Dogs in the Arctic
22 February 2021

Dogs have lived in the Arctic alongside humans for an incredible 17,000 years. Peter Loovers, curator of the Citi exhibition, Arctic: culture and climate explores the special relationship between Arctic Peoples and ‘man’s best friend’.

Parkas: a gift from the North
1 February 2021

Parka coats can be found in wardrobes around the world but did you know that this classic coat design originated in the Arctic? Amber Lincoln, curator of the Citi exhibition Arctic: culture and climate, explores how Arctic parkas are made, how they keep you warm and what their designs signify.

What’s on at the British Museum in 2021?
27 November 2020

From the story of one of Rome’s most infamous emperors, to the assassination of Thomas Becket, see what special exhibitions are coming up in our 2021 programme. 

The Arctic experience of climate change
20 November 2020

Arctic exhibition curator Jago Cooper reflects on the profound impact of climate change on Arctic Peoples and their way of life and what we can learn  at this crucial time for the future of our planet. 

10 things you need to live in the Arctic
20 March 2020

Over thousands of years, Arctic Peoples have survived and thrived in the extreme climate of the Arctic. Here are 10 essentials you’d need to live in the most northerly place in the world.

An introduction to the Arctic
9 January 2020

You might have a picture in your mind of the Arctic – with its vast icy landscapes and plentiful wildlife – but where actually is the Arctic and what cultures live there? Amber Lincoln, curator of the forthcoming Citi exhibition Arctic: culture and climate, reveals what life is like in the most northerly place in the world.