A museum of the world, for the world. #MunchExhibition, #MangaExhibition & #TroyExhibition: https://t.co/66FjDmSUyW House rules: https://t.co/Cuh8WM0b4U
Made in Iran in the 19th century, this wrestler’s armband (bazuband) is set with 15 amulets. Each is inscribed with verses from the Qur'an, including ‘help from God and a speedy victory’💪
Find highlight objects and science and conservation stories from the Albukhary Foundation Gallery of the Islamic world here:
☀ The sun is shining in London today, like in this scene of Prudhoe Castle in North East England by J M W Turner ☀ What’s the weather like near you?
If you want to take a virtual trip outdoors, have a wander around 13 landscapes in the collection here:
In 2005, #Banksy installed this ‘cave painting’ in one of our galleries without permission, and without anyone noticing. He gave it a fake ID number and label, and it remained on the wall for 3 days before the Museum was alerted to the prank via Banksy’s website!?♀️ #IObject
We’re excited to announce our next major show, opening in 2019! #MangaExhibition will explore the phenomenon of manga, and will be the largest exhibition of the art form ever to take place outside of Japan.
Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai died #onthisday in 1849. He lived into his 90th year, and believed that the older he got the greater his art would become. These scenes are from his famous series ‘Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Fuji’
We’ve made an exciting new acquisition! To celebrate Egyptian footballing star being top scorer in the Premier League this season, we’ll be displaying his boots alongside objects from ancient Egypt in the run up to the Champions League final ⚽️?
Today we’re excited to launch a major revamp of our Collection online! 🏛📲 We’ve been working extra hard to bring you this update early so you can #MuseumFromHome even better than before. Access the collection digitally wherever you are: