Monday 7 September 2015, 18.30 BP Lecture Theatre £15, includes complimentary drink
Curator An Van Camp, British Museum, gives an exclusive introduction to the special exhibition Drawing in silver and gold: Leonardo to Jasper Johns before it opens to the public. The exhibition will feature remarkable works from the British Museum's collection alongside major loans from international museums and private collections. An will speak about the metalpoint technique, focusing on its use in Northern Europe, as well as looking at the scientific work done in preparation for this exhibition.
Monday 14 September, 18.30 BP Lecture Theatre £15, includes complimentary drink
Curator Elisabeth R. O’Connell, British Museum, presents an exclusive introduction to the new exhibition on Abrahamic faiths (Jews, Christians, Muslims) in Egypt for Members before it opens to the public. She will explore the development and, in time, coexistence of the three major monotheistic faiths in Egypt from the Roman to Fatimid periods, revealing political, social, religious and artistic interrelationships and illuminating their connections both to the more ancient past and Egypt today.
Monday 19 October 2015, 18.30 BP Lecture Theatre £15, includes complimentary drink
Journey through a thousand years of weather with award-winning writer and cultural historian Alexandra Harris. Introducing her new book Weatherland: Writers and Artists Under English Skies, Alexandra will survey the responses of writers and artists from across the centuries to the wind, rain, sun and snow. From the wintry world of the Anglo-Saxons, to the Middle ages in Spring, this lecture celebrates the English skies and those who have lived under them.
26 - 27 September 2015, 18.15 - 09.00 Registration in Room 4 £45.00
Young Friends can come along to an exciting sleepover themed around the exhibition Celts: art and identity.
With traditional 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.