We may not know exactly how they looked, we certainly do not know how they sounded. But the art of our earliest ancestors speaks as eloquently to us today as it did to their contemporaries, transcending the tens of thousands of years between them and us. According to the new exhibition at the British Museum in London, […]
The Royal Academy is planning a spectacular and innovative new exhibition that will bring together an eclectic collection of bronze artefacts spanning the world and time. Simply called Bronze, it will display more than 150 rare and precious works of art, from the 14th century BC Trundholm Chariot of the Sun – on special loan […]
The Ashmolean Museum’s new Egypt and Nubia galleries are now open to the public, after a £5m refurbishment. The project involved a complete redesign of the museum’s four existing Egypt rooms, expanding into the Ruskin Gallery, to showcase more of their world-renowned collection and thereby allowing objects previously hidden away in storage for decades to […]
A new exhibition in New York reveals the secrets of another strikingly cosmopolitan city, one with a long and turbulent past.
The British Museum’s exhibition, Treasures of Heaven, is more than a collection of beautiful artefacts – it is the exploration of a cult of personality. But is this a Medieval phenomenon, or a precursor to the celebrity worship of today?
This summer the treasures of Alexander the Great’s family will grace the Ashmolean Museum. Andrew Selkirk examines the grave goods of a noble lineage.
When Nigeria appears on the news, it is too often for internet scams or identity fraud perpetrated on unsuspecting victims thousands of miles away. But the new exhibition at the British Museum brings to the public a very different side to Nigerian culture: the Kingdom of Ife.
A look at the ancient Japanese ceramic figures currently on show at the British Museum
The third of a series on great rulers, following on from the Chinese first Emperor and Hadrian. How does Shah ‘Abbas measure up to his predecessors?
The history and mystery of ancient Babylon are explored in the new exhibition Myth and Reality at the British Museum
Philip Taverner reviews the new 02 exhibition and remembers the original exhibition