An introduction to the classical world

An introduction to the classical world

Saturday 17 March 2018, 10.30-16.30
BP Lecture Theatre
£23

This study day, in partnership with the Open University, plays to the strengths of the Museum's collection, especially the wonders of ancient Greece.

British Museum and guest speakers present lectures, talks and a film, on an array of topics, including the sculptures of the Parthenon, the importance of the kouros, architectural and figural sculpture, Greek vases (and their portrayal of myth and history), and multicultural connections in the classical world. 


Understanding religion through objects

Understanding religion through objects

Saturday 7 April 2018, 10.30-16.30
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
£23

In this study day with the Open University, speakers explore religious lives and practices. Using Museum objects, they present approaches to the rituals and everyday lives of religious practitioners. The talks will focus on themes such as initiation, pilgrimage, sacrifice and worship, particularly among Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jews and Muslims.