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Previous Lectures and Events

Cracking the Egyptian code: the revolutionary life of Jean-Francois Champollion

27 Apr 12

The Art of Memory Day

21 Apr 12

Anglo-Saxon art: tradition and transformation

20 Apr 12

The Temple, the Holy Sepulchre, and the Noble Sanctuary: Jews, Christians and Muslims in Jerusalem

20 Apr 12

Hajj curator's introduction

14 Apr 12

Open University study day: From Enlightenment to Romanticism

14 Apr 12

Open University study day: introducing religions

31 Mar 12

Marilyn Monroe

30 Mar 12

Pedro Paez and the first history of Ethiopia, 1620

29 Mar 12

One Thousand Roads to Mecca

26 Mar 12

Hajj among pilgrimages

23 Mar 12

The magnetism of Mecca: Hajj as artistic inspiration

16 Mar 12

The archaeology and material culture of Hajj in sub-Saharan Africa

2 Mar 12

Hajj and the future of Islam

24 Feb 12

Pilgrim Pioneers: Britons on Hajj before 1940

10 Feb 12

Can we put back what we destroy? Restoring the South African Landscape

16 Sep 10

Migration and the clinic

25 Feb 10

Mexican traditions and popular culture in Posada’s time

25 Feb 10

Introduction to the Statue of Ramses II

25 Feb 10

Scalps, headhunting and sacrifice: war and warfare in

21 Feb 10

Open University study day: Exploring the Classical World

20 Feb 10

Museum Studies: Student Day

18 Feb 10

The first gay kiss? Same-sex desire in Ancient Egypt

18 Feb 10

Migration and Democracy

11 Feb 10

The iconographies of identity:contemporary art and the mythologies of ‘Mexicanness’

11 Feb 10

Shakespeare and the Shudder

8 Feb 10

Songs of life and hope:

5 Feb 10

Art and Revolution in Mexico: 1910 - 1950

4 Feb 10

The Iraq National Library

4 Feb 10

Objects of History:the purpose and politics of the British Museum

1 Feb 10

The corpse of Emiliano Zapata: the story of a photograph

28 Jan 10

Migration and Human Trafficking

28 Jan 10

Introduction to the Olduvai handaxe

22 Jan 10

The Spanish Conquest and its Aftermath

21 Jan 10

The future of cities:hazards and environmental change

14 Jan 10

Migration and Social Suffering

14 Jan 10

The David Vases Revisited

17 Dec 09

The Rhetoric of War and Intervention

11 Dec 09

Curators’ introduction to Moctezuma

4 Dec 09

The Annual Eva Lorant Memorial Lecture

3 Dec 09

Curators’ introduction to Moctezuma

27 Nov 09

In the Pit

27 Nov 09

LUNCHTIME DOCUMENTARY, Double Bill: Indigenous Democracy and Tiempo de Vals

26 Nov 09

LUNCHTIME DOCUMENTARY: Unknown tribes of Mexico

26 Nov 09

Lunchtime Lecture: Soldaderas, modern girls and Catholic ladies: Mexican women from 1900-1950

20 Nov 09

The Toshiba Lectures in Japanese Art

16 Nov 09

The Toshiba Lectures in Japanese Art

13 Nov 09

Curators’ introduction to Moctezuma

13 Nov 09

Y Tu Mama Tambien

13 Nov 09

Travelling Heroes in the Epic Age of Homer

12 Nov 09

Darwin and the Greeks

6 Nov 09

Mexican Food Evening

5 Nov 09

The Plot: : A biography of an English Acre

5 Nov 09

Human - Thing Entanglement: Towards an Integrated Archaeological Perspective

2 Nov 09

Cortés and Moctezuma: a continuing enigma

31 Oct 09

Museums and Empire

29 Oct 09

Fagg lecture -Moctezuma’s predecessors – in search of Mexica kings

29 Oct 09

Curators’ introduction to Moctezuma

24 Oct 09

The Body Beautiful: the human body in Greek art and society

22 Oct 09

The conquest seen from different eyes

16 Oct 09

The unexpected Orientalists: or how two Victorian ladies, rich and eccentric, made a priceless find

15 Oct 09

Rembrandt in the British Museum

15 Oct 09

Moctezuma and the rites of world renewal

8 Oct 09

Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India

5 Oct 09

Safavids Revisted

3 Oct 09

Curators’ introduction to Moctezuma

3 Oct 09

Aztec imperial art before the Spanish invasion

1 Oct 09

Moctezuma II – Mexica ruler

25 Sep 09

Talk and draw

24 Sep 09

The forest and its meaning in Indian culture

24 Sep 09

Medals of Dishonour gallery talk

22 Sep 09

Marianne North in India

18 Sep 09

Discussion: contemporary art and social critique

17 Sep 09

Steve Bell: the cartoon as political satire

11 Sep 09

Cornelia Parker in conversation with Sadie Plant: bringing politicians to account

10 Sep 09

The roots of Indian democracy

10 Sep 09

Introduction to the India Landscape in Hindi and Urdu

9 Sep 09

Elsa Peretti : The Open Heart and her Revolutionary Jewels for Tiffany & Co

7 Sep 09

Grayson Perry in conversation with Richard Wentworth

4 Sep 09

Medals of Dishonour gallery talk

4 Sep 09

Indian plants and their meaning

26 Aug 09

The secret life of trees

19 Aug 09

Curator's Introduction

13 Aug 09

Shiism: traditions, myths and rituals

11 Jun 09

London Review of Books discussion

4 Jun 09

The Persian garden: an image of Paradise

21 May 09

British Museum/Guardian Public Forum

19 May 09

Shah 'Abbas the Great: the 1000km walk to Mashhad

7 May 09

The art of Isfahan through the ages

25 Apr 09

The Sophy's Englishman: Robert Sherley and his Persian Odyssey

23 Apr 09

Redisplaying the Tomb-chapel of Nebamun

16 Apr 09

Fact versus fantasy in Safavid palaces

2 Apr 09

Encounters with the Divine: Shi'i mysticism in contemporary Iran

19 Mar 09

What you see is not what you got: changes to the appearance of objects

6 Mar 09

Aphrodisias

5 Mar 09

Takhti and the Zurkhaneh

28 Feb 09

Writing Revolutionary Art

29 Jan 09

From Antiquity to the Enlightenment: the origins of the British Museum

28 Jan 09

BBC World Service: The Forum

19 Jan 09

The Search for Quetzalcoatl: Aztec feathered serpent deity

7 Jan 09

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