Treasures of the World's cultures
20 November 2012 – 01 April 2013
- Brendan Moore
- Elisenda Vila Llonch
Recommend this exhibition
The exhibition brings together a superb selection of treasures from across the British Museum collection.
Coming from every part of the world and from all ages, these art works and artefacts collectively form an overview of human cultural achievement across civilisations.
The range of the displayed objects is spectacular. Audiences will discover archaeological treasures from Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece and Rome. They will encounter, too, artistic masterpieces from Asia, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, Oceania and Europe.
Every object displayed here is exceptional and each has its own story to tell: from hand axes made by our earliest human ancestors in East Africa, through to Medieval luxury wares, to contemporary art works that reflect the concerns of our modern age.
Treasures of the World's Cultures offers visitors a sense of the British Museum collection as it can be experienced in London. Comprising objects from the whole world, past and present, the exhibition allows us to consider the varied ways in which made things can embody ideas and concerns common to all humanity.