A Middle East menagerie
favourite works selected by curatorial assistants

6 December 2013 – 18 May 2014
Free

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Museum displays are normally organised by the curators who research and look after the collection.

However, no installation can be completed without a team of staff involving conservators, designers and curatorial assistants, the latter of whom are responsible for moving and installing the objects.

This display features a selection of works from the Islamic collections at the British Museum, hand-picked by the Middle East department’s curatorial assistant team and highlighting the theme of animals in Islamic art.

Engraved and inscribed steel lion. Iran, 19th century.

Engraved and inscribed steel lion. Iran, 19th century.