Category : Events

Museum / Events - 7 months ago

Suffrage objects in the British Museum

Mary Lanchester (1864–1935), 18 June 1910. Women's Suffrage procession, with large numbers of women with banners marching along a London street. Colour woodcut, 1910. In the British Museum archives, on yellowing paper and in compact, neat script, the...

Museum / Events - 8 months ago

A processional chariot from south India

Detail of figures on the model of a processional chariot. In 1792, at auction rooms in London, the Indian collection of David Simpson went under the hammer. One of the more remarkable items was a large-scale model of a south Indian processional chari...

Museum / Events - 8 months ago

Suffragettes and the British Museum

On 6 February 1918, the Representation of the People Act 1918 was passed in the UK, enfranchising women over the age of 30 who met minimum property qualifications. About 8.4 million women gained the vote. It would be a further 10 years until the Rep...

Museum / Events - 8 months ago

Behind the scenes in the Museum’s archives

Deed of bargain and sale of Montagu House, 5 April 1755. The British Museum’s Central Archive holds the business and governance records of the Museum. This includes all records relating to who the Trustees are, how they are appointed and how th...

Museum / Events - 8 months ago

The British Museum Membercast: Living with gods

Live screening – The Mediterranean and Atlantic from prehistory to AD 1500 The British Museum Membercast is a monthly podcast made available to ‘all studious and curious persons’. Comedian, podcaster and super-fan Iszi Lawrence (The Z List Dead Lis...

Museum / Events - 8 months ago

Seeing stars: astrolabes and the Islamic world

Made by Abd al-Karim al-Misri/al-Madrabi, Detail of rete showing star pointers, brass with silver and copper inlay, AH633 (1236AD), probably Mayyafariqin (Turkey).William Greenwood, Albukhary Foundation Curator of the Islamic World 29 January 2018 I...

Museum / Events - 9 months ago

Reading Margery Kempe’s inner voices

Charles Fernyhough, Professor of Psychology at the University of Durham 17 January 2018 The exhibition Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond contains many poignant and powerful reminders of the persistence and value of prayer. Whether...

Museum / Events - 9 months ago

Rodin and ancient Greece: a perfect pairing

Figure K of a goddess from the east pediment of the Parthenon, c. 438–432 BC. Auguste Rodin (1840–1917), The Walking Man, 1907. Bronze, sand cast by Alexis Rudier in 1913. S. 998. © Musée Rodin.Ian Jenkins, Senior Curator, Greece and Rome and Celeste...

Museum / Events - 9 months ago

An introduction to the Parthenon and its sculptures

A building from Athens’ golden age The Parthenon on the Acropolis of Athens was built between 447 and 438 BC as a temple dedicated to the goddess Athena Parthenos. The word parthénos (παρθένος) meant ‘maiden, girl’ or ‘virgin, unmarried woman’. A r...

Museum / Events - 2018 years ago

Professional Review

Professional Review Organiser: Museums Association Venue: London Date(s): 13.03.2019 Event cost: £250 Professional review is the final stage of the AMAA 45-minute formal discussion with two museum professionals who will ass...

Museum / Events - 2018 years ago

Digital Basics Boot Camp

Organiser: Museums Association Venue: Museum of Science and IndustryLiverpool RoadManchesterM3 4FP Date(s): 30.01.2019 Event cost: £55-£195 Is your museum in shape for the networked digital world?Do your technological skills need a w...

Museum / Events - 2018 years ago

South West AMA Support Group Meeting

South West AMA Support Group Meeting Organiser: Museums Association South West and South Wales AMA Support Group Venue: Kresen KernowTolgus HillRedruthCornwallTR15 1AX Date(s): 10.12.2018 Quarterly AMA support group meeting for A...

Museum / Events - 2018 years ago

Open Up: Making More of Stored Collections

Open Up: Making More of Stored Collections Organiser: Museums Association Venue: British MuseumGreat Russell StreetLondonWC1B 3DG Date(s): 03.12.2018 Event cost: £55-£195 Seminar on new approaches to museum storageFollowing...