Online tours: Museum and exhibitions
Explore the beauty and meaning of Arabic writing through inscribed objects and examples of calligraphy from all over the Islamic lands.
A tour of some of the finest examples of glass from the British Museum collections, spanning over three thousand years
A tour of objects with audio descriptions for blind and partially sighted visitors
An exploration of the symbolic power of badges to express identity and belonging, belief and dissent.
Masks for the living, masks for the dead, masks for entertainment and ritual, and a mask that was never meant to be worn at all....
A selection of objects relating to different faiths, with commentaries written by young people.
Talismans, charms and amulets from the British Museum
A tour of contemporary artworks that show how writing continues as a powerful basis for Middle Eastern art today.
Featuring the designs of the artists invited to take part in the competition. The winner, John Maine, writes about some of the artefacts in the Museum that have inspired him.