Collecting histories: highlights of the display and trail

Collecting histories: highlights of the display and trail

A gallery talk by Ben Burt and Stuart Frost, British Museum. Gallery talks last 45 minutes. They are given by Museum staff or guest speakers and are suitable for all levels of knowledge. A limited number of audio headsets will be provided to help visitors to hear the talk in the gallery and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Collecting histories strand of gallery talks examines how, why, and in what context British Museum objects have been acquired, displayed and interpreted. The talks will explore histories of collecting objects from around the world, from the establishment of the Museum in 1753 up to the present day.

More Free Exhibitions


The Desert Behind

Over the last year, Natalie Katsou, playwright and poet, and Yiannis Katsaris, photographer have bee...

  • The Hellenic Centre
  • Until: None

Collecting histories: Solomon Islands handling session

Join Ben Burt, Curator: Oceania, British Museum, for a drop-in handling session of objects relating ...

  • British Museum
  • Aug. 16, 2019, 2 p.m.
British Museum
  • Great Russell St, Bloomsbury
  • London
  • UK
  • WC1B 3DG
  • Free, just drop in
  • July 30, 2019, 1:15 p.m.