Tag: British Museum
Record numbers flock to modernising museums
Museums are attracting record numbers of visitors by embracing new means of communication and education. But do they risk neglecting their traditional function as repositories of culture?
Thousands ask historians, ‘Am I a Viking?’
Next week, a major new exhibition opens devoted to the world of the ancient Scandinavian pirates known as Vikings. Were they savage plunderers or deeply misunderstood bearers of progress?
Arts must pay their way, says UK government
The British culture minister has called on arts organisations like theatres and museums to prove that they benefit the economy. But should culture really be valued in pounds and pence?
Horse history celebrated by new exhibition
In travel, conflict and agriculture, horses have helped humans for over 5,000 years. Now, an exhibition is celebrating that relationship – as technology brings it to an end.