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Davos/Klosters in the Canton of Graubünden Wish to thank Walti from Switzerland who kindly sent me the above photograph

Davos/Klosters in the Canton of Graubünden
Wish to thank Walti from Switzerland who kindly sent me the above photograph

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Painted and engraved rock art and graffiti from Aharar Mellen, Acacus Mountains, Fezzan District, Libya
Victoria Suzman, project cataloguer, African rock art image project, British Museum Engraved elephant, from Wadi Raharmellen, Acacus Mountains, Fezzan District, Libya (all images below are from this same site). © TARA / David Coulson 2013,2034.1630 Engraved elephant (image digitally modified). © TARA / David Coulson 2013,2034.1630 In a valley of Libya’s Acacus Mountains, [...]
Mon, Sep 15, 2014
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Joanna Kosek, conservator, British Museum Preparing for the move. Once the final visitor had departed from the Museum on Monday 14 July 2014 at 5.30pm a sizable team of specialists consisting of heavy-object handlers; exhibition designers, curators, conservators and photographers assembled in Room 12a in front of the world-famous woodcut of [...]
Fri, Sep 12, 2014
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Barrie Cook, exhibition curator, British Museum Some exhibitions almost create themselves: the subject is distinctive and circumscribed, the narrative is relatively straightforward, the star objects practically move themselves into place. There is plenty of work, of course, but curatorially there is a clear vision. However, the exhibition that I have recently [...]
Thu, Sep 11, 2014
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The Lacock Cup. Plain and gilded silver, England, 15th century. 2014,8002.1
Naomi Speakman, curator, British Museum The Lacock Cup. Plain and gilded silver, England, 15th century. 2014,8002.1 As I write this post, I am drinking tea out of my favourite mug. Having a special cup or saving glasses for important occasions is something we can all recognise today. In the Middle Ages it was [...]
Mon, Sep 08, 2014
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Bonnie Greer OBE, playwright, novelist and critic, former British Museum Trustee I wrote in my recently published memoir A Parallel Life, about my first encounter with the British Museum. My dad worked in a factory at night making tin cans and during the day he read. One of the things he [...]
Wed, Sep 03, 2014
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Richard Woff, Head of Project, British Museum I just attended the press launch in the Museum of Teaching History with 100 Objects, a series of online resources for teachers supported by the Department for Education. Each resource is based on a museum object which connects to the key topics of the [...]
Tue, Sep 02, 2014
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Assessing the condition of the Humbaba terracotta mask
Duygu Camurcuoglu, conservator, Ur Project, British Museum My job is to assess the condition of the objects from Ur being studied as part of the Ur digitisation project, conserve them if necessary, and guide the project team on handling and safe storage of the objects before/during photography and further digitisation [...]
Thu, Aug 21, 2014
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‘Saxo Japonicus’, curator, British Museum (writing in 1969) In the year that Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon, the Boeing 747 made its first flight and The Beatles released Abbey Road, a British Museum curator (using the pseudonym Saxo Japonicus) wrote an article in Colonnade, the [...]
Mon, Aug 18, 2014
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Ohne Titel (Selbstportrat), ('Untitled (Self-portrait)'), 1975, A R Penck (b.1939), grey and black ink wash on paper. Presented to the British Museum by Count Christian Duerckheim © A.R. Penck / DACS 2013
Edward Doegar, General Manager, The Poetry Society When the British Museum contacted the Poetry Society about commissioning an event responding to their exhibition Germany divided: Baselitz and his generation, we were thrilled. It seemed particularly fitting as the fate of the artists represented was shared by so many of the poets [...]
Thu, Aug 14, 2014
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Curious Beasts at Compton Verney, the first venue on the tour
Alison Wright, exhibition curator, British Museum Curious Beasts at Compton Verney, the first venue on the tour The British Museum touring exhibition Curious Beasts: Animal Prints from the British Museum is in its closing weeks at its final UK venue, Ferens Art Gallery in Hull (7 June – 26 August 2014). [...]
Tue, Aug 12, 2014
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