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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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John Davy, Collaborative Doctoral Student, British Museum Last year I began a Collaborative Doctoral Award at the British Museum and UCL studying Native American material culture, having worked for the Americas section of the Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas at the Museum since 2008. In this post I want [...]
Wed, Oct 01, 2014
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Paul Kobrak, series producer, Germany: memories of a nation, BBC Radio 4 To say that it was a life-changing moment would be to seriously over-egg it. But being made the second producer on a then unheard-of project in September 2009 gave my BBC career a much-needed shot in the arm. By [...]
Mon, Sep 29, 2014
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Giulia Bartrum, curator, British Museum The major Prints and Drawings exhibition at the Museum this autumn, aptly timed to coincide with Halloween, will provide a rich and compelling survey of the history of witches and witchcraft from the Renaissance to the end of the 19th century. It has been co-curated by [...]
Fri, Sep 26, 2014
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Gianluca Miniaci, Research Fellow, British Museum Faience hippopotamus found in tomb 477 at Matmar. (EA 63713) The British Museum has a fine collection of faience figurines made during the late Middle Kingdom and Second Intermediate Period (c. 1800–1550 BC). I have recently completed a three-month post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Ancient [...]
Tue, Sep 23, 2014
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Kathy Cremin, Director of Co-operation, Bede’s World Banners of the North at Bede’s World (19 July – 28 September 2014) is the finale of three exhibitions in our treasures programme. This programme explores our local, national and international place in the world and is inspired by Bede and the monastery in [...]
Mon, Sep 22, 2014
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Visitors examining some of the exquisite textiles on display in the exhibition
Yu-ping Luk, Exhibition Project Curator, British Museum One of our missions at the British Museum is to encourage visitors to think about cultures and periods that might be outside their everyday spheres. Everyone has heard of China, and most people have heard of Ming, but we wondered how many people fully appreciate [...]
Fri, Sep 19, 2014
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Suzanne Cohen, filmmaker and educator This summer a group of young people on the autistic spectrum participated in a week-long workshop at the British Museum on how to make viral videos to promote the Museum to other young people. I delivered the course as part of the Camden Summer University programme in [...]
Wed, Sep 17, 2014
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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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