A bust of the British Museum’s slave-owning founding father will be “juxtaposed” with objects reflecting his links to the British Empire, a spokeswoman for the institution has said.
The British Museum has removed a bust of its founding father, who was a slave owner, and said it wanted to confront its links to colonialism.
A previously unseen version of Grayson Perry’s Tomb Of The Unknown Craftsman has been unveiled at the British Museum, nine years after its sister piece went on display.
Specialists are working on the biggest single cleaning programme at the British Museum in decades after dust accumulated on artefacts during the lockdown.
The British Museum is set to reopen its doors to visitors on August 27.
The British Museum has added five LGBT artefacts to its permanent display as part of an effort to improve the diversity of its collections.
A raft of clay tablets covered in script, fired clay figurines, cylinder seals and animal-shaped pots appearing to be from the ancient Middle East have been identified as fakes by the British Museum.
Zoom technology is to help people get close to the famous Easter Island statue at the British Museum.
Professor Mary Beard has been appointed a British Museum trustee – despite originally being rejected by Number 10 because of her pro-European views.
Museum-goers have been urged to keep visiting virtually.
The British Museum has maintained its position as the most popular visitor attraction in the UK after it was visited more than 6.2 million times last year, according to the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (Alva).
The British Museum said it has seen a surge in online visitors after closing its doors.
The British Museum was told its bid to appoint Professor Mary Beard as a trustee was rejected by Number 10 because of her pro-European views, it has emerged.
The British Museum has reunited a rare Italian jar, designed to store medicinal ointments and drugs, with its sister piece.
Protests at the British Museum have ended after more than 50 hours amid a row over oil company BP’s sponsorship of a Troy exhibition.
Around 1,500 people have protested at the British Museum over energy company BP’s sponsorship of a Troy exhibition.
Activists have taken a Trojan Horse inside the gates of the British Museum to protest at BP sponsorship.
A painting by one of India’s greatest painters has been stopped from leaving the country after being snapped up by the British Museum.
The British Museum’s director has defended its ties with BP, saying it has considered the issue “in great depth”.
A Syrian refugee whose work features in the British Museum’s Troy exhibition has criticised its sponsorship with oil giant BP.
Museums and galleries in England enjoyed a record-breaking year for visitor numbers, new figures reveal.
An activist theatre group is planning to disrupt the opening of an exhibition about ancient Troy in protest at the British Museum’s sponsorship deal with oil giant BP.
Two metal detectorists have told of their shock at unearthing a hoard of coins depicting William the Conqueror thought to be worth over £5 million.
A hoard of coins dating back to the Battle of Hastings shows evidence of early tax evasion in Britain.
An Egyptian writer has resigned from the British Museum’s board of trustees over its decision to accept sponsorship from oil giant BP.
The British Museum will look at five centuries of “artistic interaction” between East and West in a new exhibition.
Ancient artefacts that have been looted from Iraq and Afghanistan after recent conflicts and illegally exported to the UK will be returned to their country of origin.
A Roman drinking cup featuring sexual scenes involving male lovers has inspired new objects to “draw attention to issues still affecting the LGBTQ community”.
The British Museum has announced the first major Troy exhibition in the UK.
Rare etchings made by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in the early years of their marriage are to go on display for the first time.