The British Museum podcast

The British Museum podcast

The Museum podcast #20: The Great Court at 20

This month we’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Great Court, so Sian and Francesca head...

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The Museum podcast episode #19: the Arctic, Renaissance jewels and illicit antiquities

This month Hugo and Sushma check in with Amber Lincoln, lead curator of the Citi exhibition ‘Arctic: culture...

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The Museum Podcast #18: Collection Care, Tantra and a return to the archive

This month hails Hugo and Sushma’s triumphant return – they are talking with Sandra Smith, head of...

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The Museum podcast #16: National Programmes and afternoon tea

This month Sushma returns to presenting, talking with Maria Bojanowska, Dorset Foundation Head of National Programmes...

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International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

The International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition falls on 23 August. To mark this...

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The Museum Podcast Special: Sir Hans Sloane

In 1753, Sir Hans Sloane bequeathed his collection of over 70,000 objects to the nation, founding the British...

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A special announcement from the Museum podcast

This month we are doing something a little bit different, find out more in this special announcement!

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The Museum podcast #15: Ice cream, olive oil and the Phrygian Sibyl

This month we're talking food history and Renaissance art. First up, Hugo talks to Alexandra Fletcher about the...

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The Museum podcast #15: The inevitable Corona episode

This month Sushma is on furlough leave but Hugo and Sian interview Head of Collection Management Leonora Baird Smith...

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The Museum podcast #14: Venetian maps and Volunteers.

This month Hugo, Sushma (pre-furlough) and Sian talk about how lockdown is affecting them and their work. Curator...

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The Museum podcast #13: All about accessibility

Unlucky for some, episode 13 of the Museum podcast sees the Museum closed for the first time since the war, but fear...

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The Museum Podcast episode #12: WOMEN!

In honour of Women’s History month Hugo and Sushma are exploring how women have interacted with the museum since its...

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The Museum Podcast #11: LGBTQ+ histories, stone tools and the Museum rifle club.

This month Hugo and Sushma meet Stuart Frost – the Museum’s Head of Interpretation and Volunteers – to discuss how we...

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The Museum Podcast #11: LGBTQ+ histories, stone tools and the Museum rifle club.

This month Hugo and Sushma meet Stuart Frost – the Museum’s Head of Interpretation and Volunteers – to discuss how we...

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The Museum podcast special: Women of Troy

Alexandra Villing, curator of the BP exhibition Troy: myth and reality talks with classicist Natalie Haynes about the...

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The Museum podcast special: Women of Troy

Alexandra Villing, curator of the BP exhibition Troy: myth and reality talks with classicist Natalie Haynes about the...

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The Museum podcast #10: Happy New Year!

Hugo and Sushma kick off 2020 with an interview with the Museum’s director, Hartwig Fischer. In the archives,...

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The Museum podcast #10: Happy New Year!

Hugo and Sushma kick off 2020 with an interview with the Museum’s director, Hartwig Fischer. In the archives,...

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The Museum Podcast Christmas special: 12 objects for Christmas

From us to you, a very British Museum Christmas gift: we invited twelve colleagues across the Museum to tell us about...

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The Museum podcast #9 Season’s greetings from the British Museum

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, so Sushma and Sian (filling in for Hugo) are serving array of festive...

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