Members' Exclusive Lecture - Brains, objects and deep history

Members' Exclusive Lecture - Brains, objects and deep history

Thursday 27 October 2016, 18.30
BP Lecture Theatre
Clive Gamble, University of Southampton and Chair of the British Museum Friends Advisory Council, asks how the growth of our brains changed the cultural life of our earliest ancestors. Why do we have such elaborate imaginations? And what drove the dramatic and unexpected increase in brain size? The answers to these questions will be explored across three million years of deep history. Clive will use the oldest objects in the British Museum’s collections to illustrate when hominin brains became human minds and show the role our intimate social lives played in this pivotal development.
Tickets £15 and includes a complimentary drink. Booking required. 


Members' Exclusive Lecture - Painting a Landscape: 300th anniversary of Capability Brown

Members' Exclusive Lecture - Painting a Landscape: 300th anniversary of Capability Brown

Monday 17 October 2016, 18.30
BP Lecture Theatre
Capability Brown is one of the most famous English landscape designers and responsible for transforming over 170 gardens across England. Richard Wheeler, National Specialist in Garden History for The National Trust will take a look at the life of this great designer and also what inspired him to transform the English landscape from the formal gardens of the 17th Century to the sweeping naturalistic landscapes of the 18th. Richard will look at both the influence of the landscape artists and the patrons themselves who commissioned Brown to transform their outdated gardens into a garden of ‘taste’.
Tickets £15 and includes a complimentary drink. Booking required. 


Young Friends' Sleepover - Sunken cities: Egypt's lost worlds, 10-11 September

Young Friends' Sleepover - Sunken cities: Egypt's lost worlds, 10-11 September

10-11 September 2016, 18.00 - 09.00
Registration in Room 4
£45.00
Young Friends can come to an exciting sleepover themed around The BP exhibition Sunken cities: Egypt’s lost worlds. With craft workshops, participatory activities and storytelling, looking an Egyptian world that lay hidden beneath the waves. It's fun for both children and adults alike. Spend the night sleeping in the Egyptian and Assyrian galleries surrounded by kings, gods and heroes from the ancient world, and then join us for breakfast and visit this blockbuster exhibition before it opens to the public the following morning.
Young Friends Only. Tickets £45. Booking required
 


Young Friends' Sleepover - Sunken cities: Egypt's lost worlds, 08-09 October

Young Friends' Sleepover - Sunken cities: Egypt's lost worlds, 08-09 October

08-09 October 2016, 18.00 - 09.00
Registration in Room 4
£45.00
Young Friends can come to an exciting sleepover themed around The BP exhibition Sunken cities: Egypt’s lost worlds. With craft workshops, participatory activities and storytelling, looking an Egyptian world that lay hidden beneath the waves. It's fun for both children and adults alike. Spend the night sleeping in the Egyptian and Assyrian galleries surrounded by kings, gods and heroes from the ancient world, and then join us for breakfast and visit this blockbuster exhibition before it opens to the public the following morning.
Young Friends Only. Tickets £45. Booking required.