Sunday 3 August 2014

British Museum - What's on in August

What’s onAugust 2014

This summer is a great time to see our groundbreaking exhibitionAncient lives, new discoveries, which brings you face to face with eight mummies from ancient Egypt and Sudan. Children under 16 go free to the exhibition and there’s also free events and activitiesfor the whole family in the Samsung Digital Discovery Centrethroughout the school holidays. The BP exhibition Ming: 50 years that changed China opens next month! Check out the new trailerfor this fascinating exhibition. You can also enjoy a stellar weekend of outdoor cinema at the end of August, with science fiction classics presented by the BFI.
Until 30 Nov 2014
Think you know mummies? Think again...
This exhibition uses the latest digital technology to bring you face to face with eight people who lived in ancient Egypt and Sudan. Discover new information about each mummy, unravel the mysteries of mummification and gain an insight into their lives.
You can also complement your exhibition visit with a number of food and drink offers. Enjoy a North African-inspired menu or an afternoon tea in the stunning Great Court Restaurant. The Gallery Café is also offering mezze and wine for £10 and kids eat free!
Sponsored by Julius Baer
Technology partner Samsung
18 Sep 2014 – 5 Jan 2015
Book now for our major autumn exhibition. Discover a golden age in China’s history, when it was a global superpower run by one family – the Ming dynasty. Between AD 1400 to 1450, the Ming dynasty established Beijing as the capital and built the Forbidden City. They also ensured that China led the world in maritime expansion, absorbing many fascinating influences along the way.
The exhibition will feature spectacular objects from museums across China and the world including paintings, porcelain, jewellery and furniture. You can watch the trailer for this exciting exhibition now.
Supported by BP
To celebrate the forthcoming BP exhibition Ming: 50 years that changed China, you have the chance to win an amazing 13-day private tour of China!
Thanks to bespoke travel specialist Audley, this private tour has been specifically designed to showcase many of the places associated with the Ming dynasty, as well allowing you to discover some of the China’s best-known sights, including Beijing, the Great Wall, Xian, Shanghai and more!
Just fill in your details for a chance to win this amazing holiday.
Until 17 Aug 2014
The Asahi Shimbun Displays
Until 31 Aug 2014
From the Duerckheim Collection
Until 31 Aug 2014
Until 31 Aug 2014
Until 28 Sep 2014
Until 23 Nov 2014
Daily, 11.30 & 14.00
Explore the British Museum's most famous treasures with an illuminating 90-minute tour.
Tickets £12
Thu 7 Aug, 13.15
Learn more about the Room 3 display on netsuke in this gallery talk by Nicole Rousmaniere, British Museum.
Free, just drop in
Fri 8 Aug, 13.15
Curator Thomas Hockenhull will discuss the display of First World War German art medals in Room 69a.
Free, just drop in
The history of money can be traced back over 4,000 years. During this time, currency has taken many different forms, from coins to banknotes, shells to mobile phones.
Go behind the scenes with Curator Ben Alsop as he takes you on an interactive tour of the Citi Money Gallery.
Supported by Citi