What’s it like being a woman working in the arts?
24 February 2021

Hear from a range of women working at the Museum as they shed light on their specialisms, career trajectories and the inspirational power of Rachel Weisz.

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.

Women and goddesses of the Trojan War
22 November 2019

The ‘Iliad’ and the ‘Odyssey’ on the surface are stories of men. However, female characters are central to the conflict and its devastating aftermath. Here Natalie Haynes, author of ‘A Thousand Ships’, explores some of the stories of the women and goddesses from the myth of Troy.

 

Rembrandt’s depictions of women
8 March 2018

Today Rembrandt is considered one of the greatest artists ever, known for his remarkable drawing from life and attention to detail. However, not all of his works were met with praise during his lifetime. Curator Olenka Horbatsch explores how his naturalistic depictions of women caused controversy in the 17th century.

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?

Women of the world
8 March 2017

Did you know that the word ‘museum’ literally means a temple to the muses, all of whom were female (albeit allegorical)? This International Women’s Day, take a look at some of the very real women represented in the Museum’s collection today. Your guides are some of the many women curators who are continuing to tell these important stories to the world.