Learn how to write cuneiform – the oldest form of writing in the world – with curator Irving Finkel, using just a lolly stick and a piece of clay to master the ancient script!
21 January 2021
26 June 2020
As museums and galleries look towards reopening, we show how some of our partner venues across the UK have responded to the COVID-19 crisis – from collecting memories of lockdown to virtual exhibitions. Each entry has been written by a trainee on the Museum Futures programme, which aims to develop a new generation of diverse museum professionals.
31 May 2020
Dreaming of a day out? Join us as we take you on a virtual whistle-stop tour of some London sights through the prints and drawings collections.
29 April 2020
If you are looking for crafty things to do at home with the kids, try creating your own origami inspired by the Museum’s collection of Japanese prints. Based on the ancient art of Japanese paper folding, these designs and many more feature in Origami, Poems and Pictures, published by Nosy Crow, in collaboration with the British Museum.
14 April 2020
Need a change of scenery? Join us as we set off around the world to take in a baker’s dozen of delightful landscapes.
9 April 2020
We all need a little inspiration sometimes, especially while we’re stuck inside. We asked Museum staff to share their inspirational stories and powerful objects from the collection (and beyond) – we hope they inspire you too.
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.