Search for British Museum and
  1. FT Photo Diary

    March 25, 2014

    Sutton Hoo treasure on display

    Oli Scarff/Getty Images A woman views the Sutton Hoo Helmet on display in the new gallery ‘Sutton Hoo and Europe AD...

  2. March 14, 2014

    Economical with the truth

    Those worthy adversaries, Art and Mammon, have been at it again. The latest scene of their never-ending conflict is Sydney,...

Special Reports

  1. Doing Business in Jersey

    Crown dependency plans to strengthen economy through diversification...
Search more Special Reports on this topic.

  1. March 7, 2014

    Georg Baselitz’s influences and evolution

    When I congratulated Georg Baselitz last month on the opening of two remarkable London shows – top-flight early works on...

  2. March 4, 2014

    Vikings: Life and Legend, British Museum, London – review

    The British Museum’s new exhibition Vikings: Life and Legend does not subscribe to what curator Gareth Williams calls the...

  3. February 7, 2014

    Oldest hominid footprints outside Africa found on Norfolk coast

    The footprints of a small band of ancient humans walking along a muddy estuary in what is now Norfolk have been identified...

  4. January 8, 2014

    British Museum to host China exhibition

    Treasures from a “golden period” of Chinese civilisation during the early Ming dynasty are to go on display at the British...

  5. December 27, 2013

    BBC plans big expansion of arts coverage and cultural fare

    The BBC will appoint a senior executive next year to lead a big expansion of its arts coverage and build relationships...

  6. November 13, 2013

    Empower regions by moving British Museum to North, says adviser

    Cultural attractions such as the British Museum and the Royal Opera House should be relocated to northern cities as part of...

  7. October 11, 2013

    Israel Goldman on popular Japanese prints

    In 19th-century France, Israel Goldman tells me, “Would you like to see my Japanese prints?” was a coded invitation to view...

  8. September 27, 2013

    First Person: Emma Egging

    One beautiful, sunny afternoon in August 2011 I was on a beach with friends, watching my husband, Jon Egging, perform at an...

  9. September 19, 2013

    History adds a fresh dimension to attractions

    The last period of austerity proved a purple patch for the Jersey tourist industry. In the postwar period, thousands of...

  10. September 6, 2013

    Lost & found: Buried treasure is poised to reach a much wider audience

    When the Cheapside Hoard, a sparkling collection of Jacobean and Elizabethan jewellery, went on show in London in 1914, it...

  11. August 23, 2013

    ‘Gothic: the Dark Heart of Film’

    At this point in the summer, even the casual attendee of the outdoor screening is drooping like bog pimpernel on a sand dune...

  12. August 18, 2013

    Moocs are a distraction from real business school reform

    Massive open online courses or Moocs have proven to be a disruptive force in higher education in the United States, but not...

  13. July 12, 2013

    Thoroughly modern Magna Carta

    It was, as these things go, something of a flop. The Magna Carta was a document hammered out between King John and a group...

  14. June 25, 2013

    British Museum attracts record visitors in its 260-year history

    The British Museum has announced a record rise in its visitor numbers in the same week it expects to receive a £2m cut to...

  15. June 14, 2013

    Alternative content at cinemas draws in the masses

    Thousands of British people will go to the cinema on Tuesday not to see the latest Hollywood blockbuster but to watch...

  16. June 14, 2013

    The Diary: Caroline Daniel

    When a friend asks if I am interested in a “staff ride”, not being a horse lady, I don’t quite know how to respond. But once...

  17. June 5, 2013

    Recruitment Diary: June 6 2013

    ● Innovation needed Employees want their employer to be innovative in how they treat them – and will go the extra mile in...

  18. May 17, 2013

    Short cuts: Travel news and inspiration

    Netherlands Tourists on safari will now be able to explore the African bush without the noise of a diesel engine, thanks to...

  19. May 3, 2013

    British Museum to join free online teaching drive

    The British Museum is to join the move into free online teaching, announcing on Friday that it will be part of Britain’s...

  20. April 12, 2013

    Pompeii’s wallflowers

    Gardening has very old roots and we now have the chance in London to see fascinating evidence of them. The British Museum’s...

  21. beyondbrics

    March 26, 2013

    Guatemalan coffee: launched by Starbucks, blighted by fungus

    Starbucks is launching its first espresso branded with a place of origin – undeterred by the fact that Guatemala, home of...

  22. March 15, 2013

    Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum at the British Museum

    They make a handsome couple: he holds a scroll in his right hand, wears a toga and has an air of self-importance that belies...

  23. February 6, 2013

    Ice Age Art: Arrival of the Modern Mind, British Museum, London

    As you turn the corner in the British Museum’s Reading Room gallery, you find yourself face to face with a bison. Ambling...

  24. January 8, 2013

    Abu Dhabi awards Louvre branch contract

    Abu Dhabi has awarded a $653m contract to build a local branch of France’s Louvre museum, as it presses ahead with...

  25. October 9, 2012

    Top London tourist spots hit by Olympics

    London’s prime tourist attractions suffered a sharp drop in visitor numbers over the summer after a wet start to the season...

  26. September 16, 2012

    Renaissance to Goya: Prints and Drawings from Spain, British Museum, London

    Did Spanish drawing exist before Goya? Velázquez left almost no drawings, El Greco only a few. For centuries, it was assumed...

  27. July 30, 2012

    Games turn London into ‘ghost town’

    The Olympics is creating a “ghost town” effect in central London as visitors who would normally flock to the capital’s...

  28. July 27, 2012

    Homecoming heroes

    The spectators stand three or four deep at each glass cabinet, jostling to take photographs. “It’s as if David Beckham was...

  29. July 13, 2012

    Cultural evolution

    A History of the World in 100 Objects, by Neil MacGregor, Penguin, RRP£9.99, 640 pages Originally written for 100 daily...

  30. July 13, 2012

    To kill, or not to kill?

    After the student uprising of 1976 in Soweto, an event that rekindled the spirit of black resistance against apartheid,...

  31. July 6, 2012

    Will power

    Forget the grimacing and the grunting that are about to beam and resound around the freshly hallowed tracks, halls and pools...

  32. June 22, 2012

    Art’s revenge on commerce

    Here is something you may want to pull out when you finally hit the seaside this summer: a green and red beach towel...

  33. June 1, 2012

    Show me the money

    If it were not for a gilt sign that reads “Money Gallery”, you might not immediately guess the theme of one of the newly...

  34. May 25, 2012

    Canter culture

    Queen Elizabeth II has studied hard in the art of neutrality but has never found it possible to conceal her delight in...

  35. May 4, 2012

    First prize for eclecticism

    Awards ceremonies for the arts can be vainglorious affairs. Performing artists make their living by the manifold projection...

  36. April 20, 2012

    World Shakespeare Festival, various venues, UK

    Romeo and Juliet from Baghdad (with flying carpet); A Midsummer Night’s Dream from Russia (with performing dog); Richard III...

  37. April 11, 2012

    Kicking a gift horse in the teeth

    So keen is the government on charitable giving that it recently took the unusual step of announcing that the head of Arts...

  38. April 8, 2012

    The job: Carbon calculator

    Corin Wates, InMidtown I analyse the waste produced by individual organisations in central London, including law firms,...

Search for British Museum and