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.
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.
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.
20 - 21 June 2015, 18.15 - 09.00 Registration in Room 4 £45.00
Young Friends can come to an exciting sleepover themed around the BP exhibition Indigenous Australia: enduring civilisation. With traditional craft workshops, participatory activities and storytelling, it's fun for everyone. You can spend the night sleeping in the Egyptian and Assyrian galleries, and then visit the special exhibition before it opens to the general public the following morning.