Death in the British Museum

Death in the British Museum

This event has finished Took place on: Saturday, 24th Jul 2021

 £11.37

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

A deathly peek into one of the most extensive museum collections to learn about all things...death related!

Many of the objects in London's best known museum were once owned, cherished and loved by people who are now dead. From the huge tombs of Ancient Egypt to the smaller column tombs of the Islamic world, death has been a fascination to humanity for generations. Why did a Victorian shipping magnate look to Xanthos to get inspiration for his tomb? Why was Napoleon's face immortalised in plaster just after death?

Join public historian Sheldon Goodman and museum professional Dan Vo as they take you around The British Museum and show you deathly objects of power and wonder from our past, as well as looking at the controversial history some objects have attached to them in context of empire and decolonisation.

Here's what previous attendees have said:

"I can't wait for the next Zoom tour---being able to join in from across the pond (finally!) was wonderful. Beautifully-told stories" MxMoth

"They delivered via Zoom and somehow transported us across the breadth and width of history and looked at death from so many varied perspectives. I learnt LOADS. They made it funny, poignant and gripping all at the same time, and really kept my attention - something so hard to do in an online tour!" Marina

"A superb online event. Professional, educational, and entertaining. I learned a lot from these talks." Essie F

The tour starts at 7pm BST on the dot - please bear the time zone in mind if you are joining us from anywhere else across the globe!Book your ticket now to avoid disappointment!


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This event has finished Took place on: Saturday, 24th Jul 2021

 £11.37

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2021-07-24 2021-07-24 Europe/London Death in the British Museum A deathly peek into one of the most extensive museum collections to learn about all things...death related. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/07/24/death-in-the-british-museum-269207 ,,,

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

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