The man who collected the world: Hans Sloane and the origins of the British Museum

The man who collected the world: Hans Sloane and the origins of the British Museum

Monday 12 June 2017
18.30 – 20.00
BP Lecture Theatre
Historian James Delbourgo discusses his new biography of Hans Sloane, Collecting the World, the first in over 60 years. In it, he traces how Sloane's pursuit of 'universal knowledge' led to the world's first national public encyclopaedic museum through a life of collecting that spanned the British Empire in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Includes a complimentary drink. 


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. 


Young Friends' sleepover Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave

Young Friends' sleepover Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave

24-25 June 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.