British Museum

Curator Naomi Speakman explores the fantastical world of medieval bestiaries and the mythical creatures found within.
Discovered after decades stashed in a drawer, one of the world’s most famous and valuable chesspieces in coming to auction. Offered by Sotheby’s in their upcoming Old Master Sculpture & Works of…
British Museum director Hartwig Fischer seems to have dashed the hopes of Greeks hoping to reclaim their cultural patrimony in a recent interview. Speaking with Greek newspaper Ta Nea, Fischer…
Curator Nicole Rousmaniere discusses the Manga collected by the British Museum.
Curator Sushma Jansari reckons she's in charge of 'one of the most important objects in the entire British Museum' - and she's not wrong. The Bimaran Casket currently holds the record for the…
Neil Wilkin is back with another bronze age adventure. In this episode he is joined by Susan Greaney, Senior Properties Historian for English Heritage to discuss the history and importance of…
Who ever heard of a satirical magazine making any difference? Find out why a small gold No. 45 on a fancy teapot was the very height of radical 18th century politics in this episode of Tom Objects!…
The Holy Thorn Reliquary is a work of both ornate beauty and sublime significance. The grandeur and intricacy of the late-medieval French goldsmith’s craft is harnessed for the reverence of a single…