This handsome soft-cover catalogue published by Thames & Hudson for the British Museum was intended to commemorate an exhibition that hasn’t in fact taken place, due to the coronavirus.
26 March 2020
Books written in exile by the exiled. It is this phenomenon, the triumph of the human spirit in dire circumstances, that is the focus of a gesamtkunstwerk, a complete work of art, by Edmund de Waal which may be viewed at the British Museum when it reopens
18 December 2019
From a critic’s point of view, It is pretty difficult, to sum up, the year 2019. It was, for example, a year when greater and greater emphasis was placed on doing full justice to women artists.
The British Museum has acquired an important painting by the English painter, poet and Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood founder, Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882).
26 May 2019
It is bold of the British Museum to embark on an exhibition of Japanese Manga in their most significant and grandest temporary exhibition space – the one right at the back of the building, on the ground floor.
21 May 2019
Edmund de Waal is to exhibit his profoundly beautiful Venice Biennale collateral work, ‘Psalm’, Library of Exile, at the British Museum in London in 2020. The work will also be presented at the Japanisches Palais in Dresden from November 2019 to February 2020.
11 April 2019
A new exhibition of work by the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch now at the British Museum claims to be the biggest ever devoted to his work here in Britain.
27 March 2019
The public has chosen Tate Modern over the British Museum for the first time since records began. The UK’s most popular visitor attractions’ list published yesterday has shown for the first time in a decade Tate Modern is the clear winner.
8 January 2019
The British Museum will be presenting a major new exhibition of printmaking by the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (1863-1944).
26 April 2018
The longer I spent in the British Museum’s admirable new blockbuster show, Rodin and the art of ancient Greece, the more keenly I seemed to feel the presence of a third, uninvited presence
The new galleries of Asian art at the British Museum, named after benefactor Sir Joseph Hotung and numbered 33 on the museum’s floor plan, ought to mark a big step forward in the B.M’s engagement with historic Asian cultures. The sad fact is that for various reasons, they don’t.
17 September 2017
The British Museum’s new exhibition, Scythians: Warriors of Ancient Siberia, marks another triumph for the B.M’s policy of allying itself to Russian institutions.
30 May 2017
Until the Modern epoch, and indeed right up to the present day, Hokusai was by far the most influential non-European artist to impact European art.
27 October 2016
A clumsy agency waiter from an external hire company working at a party at the British Museum has broken a priceless Roman sculpture.
The British Museum is again the focus of an international campaign calling for the return of a sacred object. Chilean filmmakers have launched a campaign for the world’s second most popular museum to return a mystical Easter Island sculpture on display for the last 100 years. Hoa Haka Nana’ia AKA “hidden or stolen friend” in the regions’ native […]
A new show of works on paper by Maggi Hambling has been announced by the British Museum. Working across all media, in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and installation, Hambling is one of Britain’s foremost contemporary figurative artists. Drawing has always been at the heart of her practice and is of fundamental importance to her. The exhibition takes its title ‘Touch’ from this concept of a […]
The British Museum has released their Annual Review for 2016 revealing thatit was the Museum’s most successful year ever with nearly 6.9 million visitors to Bloomsbury (6,853,540) and a digital audience in excess of 40 million. An astonishing 7.7million people in the UK saw British Museum objects outside London thanks to the Museum’s National Programmes partnership scheme. The Museum was […]
Anti BP Oil Activists staged a demonstration inside London’s leading museum yesterday in protest of the institutions continuing sponsorship with the energy giant BP. A group of at least twenty demonstrators organised a “disobedient exhibition” inside the covered central courtyard on the busiest day of the Easter Holiday. Dozens of black-clad activists entered the court at around 3pm and […]
Tate Modern and The Southbank Centre both suffered large falls in visitor numbers in 2015 with 18% and 19% drops respectively. Tate Modern’s 4.7 million visitors was the lowest for 10 years, however figures are expected to improve this year following the highly anticipated Georgia O’Keeffe exhibition and the opening of the venue’s new extension this summer. A spokesperson […]
London’s British Museum has announced a generous gift that will be be focused on the world famous Pictorial Conservation Studio located in the World Conservation and Exhibition Centre (WCEC). The Mark Pigott Pictorial Conservation Studio encompasses three vital resources for the Museum: the Conservation Studio, the Organics Wet Room and the Mounting Studio. The Pictorial Conservation Studio […]