Members' Exclusive Lecture: The British Museum and the Blitz

Members' Exclusive Lecture: The British Museum and the Blitz

Monday 09 May 2016, 18.30
BP Lecture Theatre

On 10 May 1941 the Luftwaffe launched its last major bombing raid of the Blitz on London. Suffering a direct hit, the British Museum sustained severe damage to many of its galleries. Seventy-five years on from the bombing, Curator Thomas Hockenhull of the Coins and Medals department - which saw the worst damage within the Museum during the London Blitz - reflects on the impact of the Second World War on the Museumís building, its collections, and its staff.
Tickets £15 and includes a complimentary drink. Booking required

 


Members' Exclusive Lecture:Hartwig Fischer: introducing the new Director

Members' Exclusive Lecture:Hartwig Fischer: introducing the new Director

Monday 27 June 2016, 18.30
BP Lecture Theatre
£20, includes complimentary drink

Hartwig Fischer took up his post as Director of the British Museum in April 2016. In his inaugural public lecture he will reflect on his first three months in the role and what the British Museum means to the world in 2016. Price includes a drink and donation to the International Training Programme.
Tickets £20 and includes a complimentary drink. Booking required

 


Sicily: Culture and Conquest - July YF Sleepover

Sicily: Culture and Conquest - July YF Sleepover

16 - 17 July 2016, 18.00 - 09.00
Registration in Room 4
£45.00

Young Friends can come to an exciting sleepover themed around the exhibition Sicily: culture and conquest. With craft workshops, participatory activities and storytelling, it's fun for everyone. Spend the night sleeping in the Egyptian and Assyrian galleries, and then visit the exhibition before it opens to the public the following morning.
 


Sicily: Culture and Conquest - June YF Sleepover

Sicily: Culture and Conquest - June YF Sleepover

18 - 19 June 2016, 18.00 - 09.00
Registration in Room 4
£45.00

Young Friends can come to an exciting sleepover themed around the exhibition Sicily: culture and conquest. With craft workshops, participatory activities and storytelling, it's fun for everyone. Spend the night sleeping in the Egyptian and Assyrian galleries, and then visit the exhibition before it opens to the public the following morning.