- Museum number
- Object: Professor Munakata's British Museum Adventure
Illustrated book, manga. One volume. English-language translation of manga set in the British Museum, originally published in Japanese, with illustrations in colour and black-and-white.
- Production date
- Curator's comments
Original Japanese-language version in two volumes also in collection, registration number 2011,3040.1.1-2.
Manga is a compelling medium that engages viewers through a dynamic interaction of pictures and text. Hoshino is a master of this medium, combining an intricate drawing style with historic accuracy and innovative storytelling. This is the first time a famous Japanese manga artist has been invited to collaborate with the British Museum, with spectacular results. Hoshino was given full access to the Museum, its curators and the collections. His drawings showcase some of the Museum’s most important treasures such as the Rosetta Stone (Room 4), the Lewis chess pieces (Room 40), Egyptian mummies (Room 63) and the Assyrian reliefs (Room 7). Many of the original drawings for scenes in this manga were lent by the artist to the museum for a special exhibition in 2011-12. (N.C. Rousmaniere, 10/2011)
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2013-2014, Oct-Feb BM Japanese Galleries, ‘Japan from prehistory to the present’
- Acquisition date
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Japanese Illustrated Book number: JIB.1022