Eight LGBTQ objects to celebrate Pride 2020
26 June 2020

June is Pride month, and although there’s no parade this year, we’re celebrating LGBTQ stories from the collection picked by our LGBTQ tour volunteers, colleagues from partner museums and people who’ve worked with us recently.

How to explore the British Museum from home
27 March 2020

Whether it’s a virtual visit or a Curator’s corner, there are plenty of ways to keep exploring the British Museum online – here are our favourite ones.

Love is love: uncovering LGBTQ stories
21 August 2019

As the Museum launches free LGBTQ tours, Dan Vo explains why it’s so important for museums and galleries to explore these often underrepresented histories.

Desire, love, identity: exploring LGBTQ histories
26 June 2018

A new audio commentary tour exploring LGBTQ histories in the Museum’s collection has just been launched. Head of Interpretation and Volunteers, Stuart Frost, highlights objects from the tour and looks at stories that, until recently, have been overlooked or underrepresented in museums and galleries.

Be bold: LGBTQ histories
5 July 2017

Laura Phillips, Head of Community Partnerships at the Museum, writes on the importance of institutions being bold with their LGBTQ histories, and why that can sometimes be a nerve-racking experience.

A symbol of pride: raising the rainbow flag
3 July 2017

Assistant Collections Manager George Benson talks about hoisting the Rainbow Flag over the British Museum for Pride, and why its importance isn’t just restricted to LGBTQ people.

Stories for equality
17 May 2017

Desire, love, identity is a small exhibition that draws selectively from across the breadth of the Museum’s vast collection to highlight LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) histories that have until recently been overlooked or underrepresented in museums and galleries.

The American Dream becomes reality… at the British Museum
9 March 2017

The exhibition The American Dream: pop to the present is now open. Why is this extraordinary collection of modern and contemporary art at the British Museum?