Pioneering women
8 March 2021

For International Women’s Day 2021, we explore the stories of nine pioneering women, from archaeologists to printmakers.

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.

Late bloomer: the exquisite craft of Mary Delany
20 March 2019

This Women’s History Month we’re shining a light on women artists in the collection. Here we take a closer look at the life and work of Mary Delany, who at 72 years of age began producing 985 extraordinarily detailed floral collages – a sophisticated combination of art and science.

Defacing coins like a suffragette
30 March 2017

Thomas Hockenhull tells the story of an ordinary British penny of Edward VII, that was made extraordinary by a simple act of vandalism.  

Mary Beard’s top five powerful women in ancient Greece and Rome
14 March 2017

March is Women’s History Month, so we’ve asked Mary Beard, Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge and Classics editor of the TLS, to give us a quick countdown of five female figures from the ancient world.

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.