British Museum | Pilgrimage and Its Enduring Power

Inspired by the British Museum #ThomasBecket exhibition, this event considers the enduring power of pilgrimage across cultures and time, from the medieval period to the present day. Through a series of short presentations and conversations, the …

British Museum | Boudica: The Woman Behind the Myth

Discover the story, myth and impact of Boudica, the queen of the Iceni tribe who led a fierce British revolt against Roman occupation. In the summer of AD 43, the Roman emperor Claudius ordered the …

British Museum | Agrippina: Rome’s Most Powerful Woman

Join Bettany Hughes, Natalie Haynes, and curator of our #NeroExhibition Francesca Bologna to discuss whether Nero's mother Agrippina the Younger was really the power-hungry, ruthless, ambitious and even murderous woman she's been described as. Agrippina was granddaughter …

British Museum | Hidden Presences: Against Disappearance

Journalist and commentator Jo Glanville leads a panel to explore hidden stories from city neighbourhoods, nightlife and cabaret cultures and how we re-tell uncomfortable aspects of history in archival displays. Visual artist Hera Büyüktaşcıyan talks …

British Museum | Chaucer: “Telling Tales”

In Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, 23 characters take part in a story-telling contest on their way to visit the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket in Canterbury. In this online event, join Professor Marion Turner (University …

British Museum | Curators’ introduction: Hokusai

Join co-curators Rosina Buckland and Alfred Haft as they introduce the context, scope, themes and highlights of this special exhibition. In this online launch event, Buckland and Haft will discuss the recently acquired drawings on …

British Museum | Curators’ Introduction: Peru

Join curators Jago Cooper and Cecilia Pardo-Grau for an introduction to our next special exhibition. The extraordinary past cultures of Peru were shaped by unique ways of living within the geographically and climatically diverse landscapes …