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Aubrey Beardsley was born in 1872. He’s known for his striking black ink drawings, inspired by Japanese prints. The artist made this illustration for Oscar Wilde’s play ‘Salome’ when he was 21
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Replying to @Stroudgreenguy
Hi there, thanks for your feedback. The easy-access line is reserved for ticket holders and visitors with access requirements, as well as Museum Members. We apologise for any inconvenience and have shared your comments with the relevant teams.
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Aubrey Beardsley was born in 1872. He’s known for his striking black ink drawings, inspired by Japanese prints. The artist made this illustration for Oscar Wilde’s play ‘Salome’ when he was 21
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Guardian culture Aug 20
British Museum launches first show co-curated with regional galleries
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British Museum Aug 20
Follow in Professor Munakata’s footsteps and have your own manga adventure in the Museum! It’s your last chance to see our before it closes on Monday 26 August. Book now:
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British Museum Aug 20
Replying to @LoreleiKing
Hi Lorelei, unfortunately we're not planning another Members' Halloween event this year, but do check our events calendar for any related events in the near future:
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British Museum Aug 20
Replying to @peterbjordan
Hi Peter, sorry to hear this and apologies for any inconvenience. We take security very seriously to ensure the safety of all our visitors and the collection. We've passed your comments on to the relevant teams.
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British Museum Aug 20
Replying to @jpwsutton
Hi James, thanks for your message. We'll pass this on to the relevant teams.
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British Museum Aug 20
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Don’t miss the chance to see original Tezuka drawings in our major – closes 26 August! Tickets selling fast, advanced booking strongly recommended:
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British Museum Aug 20
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Author and anime expert Helen McCarthy explores how Tezuka Osamu helped turn manga into a global phenomenon in this blog:
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British Museum Aug 20
Manga artist Tezuka Osamu is often called the ‘god of manga’. In the 1950s he created ‘Tetsuwan Atom’, known in English as ‘Astro Boy’, one of the most successful manga series of all time 🚀
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British Museum Aug 19
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Hi there, this picture is part of our photography archive and was taken in 1880.
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British Museum Aug 19
This photo was taken by Frederick York in 1875, when the Museum still had a large number of natural history specimens on display – including a taxidermied walrus! 📸
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British Museum Aug 19
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Hi Sophia, thanks for your message. We are sorry for any inconvenience and have shared your feedback with the relevant teams in the Museum.
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British Museum Aug 19
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Find out more about photography at the Museum from the 1840s to today in this blog:
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British Museum Aug 19
📸 This stereoscopic image could be called the 19th-century version of imaging. Images like this gave an illusion of being 3D when seen through a ‘stereo viewer’. This example was taken by photographer Roger Fenton in the 1850s
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British Museum Aug 19
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Take a look at the history of photography at the Museum from the 1840s to today in our blog:
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British Museum Aug 19
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📸🦈 Discover more about the Museum’s former natural history collections and how they moved to in this blog:
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British Museum Aug 19
This photo was taken by Frederick York in 1875, when the Museum still had a large number of natural history specimens on display – including a taxidermied walrus! 📸
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British Museum Aug 19
Replying to @Cekun
Hi there, we usually recommend around an hour and a half for special exhibitions, but it may take longer. We strongly advise booking in advance as tickets are selling fast – you can book here: We hope you enjoy the exhibition!
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