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English PEN 12h
Book your place now for our next free event with Edmund de Waal and : Future exiles – climate change and migration. Featuring Taqralik Partridge, , and Shaul Bassi on 29 October.
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British Museum 12h
This Thursday, join Inuit leader Siila Watt-Cloutier and curator Amber Lincoln for an online event highlighting the plight of Indigenous Peoples in the Arctic, advocacy and awareness efforts in the region, and the issue of climate change
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The Global Coalition Oct 18
The ’s Iraq Scheme, supported by 🇬🇧, has helped to train over 50 Iraqi archaeologists from the Iraq State Board of Antiquities and Heritage with the expertise they needed to begin the vital reconstruction projects in damaged heritage sites.
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British Museum 14h
Replying to @britishmuseum
Thanks for all your guesses, and well done if you got it right! This is a hat-stand made in China between 1735–1795. The jade top is carved with dragons flying through clouds, and inscriptions run around the rosewood base. Read more:
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British Museum 17h
Can you guess what this intriguing object was used for? It’s made from jade and rosewood, is around 30cm tall and 15cm wide, and is over 200 years old 🤔 ⏳ Get guessing – we’ll be revealing the answer in three hours.
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British Museum 18h
Replying to @HNicholas
Hi there, you can find an up-to-date list of open galleries on our website: We're working hard to open more galleries safely, and this page will be updated when new galleries are opened.
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British Museum Oct 18
☕ Time for a spot of tea ☕ We’ve got the perfect Sunday teatime read for you – sit down with a cuppa and delve into the origins of afternoon tea in our tea-rific blog:
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British Museum Oct 17
Replying to @HenrietteRoued
Hi Henriette, thanks for your feedback - we will share it with the relevant teams to take into consideration. You can also get in touch with our Web Team through the contact form here:
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British Museum Oct 17
In a special episode of our podcast, guests Miranda Lowe and James Delbourgo examine the role of slavery and enslaved people in Sir Hans Sloane’s collecting practices, and consider how museums should respond to these histories. Listen here:
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British Museum Oct 17
Replying to @SallyAb
Hi Sally, thanks for your message. All of our official shops are inside the Museum building, but you can browse the online shop here:
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British Museum Oct 17
Travel back to the 6th century AD and to the capital city of the Ethiopian Empire of Aksum. From spectacular mountains to local monuments, discover the city of Aksum in our blog post:
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British Museum Oct 16
Replying to @SallyAb
Hi there, our shops are open on Saturdays, but everyone – including Members – needs to book a free general admission timed ticket in advance of visiting the Museum. You can book here: You can browse our online shop here:
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British Museum Oct 16
Replying to @britishmuseum
Shop our range of homeware, stationery and gifts inspired by the elegant motifs of Iznik pottery here:
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British Museum Oct 16
What can you spot in the beautiful designs of these Iznik ceramics? 🖌💐🌿 These colourful dishes were all made in the 16th century in Iznik, a town in north west Turkey famed for its high-quality pottery. See more examples on our Collection online:
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British Museum Oct 16
Poet and playwright Oscar Wilde was born in 1854. He was one of the eminent literary figures, including Bram Stoker and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, to use the Museum’s Reading Room. Here is his signature from 1879 🖋
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IIC - Conservation Oct 16
Just caught up with this nice thread on conserving a 17th century thangka, as 's 'Tantra' exhibition opens.
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British Museum Oct 16
Replying to @britishmuseum
Shop our range of homeware, stationery and gifts inspired by the elegant motifs of Iznik pottery here:
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British Museum Oct 16
What can you spot in the beautiful designs of these Iznik ceramics? 🖌💐🌿 These colourful dishes were all made in the 16th century in Iznik, a town in north west Turkey famed for its high-quality pottery. See more examples on our Collection online:
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Art UK Oct 15
Enjoying watching explore the Lewis Chessmen in on ! This giant sculpture was inspired by the miniature medieval ones ⬇️ 'Uig Chess King' by Stephen Hayward (active 2006) © the copyright holder 📸 Peter Amsden / Art UK
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British Museum Oct 15
📺 On now! heads into the Museum with for Watch here:
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