Friday 3 December 2021

British Museum - πŸ¦™ Peru curators' tour | New exhibitions and seasonal gifts


A photograph inside the exhibition, showing two glass display cases filled with objects against an olive green wall.

Peru: a journey in time

Until 20 February 2022

Join curators Cecilia Pardo Grau and Jago Cooper for an online guided tour around our ‘gripping’ (The Guardian) exhibition exploring the cultures and climates of Peru. 

From ancient pottery to contemporary textiles, get closer to the peoples of Peru through their material culture and the objects they left behind.

Join in live on Thursday 9 December.

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Hokusai: The Great Picture Book of Everything

Until 30 Jan 2022

Don’t miss your chance to see 103 of Hokusai’s masterful drawings – depicting everything from ancient stories and animals to scenes from everyday life.

The drawings were originally destined for an illustrated encyclopedia called The Great Picture Book of Everything. However, the book was never made, saving the drawings from being destroyed as part of the woodblock printing process. 

Read all about the recently rediscovered works and explore them in more detail in our online gallery.

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A green and blue glass sculpture in the shape oa a leaf, covered with intricate gold details.

Contemporary women artists of Japan: six stories

Until 13 February 2022

Through a selection of visually striking objects from the Museum’s Japanese collection, this display explores the personal experiences and expressive visions of six internationally acclaimed women artists from the 1960s to the 2010s. The objects include photobooks, prints, a painting and a glass sculpture.

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An ornate standing cup make from a large shell, with a golden bird's foot as the base.

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Free tickets for the permanent collection are now available until the end of the February 2022 half-term. Plan your next trip today. 

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Treat yourself to matcha scones, a selection of sandwiches and delicate cakes as part of our brand new Hokusai-inspired afternoon tea.

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Seasonal gifts

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Spread some festive cheer with our range of gifts inspired by the collection, from homeware and stationery to books and puzzles.

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