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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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Liam O’Connor, artist I am creating an archive of audio interviews with the staff of the British Museum, the subject of which is a museum object or space they have developed a significant personal connection with as part of their work. ‘WCEC Excavation’ 2012 Liam O’Connor Between 2010 and 2014 I was [...]
Fri, Oct 31, 2014
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Chris Berry, Professor of Film Studies, King’s College London I’m very excited about the screening of The Kingdom and the Beauty this Sunday afternoon at the British Museum. When I was asked to help the Museum put together a small series of screenings as part of the programme supporting the [...]
Wed, Oct 29, 2014
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Frances Carey, art historian Statue of Käthe Kollwitz, Kollwitzplatz, Berlin. Photo by Rae Allen, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) The seated figure of an elderly woman cast in bronze presides over a square in a part of north east Berlin known as Kollwitzkiez, the ‘Kollwitz district’, [...]
Tue, Oct 28, 2014
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Gold and gem-encrusted hairpins
Craig Clunas, Professor of the History of Art, University of Oxford and co-curator of the BP Exhibition Ming: 50 years that changed China Hat-top ornament, from Nanjing, c. 1420-21, gold, decorated with gemstones. Excavated from the tomb of Zhu Zhanji, Prince Zhuang of Liang, and of Lady Wei at Zhongxiang, Hubei [...]
Mon, Oct 27, 2014
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Felix Mortimer, RIFT Theatre Company On the evening of Friday 10 October, we brought our interpretation of the Weird Sisters from Macbeth to Room 90 in response to the exhibition Witches and Wicked Bodies displayed there. We had developed the witch characters over a year of performance in different spaces. Louise Torres-Ryan [...]
Thu, Oct 23, 2014
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Robert Bracey, curator, British Museum The term ‘religion’ covers a diverse range of thoughts and beliefs. Some people understand their religion to prohibit all acts of violence, even to the smallest animal, while others believe their religion compels them to go to war. For some people religion is central to [...]
Mon, Oct 20, 2014
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Chris Michaels, Head of Digital Media and Publishing, British Museum There is no end of digital fads that might make a significant impact on the British Museum. Every time I open LinkedIn, or read a blog, there’s something new, or seeming-new, waiting to be tried. It’s fun. But what really matters? [...]
Thu, Oct 16, 2014
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Joachim Whaley, Professor of German History and Thought, University of Cambridge Replica crown of the Holy Roman Empire, 1913. © Anne Gold, Städtische Museen for the City Hall, Aachen The object labelled Charlemagne’s crown in the British Museum’s exhibition Germany: memories of a nation reminds us of a long history that ended [...]
Mon, Oct 13, 2014
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Portrait of Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717–1768), reading from Homer's Iliad; ornamental frame, as if a framed portrait resting on a ledge on which are placed olive branches, caduceus, inkwell with lion's feet, an open volume of his 'History of Ancient Art' with ring of stars above, and sheet with French titles referring to his writings on the Apollo Belvedere and the Belvedere Torso.  Engraving with etching by Maurice Blot, after Mengs, 1815. (1862,0208.225)
Ian Jenkins, curator, British Museum I am sitting in the back of a taxi speeding through the narrow streets of Kolonaki, the posh bit of Athens. There is no conversation between me and the driver, but occasionally our eyes meet in the rear view mirror. Suddenly he speaks. ‘You look like some [...]
Wed, Oct 08, 2014
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Godela Weiss-Sussex, Senior Lecturer and Convenor of German Studies, Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR) It all started when I attended a lecture given by Neil MacGregor about the British Museum’s forthcoming exhibition Germany: memories of a nation in January at Queen Mary College, University of London. I was inspired by [...]
Tue, Oct 07, 2014
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