Contemporary sculptors at the British Museum.

4 October 2008 – 25 January 2009. Admission free.



Statuephilia Late

Friday 7 November, 18.3021.00

Statuephilia is open late until 20.30. Celebrate sculpture from ancient to contemporary with related workshops, performances and gallery talks.
Admission free, just drop in

Screenings and lectures

Documentary screenings:
The Story of Sculpture: Statuephilia
Friday 14, 21, 28 November, 18.30
Stevenson Lecture Theatre

Sunday Times art critic Waldemar Januszczak shares his lifetime’s passion for the world’s sculpture in this landmark three-part series for Channel 4. One programme per screening.
Introduced by Waldemar Januszczak.
UK, 2008, 48 minutes each
£3, concessions £2 for each screening, booking advised

Lunchtime lecture:
Body, space and time
Thursday 18 December, 13.15
BP Lecture Theatre

Antony Gormley, artist
Admission free, booking advised

Marc Quinn in conversation
with Will Self

Friday 16 January, 18.30
BP Lecture Theatre

Join artist Marc Quinn as he talks to Will Self about this new work Siren, the solid gold statue of Kate Moss on display. Quinn talks about the genesis of the piece, and discusses his new publication that details the creation of the work.
£5, concessions £3, booking advised

Gallery talks

British Museum staff discuss sculpture, from ancient to contemporary.
Admission free, no pre-booking.

Epstein to Moore:
from figurative to the abstract

  • Friday 14 November, 13.15
  • Room 90
  • Jennifer Ramkalawon, curator of Prints and Drawings

The role of sculpture: then and now

  • Thursday 20 November, 13.15
  • Room 17
  • Thorsten Opper, curator of Greek and Roman sculpture

Paolozzi to Gormley: from the
post-war to the contemporary

  • Wednesday 26 November, 13.15
  • Room 90
  • Jennifer Ramkalawon, curator of Prints and Drawings

Contemporary sculptors’ drawings: Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst and their contemporaries

  • Wednesday 10 December, 13.15
  • Room 90
  • Jennifer Ramkalawon, curator of Prints and Drawings

Mask: mind, model or mirror

  • Friday 12 December, 13.15
  • Room 24
  • Chris Spring, curator of Southern Africa

The use and function of sculpture in ancient Egypt

  • Thursday 8 January, 13.15
  • Room 4
  • Marcel Marée, curator of Ancient Egypt and Sudan

The skull beneath the skin: Damien Hirst’s Cornucopia at the British Museum

  • Thursday 15 January, 13.15
  • Room 1
  • Frances Carey


Statuephilia complements a major new series on the history of sculpture. The Story of Sculpture: Statuephilia screens 4, 11 and 18 October 2008 on MORE 4.

Sponsored by Linklaters, The Henry Moore Foundation and Channel 4