Kali rises in the East
9 December 2020

A mother, warrior, and symbol of revolution – the Tantric goddess Kali has many forms. Guest author Alex Wolfers explores them and examines Kali’s insurgent history in colonial Bengal.

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. 

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.

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.