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Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyondWith no known culture in the world or history without religious beliefs, The British Museum explores the practice and expression of these beliefs with its new exhibition, Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond. The exhibition comes as part of a collaborative project between the British Museum, Penguin Books and the BBC, building on a Radio 4 series presented by the former director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, who believes that Britain is trying to become the first society in history to function without a religious belief at its core. The exhibition, meanwhile, will look at the benefits and risks of the expression of these beliefs in terms of co-existence and conflict in societies such as 17th-18th century Japan, China and the Soviet Union. It will also consider the neurological and psychological triggers as well as the mystical and sociological aspects of belief, showcasing everyday objects relating to world faiths alongside remarkable historical pieces such as an 18th century replica of a Hindu ceremonial chariot.

 

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I Object: Ian Hislop's search for dissentI Object: Ian Hislop's search for dissentI Object: Ian Hislop's search for dissentJournalist, historian and Have I Got News For You regular Ian Hislop has been on a mission to find stories of dissent, subversion and satire hidden within the vast collections of the British Museum for I Object, the museum's new autumn exhibition. Exploring how people have used objects to subvert official ideology and to mock the powerful throughou2018-09-24T00:00:00+01002019-01-20T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums
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DATES  6th September 2018 to 20th January 2019
VENUE  British Museum 
Journalist, historian and Have I Got News For You regular Ian Hislop has been on a mission to find stories of dissent, subversion and satire hidden within the vast collections of the British Museum for I Object, the museum's new autumn exhibition. Exploring how people have used objects to subvert official ideology and to mock the powerful throughou... More about this event
 
Money And Medals: Mapping The UK's Numismatic CollectionsMoney And Medals: Mapping The UK's Numismatic CollectionsNumismatics is the study of coins, medals, banknotes and associated objects. The display explores best practice in preserving and explaining objects that range from banknotes to cowrie shells.2018-09-24T10:00:00+01002018-09-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Money And Medals: Mapping The UK's Numismatic Collections
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