Derived from the Greek words ‘πᾶν’ pan – all, and ‘θεός’ theos – god, pantheon literally means ‘of all gods’. Although any polytheistic religion (religion with multiple deities) can have a pantheon – and they existed in Norse, Aztec and Sumerian cultures to name a few – we’re
The Queen’s Gambit is one of Netflix’s most watched shows ever, with over 62 million people having watched fictional chess prodigy Beth Harmon’s rise to international stardom. The upshot of the show’s success? Just 10 days after its release, eBay announced a 273 percent rise in
You may be surprised to hear that the British Museum has a cutting-edge X-ray imaging laboratory located four floors underneath the Museum. Using both traditional and innovative methods and equipment, scientists – including me – are able to answer questions that help with the
If you’re feeling the need to step away from the screen, here are 10 historical board games from the collection – some of which you can still play today. You can buy replicas of some of the games from our online shop. 1. The Royal Game of Ur The Royal Game of Ur is the […] The
Hear from a range of women working at the Museum as they shed light on their specialisms, career trajectories and the inspirational power of Rachel Weisz. The post What’s it like being a woman working in the arts? first appeared on British Museum Blog .
Venetia Porter, Curator of Islamic and Contemporary Middle East Art, looks at how artists of the Middle East and North Africa respond to, and reflect on, issues of gender, identity, politics, history and cultural tradition, through the prism of contemporary art. The post