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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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Birger Helgestad, Project Curator, Ur Project, British Museum An almost 4,000-year-old fired clay relief depicting a nude hero. One of a pair of reliefs made from the same mould (British Museum 1924.0920,74) I am responsible for managing the digitisation of objects and archives for the Ur Project, a dynamic new collaboration [...]
Tue, Jul 22, 2014
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David Thompson, former Curator of Horology, British Museum Do you own a watch? What does your watch look like? Is it a traditional mechanical watch made by one of the leading Swiss watch manufacturers or is it perhaps a cheap everyday item which you use just to tell the time? There [...]
Thu, Jul 17, 2014
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Renée Friedman, curator, British Museum What started off two years ago as a rearrangement of a few cases in the Early Egypt Gallery (Room 64) to highlight new acquisitions has, thanks to the generosity of Raymond and Beverly Sackler, developed into a full-blown refurbishment with new themes and displays throughout. This [...]
Mon, Jul 14, 2014
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Andrew Shore, Marketing Editor, British Museum Sometime back in March I saw the football World Cup advertised on a pub chalkboard. Later that week, I had the idea that the British Museum was ideally placed to join in this global tournament – few other places can boast objects from all [...]
Sun, Jul 13, 2014
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David Francis, Interpretation Officer With the World Cup Final nearly upon us, I thought it would be interesting to search through the British Museum collection and see what footballing-related treasures could be unearthed. The Museum does not specifically set out to collect football-related objects; that remit falls to the National Football [...]
Wed, Jul 09, 2014
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The Jericho skull shown with face forwards. The eyes are made from shell.
Alexandra Fletcher, curator, British Museum It’s always a problem for museum curators to find ways of learning more about the objects in their care without damaging them. For human remains, it’s even more complicated because there are additional questions of care and respect for the dead that have to be [...]
Thu, Jul 03, 2014
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Icon with the Nativity of Christ. Egg tempera on wood with linen and gesso. Crete, 17th century (2012,8039.1)
Robin Cormack, classicist and art historian And life slips by like a field mouse, Not shaking the grass. Working on a new edition of my book Icons – first published by the British Museum in 2007 – I was reminded of these lines by the poet Ezra Pound on the rapid passing of [...]
Mon, Jun 30, 2014
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Marie Vandenbeusch, curator, British Museum View of the Nile, Fourth Cataract region, before the building of the dam. Photo © Derek Welsby One of the eight mummies that are the subject of the exhibition Ancient lives, new discoveries, the mummy of a woman from Sudan, was discovered relatively recently, compared to the [...]
Thu, Jun 26, 2014
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Bryony Dixon, curator of silent film, British Film Institute From Cairo to the Pyramids ( Pathé, 1905). The British Museum’s new exhibition Ancient lives, new discoveries uses the latest imaging technology to help us understand the realities of life and death in ancient Egypt. We have all seen computer-generated images of mummies [...]
Mon, Jun 23, 2014
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carved netsuke in the form of a sleeping rat
Noriko Tsuchiya, curator, British Museum Distant view of Mount Tsukuba, depicting a merchant wearing a dark kimono in a restaurant in Shinagawa (Tokyo). Kitao Masanobu (Santō Kyōden’s pseudonym, 1761–1816). Colour woodblock print (1931,0513,0.12) I have been working on a new Asahi Shimbun Display Dressed to impress: netsuke and Japanese men’s fashion that [...]
Wed, Jun 18, 2014
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