Saturday 21 March 2015, 10.30-16.30 BP Lecture theatre £22, no concessions
This day shows how the British Museum is a product of the Enlightenment. Museum staff and guest lecturers discuss Enlightened Grand Tourists, public science, Sir John Soane and the themes of the Enlightenment Gallery (Room 1). The event includes an exclusive viewing of Delacroix’s original lithographs of Faust. Open to Open University students and the public.
Saturday 28 March 2015, 10.30-16.30 Stevenson Lecture Theatre £22, no concessions
This study day discusses the material culture of some of the world’s major religions, as they are represented in the British Museum. Lectures, talks and gallery visits consider Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Christianity. The event is open to OU students and the public.
Saturday 18 April 2015, 10.30-16.30 BP Lecture Theatre £22, no concessions
This study day looks at the Museum’s collection of Greek objects with emphasis on Greek architecture and sculpture. The day looks at the significance, symbolism and context of the Acropolis in Athens, the development of figural sculpture, and Homeric legend in Greek vase painting. The emphasis will be on the figure in the classical world, to complement the major exhibition Defining beauty: the body in ancient Greek art.
Saturday 14 February 2015, 10.30-16.30 Stevenson Lecture Theatre £22, no concessions
This study day features lectures, gallery talks and a film, and uses the British Museum’s collection of drawings, prints, ceramics and medals to examine different aspects of the Renaissance. Lectures include Venice on the eve of the Golden Age, the Renaissance and the spread of ideas, and Michelangelo’s drawing techniques. Available to Open University students and the public.