Members' lecture Curating the Celts

Members' lecture Curating the Celts

Monday 3 August 2015, 18.30
BP Lecture Theatre
15, includes complimentary drink

Julia Farley, exhibition curator of Celts: art and identity(opening in Room 30 on 24 September 2015), will give an exclusive introduction to the exhibition. She will speak about the behind-the-scenes work that goes into developing a major exhibition, including the challenge of how to tell a story that is both familiar and unexpected, spanning over 2,000 years and ranging across much of Europe.

 


Members' lecture The Waddesdon Bequest: a new look

Members' lecture The Waddesdon Bequest: a new look

Monday 6 July 2015, 18.30
BP Lecture Theatre
15, includes complimentary drink

On his death in 1898, Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild MP bequeathed a collection of Renaissance treasures to the British Museum, now known as the Waddesdon Bequest. Dora Thornton, Curator of the Waddesdon Bequest, British Museum, will be joined by Pippa Shirley, Head of Collections at Waddesdon Manor (Ferdinand de Rothschild's home), to celebrate the opening of the new permanent gallery housing this collection, supported by the Rothschild Foundation. Dora will be signing copies of her book A Rothschild Renaissance: Treasures from the Waddesdon Bequest, after the lecture.
 


The cult of the Bacchae: live performance, music and play

The cult of the Bacchae: live performance, music and play

Thursday 23 July 2015, 18.15
British Museum
19.00 Members, 25 non-Member guests

For one night only, dismiss rationality and enjoy an evening of celebration, including a performance of Euripides' Bacchae, presented by the UCL Classical Drama Society, bespoke life drawing in the galleries, creative workshops, interventions and live music.

 


Young Friends' screening - Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Young Friends' screening - Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

17 August 2015, 14.00
BP Lecture Theatre
3.50

In an exclusive screening of Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tombfor Young Friends and their guests, join Larry (Ben Stiller), as he heads to London on an epic quest to save his friends! His only hope is to recover the magical tablet of Akhmenrah, and his solution lies in the Egyptian Galleries of the British Museum.  


Young Friends' screening - Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Young Friends' screening - Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

10 August 2015, 14.00
BP Lecture Theatre
3.50

In an exclusive screening of Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tombfor Young Friends and their guests, join Larry (Ben Stiller), as he heads to London on an epic quest to save his friends! His only hope is to recover the magical tablet of Akhmenrah, and his solution lies in the Egyptian Galleries of the British Museum.