Historical city travel guide: Athens, 5th century BC
29 May 2020

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.

The British Museum Membercast: Rebuilding the past
26 June 2019

Iszi meets curator Peter Higgs and discusses how ancient Greek buildings and sculptures were assembled – and how they were destroyed.

Rodin and the art of experimentation
4 July 2018

Bénédicte Garnier, Musée Rodin, Paris, shares her passion for an unexpected aspect of Rodin’s art, rarely shown during his lifetime.

Paint and the Parthenon: conservation of ancient Greek sculpture
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.

From history, with love… 14 objects to get you in the mood for Valentine’s Day
13 February 2018

For Valentine’s Day, we’ve compiled 14 sensational smooches and other symbols of love from around the world. Pucker up…

Rodin and ancient Greece: a perfect pairing
11 January 2018

In our new exhibition, find out how sculptures can complement one another, despite being created centuries apart.

An introduction to the Parthenon and its sculptures
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.

An introduction to Greek architecture
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

The marathon’s ancient origins
11 September 2017

Senior Curator Judith Swaddling uncovers the ancient Greek origins of the long-distance endurance race, revealing the original ‘marathon runner’.