Tag: Curator's corner

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

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...