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Wukun Wanambi: LarrakitjWukun Wanambi: LarrakitjThe installation by Aboriginal Australian artist Wukun Wanambi addresses a series of important ideas about ancestral power, the significance of land and the search for meaning.2015-05-04T10:00:00+01002015-05-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Wukun Wanambi: Larrakitj
 
The Prince And The Pir: Dervishes And Mysticism In Iran And IndiaThe Prince And The Pir: Dervishes And Mysticism In Iran And IndiaThe display presents works on paper and objects exploring depictions and attributes of Sufi dervishes from the 16th to the 19th centuries.2015-05-04T10:00:00+01002015-07-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Free EventOngoing
The Prince And The Pir: Dervishes And Mysticism In Iran And India
 
Defining Beauty: The Body In Ancient Greek ArtDefining Beauty: The Body In Ancient Greek ArtTaking place in the Sainsbury's Exhibition Gallery, the British Museum's big spring blockbuster is Defining Beauty: The Body In Ancient Greek Art. The exhibition examines how Greek art represented the human body and features world-famous sculptures alongside amazing frescoes and pottery. A highlight will be the Belvedere Torso which, once named 'th2015-05-04T00:00:00+01002015-06-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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event > Exhibitions > Art Exhibitions - Ancient & Classical
DATES  6th March to 22nd June 2015
Taking place in the Sainsbury's Exhibition Gallery, the British Museum's big spring blockbuster is Defining Beauty: The Body In Ancient Greek Art. The exhibiti... More about this event
 
Bonaparte And The British: Prints And Propaganda In The Age Of NapoleonBonaparte And The British: Prints And Propaganda In The Age Of NapoleonThis exhibition will focus on the printed propaganda that either reviled or glorified Napoleon Bonaparte, on both sides of the English Channel. It explores how his formidable career coincided with the peak of political satire as an art form.2015-05-04T10:00:00+01002015-08-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Bonaparte And The British: Prints And Propaganda In The Age Of Napoleon
 
Connecting Continents: Indian Ocean Trade And ExchangeConnecting Continents: Indian Ocean Trade And ExchangeA selection of objects, artworks and artefacts which are connected to the history of trade in the Indian Ocean.2015-05-04T10:00:00+01002015-05-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Connecting Continents: Indian Ocean Trade And Exchange
 
Ancient Lives, New DiscoveriesAncient Lives, New DiscoveriesAn installation of eight people who were mummified in ancient Egypt and Sudan, including a priest's daughter, a temple doorkeeper and a child, using cutting-edge technology to discover how they lived their lives.2015-05-04T10:00:00+01002015-07-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Ongoing
Ancient Lives, New Discoveries
 
Curator's Introduction To Indigenous Australia: Enduring Civilisation: TalkCurator's Introduction To Indigenous Australia: Enduring Civilisation: TalkAn informative introduction to the exhibition.2015-05-07T13:30:00+01002015-06-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
On Soon
Curator's Introduction To Indigenous Australia: Enduring Civilisation: Talk
 
Curator's Introduction To Defining Beauty: The Body In Ancient Greek Art: LectureCurator's Introduction To Defining Beauty: The Body In Ancient Greek Art: LectureProject Curator Celeste Farge discusses the exhibition.2015-05-08T13:30:00+01002015-05-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Curator's Introduction To Defining Beauty: The Body In Ancient Greek Art: Lecture
 
Ancient Greece: Mind, Body And SoulAncient Greece: Mind, Body And SoulChannel the spirit of ancient Greece.2015-05-08T18:00:00+01002015-05-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Ancient Greece: Mind, Body And Soul
 
The Marble Heart + Purity + Live Musical AccompanimentThe Marble Heart + Purity + Live Musical Accompaniment2015-05-09T14:00:00+01002015-05-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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The Marble Heart + Purity + Live Musical Accompaniment
 
Changing Displays In The Members' Room: Analysing The PastChanging Displays In The Members' Room: Analysing The PastWith Henry Flynn, curator of the changing displays programme in the Members' Room.2015-05-11T18:30:00+01002015-05-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Changing Displays In The Members' Room: Analysing The Past
 
Herakles And The Heroic Body: LectureHerakles And The Heroic Body: LectureA talk about modern popular cultural perceptions of Herakles, the ultimate Greek hero.2015-05-14T13:30:00+01002015-05-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Herakles And The Heroic Body: Lecture
 
Socrates And The Visual Culture Of Golden Age Athens: TalkSocrates And The Visual Culture Of Golden Age Athens: TalkAuthor and broadcaster Bettany Hughes reflects on Socrates's Athens.2015-05-15T18:30:00+01002015-05-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
On Soon
Socrates And The Visual Culture Of Golden Age Athens: Talk
 
Themes In Hellenistic ArtThemes In Hellenistic ArtWith independent speaker Carolyn Perry.2015-05-16T13:15:00+01002015-05-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Themes In Hellenistic Art
 
Making The Classical Body: The Art Of Greek And Roman Stone Carving: DiscussionMaking The Classical Body: The Art Of Greek And Roman Stone Carving: DiscussionWith Will Wootton, King's College London.2015-05-16T14:00:00+01002015-05-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
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Making The Classical Body: The Art Of Greek And Roman Stone Carving: Discussion
 
Indigenous Australia And Captain Cook: TalkIndigenous Australia And Captain Cook: TalkAn examination artworks and objects.2015-05-21T13:30:00+01002015-05-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Indigenous Australia And Captain Cook: Talk
 
Black, White And Brindle: Aboriginality In An Age Of Unreason: TalkBlack, White And Brindle: Aboriginality In An Age Of Unreason: TalkBeing Indigenous means in contemporary Australia.2015-05-22T18:30:00+01002015-05-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Black, White And Brindle: Aboriginality In An Age Of Unreason: Talk
 
Indigenous Australia SleepoverIndigenous Australia SleepoverThemed traditional craft workshops, participatory activities and storytelling with a unique camping experience.2015-05-23T18:15:00+01002015-05-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
On Soon
Indigenous Australia Sleepover
 
Indigenous Australian AdventuresIndigenous Australian AdventuresThemed activity week.2015-05-25T11:00:00+01002015-05-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Indigenous Australian Adventures
 
Little Feet: Make Your Mark (Under 5s)Little Feet: Make Your Mark (Under 5s)Multi-sensory session.2015-05-26T11:00:00+01002015-05-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Little Feet: Make Your Mark (Under 5s)
 
On Beauty: DiscussionOn Beauty: DiscussionThis panel discussion will consider Greek perceptions of beauty.2015-05-29T18:30:00+01002015-05-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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On Beauty: Discussion
 
An Etruscan Affair: The Impact Of Early Etruscan Discoveries On European Culture: ConferenceAn Etruscan Affair: The Impact Of Early Etruscan Discoveries On European Culture: ConferenceThe conference considers rich and exciting Etruscan discoveries in Tuscany, Lazio and Umbria.2015-05-29T10:00:00+01002015-05-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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An Etruscan Affair: The Impact Of Early Etruscan Discoveries On European Culture: Conference
 
Conquering Heroes And Objects Of Desire: Greek Bodies On Display In The Roman Empire: LectureConquering Heroes And Objects Of Desire: Greek Bodies On Display In The Roman Empire: LectureWith Professor Catharine Edwards, Birkbeck College, University of London.2015-06-04T13:30:00+01002015-06-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
 
Conquering Heroes And Objects Of Desire: Greek Bodies On Display In The Roman Empire: Lecture
 
Languages Of Indigenous Australia: TalkLanguages Of Indigenous Australia: TalkTalk given by Peter K Austin.2015-06-05T13:30:00+01002015-06-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
 
Languages Of Indigenous Australia: Talk
 
Naked Truths And Bare Facts: The Human Body In Ancient Greek Art: TalkNaked Truths And Bare Facts: The Human Body In Ancient Greek Art: TalkA gallery talk by Celeste Farge.2015-06-09T13:15:00+01002015-06-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free Event 
Naked Truths And Bare Facts: The Human Body In Ancient Greek Art: Talk
 
Exploring The Human Body In Greek Architectural Sculpture: TalkExploring The Human Body In Greek Architectural Sculpture: TalkA gallery talk by Jeremy Tanner.2015-06-11T13:15:00+01002015-06-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free Event 
Exploring The Human Body In Greek Architectural Sculpture: Talk
 
The Munich Doryphoros: Venerated, Supressed, Forgotten: LectureThe Munich Doryphoros: Venerated, Supressed, Forgotten: LectureWith Rolf Michael Schneider, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.2015-06-11T13:30:00+01002015-06-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
 
The Munich Doryphoros: Venerated, Supressed, Forgotten: Lecture
 
Indigenous Australia Late: Origins Festival At The British MuseumIndigenous Australia Late: Origins Festival At The British MuseumPerformances, music, dance, short films and a selection of food and drink on the theme of Australia.2015-06-12T18:30:00+01002015-06-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free Event 
Indigenous Australia Late: Origins Festival At The British Museum
 
Curator's Introduction To Defining Beauty: The Body In Ancient Greek Art: LectureCurator's Introduction To Defining Beauty: The Body In Ancient Greek Art: LectureProject Curator Celeste Farge discusses the exhibition.2015-06-18T13:30:00+01002015-06-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
 
Curator's Introduction To Defining Beauty: The Body In Ancient Greek Art: Lecture
 
The British In Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania): TalkThe British In Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania): TalkTalk by Tom Lawson, Professor of History.2015-06-19T13:30:00+01002015-06-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
 
The British In Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania): Talk
 
Indigenous Australia SleepoverIndigenous Australia SleepoverThemed traditional craft workshops, participatory activities and storytelling with a unique camping experience.2015-06-20T18:15:00+01002015-06-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
 
Indigenous Australia Sleepover
 
The Quest For The Ancient Greek Body In The Early Museum: TalkThe Quest For The Ancient Greek Body In The Early Museum: TalkA gallery talk by Ian Jenkins.2015-06-23T13:15:00+01002015-06-23T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free Event 
The Quest For The Ancient Greek Body In The Early Museum: Talk
 
Classicism And Nationalism: The Greek Body In Enlightenment Europe: DiscussionClassicism And Nationalism: The Greek Body In Enlightenment Europe: DiscussionThis discussion will reflect on the rediscovery of classical Greek art in the 18th century.2015-06-26T18:30:00+01002015-06-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
 
Classicism And Nationalism: The Greek Body In Enlightenment Europe: Discussion
 
Collecting Indigenous Australian ArtCollecting Indigenous Australian ArtWith renowned dealer in Australian art Rebecca Hossack.2015-07-03T18:30:00+01002015-07-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
 
Collecting Indigenous Australian Art
 
At The Gate Of The Ancestors: Saint Cults And The Politics Of The Past At Abydos: LectureAt The Gate Of The Ancestors: Saint Cults And The Politics Of The Past At Abydos: LecturePresented by Janet Richards, University of Michigan, USA.2015-07-09T18:00:00+01002015-07-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
 
At The Gate Of The Ancestors: Saint Cults And The Politics Of The Past At Abydos: Lecture
 
Abydos: The Sacred Land At The Western Horizon: ConferenceAbydos: The Sacred Land At The Western Horizon: ConferenceA two-day conference about the history of the burial ground for the first kings of Egypt.2015-07-09T10:00:00+01002015-07-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
 
Abydos: The Sacred Land At The Western Horizon: Conference
 
Curator's Introduction To Indigenous Australia: Enduring Civilisation: LectureCurator's Introduction To Indigenous Australia: Enduring Civilisation: LectureWith Exhibition Curator Gaye Sculthorpe.2015-07-16T13:30:00+01002015-07-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
 
Curator's Introduction To Indigenous Australia: Enduring Civilisation: Lecture
 
The Cult Of The Bacchae: Live Performance, Music And PlayThe Cult Of The Bacchae: Live Performance, Music And PlayAn evening of uninhibited joy and instinct to celebrate the summer months. Looking to the ancient Greek cult of the Bacchae for inspiration, cast off doubt and embrace the madness of the human condition in a special evening of live performance, music and play.2015-07-23T18:15:00+01002015-07-23T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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The Cult Of The Bacchae: Live Performance, Music And Play
 
 
 

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