British Museum

Putting It Together

This terracotta figure, crafted by the Nok people, West Africa’s earliest known civilisation, and unearthed in Nigeria, miraculously survived intact for over 2,630 years but was shattered beyond repair after photographers for New York’s Art + Auction magazine allowed it to slip through their fingers while moving it to set up a shot. It’s not […]

Why Is The British Museum So Dull?

I hate seeing museums dumbed down. The shameful ruination of the Maritime Museum and the ghastly disaster that is now the Bethnal Green Museum Of Childhood have dumbed history to the point of imbecility, but there is another extreme – to me at least, the British Museum, despite its blockbuster exhibitions, remains painfully boring. Why […]