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This opulent pendant is shaped like a hippocamp – a mythological sea-horse. The name comes from the Greek ἵππος (horse) and κάμπος (monster) and it’s commonly shown with a horse’s front and fish-like hindquarters. This mythical creature has also given its name to the hippocampus in the brain, due to its similar shape!
This jewel was probably made in Paris in the early 19th century, but it is modelled on jewels made in the 16th century. It’s made of enamelled gold, emeralds and pearls.
You can see more objects like this in our Waddesdon Bequest Gallery – catch up with our #FacebookLive broadcast from the gallery in which Curator Dora Thronton introduces some of its treasures: facebook.com/britishmuseum #gold #jewels #jewellery #pearls #emerald #hippocamp #mythical #mythological #Paris #seahorse #BritishMuseum #Live #London
This opulent pendant is shaped like a hippocamp – a mythological sea-horse. The name comes from the Greek ἵππος (horse) and κάμπος (monster) and it’s commonly shown with a horse’s front and fish-like hindquarters. This mythical creature has also given its name to the hippocampus in the brain, due to its similar shape! This jewel was probably made in Paris in the early 19th century, but it is modelled on jewels made in the 16th century. It’s made of enamelled gold, emeralds and pearls. You can see more objects like this in our Waddesdon Bequest Gallery – catch up with our #FacebookLive  broadcast from the gallery in which Curator Dora Thronton introduces some of its treasures: facebook.com/britishmuseum #gold  #jewels  #jewellery  #pearls  #emerald  #hippocamp  #mythical  #mythological  #Paris  #seahorse  #BritishMuseum  #Live  #London 
This stunning locket was sent from husband to wife during the English Civil War while the political climate kept them apart. Inside is a portrait of Sir Bevil Grenville – a Royalist general from Cornwall who sent this jewel containing his portrait to his wife Lady Grace Grenville between 1639 and 1643. The locket is decorated with enamelled pansies which were associated with loving thoughts at the time. Diamonds, emeralds, opals, rubies and pearls adorn its glittering exterior. 
Join us on Friday 15 at 09.00 GMT for an exciting #FacebookLive in our Waddesdon Bequest Gallery to find out more about treasures like this! #jewellery #jewels #gemstones #diamonds #gold #craftsmanship #17thcentury #Live #London #BritishMuseum #gallery #locket #miniature
This stunning locket was sent from husband to wife during the English Civil War while the political climate kept them apart. Inside is a portrait of Sir Bevil Grenville – a Royalist general from Cornwall who sent this jewel containing his portrait to his wife Lady Grace Grenville between 1639 and 1643. The locket is decorated with enamelled pansies which were associated with loving thoughts at the time. Diamonds, emeralds, opals, rubies and pearls adorn its glittering exterior. Join us on Friday 15 at 09.00 GMT for an exciting #FacebookLive  in our Waddesdon Bequest Gallery to find out more about treasures like this! #jewellery  #jewels  #gemstones  #diamonds  #gold  #craftsmanship  #17thcentury  #Live  #London  #BritishMuseum  #gallery  #locket  #miniature 
An elegantly dressed courtesan reads a letter, possibly from a suitor, in this hanging scroll painted by Japanese artist Kitagawa Utamaro in 1805. It has been conserved over two years in our Hirayama Studio for East Asian paintings – swipe to see the process unfold.
After conservators examined the scroll, the textile borders (old kimono silk fabric) were cleaned with a special vacuum cleaner to remove any dirt. The old and degraded lining papers of these textile borders were carefully removed using humidification, and a new lining of thin ‘kozo’ paper added using wheat starch paste, which means this conservation work can be reversed in the future without damaging the scroll. The delicate embroidery of the textile borders was then reinforced with silk thread by the Museum’s textile conservators. Find out more about what it’s like to work at the Hirayama Studio in our blog post – link in bio.
Completed in 2016, this remounting process was made possible as part of the Collaborative Project for the Conservation of Japanese Paintings in the British Museum, working with the Association for Conservation of National Treasures of Japan, sponsored by the Sumitomo Foundation. This year the Hirayama Studio is celebrating 10 years of the project, which allows complex treatments to be completed by experts, and staff and students to be trained thanks to this generous support.
#BritishMuseum #conservation #Japan #Japanese #painting #fans #EastAsia #paper #art #JapaneseArt
An elegantly dressed courtesan reads a letter, possibly from a suitor, in this hanging scroll painted by Japanese artist Kitagawa Utamaro in 1805. It has been conserved over two years in our Hirayama Studio for East Asian paintings – swipe to see the process unfold. After conservators examined the scroll, the textile borders (old kimono silk fabric) were cleaned with a special vacuum cleaner to remove any dirt. The old and degraded lining papers of these textile borders were carefully removed using humidification, and a new lining of thin ‘kozo’ paper added using wheat starch paste, which means this conservation work can be reversed in the future without damaging the scroll. The delicate embroidery of the textile borders was then reinforced with silk thread by the Museum’s textile conservators. Find out more about what it’s like to work at the Hirayama Studio in our blog post – link in bio. Completed in 2016, this remounting process was made possible as part of the Collaborative Project for the Conservation of Japanese Paintings in the British Museum, working with the Association for Conservation of National Treasures of Japan, sponsored by the Sumitomo Foundation. This year the Hirayama Studio is celebrating 10 years of the project, which allows complex treatments to be completed by experts, and staff and students to be trained thanks to this generous support. #BritishMuseum  #conservation  #Japan  #Japanese  #painting  #fans  #EastAsia  #paper  #art  #JapaneseArt 
Here’s a super shot of the winter sun shining through the roof of the Great Court taken by @giannispist_. The space was opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II #onthisday in 2000. Did you know it’s the largest covered square in Europe?
Share your photos with us by tagging the location – we love seeing them! #regram #repost #BritishMuseum #London #UK #Queen #TheQueen
Here’s a super shot of the winter sun shining through the roof of the Great Court taken by @giannispist_. The space was opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II #onthisday  in 2000. Did you know it’s the largest covered square in Europe? Share your photos with us by tagging the location – we love seeing them! #regram  #repost  #BritishMuseum  #London  #UK  #Queen  #TheQueen 
In front of the British Museum heading into the Scythian exhibit.  #scythians #britishmuseum
This ferocious tiger was painted by Japanese artist Gan Ku around 1800. On this large hanging scroll, Ku has combined meticulous brushstrokes to depict the tiger, with looser strokes for the surging water and jagged rock. This painting has been painstakingly conserved in the Museum’s Hirayama Studio, where East Asian paintings are mounted using traditional scroll mounting techniques – swipe to see some pictures from the process.
Once detached from its mount, the painting was cleaned using water in a process called ‘capillary cleaning’, and support layers were added to protect the surface while old and degraded lining paper was removed. A new lining was then applied, first using ‘kozo’ paper, then ‘misu’ and ‘uda’ paper (all made from mulberry). The painting was given a new mount and backing, and finished in the hanging scroll format after three months of drying. Find out what it’s like working in the Studio in our blog post, link in bio.
The Hirayama Studio is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Collaborative Project for the Conservation of Japanese Paintings in the British Museum, working with the Association for Conservation of National Treasures of Japan, sponsored by the Sumitomo Foundation. The project, which allows complex treatments to be completed by experts, generously supports conservators and students, and gives vital training in traditional conservation methods.
#BritishMuseum #conservation #Japan #Japanese #painting #scroll #tiger #sea #rock #EastAsia #paper #art #JapaneseArt
This ferocious tiger was painted by Japanese artist Gan Ku around 1800. On this large hanging scroll, Ku has combined meticulous brushstrokes to depict the tiger, with looser strokes for the surging water and jagged rock. This painting has been painstakingly conserved in the Museum’s Hirayama Studio, where East Asian paintings are mounted using traditional scroll mounting techniques – swipe to see some pictures from the process. Once detached from its mount, the painting was cleaned using water in a process called ‘capillary cleaning’, and support layers were added to protect the surface while old and degraded lining paper was removed. A new lining was then applied, first using ‘kozo’ paper, then ‘misu’ and ‘uda’ paper (all made from mulberry). The painting was given a new mount and backing, and finished in the hanging scroll format after three months of drying. Find out what it’s like working in the Studio in our blog post, link in bio. The Hirayama Studio is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Collaborative Project for the Conservation of Japanese Paintings in the British Museum, working with the Association for Conservation of National Treasures of Japan, sponsored by the Sumitomo Foundation. The project, which allows complex treatments to be completed by experts, generously supports conservators and students, and gives vital training in traditional conservation methods. #BritishMuseum  #conservation  #Japan  #Japanese  #painting  #scroll  #tiger  #sea  #rock  #EastAsia  #paper  #art  #JapaneseArt 
Here’s a behind-the-scenes shot from the Museum’s Hirayama Studio. The studio conserves East Asian paintings – here our conservators are working on a pair of screens made by Japanese artist Kawamura Bunpō in around 1800. Swipe to see the full artwork, and more pictures from the conservation treatment.
First, the screens were carefully disassembled, and the wooden frames and metal fittings removed. Each painting was then detached from its individual panel so the old backing papers could be removed using humidification. The pigment layer was then consolidated using ‘nikawa’, an animal glue solution, and the first and second layers of ‘kozo’ backing paper were applied. You can find out more about the work that goes on here in our blog post – link in bio. 
This conservation has been carried out as part of the Collaborative Project for the Conservation of Japanese Paintings in the British Museum, working with the Association for Conservation of National Treasures of Japan, sponsored by the Sumitomo Foundation. The Hirayama Studio is celebrating 10 years of the project, which allows complex treatments to be completed by experts, and staff and students to be trained thanks to this generous support. #BritishMuseum #conservation #Japan #Japanese #painting #fans #EastAsia #paper #art #JapaneseArt
Here’s a behind-the-scenes shot from the Museum’s Hirayama Studio. The studio conserves East Asian paintings – here our conservators are working on a pair of screens made by Japanese artist Kawamura Bunpō in around 1800. Swipe to see the full artwork, and more pictures from the conservation treatment. First, the screens were carefully disassembled, and the wooden frames and metal fittings removed. Each painting was then detached from its individual panel so the old backing papers could be removed using humidification. The pigment layer was then consolidated using ‘nikawa’, an animal glue solution, and the first and second layers of ‘kozo’ backing paper were applied. You can find out more about the work that goes on here in our blog post – link in bio. This conservation has been carried out as part of the Collaborative Project for the Conservation of Japanese Paintings in the British Museum, working with the Association for Conservation of National Treasures of Japan, sponsored by the Sumitomo Foundation. The Hirayama Studio is celebrating 10 years of the project, which allows complex treatments to be completed by experts, and staff and students to be trained thanks to this generous support. #BritishMuseum  #conservation  #Japan  #Japanese  #painting  #fans  #EastAsia  #paper  #art  #JapaneseArt 
#britishmuseum; still one of my favorite museums in the world. #rockingfitness #liftlaughlive #hench #london
Amazing space #britishmuseum #ilovelondon
Beautiful #britishmuseum
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Roof of the Great Court in winter sunshine #britishmuseum #greatcourt #bloomsbury #wintersunshine #lovelondon #nofilter
Three years ago today, we ran around Covent Garden, snapped a selfie in front of the British Museum (because I'd never actually been inside), stagedoored to meet @samanthabarks at a play we weren't attending, attended a different play, explored the Disney shop on Oxford Street, and generally shenanigan-ed our way around London. As Taylor would say, "I had the best day with you today." ❤️
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#tbtonamonday #london #threeyearsagotoday #fangirls #britishmuseum #samanthabarks #taylorswift #favouritememories
Three years ago today, we ran around Covent Garden, snapped a selfie in front of the British Museum (because I'd never actually been inside), stagedoored to meet @samanthabarks at a play we weren't attending, attended a different play, explored the Disney shop on Oxford Street, and generally shenanigan-ed our way around London. As Taylor would say, "I had the best day with you today." ❤️ ----- #tbtonamonday  #london  #threeyearsagotoday  #fangirls  #britishmuseum  #samanthabarks  #taylorswift  #favouritememories 
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イングランド芸術編
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🖼大英博物館
その歴史はどうあれ
これらの芸術が現存していることに感謝
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🖼ヴィクトリア&アルバート博物館
ウィリアム・モリスの部屋でランチ
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🖼テート・ブリテン
オフィーリア
大学の授業で見てから
どうしても会いたかった
後ろで模写している親子にも気付かず
ずっと離れられなかった
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芸術にはとんと疎いワタクシですが、芸術とは心打つものだと知った1日でした
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#イギリス#英国#england#london#britishmuseum #victoria&albert museum #williammorris #tatebritain #ophelia
. イングランド芸術編 . 🖼大英博物館 その歴史はどうあれ これらの芸術が現存していることに感謝 . 🖼ヴィクトリア&アルバート博物館 ウィリアム・モリスの部屋でランチ . 🖼テート・ブリテン オフィーリア 大学の授業で見てから どうしても会いたかった 後ろで模写している親子にも気付かず ずっと離れられなかった . 芸術にはとんと疎いワタクシですが、芸術とは心打つものだと知った1日でした . #イギリス #英国 #england #london #britishmuseum  #victoria &albert museum #williammorris  #tatebritain  #ophelia 
From the Chinese gallery at the British Museum - all in the detail. #britishmuseum #chinesegallery #artwork
14000 drugs for lifetime of every British 
#chitraveltheworld #learning #britishmuseum
I don’t know if it’s just me but I feel complete when I’m here. I know it’s silly but I have a connection with the place, you know? #britishmuseum
I don’t know if it’s just me but I feel complete when I’m here. I know it’s silly but I have a connection with the place, you know? #britishmuseum 
Imperial Yellow. #chinese rarest category of #porcelain #falangcai #foreigncolors #chineseporcelain made in #jingdezhen early 1700’s and then decorated with #enamels in #beijing #forbiddencity #palaceworkshop under #jesuit #guidance #kangxi #markandperiod #percivaldavid collection #imperialyellow @britishmuseum #britishmuseum #london #chinatreasures
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The British Museum has some of the most beautiful architecture I've seen! Such a massive place you'll need all week to see everything. 😁 
#britishmuseum #museumsoflondon #museumsoftheworld #londonarchitecture #learningisfun #culturedaf
Two Masks. Herbert List.
Two Masks. Herbert List.
"I've learned that I still have a lot to learn". -Maya Angelou #britishmuseum #london
#britishmuseum #😍
El British Museum sempre magnífic! #britishmuseum #anglaterra #londres #london
#britishmuseum; still one of my favorite museums in the world. #rockingfitness #liftlaughlive #hench #london
E dopo quasi due anni sono riuscita a vedere il British Museum ✔️ #love#museum#london#britishmuseum#beutiful#travel#place#history#world#dayoff#relax#sun#
I've been to my fair share of museum exhibitions in my time, but crikey oh riley this is a goodun. I feel like I've just been transported back in time 2500 years into the primordial ancient steppe-lands of Asia. Unfortunately no photography was allowed but oh my my word that was good. Having to have a sit down as it was so mind-blowing. Incredible insights into a long forgotten people- the forerunners to the #Huns, the #Mongols and the #Turks who occupied all of the territory from the Black Sea to China between 800 and 200 BC #scythians #scythian #britishmuseum #museum #exhibition #history
I've been to my fair share of museum exhibitions in my time, but crikey oh riley this is a goodun. I feel like I've just been transported back in time 2500 years into the primordial ancient steppe-lands of Asia. Unfortunately no photography was allowed but oh my my word that was good. Having to have a sit down as it was so mind-blowing. Incredible insights into a long forgotten people- the forerunners to the #Huns , the #Mongols  and the #Turks  who occupied all of the territory from the Black Sea to China between 800 and 200 BC #scythians  #scythian  #britishmuseum  #museum  #exhibition  #history 
In front of the British Museum heading into the Scythian exhibit.  #scythians #britishmuseum
Actual silver coin or denarii. Which is equal to one day's pay of a roman labourer - just barely enough to feed yourself wheat for the day. 
People who minted this coin sometimes shave a bit off the silver to be re minted into another silver coin.

#historylesson #britishmuseum
Actual silver coin or denarii. Which is equal to one day's pay of a roman labourer - just barely enough to feed yourself wheat for the day. People who minted this coin sometimes shave a bit off the silver to be re minted into another silver coin. #historylesson  #britishmuseum 
The British Museum 🏛
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A vast collection of world art & artefacts. 
Free Entrance 🆓
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👊 inspiration for this emoji c/o our homie, Amenhotep III #britishmuseum #fistbumpin
A week today! Festive tree @britishmuseum #christmastree #christmascountdown #britishmuseum #museum #bloomsbury
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" The majority of the sculptures are roughly equally divided between Athens and London. Important pieces are also held by other major European museums, including the Musée du Louvre in Paris, Vatican Museums, the National Museum in Copenhagen, the Kunsthistoriches Museum in Vienna, the University Museum in Würzburg, and the Glyptothek in Munich.  Before they went on show at the British Museum in 1817, they were first seen from 1807 in Lord Elgin’s temporary museum. The public display of the sculptures from spring 1807 encouraged Hellenists in their love of ancient Greece while, at the same time, it inspired the Philhellene movement in its sympathy for the inhabitants of modern Greece and their struggle for independence. Since then the sculptures have always been on display to the public in the British Museum, free of charge." -Figure of Iris from the west pediment of the Parthenon

#britishmuseum #sculpture #greek #london #elgin #figure #parthenon #pediment #iris
" The majority of the sculptures are roughly equally divided between Athens and London. Important pieces are also held by other major European museums, including the Musée du Louvre in Paris, Vatican Museums, the National Museum in Copenhagen, the Kunsthistoriches Museum in Vienna, the University Museum in Würzburg, and the Glyptothek in Munich. Before they went on show at the British Museum in 1817, they were first seen from 1807 in Lord Elgin’s temporary museum. The public display of the sculptures from spring 1807 encouraged Hellenists in their love of ancient Greece while, at the same time, it inspired the Philhellene movement in its sympathy for the inhabitants of modern Greece and their struggle for independence. Since then the sculptures have always been on display to the public in the British Museum, free of charge." -Figure of Iris from the west pediment of the Parthenon #britishmuseum  #sculpture  #greek  #london  #elgin  #figure  #parthenon  #pediment  #iris 
Nous ne sommes rien ni personne, nous ne possédons et ne méritons rien #nofilter #britishmuseum #aztec #maya #inca #patati #patata
We have been able to take students into the newly renovated Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery of China and South Asia @britishmuseum for over a month now but the full gallery officially opened on the 14th December. The display includes a new narrative for China and South Asia which brings the story up to the present day. The renovation means the Museum can include different objects such as paintings, prints and textiles which need regulated conditions for display & introduces new research which means we can learn even more about these important parts of the world.
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 #learnfromthebest #britishmuseum #art #asianart #soas #arthistory #artworld #postgraduatediplomainasianart #studyart #curator #museum #collector #studentlife #sirjosephhotunggallery #silkroute #southasianart #shiva #mingdynasty #paintings #textiles #hindu
We have been able to take students into the newly renovated Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery of China and South Asia @britishmuseum for over a month now but the full gallery officially opened on the 14th December. The display includes a new narrative for China and South Asia which brings the story up to the present day. The renovation means the Museum can include different objects such as paintings, prints and textiles which need regulated conditions for display & introduces new research which means we can learn even more about these important parts of the world. . . . #learnfromthebest  #britishmuseum  #art  #asianart  #soas  #arthistory  #artworld  #postgraduatediplomainasianart  #studyart  #curator  #museum  #collector  #studentlife  #sirjosephhotunggallery  #silkroute  #southasianart  #shiva  #mingdynasty  #paintings  #textiles  #hindu 
Museu britânico #britishmuseum