under one roof, centred around the magnificent Great Court.
World-famous objects such as the Rosetta Stone, Parthenon sculptures, and Egyptian mummies are visited by up to six million visitors per year.
In addition to the vast permanent collection, the museum’s special exhibitions, displays and events are all designed to advance understanding of the collection and cultures they represent.
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Artist Mary Delany created 985 of these extraordinarily detailed paper collages of flowers, and only started when she was 72! Often mistaken for watercolours, the botanically accurate works are actually made from tiny pieces of paper built up in layers – sometimes using up to 200 paper petals per flower. Each work includes the botanical and common names of the plant – this example is a Rhododendron maximum made in 1778.
Discover how these fascinating works were made and learn more about the life of Mary Delany in our blog post: ow.ly/8C9m30o7I7t #WHM2019 ...
Different strands of manga have evolved for different audiences – ‘shōnen’ manga is aimed at young men and ‘shōjo’ manga at young women.
Higashimura Akiko is a manga artist inspired by shōjo manga. She created the award-winning series ‘Princess Jellyfish’, in which the protagonist loves jellyfish and keeps one of the sea creatures as a pet.
The story centres on an apartment building in Tokyo called ‘Amamizukan’, where the only tenants are women and no men are allowed. Discover more about shōnen and shōjo manga in our Curator’s blog: ow.ly/CSh730o6mXn
Enter the world of manga in our major #MangaExhibition – book tickets here: ow.ly/rpwD30o6sn5...
We’ve been busy installing the dynamic works of Edvard Munch ahead of our special exhibition opening next month.
Our team have been working with colleagues from Munch Museum to get the Norwegian artist’s work ready for display. The exhibition will take a closer look at Munch’s life – his bohemian travels around Europe, his passionate love affairs, his personal struggles and of course his innovative art.