After being delayed for six months, the British Museum is now ready to show its new exhibition, Thomas Becket: murder and the making of a saint. The museum reopens on May 17th, with the exhibition starting three days later.
The British government will be returning rate medieval tiles – dating to the 13th or 14th century – which had been smuggled out of Uzbekistan.
The British public have discovered many hundreds of thousands of archaeological objects, and this month the British Museum reveals that the number recorded to its Portable Antiquities Scheme has hit a milestone 1.5 million.
The British Museum has acquired a drug jar dating back to the early sixteenth century. It was donated to the public through the Cultural Gifts Scheme set up by the British government.
A massive hoard of over 2500 coins dating back to the eleventh-century has been discovered in southwestern England. It represents the largest discovery of coins from the period following the Norman Conquest in 1066, and preliminary estimates are valuing the hoard at £5 million.
Reports suggest the Bayeux Tapestry – one of the most famous pieces of medieval art – will be loaned to the British Museum for several months.
In this issue: Historic selfies with the medieval kings of France, and in Renaissance coins, the Anglo-Saxon fenlands, and how DNA research on chickens is linked to medieval diet and fasting traditions. We visit Anne Boleyn’s childhood home and look at the Holy Spirit in female form.
The British Museum has acquired an outstanding 14th Century English alabaster figure of the Virgin and Child which is the best-preserved of its kind on display in a UK national collection.
Martin Golberg, Senior Curator at the National Museums of Scotland, travelled to the British Museum to give audiences perspective on the various pieces in the exhibit as well as an introduction to what constitutes “Celtic” art.
The British Museum just opened its latest exhibit, Celts: Art and Identity this past Thursday, covering 2,500 years of Celtic history. The exhibit explores Celtic identity and how it eveolved from the time of the Ancient Greeks to the present through art, culture, daily life, religion and politics.
I attended the opening of the British Museum’s, Celts: Art and Identity exhibit on Sept 24th. It showcases stunning art, jewellery, weaponry, daily and religious objects to tell the story of the Celtic people.
The Lenborough Hoard, which consists of over 5200 coins from Anglo-Saxon times, is now on display at the British Museum. This discovery highlights the ongoing importance of the Portable Antiquities Scheme, which just released its 2012 Treasure Report.
Over 21,000 medieval objects were discovered in England and Wales in 2013, according to the latest release of the The Portable Antiquities Scheme Annual Report. Since its inception in 1997, over one million historical objects have been recorded by the scheme.
Sue Brunning, curator at the British Museum, tells us about the famous Sutton Hoo Helmet, which can be found in Room 41 of the museum.
One person was arrested during a protest held inside the main court of the British Museum on Sunday.
A fascinating talk about the new Sutton Hoo display at the British Museum, given by curator, Dr. Sue Brunning.
Sue Brunning of the British Museum talks about a medieval jewellery set you can see at their new Early Medieval gallery.
The first major exhibition on Vikings at the British Museum for over 30 years which opened on 6 March in London highlights a new research project by Viking experts at The University of Nottingham.
After nearly 30 years, the room showcasing the early medieval collection at the British Museum will be getting a renovation.