Tag: British Museum history

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...