Members' Exclusive Lecture - Indigenous Australia: the inside story

Members' Exclusive Lecture - Indigenous Australia: the inside story

Monday 13 April 2015, 18.30
BP Lecture Theatre
15, includes complimentary drink

Gaye Sculthorpe, exhibition curator ofIndigenous Australia: enduring civilisation, presents an exclusive introduction to the exhibition before it opens to the public. She will speak about the complex process of developing the exhibition, including the cultural protocols involved and the complexities of consultation with Indigenous Australian communities.
 


Members' Exclusive Lecture - Spotlight On.......

Members' Exclusive Lecture - Spotlight On.......

Monday 9 March 2015, 18.30
BP Lecture Theatre
15, includes complimentary drink

In this exclusive, behind-the-scenes, illustrated lecture, the Photography and Imaging team will share stories and images of their work, which includes photographing objects for the Collection, but also travelling across the globe to capture images of the environments and settings where objects originate from to illustrate special exhibitions.

 


Members' Lecture - Lacock Cup

Members' Lecture - Lacock Cup

27 October 2014, 18.30
BP Lecture Theatre
15

The Lacock Cup: from noble silver to sacred chalice delivered by Naomi Speakman and Lloyd de Beer, Department of Britain, Europe and Prehistory

Please arrive punctually to guarantee admission 


Members' lecture Changing displays in the members' Room: analysing the past

Members' lecture Changing displays in the members' Room: analysing the past

Monday 11 May 2015, 18.30
BP Lecture Theatre
15, includes complimentary drink

Henry Flynn, Curator of the changing displays programme in the Members' Room, will introduce the upcoming series of displays, focusing on the current theme of Science. In 2007, the Friends helped to purchase two scanning electron microscopes for the Museum's department of Conservation and Scientific Research (CSR). Since then, the instruments have been used to study numerous objects in the Museum's collections, revealing new and unseen information. Henry will be joined by Philip Fletcher from the CSR department, who will expand upon the display, presenting fascinating images produced by the machines and revealing their meaning.
 


Members' lecture Symbols of Power: Ten Coins that Changed the World

Members' lecture Symbols of Power: Ten Coins that Changed the World

Monday 1 June 2015, 18.30
BP Lecture Theatre
15, includes complimentary drink

To celebrate the publication of his new book Symbols of Power: Ten Coins that Changed the World Tom Hockenhull, Curator of Modern Money, will look at the stories behind ten coins and their impact on history. From florin to franc, denarius to dollar, this talk will explore what crucial role these well-known symbols have played in shaping the world today. Tom will be signing copies of his book after the lecture.
 


Young Friends' sleepover

Young Friends' sleepover

21 - 22 March 2015, 18.15 - 09.00
Registration in Room 4
35.00

Young Friends can come to this special sleepover themed around the film Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, which was filmed on location at the British Museum. Turn yourself into a Neanderthal, transform into an explorer and seek out objects from the film, then spend the night sleeping in the Egyptian and Assyrian galleries. The following morning, visit the special exhibition Ancient lives, new discoveries and see whether you can bring the mummies to life!  


Young Friends' sleepover

Young Friends' sleepover

21 - 22 February 2015, 18.15 - 09.00
Registration in Room 4
35.00

Young Friends can come to this special sleepover themed around the film Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, which was filmed on location at the British Museum. Turn yourself into a Neanderthal, transform into an explorer and seek out objects from the film, then spend the night sleeping in the Egyptian and Assyrian galleries. The following morning, visit the special exhibition Ancient lives, new discoveries and see whether you can bring the mummies to life!