Demystifying Tantric sex
23 September 2020

Tantra transformed South Asia’s major religions, and today elements of it can still be found across Asia’s diverse cultures. However, it remains largely misunderstood in the West, where it is usually equated with sex.

Grayson Perry: The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman
25 August 2020

Museum Trustee Grayson Perry returns to the galleries with a work that celebrates the forgotten artists who made many of the objects in the collection. Find out more about the work, hear from the artist and see it on display in Room 17.

An introduction to Manga
28 January 2019

This year the British Museum will present the largest exhibition of manga ever held outside of Japan but what exactly is Manga, when did it originate and how do you read it? Exhibition Curator Nicole Rousmaniere tells you what you need to know about the Japanese phenomenon that has taken the world by storm.

Lion hunting: the sport of kings
4 January 2019

Delve into this great king’s world with Curator Gareth Brereton as he lifts the lid on the ancient sport of royal lion hunting.

Reading Margery Kempe’s inner voices
17 January 2018

What it is like to hear voices that no-one else can? What does it mean? Professor Charles Fernyhough discusses the life of Margery Kempe, an English mystic who documented her experience with inner voices 600 years ago, and how her experiences can help to refine psychological and neuroscientific accounts of hallucinations.

India and the world
10 November 2017

Research Manager JD Hill talks about a brand new exhibition in Mumbai, the latest collaboration between the British Museum and museums in India.

Exhibitions: fun for all the family!
19 October 2017

It’s never too early to start learning about history! Melany Rose and Jane Batty talk about how the Museum is engaging kids (and their families) with some of our special exhibitions.

Living with gods: a new partnership project with BBC Radio 4
10 October 2017

A new exhibition, radio series and book will look at the nature of belief and how it has been important to all human societies.