In this week’s historical city travel guide, we journey back 2,500 years to Classical Athens. From getting your culture fix at festivals and plays, to indulging in drinking parties, shopping and the local delicacies, we run through what not to miss in Greece’s most famous ancient city.
26 June 2019
Iszi meets curator Peter Higgs and discusses how ancient Greek buildings and sculptures were assembled – and how they were destroyed.
4 July 2018
Bénédicte Garnier, Musée Rodin, Paris, shares her passion for an unexpected aspect of Rodin’s art, rarely shown during his lifetime.
23 May 2018
Conservator Kasia Weglowska takes a closer look at ancient colour recently discovered on the Parthenon sculptures, some of which feature in our current Rodin exhibition.
13 February 2018
For Valentine’s Day, we’ve compiled 14 sensational smooches and other symbols of love from around the world. Pucker up…
11 January 2018
In our new exhibition, find out how sculptures can complement one another, despite being created centuries apart.
11 January 2018
The Parthenon in Athens is one of the most famous buildings from the ancient world. Its sculptures are greatly admired today. Here we take a closer look at why the building was so famous, and why these iconic works mark a key moment in the global history of art.
18 December 2017
From pediments to capitals, we take a look at some of the key features of ancient Greek architecture and how it has inspired our own building in Bloomsbury
11 September 2017
Senior Curator Judith Swaddling uncovers the ancient Greek origins of the long-distance endurance race, revealing the original ‘marathon runner’.