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📅 We're counting down to Magnetic North, a celebration of the Arctic and its importance to us all. Presented in p… https://t.co/qb5K4noynO
Retweeted by British MuseumWant to try some classical cooking yourself? Find nine recipes from ancient Greece and Rome here: https://t.co/qsTLgKwCbG #NationalCakeDay
Retweeted by British MuseumIt's #NationalCakeDay! 🍰 The Romans also loved to eat and make cakes – this baking-pan for cakes or bread rolls wa… https://t.co/TYNLz0cFB8
Retweeted by British MuseumDo you want to find out about the history of the British Museum? Join a free online workshop with Camden… https://t.co/2qf8U0f6bU
Retweeted by British MuseumCurator Jamie Fraser and scientist Caroline Cartwright run you through the history of olive oil and the science and… https://t.co/Iw4Sg62P00It’s #WorldOliveTreeDay 🌿 Olives have been used for their oil since at least 6000 BC. By around 5000 BC the tre… https://t.co/GWRd6pUYbMJoin us at 17.30 GMT today for a discussion celebrating the role of translation in breaking down barriers, in colla… https://t.co/S79i7CEQEH
Retweeted by British MuseumWant to try some classical cooking yourself? Find nine recipes from ancient Greece and Rome here: https://t.co/qsTLgKwCbG #NationalCakeDayIt's #NationalCakeDay! 🍰 The Romans also loved to eat and make cakes – this baking-pan for cakes or bread rolls wa… https://t.co/TYNLz0cFB8
11/26
2020
@DrCChecinska @How2Fashion @Bonn1eGreer Don’t forget you can also watch live on our dedicated YouTube channel – and… https://t.co/a1VDWizzbpJoin @DrCChecinska, @How2Fashion, Araminta de Clermont and @Bonn1eGreer as they discuss fashion as resistance and p… https://t.co/yCetlC1E9Z
11/25
2020
Get closer to the music-halls and stars of 19th-century Paris in the online highlights of our free exhibition on th… https://t.co/yKpvE5rpXt
Retweeted by British MuseumOne of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s most striking posters is this image of the Irish singer May Belfort 🖼 Belfort c… https://t.co/xPa1XNJcwL
Retweeted by British MuseumThis @britishmuseum x @englishpen inspired by Edmund de Waal's Library of Exile exhibition sounds fascinating - thi… https://t.co/fED7bvLzQR
Retweeted by British MuseumGet closer to the music-halls and stars of 19th-century Paris in the online highlights of our free exhibition on th… https://t.co/yKpvE5rpXtOne of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s most striking posters is this image of the Irish singer May Belfort 🖼 Belfort c… https://t.co/xPa1XNJcwL
11/24
2020
🍂 Crunchy leaves, bare trees, and a chilly breeze in the air 🍂 This atmospheric drawing by James Thomas Watts capt… https://t.co/ZRM52bwGcP
Retweeted by British Museum @englishpen @carmitstead @dimawannous @majian53 Subscribe to our dedicated events YouTube channel to get our latest… https://t.co/TRzUgvZIZLJoin us at 17:30 GMT this Thursday for a panel discussion about the role of translation in breaking down barriers,… https://t.co/z7BOuNeSGc @SadiettStage @SadiettStage Hi Sadie, thanks for purchasing from our shop. The packaging is biodegradable starch,… https://t.co/zZoKeNBlfgDid you miss 'An Introduction to the Arctic', an @OpenUniversity collaboration with @britishmuseum, @scottpolar and… https://t.co/gV1rgfYqy3
Retweeted by British Museum🍂 Crunchy leaves, bare trees, and a chilly breeze in the air 🍂 This atmospheric drawing by James Thomas Watts capt… https://t.co/ZRM52bwGcPTomorrow join us to celebrate the #BookLaunch of 'Reflections: contemporary art of the Middle East and North Africa… https://t.co/IMJUFSKpdW
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11/23
2020
We all need a little inspiration sometimes! In this blog post, staff, Trustees and partners share some powerful… https://t.co/kN5UIbWabq
Retweeted by British MuseumWe all need a little inspiration sometimes! In this blog post, staff, Trustees and partners share some powerful… https://t.co/kN5UIbWabq
11/22
2020
From exhibition catalogues to children’s activity books, illustrated classics and poetry – there’s something for ev… https://t.co/x5eJxVFcp7
Retweeted by British MuseumFrom exhibition catalogues to children’s activity books, illustrated classics and poetry – there’s something for ev… https://t.co/x5eJxVFcp7
11/21
2020
Last year @FactumFound came to our Hirayama Studio to help conservators investigate two objects 🖌 They used 3D sca… https://t.co/ysPrXjmHno
Retweeted by British MuseumYoik is the traditional song of the Sámi people. The yoik reflects sounds in nature and is sometimes accompanied by… https://t.co/ttncG2s8lW
Retweeted by British MuseumLast year @FactumFound came to our Hirayama Studio to help conservators investigate two objects 🖌 They used 3D sca… https://t.co/ysPrXjmHnoDon’t miss next #AudioDescribed online talk @britishmuseum for #blind & #VisuallyImpaired. #ArcticExhibition Sat 5… https://t.co/AbrWOwOXoa
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11/20
2020
The Museum may be closed to the public (booo) but we're still running a live-streamed British Sign Language tour of… https://t.co/Pv19ugLL4U
Retweeted by British MuseumTake a guided tour around this beautiful print made by Inuit artist Kenojuak Ashevak, which reflects the circular p… https://t.co/yRCdXjbCGY
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11/19
2020
Take a guided tour around this beautiful print made by Inuit artist Kenojuak Ashevak, which reflects the circular p… https://t.co/yRCdXjbCGYA technically complex feat of printmaking, Jasper Johns’ ‘Flags I’ is one of the most valuable post-war prints ever… https://t.co/zdoAqhC4dt
Retweeted by British MuseumFor #woodcutwednesday we have the works of Robert Furber (c. 1674-1756). A pioneer in using botanical art to advert… https://t.co/I8msCm1gfS
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11/18
2020
Take a time-travelling trip back to Tudor London in our historical city travel guide – from the Tower of London to… https://t.co/lNntqxWf3L
Retweeted by British MuseumQueen Elizabeth I acceded to the throne #OnThisDay in 1558. Rings like this one would have been given as marks of… https://t.co/t0Onz15qR6
Retweeted by British MuseumJoin us for some exciting (and free) online events coming soon! On Thursday 19 November, get an introduction to t… https://t.co/f0anQ2Y94P
Retweeted by British MuseumTake a time-travelling trip back to Tudor London in our historical city travel guide – from the Tower of London to… https://t.co/lNntqxWf3LQueen Elizabeth I acceded to the throne #OnThisDay in 1558. Rings like this one would have been given as marks of… https://t.co/t0Onz15qR6 @OpenUniversity @scottpolar @Arctic_Office And on Thursday 26 November we’ll be hosting a panel discussion about th… https://t.co/rRjauistgfJoin us for some exciting (and free) online events coming soon! On Thursday 19 November, get an introduction to t… https://t.co/f0anQ2Y94P @jennylens @jennylens Hi Jenny, apologies for any inconvenience – you can read more about the object in the Collect… https://t.co/zT4Y03RoET
11/17
2020
It has a disc in the base which can be turned to three positions – one closed, one with large openings to enable th… https://t.co/a9g7HAiqA5
Retweeted by British MuseumThe Hoxne Hoard was found #OnThisDay in 1992 in Suffolk in the east of England. More than 15,000 gold and silver… https://t.co/YsTdwyhiP7
Retweeted by British Museum🛍 The galleries may be closed, but our online shop remains open and ships worldwide! You can buy your own replica… https://t.co/fkcEtxrjcpYou can visit Room 2a – the Waddesdon Bequest Gallery – online while we’re closed. See more Renaissance treasures h… https://t.co/iqrD81GV43The Grenville Jewel is nearly 400 years old and set with diamonds, emeralds, opals, rubies and pearls 💎 The beauti… https://t.co/Az3u5enTLiIt has a disc in the base which can be turned to three positions – one closed, one with large openings to enable th… https://t.co/a9g7HAiqA5The Hoxne Hoard was found #OnThisDay in 1992 in Suffolk in the east of England. More than 15,000 gold and silver… https://t.co/YsTdwyhiP7
11/16
2020
What’s the weather like near you? 🍂 Now the nights are drawing in and there’s a chill in the air, it’s definitely… https://t.co/XxUeIT3tDsTantra has historically been equated with sex in the West, distorted as a ‘cult of ecstasy’, but the connection has… https://t.co/ND6RBFz2T9🏛🎧 Need some Sunday listening? The November episode of our podcast is full of all the latest from behind the scen… https://t.co/Q38ydSRUHw
11/15
2020
Happy #Diwali ✨ The festival of light is celebrated every autumn and marks the triumph of light over dark, and goo… https://t.co/Iz8fMAav67We're so pleased to be collaborating with @britishmuseum, @scottpolar and @Arctic_Office to bring you this FREE eve… https://t.co/LKtySLX6w0
Retweeted by British MuseumOur touring exhibition showcasing contemporary drawing – including David Hockney to Tracey Emin – is now open at… https://t.co/TVpnEPsdRI
11/14
2020
If you missed our event with the @britishmuseum, you can still watch it on YouTube. Catch up on Mary Robinson Hon F… https://t.co/WhpHi80xPx
Retweeted by British MuseumIn our latest blog, senior scientist Caroline Cartwright reveals how lifelike mummy portraits were made in Roman Eg… https://t.co/wMCiiPTM1m @dovere1 @V_and_A @NHM_London Hi there, thanks for your question. Everyone, including Members, will need to book a… https://t.co/AXhy8dD35M @EMOWAA_ @AdjayeAssoc @NigeriaNcmm @EdoStateGovt Follow @EMOWAA_ and @AdjayeAssoc for updates on the project and to… https://t.co/yIkIupEiFC @EMOWAA_ @AdjayeAssoc @NigeriaNcmm @EdoStateGovt The initiative, starting in 2021, will include excavations in adva… https://t.co/tCryPQEi8j @EMOWAA_ @AdjayeAssoc Today we announce a major partnership project with LRT, @AdjayeAssoc and @NigeriaNcmm with th… https://t.co/rdYn9Gcjyz‘The Legacy Restoration Trust (LRT) is pleased to be part of the first part of the important journey towards establ… https://t.co/hYDje93Jp5Today history is made as His Excellency, Governor Godwin Obaseki announces the launch of EMOWAA. https://t.co/DExvylGgMQ
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11/13
2020
Join us this evening for discussion about the planet's environmental future in a changed world, post COVID-19, with… https://t.co/PRiokZx1o8You can still register for our @BritishAcademy_ @britishmuseum event today at 17.30 with Mary Robinson, former Pres… https://t.co/5n4aUeYOfr
Retweeted by British MuseumPlus, don’t forget Members get 10% off in our shops – join today or buy as a gift for someone special: https://t.co/CviT3dSGJMMuseums and galleries need your support now more than ever – and buying from online shops is a great way to help yo… https://t.co/dB8Tcf2YSUWe may be closed, but our shops are still open online 🎉 Gifts, games, homeware and books – we’ve got lots of wonde… https://t.co/ErWuCZAMsZComing up at 9am: Albrecht Dürer https://t.co/FPLctfQGXL and here's a link to his rhino print @BritishMuseum https://t.co/9r92SSZddC
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11/12
2020
For #RemembranceDay, here is a red poppy made by Mary Delany in 1779. https://t.co/hgcF0rJMKi #ArmisticeDay https://t.co/rnaghaICTy
Retweeted by British Museum“The @EMKP helps preserve the richness, diversity & complexity of human knowledge... This endeavour will safeguard… https://t.co/hx3TuiFipO
Retweeted by British MuseumOn this #RembranceDay I want to share this #KhadiPoppy that I acquired for @britishmuseum's South Asia collection.… https://t.co/ho9nKUjFwG
Retweeted by British MuseumCenturies-old traditions worldwide that might be lost forever are being quietly documented online by the… https://t.co/mTHoPtZasd
Retweeted by British MuseumFor #RemembranceDay, here is a red poppy made by Mary Delany in 1779. https://t.co/hgcF0rJMKi #ArmisticeDay https://t.co/rnaghaICTyAvailable with live #subtitles. Catch this ⬇️ @britishmuseum event tomorrow at 5.30pm. https://t.co/X7RV2LJPkRhttps://t.co/47foamcVgs
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11/11
2020
@organised @organised Hi there, our Archive team may be able to help. You can reach them at centralarchive@britishmuseum.org.Thanks to @ArcadiaFund, we're the recipient of the single largest donation to the @britishmuseum in nearly a decade… https://t.co/057WfkUufC
Retweeted by British Museum @EMKP_BM To celebrate the extension of the Programme for a further seven years thanks to a generous grant from… https://t.co/YvG4ZwyiwH @EMKP_BM The Endangered Material Knowledge Programme awards grants to researchers who work with local communities a… https://t.co/ZJRnEMpBHSAs technology advances and the world embraces change, centuries-old skills, practices and traditions can be pushed… https://t.co/JMu9ukgqGr
11/10
2020
@JaneGSix @OpenUniversity @Arctic_Office @scottpolar Hi there, all our online events are available to watch any tim… https://t.co/R1lJlUzCrzTake some time out and enjoy a wander around these lovely landscapes. Delicately illustrated in warm browns and sl… https://t.co/QNJumm2Ovs
Retweeted by British MuseumJoin us on Thursday 19 November for an introduction to the diverse landscapes and complex histories of Arctic Peopl… https://t.co/QCPEbG1wwmTake some time out and enjoy a wander around these lovely landscapes. Delicately illustrated in warm browns and sl… https://t.co/QNJumm2Ovs
11/9
2020
From homeware and stationery to gifts and jewellery, browse a range of beautiful products inspired by the art of th… https://t.co/www0NgjZOXImmerse yourself in the art and objects of the Islamic world by visiting the Albukhary Foundation Gallery of the Is… https://t.co/6rEdcCNeidThis beautiful manuscript depicts an angel, and was made in the mid 16th century in Bukhara, modern-day Uzbekistan.… https://t.co/IhM5VcPmcfThanks for all your guesses! This is an Anglo-Saxon girdle-hanger – imitating the shape of keys. It would have been… https://t.co/80oYFthhxPCan you guess what this object was once used for? It’s over 1,400 years old, around 16cm tall and is made from co… https://t.co/9jafDW8yhxVirtually explore the @britishmuseum's new #ArcticExhibition by joining our free online event with Mary Robinson Ho… https://t.co/3BoqCCJQQC
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11/6
2020
Try making your own #BonfireNight set of cards by printing out the suits from the photos on our Collection online –… https://t.co/j2CdOTy812
Retweeted by British Museum🃏 These late-17th-century playing cards illustrate how the Gunpowder Plot and its discovery unfolded. See the full… https://t.co/2AWYIS43Xt
Retweeted by British Museum @kate_ev @kate_ev Hi there, apologies for any inconvenience. We suggest checking your spam folder. Our Customer Ser… https://t.co/yX4gCDbA0OTry making your own #BonfireNight set of cards by printing out the suits from the photos on our Collection online –… https://t.co/j2CdOTy812🃏 These late-17th-century playing cards illustrate how the Gunpowder Plot and its discovery unfolded. See the full… https://t.co/2AWYIS43Xt
11/5
2020
We’re delighted to announce the winners of this year’s #MarshAwards for volunteers who support learning in museums!… https://t.co/huVISayfKM
11/4
2020
In partnership with @BritishAcademy_ , join our free online event discussing the world’s environmental future post… https://t.co/OTOyiZ3mYL @anilachanna @anilachanna Hi there, sorry to hear this and thanks for your feedback. We will pass your message on to the relevant teams.
11/3
2020

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