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2018

August

British Museum's Iraq Scheme helps reunite objects from ancient site of Tello

July

CRW Nevinson: Prints of War and Peace

June

Hartwig Fischer introduces the Annual Review 2017/18 and sets out the Museum’s future plans

New Albukhary Foundation Gallery of the Islamic World to open 18 October 2018

British Museum and “la Caixa” Banking Foundation renew partnership

The BP exhibition: I am Ashurbanipal: king of the world, king of Assyria

May

The Asahi Shimbun Displays: The Past is Present: becoming Egyptian in the 20th Century

The Citi exhibition: I object: Ian Hislop's search for dissent

April

British Museum hosts first major music festival

British Museum embarks on major project to preserve Korean art

World’s oldest bridge to be preserved by British Museum’s Iraq Scheme

March

World's earliest figural tattoos revealed

February

Money and medals: mapping the UK's numismatic collections

The Asahi Shimbun Displays: A revolutionary legacy: Haiti and Toussaint Louverture

January

Koch study acquisition

Charmed lives in Greece: Ghika, Craxton, Leigh Fermor

Pots with attitude

Rodin and the art of ancient Greece

2017

December

British Museum International Exhibitions 2018

The Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery of China and South Asia opens

British Museum announces 10-year partnership renewal with Mitsubishi Corporation

20th Anniversary marks record year for treasure found by the public

British Museum: Year Ahead 2018

British Museum Archaeological Research Collection

Maya Heritage

November

India and the World

On beauty and violence

October

Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond

The currency of communism

Announcement of the winners of the 2016 Marsh Volunteer Awards

September

Samsung Great Court Games

August

British Museum Annual Review 2016/2017

The business of prints

Virtual pilgrimage: reimagining India’s Great Shrine of Amaravati

July

British Museum acquires new Middle Eastern photography with help of Art Fund

British Museum helps important glazed tile return to Uzbekistan

May

The BP exhibition - Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia

April

Desire, love, identity: exploring LGBTQ histories

March

The American Dream: pop to the present

Zak Ové’s Moko Jumbie figures installed at the British Museum

The Asahi Shimbun Displays: Moving stories: three journeys

British Museum secures Heritage Lottery Fund Support

The British Museum announces the South Asia Season

February

Places of the mind exhibition

Forthcoming exhibitions

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

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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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