British Museum Curator Neil Wilkin spends a lot of his time thinking about metal – he’s Curator of the Bronze Age. Was seeing bronze for the first time like the internet or 3D printing? Does he secretly enact Game of Thrones with the objects?
Neil has been working with UCL and members of the public to create 3D models of Bronze Age dirks (large ceremonial swords). This will help us to understand how these weapons were created and, in some instances, destroyed.
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Curators of the British Museum tell you all about themselves, their research and what it's like to work with some of the world's oldest and most significant objects. New episodes every other Wednesday.
We’re getting ready to make our first YouTube series and we need your help! There are pilot episodes for four series that we want you to watch. Tell us which one you like by giving the video (or videos) a ‘Like’. The video with the most likes by 23 Dec 2015 will have a series made from January 2016.
Discover Egypt’s incredible journey over 12 centuries, as Jews, Christians and Muslims transformed this ancient land. It is a story charting the change from a world of many gods to the worship of one God.
Come on a 2,500-year journey tracing what it means to be Celtic in this major exhibition, from the first recorded mention of ‘Celts’ to an exploration of contemporary Celtic influences. Discover how this identity has been revived and reinvented over the centuries, across Britain, Europe and beyond.
Every one of the 8 million objects in the British Museum's Collection has a fascinating story waiting to be discovered. This is just a small sample of those stories, brought to life by the curators, artists and conservators who work to uncover our collective pasts.
The Waddesdon Bequest is a superb collection of nearly 300 objects, left to the Museum in 1898 by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild. It consists of exceptionally important and beautiful medieval and Renaissance pieces, as well as a number of 19th-century fakes. Together, they paint a fascinating picture of the development of the art market in the late 19th century.