Members' early morning viewing - Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave

Members' early morning viewing - Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave

Sunday 09 July 2017
09.00-09.50
Room 35

Members can book to visit Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave and enjoy the beautiful and sublime works of one of Japanís greatest artists before normal opening hours. Please ensure you have the correct category of Membership for the amount of tickets you select (e.g. if you select two tickets, you must have an Admits 2 Membership). The above timings indicate available slots for accessing the early morning viewing. Members will be able to remain in the exhibition for as long as they like.
Free for members but must be pre-booked. 


Members' early morning viewing - Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave

Members' early morning viewing - Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave

Saturday 08 July 2017
09.00-09.50
Room 35

Members can book to visit Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave and enjoy the beautiful and sublime works of one of Japanís greatest artists before normal opening hours. Please ensure you have the correct category of Membership for the amount of tickets you select (e.g. if you select two tickets, you must have an Admits 2 Membership). The above timings indicate available slots for accessing the early morning viewing. Members will be able to remain in the exhibition for as long as they like.
Free for members but must be pre-booked. 


Members' exclusive lecture - Moving stories: journeys through the British Museum

Members' exclusive lecture - Moving stories: journeys through the British Museum

Monday 17 July 2017
18.30 Ė 20.00
BP Lecture Theatre

Join Hartwig Fischer, Director of the British Museum, as he explores the theme of migration Ė of people, things and ideas.

The lecture will give an insight into the Directorís thoughts on this key aspect of human history, using objects from the Museumís collection to consider these stories.

Includes a complimentary drink.

 


Stiff competition: an evening of comedy with the Z List Dead List

Stiff competition: an evening of comedy with the Z List Dead List

Monday 10 July 2017, 19.30-22.00
BP Lecture Theatre
£19.00 Members
£21.00 Non-Members

Take an irreverent and amusing look at the not-so-famous people who have been unfairly consigned to the dustbin of history.

Comedian Iszi Lawrence (creator and host of The Z List Dead List podcast and show) is joined by four (currently) notable people who will highlight their unsung historical heroes.

Lucy Porter (QI, Mock the Week, Have I Got News for You), Mitch Benn (musician, comedian and regular contributor to The Now Show), QI elf Stevyn Colgan and a yet-to-be-announced curator from the British Museum will battle it out to win the approbation of the audience (thatís you) for their unsung historical hero.

You canít pop into the Museum without being assaulted by all manner of objects honouring some celebrated stiff. But what of the forgotten heroes Ė the weird and wonderful characters that are a mere footnote in the annals of history? Hoping to snatch them from the jaws of obscurity, the four advocates of these overlooked overachievers will plead their case to the assembled public (thatís you). At the end of the show, youíll vote for the person who is most deserving of our recognition.

What Members said about previous Stiff competition evenings:
'I laughed plenty'
'I laughed out loud!'
'So much fun'
'Iszi was an excellent compere'
'More of this style of event please!'
'Really enjoyed this evening. My wife who was sceptical came away very enthusiastic and we would definitely come again'
'It was well organised and great fun'

Members may purchase tickets for up to six guests.

 


Young Friends' sleepover Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave

Young Friends' sleepover Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave

22-23 July 2017, 18.15 - 09.00
Registration in Room 4
£45.00

Discover the amazing culture of Japan through craft, storytelling and interactive activities. Spend the night sleeping in the Egyptian and Assyrian galleries surrounded by gods and kings. Then enjoy breakfast in the Great Court before visiting the exhibition before it opens to the public the following morning.
Young Friends Only. Tickets £45. Booking required.