Exhibition Review: Notgeld and the farting coppersmith
In the British Museum at the moment is an exhibition about a period of German history that's both well known, and hardly known at all - the hyperinflation of the world war periods.
See the Admonitions of the Instructress to the Court Ladies
A document that is so rare and fragile that it can only be seen for a few weeks each year has gone on display in the British Museum.
Postcards as art and politics at the British Museum
At a time when art seems to be getting ever larger and less able to fit into private homes, there's an exhibition of the opposite end of the spectrum, of postcards as art.
Money in board games — a British Museum exhibition
Monopoly is the famous money obsessed board game, but an exhibition now open looks at the much wider appearance of money in games, boards and otherwise.
British Museum reveals how Asia viewed Europe
Looking at how Europeans traded with Asia from the 18th century onwards, an exhibition shows how Asia viewed these strange foreigners in their homelands.
Pots with Attitude – Georgian satire at the British Museum
Satire, that great British tradition of puncturing the pomposity of the great and good is the topic of a new ceramics and print display at the British Museum.
See the oldest portrait in the British Museum
At around 9,500 years old, a plaster covered human skull is the oldest portrait in the British Museum, and it's currently on display.
Damnation and Desecration in Imperial Rome
Modern collectors may prize perfect specimens of Roman coins, but ancient Roman rulers were keener on defacing them.
Southeastern Asia Puppets Shown off in the British Museum
A new display has opened in the British Museum, of puppets from Southeast Asia - and its probably the first time many of the objects have gone on public display.
British Museum’s Buried Treasure goes on display
A small side room in the British Museum is currently hosting a rare collection of buried treasure -- a display of buried hoards.
The longest surviving Vrindavani Vastra goes on display
A vast 17th century cloth from India has gone on display in the British Museum, filling an entire wall of the gallery.
A feast of gold at the British Museum
In 1898, one of Britain's richest men died, and part of his legacy, a vast confection of antiquities was donated to the British Museum, which has now put them on display in a dedicated space.
Crocodile God revealed at the British Museum
In ancient temples did crocodiles dwell, worshiped and admired, until mighty Egypt fell.
Japanese Manga at the British Museum
A small display of the work by three of Japan's leading contemporary manga artists is currently running at the British Museum.
The Dr Who branded £10 bank note
There sits inside the British Museum a collection of banknotes and coinage -- and an exceptionally rare Doctor Who branded banknote.
200 year old satires about Napoleon Bonaparte on display
If you think modern political satires are cruel at times, take a journey back 200 years for the crass display of bodily functions as satire was not just normal, but applauded when applied to the enemy.
Emperor Maximilian’s triumphal arch at the British Museum
A massive triumphal arch is on display in the British Museum at the moment, but unlike the grand stone arches dotted around Imperial cities, this one is made of paper.
Witches at the British Museum
As we approach Halloween, the British Museum has put on an exhibition of witches and wicked bodies as shown throughout history.
Museum Meals – The British Museum
Popping into the British Museum to have a look at a new exhibition and feeling peckish, I considered which of two options could be tried out. The main restaurant, or the canteen style offerings that fill the back end of the Great Court.
Seagulls on the roof of the British Museum
A bizarre sight at the weekend as a load of seagulls seem to have taken a liking to the front part of the British Museum's glass roof.
A new gallery opens at the British Museum
The British Museum has been refurbishing one of its galleries, and it has just opened to the public. Away with the tired old carpets and the gloomy oppressive cabinets cluttered up with as much as possible.
80th anniversary of the closure of the British Museum tube station
On this morning 80 years ago, just after midnight, a tube station closed its doors for the very last time, and a few hours later, two new platforms came into use at another station just a couple of hundred yards away.
Photography forbidden in the British Museum’s Islamic Gallery
If you enter the British Museum by its back entrance, then as you pass through the foyer usually full of tourist groups and school children to get to the exhibitions, you might be forgiven for not noticing that there is a side door here that leads to a rather good display room.
A second propaganda exhibition in London
The British Library is not alone in devoting space to the dark arts of propaganda this summer, as the British Museum also has a display -- based on the same concept, but the two displays compliment rather than overlap.