Saving Saraha: conservation of a Tibetan thangka
10 March 2020

From stitching silk to X-ray scanning, find out what goes into conserving a sacred object before it goes on display in Tantra: enlightenment to revolution.

What is Tantra?
23 January 2020

As we announce Tantra: enlightenment to revolution, exhibition curator Imma Ramos explains how this radical South Asian philosophy has been opening up new ways of seeing the world for 1,500 years.

Art in crisis: identifying and returning looted objects
5 November 2019

Curator St John Simpson explains how the Museum is helping to fight the contemporary trade of looted antiquities across the globe.

Faith and renewal: Nara and the British Museum
23 October 2019

Tim Clark details some of the fascinating objects and stories that are on show in our free displays on the historic region of Nara in west-central Japan

Sir Stamford Raffles – collecting in Southeast Asia
19 September 2019

Curator Alexandra Green takes a look at the life and collections of Sir Stamford Raffles, highlighting his collecting practices in Southeast Asia and his contested legacy.

Living with gods: highlight objects
10 October 2017

Exhibition Curator Jill Cook provides a short introduction to some of the highlights of the exhibition Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond.

The power of patronage at the Great Shrine of Amaravati
11 August 2017

The Great Shrine of Amaravati was one of the most important Buddhist monuments in the world. Curator Imma Ramos explains the long history of this sacred site, and how we’re using new technology to help people find out about the people who funded its construction.