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2017

February

Where the Thunderbird Lives: cultural resilience on the Northwest Coast of North America

January

British Museum acquires outstanding alabaster Virgin and Child

New exhibition – Places of the Mind: British watercolour landscapes 1850–1950

Touring Exhibition – Lines of thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to now

Hokusai Press Launch

The Asahi Shimbun Displays: Creating an ancestor: the Jericho Skull

British Museum acquires rare group of post-war Picasso prints

Unknown treasures: new scientific discovery among the riches of Sutton Hoo

Forthcoming Exhibitions 2017

American Dream: pop to the present

2016

November

International Touring Exhibitions 2017

New Archaeological Discoveries Enlighten Britain’s Past

October

Defacing the past: damnation and desecration in imperial Rome

September

The Asahi Shimbun Displays Rock art: power and symbolism in southern Africa

August

Maggi Hambling – Touch: works on paper

Shadow puppet theatre from Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.

French portrait drawings from Clouet to Courbet

This autumn the British Museum will host the first major UK exhibition on South African art

July

Try the British Museum's digital Family Guide this summer 

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