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Tonight is #BurnsNight – a celebration of the life and work of the Scottish poet Robert Burns, who was born… https://t.co/PiYDKl9M1w @katierosecook Hi Katie, #InspiredByTheEast has now sold out. A limited number of walk-up tickets are available eac… https://t.co/3mhUGnmsljIn Japan, the god of wealth is often shown with a golden mallet and a white rat, just like this woodblock print. R… https://t.co/bKKTO4W1d8Happy #LunarNewYear! 🐁🐀 2020 is the Year of the Rat. Can you spot the five rats in this Chinese Qing dynasty paint… https://t.co/8zO9pfrdlt
1/25
2020
When Hadrian’s young lover Antinous died in AD 130, the emperor founded a city – Antinoopolis – in his honour (amon… https://t.co/uvgmHfl5KpThe Roman emperor Hadrian was born #onthisday in AD 76. This head comes from a statue which may have been made to… https://t.co/YgXgeQlkPd @erinfrancesvink Hi Erin, thanks for your request under the Freedom of Information Act. Our Resources Department wi… https://t.co/DKKHLSP2RXOur #InspiredByTheEast exhibition closes this Sunday, 26 January. Saturday 25 January is now sold out. Book ticket… https://t.co/TDxcFzQUi3
1/24
2020
Tantra: enlightenment to revolution opens 23 April 2020. Book tickets here: https://t.co/8zMeD7r468https://t.co/9rtZXiYPJq
Retweeted by British MuseumToday we announce a landmark exhibition exploring Tantra – the radical South Asian philosophy that transformed the… https://t.co/LTq7PPZrhM
Retweeted by British Museum @Niharikartspeak Hi there, thanks for your message and sorry for the delay in getting back to you. This event is no… https://t.co/pdKqDga9jU'It was very transgressive for its time and it was quite subversive.' New @britishmuseum exhibition will explore an… https://t.co/dKYesYNRoh
Retweeted by British MuseumTantra: enlightenment to revolution opens 23 April 2020. Book tickets here: https://t.co/8zMeD7r468https://t.co/9rtZXiYPJqDirector Hartwig Fischer: ‘Tantra has been the subject of great fascination for centuries and continues to capture… https://t.co/1jvZoyAStiThe show illustrates how Tantra has influenced contemporary feminist thought and artistic practice through a range… https://t.co/Lb6yF0E137#TantraExhibition will also explore how Tantric philosophy has been reimagined in Asia the West, showcasing works o… https://t.co/0p3FIJyjWyThe exhibition will look at how Tantric imagery was harnessed by Indian revolutionaries for its subversive potentia… https://t.co/G6ADTPdOQaShowcasing extraordinary objects from across South Asia, Japan, the UK and USA, #TantraExhibition will be the first… https://t.co/qqt6z54T1POriginating in early medieval India, Tantra had a huge impact on Hinduism and Buddhism from the 6th century onwards… https://t.co/rcp6ywunhgToday we announce a landmark exhibition exploring Tantra – the radical South Asian philosophy that transformed the… https://t.co/LTq7PPZrhM
1/23
2020
@drbuncen Hi there, we would recommend you allow an hour and a half to visit the exhibition. Please be advised bag… https://t.co/bpokosp1L7 @sussex_bythesea Hi Chris, apologies for any inconvenience. We have passed your feedback to the relevant teams in the Museum.
1/22
2020
What sparked the mythical 10-year conflict between the Greeks and the Trojans? Find out how and why the epic Troja… https://t.co/1ZmIE4AvLL
Retweeted by British MuseumThe Asahi Shimbun Displays ‘Disposable? Rubbish and us’ is open until 23 February 2020. Find out more about the dis… https://t.co/ZwYg4QiIiiOur new free display looks at our past and current relationship with rubbish, how it has been an unavoidable by-pro… https://t.co/NDciorMrWUThis 3,500-year-old object is a single-use cup made in ancient Crete. During this time, thousands of these small co… https://t.co/LWfrEcWdWnTread the line between myth and reality in our blockbuster #TroyExhibition. Book tickets: https://t.co/j6EWI79dGl https://t.co/yO6ALYsRtFWhat sparked the mythical 10-year conflict between the Greeks and the Trojans? Find out how and why the epic Troja… https://t.co/1ZmIE4AvLLOur ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ #InspiredByTheEast exhibition closes Sunday 26 January. Don’t miss this ‘exhibition of dreams’ (The Guar… https://t.co/8K9nQYJs2K
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1/21
2020
Learn more about China’s vibrant history by booking your place on one of our Special morning tours taking place ove… https://t.co/LBdmz51WQMOur ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ #InspiredByTheEast exhibition closes Sunday 26 January. Don’t miss this ‘exhibition of dreams’ (The Guar… https://t.co/8K9nQYJs2KCarefully crafted from jade, this dragon was made in China between the 5th and 4th centuries BC. Although only 9cm… https://t.co/KCVq3CWRc2
Retweeted by British MuseumAlthough it might look like wood, this vase is made of lacquered porcelain. The artist, Jeon Seong-keun, first tra… https://t.co/qeAqhXgslD
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1/20
2020
@lachlangoudie Hi there, sorry to hear this and apologies for any inconvenience. We will pass your message on to th… https://t.co/P6FI9AYw1G @sphaerularia Hi Mark, thanks for your message. Please be assured none of the waste produced on site goes to landfi… https://t.co/lNJtyWk3og @MIVisuals Hi Mohamed, thanks for your message. Our Box Office team will be able to help with any ticketing enquiri… https://t.co/LJRSOnrq5Q @_kanyes_vest Hi there, thanks for your message. The team at the Department of Britain, Europe and Prehistory may b… https://t.co/XIugqqK0nUAlthough it might look like wood, this vase is made of lacquered porcelain. The artist, Jeon Seong-keun, first tra… https://t.co/qeAqhXgslD
1/19
2020
@elgoodo49 Hi Nick, apologies for any inconvenience - we have shared your feedback with the relevant teams in the Museum.Carefully crafted from jade, this dragon was made in China between the 5th and 4th centuries BC. Although only 9cm… https://t.co/KCVq3CWRc2
1/18
2020
Explore the flourishing world of prints in 19th-century France in our upcoming free show which captures the vibrant… https://t.co/DIH3IYepXZ
Retweeted by British Museum @Charlie__Simon Hi Charlie, thanks for your message. We'll pass your feedback on to the relevant teams in the Museum. @pachalafaka Hi Sarah, all complimentary passes and cards are accepted subject to availability and advance phone bo… https://t.co/ZLox2UL5J1Explore the flourishing world of prints in 19th-century France in our upcoming free show which captures the vibrant… https://t.co/DIH3IYepXZ
1/17
2020
@CCranidge Hi Charlotte, thanks for your feedback. We'll pass your message on to the relevant teams in the Museum.Octavian was given the title Augustus by the Senate #onthisday in 27 BC, paving the way for him to become the first… https://t.co/gtbkyX7uCN
1/16
2020
As the oldest national public museum in the world, we’ve welcomed over 356 million visitors since opening in 1759 –… https://t.co/ZZ2TwSX2b3 @Bama45242 Hi there, thanks for your message. Weekday mornings and Friday Late Nights (17.30-20.30) tend to be quie… https://t.co/DnwS06OXhACrafted from onyx and gold, this cameo ring shows Queen Elizabeth I – crowned #onthisday in 1559. In the late 16th… https://t.co/iNuQWppRGTIt’s our 261st birthday! 🎉 Last year we had over 6.2 million visitors – if you were one of them, thank you! Find… https://t.co/YDb6vwyMhxThe @britishmuseum was opened on this day in 1759 The current building was constructed in the 19th century and is… https://t.co/Eu0C1FZgg8
Retweeted by British Museum#OTD in 1759 @britishmuseum opened to the public for the 1st time. Here’s the deed that signed over Hans Sloane’s c… https://t.co/Iov22E8OKn
Retweeted by British MuseumToday is our 261st birthday! 🎉🎂🏛 The Museum first opened its doors to ‘all studious and curious persons’… https://t.co/WH3BbRLWYG
1/15
2020
Our 5-star exhibition #InspiredByTheEast closes next week! Don’t miss the captivating ceramics, glassware, paintin… https://t.co/ijFvM9Cg8l @sacha_coward Hi there, our colleagues in the Department of Britain, Europe and Preshistory may be able to help. Yo… https://t.co/jakp838NTw @mrmaxproduction Hi Richard, apologies for any inconvenience – our Ticketing team will respond as soon as possible.… https://t.co/zRbUDJdgWV @mrmaxproduction Hi Richard, apologies for any inconvenience. We advise checking your junk folder, or contacting ou… https://t.co/2Pd07qSIJxThe late Alexander Walker's exceptional collection of 20th century prints and drawings was left to the… https://t.co/WTYPa3Lx4M
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1/14
2020
Seized as part of an operation involving @metpoliceuk, these objects were brought to the Museum for identification… https://t.co/XkKfjySj6HScientific analysis has shown that the pigments on this 1,400-year-old sculpture were made from iron-rich ores.… https://t.co/mxhIzjaFZJ @ramijawhar Hi there, ICOM members will need to book tickets for our special exhibitions – you can book over the ph… https://t.co/oR5FjxtVq7 @Caroline_Barron @NicoleMHigh @AcademicChatter Hi there, you can find out more about the Museum's postcard project… https://t.co/h5Ax4hfPIrDrawn in ink and watercolour, this vivid pineapple (with an assortment of insects) was created by trailblazing arti… https://t.co/UwphaaOU7eWhat's your favourite way to escape reality for a while? 😴 This week, @gemcairn joins playwright and author… https://t.co/rF54G38C1p
Retweeted by British Museum @SlaveryMuseum @msgeew @ProfDorrothy @Bonn1eGreer @NatHistGirl Hi there, yes, the evening was filmed. Keep an eye o… https://t.co/M9sHRsy9fW
1/13
2020
Learn about the phenomenon of 19th-century Islamic revivalism in this blog, and find out why Western artists imitat… https://t.co/mQIBDV9NWuSet with dried South American weevils, this unusual collection of jewellery was made in London in the 1880s. The ti… https://t.co/m09api1BSb
1/12
2020
@shaun_mooney Hi there, thanks for your message. Please be assured none of the waste produced on site goes to landf… https://t.co/M8B5FUyde9Founder of the British Museum, Sir Hans Sloane, died #onthisday in 1753. His vast collection of over 71,000 object… https://t.co/SdEfAOm3EU @KEWoodTweets Hi Kathryn, congratulations! Weekday mornings are usually the quietest times at the Museum – the gall… https://t.co/LtfCVbOS6d @katygordon Hi Katy, apologies for any inconvenience. We advise checking your junk folder, or contacting our team a… https://t.co/6jo4mLslj3
1/11
2020
The London Underground opened #onthisday in 1863. Did you know the British Museum once had its own station? This p… https://t.co/f3HPEHW0DVA mother’s despair is captured in this lithograph print made by Käthe Kollwitz in 1897. Several of our free exhibi… https://t.co/u3ZfMjoEmG
Retweeted by British Museum @Lionsheadrock Hi there, thanks for your message and apologies for any inconvenience. We’ll pass your feedback on t… https://t.co/nN7ZOdGPJ1British artist Barbara Hepworth made these sketches in black and blue ink while planning upcoming sculptures in 195… https://t.co/tZvCN2dl3S @Von_Schenk Hi Darren, sorry to hear this and thanks for your feedback. We will pass your message on to the relevant teams in the Museum. @Von_Schenk Hi Darren, apologies for any inconvenience. Our luggage policy and suggestions for alternative storage… https://t.co/ANUzLYzqvm
1/10
2020
@Citi The Citi exhibition Arctic: culture and climate opens 28 May – book early bird tickets:… https://t.co/6EycMnUdMMDirector Hartwig Fischer: ‘I would like to thank @Citi, whose ongoing support has allowed the Museum to realise thi… https://t.co/xtZzDgDGVk#ArcticExhibition will feature objects like this 28,000-year-old mammoth-ivory bracelet, on loan from the Russian A… https://t.co/jBIGMxZQKXLearn more about the peoples and places of the Arctic – and how climate change is putting unprecedented pressure on… https://t.co/Adh6N58KVVCreated in dialogue with Arctic communities, #ArcticExhibition will reveal the creativity and resourcefulness of in… https://t.co/nofKeumTfyThe region has been home to rich cultures for almost 30,000 years, who have harnessed the unique weather and climat… https://t.co/KJKkraCuDXThe Arctic is the northernmost region of the Earth, covering 4% of its surface – a culturally diverse and ecologica… https://t.co/yhcUDuvtzIToday we launch our next major show, opening in May 2020. #ArcticExhibition will cover nearly 30,000 years of his… https://t.co/4r4O1xYziz @DannyDutch Hi there, apologies for any inconvenience. Our Access team will respond to your email as soon as possib… https://t.co/IVG2yijDa0 @DannyDutch Hi there, our access team will be happy to help with your question – you can reach them at access@briti… https://t.co/RwnRvTtThR
1/9
2020
Sensory support backpack for #families w/ additional #sensory needs available @britishmuseum Families Desk. Furthe… https://t.co/A1krmLwRgU
Retweeted by British Museum @sbrackenborough Hi Simon, thanks for your message. The Museum remains free to enter and all donations support our… https://t.co/VAhYPHXVlQBeen enjoying @Bonn1eGreer's In Search Of Black History? Bonnie has planned and curated a series of events at the… https://t.co/QhdtLfCPWk
Retweeted by British MuseumMade around 600 BC in Rhodes, this offering spoon in the shape of a swimming girl was inspired by similar designs f… https://t.co/85q61PHcIUFormer Trustee @Bonn1eGreer has planned and curated a series of events at the Museum exploring identity, belonging… https://t.co/b8emBoW2dE
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1/8
2020
Former Trustee @Bonn1eGreer has planned and curated a series of events at the Museum exploring identity, belonging… https://t.co/b8emBoW2dEA mother’s despair is captured in this lithograph print made by Käthe Kollwitz in 1897. Several of our free exhibi… https://t.co/u3ZfMjoEmG @temashana Hi there, thanks for your message. We'll pass this on to the relevant teams.
1/7
2020
The Vale of York Hoard provides valuable information about the cultural and commercial networks that existed in Eng… https://t.co/mfa1CLrFyVAnimals run around the outside of this engraved silver cup, discovered in the Vale of York Hoard #onthisday in 2007… https://t.co/7IDiKrnBDG
1/6
2020
The stunning ceramic objects in Room 95 span more than 17 centuries of Chinese art and industry. Over 1,700 piece… https://t.co/PMXrSqTwnP
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1/5
2020

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