Arched stained-glass window depicting miracles attributed to Becket.

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Get closer to the collection with access to the British Museum Magazine archive as well as a host of exclusive content just for Members.

Explore videos from our experts covering two million years of human history, as well as behind-the-scenes clips on how we care for and research the collection. Listen to the latest edition of our Membercast with Iszi Lawrence featuring Venetia Porter, curator of Reflections: contemporary art of the Middle East and North Africa.


Access the British Museum Magazine archive

We are delighted to announce that over 40 issues of the British Museum magazine are now available online. Over the next year we'll be working on making the entire back catalogue available. Enjoy hundreds of articles from our world-leading experts on the collection, its history, research and conservation.

Discover the stories behind our upcoming special exhibitions, Thomas Becket: murder and the making of a saint and Nero: the man behind the myth, in our Spring edition.

Tim Clark writes about the new acquisition of 103 Hokusai drawings in our Winter edition.

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Watch exclusive Members' content on YouTube

From a behind-the-scenes look into conservation to exclusive workshops on yoga or calligraphy, there's plenty of ways to engage with the Museum from the comfort of your own home. 

British Museum Membercast

Every month comedian, podcaster and super-fan Iszi Lawrence (The Z List Dead List) presents snippets from exclusive Members' lectures at the Museum, artfully woven together with interviews and her own musings.

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Listen to the latest Membercast below.

Latest Membercast

Contemporary Art of the Middle East

April 2021

Iszi speaks to Venetia Porter, curator of Reflections: contemporary art of the Middle East and North Africa, about the fascinating stories found within this new display of works on paper.

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