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Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
Temporary exhibitions at the British Museum 1838–2012
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This document lists in chronological order the temporary exhibitions at the British Museum in London between 1838 and 2012. It was written by Joanna Bowring. It includes the full range, from early …

This document lists in chronological order the temporary exhibitions at the British Museum in London between 1838 and 2012. It was written by Joanna Bowring. It includes the full range, from early displays of material in a few dedicated cases documented by a slim handlist of objects, to large-scale exhibitions accompanied by fully illustrated catalogues. This was originally published as British Museum Occasional Paper 189.

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  • 1. Chronologyof TemporaryExhibitions attheBritishMuseum JoannaBowring
  • 2. British Museum Research Publication no. 189 Publishers The British Museum Great Russell Street London WC1B 3DG Editor Josephine Turquet Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum Joanna Bowring isbn 978 086159 189 3 issn 1747 3640 © The Trustees of the British Museum 2012
  • 3. Foreword This Chronology lists the many hundreds of special exhibitions at the British Museum between 1838 and 2012, from early displays of material in a few dedicated cases documented by a slim handlist of objects, to later blockbuster exhibitions accompanied by fully illustrated catalogues. The Chronology also reflects the increasing professionalization of exhibition design at the Museum. Until the early 1960s, academics on the Museum staff mounted displays of material according to their own taste, with the help of the Museum’s carpenters and painters. Changes to the galleries were actually the responsibility of the Property Services Agency, a division of the Department of the Environment. However, in 1964 the Museum took the then innovative step of appointing a professional designer, Margaret Hall obe, who forged a new Museum department, the Design Department, which eventually took over responsibility for almost all of the design of permanent galleries and special exhibitions. In 1972 the Museum’s first blockbuster exhibition, Tutankhamun, was designed in-house. The current Department of Exhibitions, now consisting of planners, project managers, designers, technicians and production experts and led by Carolyn Marsden-Smith, specializes in temporary exhibitions. A delightful aspect of working on the Chronology has been the opportunity to reveal, for the first time, the British Museum’s poster archive. Unsigned, anonymous, the posters vividly reflect the Zeitgeist and are a real tribute to the Museum’s designers over the years. The Museum’s archive holds posters for a great many, but not all, of the temporary exhibitions and it is hoped that a result of publishing this work will be that other posters come to light in their respective departments and may be included in later revised editions. Similarly I acknowledge that any list of this nature will require additions or corrections and these, and details of missing posters should be sent to Stephanie Clarke, the Museum Archivist, who will update the chronology annually. I was prompted to compile this chronology, while Head of Libraries and Information at the British Museum, because of the many queries from members of the public about exhibitions at the British Museum and the need for one easily accessible source of information. I found details of the exhibitions in a variety of sources: minutes of the meetings of the Museum’s Trustees, annual and triennial reports of the Museum, the British Museum Quarterly and various staff magazines, partial handlists drawn up by various Museum departments and by the British Library, the Central Library Ephemera Collection, published sources such as the introduction to The Department of Prints and Drawings: users guide by Antony Griffiths and Reginald Williams (1987), various library catalogues and reviews in The Times newspaper. Readers wishing to research British Museum exhibitions further will find information in the Museum’s Central Archive and in the departmental archives. Each entry includes the dates and title of the exhibition, the Museum department largely responsible, and the details of any accompanying publication (usually the exhibition
  • 4. catalogue). Where the information has been available, I have also included some further details on content, the exhibition’s location in the Museum and visitor numbers. When the Museum’s library departments became part of the British Library in 1973, I intended to stop listing their exhibitions except when they were collaborations with the British Museum. However some post-1973 British Library exhibitions do appear in the Chronology during the transition period. Many people have helped with advice, information and more, and I wish to thank them here. The staff of the Paul Hamlyn Library at the British Museum assiduously sorted, filed and catalogued the posters for the archive: Charles Hoare, Nigel Grimmer, Maurizio Cinquegrani, Abigail Thomas, Philip Roe, Ashvini Sivakumar, Barbara Canepa, Peter Borowiec, Eva Nueno, Joshua Price, Julia Flood and Deepa Bhandari. The Museum photographers, John Williams, Ivor Kerslake, Dudley Hubbard, David Agar, Stephen Dodd, Kevin Lovelock, Claudio Maru, Saul Peckham and Michael Row photographed the entire poster collection. Nick Newbery and Jon Ould contributed the Design Office posters to the archive. Ann Lumley and Nisha Patalia regularly contributed the latest posters from the Marketing Department. Geoff Pickup from Capital Planning & Estates contributed images of some missing posters. Stephanie Clarke, Museum Archivist and Lyn Rees from Legal Services have taken responsibility for the future care and upkeep of the Poster Archive and have provided much valuable information from the Museum’s Central Archive. Also, extra thanks to Stephanie for agreeing to produce future updates of the Chronology. From the British Library, John Hopson who contributed a handlist of British Museum Library and British Library exhibitions, and Peter Barber who gave advice on map exhibitions. Pam Smith helped list the exhibition catalogues. Fiona Grisdale and Harry Persaud from the Department of Africa, Oceania & the Americas provided lists of Museum of Mankind exhibitions and advice on changes of departmental name. And last, but definitely not least, I thank Josephine Turquet the editor of this work for encouragement, wise advice, much hard work on the layouts and making publication possible. I am very grateful to all. Joanna Bowring, College Librarian Exeter College, Oxford OX1 3DP Email Joanna.bowring@exeter.ox.ac.uk March 2012
  • 5. Tableofchangesindepartmentalnames 1807 Department of Antiquities 1836 Prints & Drawings 1866 British & Medieval Antiquities (incl. Ethno) 1921–33 Ceramics & Ethnography 1933 Oriental Antiquities & Ethnography 1946 Ethnography 2004 Africa, Oceania & the Americas 2003 Asia 2002 Prehistory & Europe 1984 Japanese Antiquities 2000 Medieval & Modern Europe 2000 Prehistory & Early Europe 1946 Oriental Antiquities 1969 Medieval & Later Antiquities 1969 Prehistoric & Romano-British Antiquities 2001 Ancient Egypt & Sudan 2000 Ancient Near East 2006 Middle East 1985 Scientific Research 1985 Conservation 1955 Egyptian Antiquities 1955 Western Asiatic Antiquities 1982 Scientific Research & Conservation 1921 British & Medieval Antiquities (exd. Ethno) 1975 Research Laboratory 1975 Conservation & Technical Services 1886 Egyptian & Assyrian Antiquities 1930 Research Laboratory 1860 Oriental Antiquities 1860 Coins & Medals 2007 Greece & Rome 1800 Greek & Roman Antiquities
  • 6. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 6 Chronology 1838 118 portraits hung above the cases in the Long Gallery above the King’s Library (then called the Minerals Gallery) Portraits of benefactors, trustees and staff of the British Museum, kings and queens, literary figures and others. Dept of Prints & Drawings In Synopsis of the contents of the British Museum. London: British Museum, 1838. 1858 Printed books exhibited to the public in the Grenville Library and King’s Library Specimens of block-books, incunabula, books with autographs, books in fine bindings etc. Dept of Printed Books A guide to the printed books exhibited to the public in the Grenville Library and King’s Library /John Winter Jones. London: British Museum, 1858 1858–1862 Work of the Continental schools 145 drawings and 263 prints hung on screens, and a series of niello plates, casts and prints housed in three table-cases. Dept of Prints & Drawings King’s Library A guide to the drawings and prints exhibited to the public in the King’s Library. London: British Museum, 1858. A guide to the drawings and prints exhibited to the public in the King’s Library. London: British Museum, 1859. A guide to the drawings and prints exhibited to the public in the King’s Library. London: British Museum, 1860. 1862 Art in England from the 16th to the mid-18th century Dept of Prints & Drawings A guide to the drawings and prints exhibited to the public in the King’s Library. London: British Museum, 1862. A guide to the drawings and prints exhibited to the public in the King’s Library. London: British Museum, 1867. 1869 Prints bequeathed by the Late Felix Slade Dept of Prints & Drawings A guide to that portion of the collection of prints bequeathed to the nation by the Late Felix Slade. London: British Museum, 1869. A guide to that portion of the collection of prints bequeathed to the nation by the Late Felix Slade. 2nd edition. London: British Museum, 1874. 1879 Medals on display in King’s Library Dept of Coins & Medals 1880 Selected items from the Crace Collection Dept of Printed Books 1881 English medals Dept of Coins & Medals King’s Library A Guide to the English medals exhibited in the King’s Library / Herbert A. Grueber. London: British Museum, 1881. Italian medals Dept of Coins & Medals King’s Library A Guide to the Italian medals exhibited in the King’s Library / C.F. Keary. London: British Museum, 1881. 1883 Luther Exhibition Printed books, manuscripts, portraits, and medals illustrating the life of Martin Luther. Dept of Printed Books Grenville Library The British Museum Luther Exhibition, 1883, in the Grenville Library / George Bullen. London: British Museum, 1883 Stowe manuscripts Dept of Manuscripts King’s Library Catalogue of a selection from the Stowe manuscripts exhibited in the King’s Library in the British Museum. London: British Museum, 1883.
  • 7. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 7 1901 Alfred the Great Millenary Exhibition Dept of Printed Books Alfred the Great Millenary Exhibition 1901. London: British Museum, 1901. Anglo-Saxon coins illustrating the age of Alfred the Great Dept of Coins & Medals Exhibition in the King’s Library illustrating the history of printing, music-printing and bookbinding Dept of Printed Books King’s Library Guide to the Exhibition in the King’s Library illustrating the history of printing, music-printing and bookbinding. London: British Museum, 1901. Drawings and sketches by old masters and deceased artists of the English School: principally acquired between 1895 and 1901 Dept of Prints & Drawings White Wing Guide to an exhibition of drawings and sketches by old masters and deceased artists of the English School: principally acquired between 1895 and 1901 / Laurence Binyon. London: British Museum, 1901. 1902 Coronation Exhibition: manuscripts, printed books, prints, drawings and medals exhibited in the King’s Library of the British Museum Dept of Printed Books Coronation Exhibition: manuscripts, printed books, prints, drawings and medals exhibited in the King’s Library of the British Museum. London: British Museum, 1902. Selection of electrotypes illustrating the development of the Roman bronze coinage from the 4th century to 88 BC Dept of Coins & Medals 1903 Selection of electrotypes illustrating the coinage of ancient and medieval India from the 4th century BC down to the Muhammadan Conquest Dept of Coins & Medals Series of English Accession and Coronation medals from Edward VI to Victoria Dept of Coins & Medals King’s Library Drawings and sketches by the Old Masters, principally from the Malcolm Collection, and of engravings of the early German and Italian schools. Dept of Prints & Drawings White Wing Guide to an exhibition of drawings and sketches by the Old Masters, principally from the Malcolm Collection, and of engravings of the early German and Italian schools. London: British Museum, 1894. 1895 Henry Purcell (1659?-1695) Dept of Printed Books 1896 British Guiana Dept of Printed Books 1897 Books relating to America Dept of Printed Books English Church Dept of Printed Books Early printed books of Germany, Italy, France, Holland, and England exhibited in the King’s Library Dept of Printed Books King’s Library Facsimiles from early printed books of Germany, Italy, France, Holland, and England exhibited in the King’s Library. London: British Museum, 1897. 1899 Exhibition of drawings and etchings by Rembrandt and etchings by other masters in the British Museum Dept of Prints & Drawings White Wing Guide to an exhibition of drawings and etchings by Rembrandt and etchings by other masters in the British Museum / Sidney Colvin. London: British Museum, 1899. 1900 Chaucer Dept of Printed Books 1887 Jewish material Dept of Printed Books Catalogue of the Anglo-Jewish historical exhibition, 1887, Royal Albert Hall: and of supplementary exhibitions held at the Public Record Office, British Museum, South Kensington Museum. London: Printed by William Clowes and Sons, 1887. Shorthand Dept of Printed Books 1887–1892 Art of engraving c. 1480–c. 1850 Dept of Prints & Drawings Northern Galleries A guide to the historical collection of prints exhibited in the Second Northern Gallery. London: British Museum, 1887. A guide to the historical collection of prints exhibited in the Second Northern Gallery. 2nd edition. London: British Museum, 1890. 1888 The Stuarts Dept of Printed Books Chinese and Japanese paintings Dept of Prints & Drawings White Wing Guide to the exhibition of Chinese and Japanese paintings. London: British Museum, 1888. 1890 Tudor Exhibition Dept of Printed Books and Dept of Manuscripts 1891 Drawings and sketches by continental and British masters in the Prints and Drawings Gallery Dept of Prints & Drawings White Wing Guide to the exhibition of drawings and sketches by continental and British masters in the Prints and Drawings Gallery. London: British Museum, 1891. 1894 12–26 November 1894 Edward Gibbon (1737–1794) An exhibition of manuscripts, book, portraits and relics to commemorate the death of Edward Gibbon. Dept of Printed Books King’s Library Drawings, prints and illustrative works exhibited in the Second Northern Gallery Dept of Prints & Drawings Northern Galleries A guide to drawings, prints and illustrative works exhibited in the Second Northern Gallery. London: British Museum, 1883. A guide to drawings, prints and illustrative works exhibited in the Second Northern Gallery. 2nd edition. London: British Museum, 1885. 1884 Wycliffe exhibition Dept of Printed Books King’s Library Wycliffe exhibition in the King’s Library / Edward Maunde Thompson. London: British Museum, 1884. 1885 Manuscripts and Printed Books illustrating the progress of musical notation, exhibited in the Dept of Manuscripts and the King’s Library Dept of Printed Books A guide to the Manuscripts and Printed Books illustrating the progress of musical notation, exhibited in the Dept. of Manuscripts and the King’s Library / ed. Sir Edward Maunde Thompson. London: British Museum, 1885 1886 Chinese and Japanese illustrated books Dept of Printed Books Domesday Survey Dept of Printed Books 1886&1887 Autograph letters, manuscripts, original charters and royal, baronial and ecclesiastical seals Dept of Manuscripts King’s Library A guide to the autograph letters, manuscripts, original charters and royal, baronial and ecclesiastical seals exhibited to the public in the Department of Manuscripts and in the King’s Library. London: British Museum, 1887.
  • 8. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 8 1918 1918 (opened 1 August) Temporary war-time exhibition Dept of Printed Books Exhibition of casts and electrotypes of the Museum’s greatest treasures, and maps, documents and books of patriotic interest Grenville Room, Graeco-Roman Galleries, Elgin Room A short guide to the temporary war-time exhibition of the British Museum. London: British Museum, 1918. 1920 Masterpieces of English Literature Exhibition arranged to coincide with a conference of professors of English Dept of Printed Books Italian Literature Dept of Printed Books Italian, French, Flemish and German drawings, XV–XVIIIc Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries Drawings by British artists acquired since 1914, including war drawings by Muirhead Bone Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries Selection of prints 1780–1820 from the gift of Lady Lucas in 1917 Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries Select prints illustrating the processes of engraving Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries 1921 Three small shows of the work of Meryon, Tiepolo and Frank Short Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries 1914 1914–1939 Exhibition of Select Prints Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries A guide to the processes and schools of engraving represented in the exhibition of select prints, with notes of some of the most important masters. London: British Museum, 1914. Exhibition of drawings and sketches by Old Masters and by artists of the British School acquired between 1912 and 1914. Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries Exhibition of drawings and sketches by Old Masters and by artists of the British School acquired between 1912 and 1914. London: British Museum, 1914. Woodcuts and metal cuts of the XVth century chiefly of the German School Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries Guide to an exhibition of woodcuts and metal cuts of the XVth century chiefly of the German School / Campbell Dodgson. London: British Museum, 1914. Chinese and Japanese prints principally from the Arthur Morrison collection Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries Chinese and Japanese prints principally from the Arthur Morrison collection. London: British Museum, 1914. 1914–1915 Recent acquisitions Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries 1915 Exhibition of selection of fans presented by Lady Charlotte Schreiber Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries Exhibition of watercolours from the Sale collection Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries 1904 Shakespeare exhibition Dept of Printed Books Selections from the Reeve collection of works by artists of the Norwich School Dept of Prints & Drawings White Wing Selection of electrotypes illustrating the coinages of the various Muhammadan dynasties from the 7th century of the Christian era down to the present time Dept of Coins & Medals Fifty-nine fine proof mezzotints belonging to the Cheylesmore collection Dept of Prints & Drawings King’s Library 1905 Battle of Trafalgar / Naval Exhibition: Nelson Centenary Dept of Printed Books A guide to the manuscripts, printed books, prints and medals exhibited on the occasion of the Nelson Centenary. London: British Museum, 1905. Mezzotint engravings from the Cheylesmore collection Dept of Prints & Drawings White Wing Guide to an exhibition of mezzotint engravings from the Cheylesmore collection. London: British Museum, 1905. 1908 1908–1909 John Milton Dept of Printed Books 1909 Drawings, engravings and woodcuts by Albrecht Dürer Dept of Prints & Drawings White Wing 1910 Medicine Dept of Printed Books Exhibition of drawings bequeathed to the British Museum by the late Mr George Salting Dept of Prints & Drawings White Wing Exhibition of drawings bequeathed to the British Museum by the late Mr George Salting. London: British Museum, 1910. 1910–1911 Exhibition of Chinese and Japanese paintings IV–XIX centuries Dept of Prints & Drawings White Wing Guide to an exhibition of Chinese and Japanese paintings IV–XIX c. London: British Museum, 1910. 1911–1912 Authorized version of the Bible Celebration of tercentenary of the authorized version of the English Bible Dept of Printed Books British Museum Bible Exhibition 1911: guide to the manuscripts and printed books exhibited in celebration of the Tercentenary of the Authorized version / A.W.Pollard and H.I. Bell. London: British Museum, 1911. 1912 Exhibition of drawings and sketches by Old Masters and by artists of the English School principally acquired between 1904 and 1912 Dept of Prints & Drawings White Wing Guide to an exhibition of drawings and sketches by Old Masters and by artists of the English School principally acquired between 1904 and 1912. London: British Museum, 1912. Drawings by D.G. Rosetti (presented by Mrs Gillum and J.M. Swan) Dept of Prints & Drawings King’s Library 1913 Medical Manuscripts In connection with the meeting of the International Medical Congress Dept of Manuscripts An exhibition in the King’s Library illustrating the history of printing, music-printing and bookbinding. An exhibition in the King’s Library illustrating the history of printing, music-printing and bookbinding. London: British Museum, 1913.
  • 9. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 9 1925 Accessions Dept of Printed Books Old Master engravings and woodcuts purchased from the Albertina and elsewhere Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries Italian drawings of the XVIIth century Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries French line-engravings from Louis XIV–XVI, including the ‘Monument du Costume’ Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries Japanese paintings Dept of Ceramics & Ethnography Indian wall frescoes at Bāgh Dept of Ceramics & Ethnography Objects brought by Sir Aurel Stein from his third expedition to Central Asia Dept of Ceramics & Ethnography Books and manuscripts illustrating the history of the English printed Bible Dept of Printed Books and Dept of Manuscripts 1926 Drawings of Claude Lorrain and artists influenced by him Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries Catalogue of the drawings of Claude Lorrain: preserved in the Department of Prints and Drawings with special reference to an exhibition including other masters of classical landscape / A.M. Hind. London: British Museum, 1926. French drawings acquired since 1919 through the H.L. Florence Fund Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries Historical prints and portraits illustrating the Napoleonic Era Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries Japanese coloured prints and screens Dept of Ceramics & Ethnography Chinese paintings Dept of Ceramics & Ethnography 1924 Exhibition of historical medals Dept of Coins & Medals Guide to the exhibition of historical medals in the British Museum. London: British Museum, 1924. July 1924 English Law Books Exhibition to coincide with visit to London by members of the American Bar Dept of Printed Books 29 March 1924–28 January 1925 Byron Centenary of the death of Byron Dept of Printed Books Early maps of British overseas dominions for visitors to the British Empire Exhibition Map Room Drawings, engravings and colour prints by William Blake Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries Etchings, colour prints and lithographs by Theodore Roussel Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries Modern prints and drawings presented by the Contemporary Art Society Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries Summer 1924 Chinese paintings and Japanese screens Dept of Ceramics & Ethnography Autumn 1924 Hokusai prints Dept of Ceramics & Ethnography Reviewed in The Times 6 February 1925 1922 16 January–13 March 1922 Molière exhibition Dept of Printed Books Chess Books Dept of Printed Books Royal Music (including special bindings) Dept of Printed Books Japanese coloured prints Dept of Ceramics and Ethnography Drawings by Crome, Cotman and other artists of the Norwich School Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries Drawings by Girtin Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries Drawings by J.R. Cozens Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries Indian and Persian paintings Dept of Ceramics & Ethnography Guide to an Exhibition of Indian and Persian Paintings and Illuminated MSS; with specimens of the art of Eastern Turkestan, Tibet, Burma and Siam / R.L. Binyon. London: [s.n.], 1922. Exhibition of Greek and Latin papyri from Oxyrhyncus presented to the British Museum by the Egypt Exploration Fund 1900–1914 Guide to a special exhibition of Greek and Latin papyri presented to the British Museum by the Egypt Exploration Fund 1900–1914. London: Egypt Exploration Society, 1922. 1923 February–April 1923 Christopher Wren Bicentenary exhibition Dept of Printed Books and Dept of Manuscripts 23 April–end October 1923 Shakespeare Exhibition Dept of Printed Books and Dept of Manuscripts British Museum Shakespeare Exhibition 1923: guide to the MSS. & printed books exhibited in celebration of the tercentenary of the first folio Shakespeare / Alfred W. Pollard. London: British Museum, 1923. July 1923 Early Italian engravings Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries A guide to the collection of early Italian engravings. London: British Museum, 1923. Summer 1923 Japanese paintings Dept of Ceramics & Ethnography Summer 1923 Display of principal objects from the Museum’s expedition to Mesopotamia Dept of Egyptian & Assyrian Antiquities Autumn 1923 Japanese colour prints 1790–1806 Dept of Ceramics & Ethnography 1923–1939 Exhibition of Maya sculptures Dept of Ceramics & Ethnography Guide to the Maudslay Collection of Maya Sculptures-casts and originals from Central America, etc. / T.A. Joyce. London: British Museum. Dept of Ceramics & Ethnography, 1923. Exhibition of medals of the Renaissance Dept of Coins & Medals A guide to the exhibition of medals of the Renaissance in the British Museum / G.F. Hill. London: British Museum, 1924. 1923–1924 Utamaro Dept of Ceramics & Ethnography
  • 10. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 10 February 1929–March 1930 British & Foreign 20th Century Printing Exhibition held on the occasion of the International Typographic Conference held in London in April 1929 Dept of Printed Books King’s Library Catalogue of an exhibition of books illustrating British and Foreign Printing, 1919–29 / Henry Thomas. London: British Museum, 1929. Prehistoric Egyptian antiquities from the excavations of Mr Guy Brunton Dept of Egyptian & Assyrian Antiquities Japanese screens Dept of Ceramics & Ethnography Indian paintings Dept of Ceramics & Ethnography Dutch prints Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries Drawings by Rembrandt Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries British drawings and etchings of the XIXth century Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries Drawings by William Blake for Young’s ‘Night Thoughts’ Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries 1930 Antiquities of Ur Dept of Egyptian & Assyrian Antiquities Antiquities of Ur: an introduction to the eighth temporary exhibition of the joint expedition of the British Museum and of the Museum of the University of Pennsylvania to Mesopotamia / Leonard Woolley. London: British Museum, 1930. 1930–1931 Objects from excavations at Nineveh (excavated by Campbell Thompson and Mr. Hutchinson) Dept of Egyptian & Assyrian Antiquities Objects from Campbell Thompson’s excavations at Kuyunjik (Nineveh) Dept of Egyptian & Assyrian Antiquities April 1928 Woodcuts, drawings and engravings of Albrecht Dürer in the Department of Prints and Drawings, exhibited in commemoration of the fourth centenary of the artist’s death on April 6th 1528 Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries Guide to the woodcuts, drawings s and engravings of Albrecht Durer in the Department of Prints and Drawings, exhibited in commemoration of the fourth centenary of the artist’s death on April 6th 1528. London: British Museum, 1928. Reviewed in The Times 18 April 1928 Drawings and prints by Francisco Goya Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries Drawings and woodcuts by Thomas Bewick Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries 1929 Accessions Dept of Printed Books 6 July 1929– Antiquities of Ur Antiquities of Ur: an introduction to the seventh temporary exhibition of the joint expedition of the British Museum and of the Museum of the University of Pennsylvania to Mesopotamia / Leonard Woolley. London: British Museum, 1929. Reviewed in The Times 6 July 1929 Egerton Manuscripts Centenary of the death of the Earl of Bridgewater Dept of Manuscripts A guide to the exhibition of some part of the Egerton Collection of Manuscripts in the British Museum / J.P.Gilson. London: British Museum 1929. 27 October 1927–28 January 1928 Exhibition of manuscripts and printed books illustrating the history of agriculture Exhibition arranged at the request of the Ministry of Agriculture, on the occasion of the Imperial Agricultural Research Conference 1927 Dept of Printed Books and Dept of Manuscripts Guide to an exhibition of manuscripts and printed books illustrating the history of agriculture. London: British Museum, 1927. The antiquities of agriculture: a note on the British Museum exhibition / H.G. Richardson. London: HMSO, 1927. Chinese frescoes Dept of Ceramics & Ethnography Japanese prints Dept of Ceramics & Ethnography 1927–1928 Sumerian antiquities from Ur Dept of Egyptian & Assyrian Antiquities Indian paintings Dept of Ceramics & Ethnography 1928 Accessions Dept of Printed Books Fine modern foreign printing Dept of Printed Books Chinese woodcuts Dept of Ceramics & Ethnography Japanese coloured prints Dept of Ceramics & Ethnography Early maps and manuscripts To coincide with the International Geographical Congress Map Room Gifts from the National Art Collections Fund since its foundation Antiquities from Lubaantun Dept of Ceramics & Ethnography Report on the investigations at Lubaantun, British Honduras, in 1926 / T.A. Joyce ... with plates ... reprinted from the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, vol. LVI, etc. London: [Royal Anthropological Institute], 1927. Antiquities found at Ur 1925–6 Dept of Egyptian & Assyrian Antiquities October 1926 Franciscan Manuscripts Dept of Manuscripts Septingentenary of St. Francis.Notes on the Exhibition of Franciscan Manuscripts in the British Museum / A.G. Little. London:[s.n.] 1927 Book Illustrations Dept of Printed Books Accessions Dept of Printed Books 1927 Accessions Dept of Printed Books Greek Printing Types 1465– 1927 Dept of Printed Books King’s Library Greek Printing Types 1465–1927: facsimiles from an exhibition of books illustrating the development of Greek printing shown in the British Museum; with an historical introduction by Victor Scholderer. London: British Museum, 1927. Flemish Illuminated Manuscripts Dept of Manuscripts Flemish drawings Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries Flemish miniatures of the XVth and XVIth centuries Dept of Manuscripts Guide to an exhibition of Flemish miniatures of the XVth and XVIth centuries. London: British Museum, 1927. Flemish engravings, etchings and woodcuts Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries Drawings and engravings by William Blake Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries
  • 11. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 11 French prints and drawings Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries 13 January1932– French Illuminated Manuscripts In connection with an exhibition of French art at the Royal Academy Dept of Manuscripts 21 September 1932–5 January 1933 Sir Walter Scott exhibition Dept of Printed Books December, 1932–29 January 1933 Warren Hastings Exhibition Arranged jointly by the India Office and by the BM trustees to commemorate the two hundredth anniversary of the birth of Warren Hastings (1732–1818) Nimrud Gallery 4-page exhibition leaflet Reviewed in The Times 28 December 1932 1933 Recent Accessions including the Cesena Treasure & the Paston letters All Depts Entrance Hall Exhibition of the more important prints and drawings acquired during the keepership of Mr Campbell Dodgson 1912–1932 Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries The more important prints and drawings acquired during the keepership of Mr Campbell Dodgson 1912–1932. London: British Museum, 1933. 1933–c. 1935 Drawings from the Turner Bequest Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries Sporting prints and drawings Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries Japanese colour prints and oriental paintings Dept of Oriental Antiquities & Ethnography Japanese prints from the Shannon Collection Dept of Oriental Antiquities & Ethnography Galsworthy Manuscript of the Forsyte Saga Dept of Manuscripts Grenville Library George Smith Memorial Bequest of Manuscripts Dept of Manuscripts Grenville Library Objects from Mr Mallowan’s excavations at Tell Arpachiyah Dept of Egyptian & Assyrian Antiquities Codex Sinaiticus Dept of Manuscripts Entrance Hall 1934 Exhibition of English Art gathered from various departments and held in the Prints & Drawings Gallery Dept of Prints & Drawings Prints & Drawings Gallery King Edward VII Galleries Guide to an exhibition of English Art gathered from various departments and held in the Prints & Drawings Gallery / George Hill. British Museum, 1934. May–July 1934 Flint tools from Farnham Local specimens of flint tools from the Museum’s own collection, supplemented by loans from collectors. Head of Main Staircase Reviewed in The Times May 28 1934 9 June 1934– Antiquities from British Honduras Arranged in connection with the Anthropological Congress Dept of Oriental Antiquities & Ethnography Csoma de Körös To mark the centenary of his death Dept of Printed Books and Dept of Manuscripts 1931 Persian art Held in connection with the Persian exhibition at Burlington House Dept of Ceramics & Ethnography Prints & Drawings Gallery Guide to an exhibition of Persian art in the Prints and Drawings Gallery. London: British Museum, 1931. Display of casts from Persepolis made by Sir Cecil Harcourt-Smith in 1891 Dept of Egyptian & Assyrian Antiquities Assyrian Basement Indian paintings and drawings Dept of Ceramics & Ethnography c. 21–26 September 1931 Michael Faraday Dept of Printed Books May 1931 Cotton Manuscripts Tercentenary of Sir Robert Cotton’s Death Dept of Manuscripts A Guide to a Select Exhibition of Cottonian Manuscripts in celebration of the Tercentenary of the Death of Sir Robert Cotton, 6 May 1931. With six plates. [With an introduction by H. I. Bell.] London: British Museum, 1931. Anglo America To coincide with 1931 Anglo- American Conference of Historians Dept of Printed Books 1932 Accessions Dept of Printed Books Exhibition of Egyptian antiquities presented to the British Museum by the Egypt Exploration Society, 1882–1932 Dept of Egyptian & Assyrian Antiquities Guide to a special exhibition of Egyptian antiquities presented to the British Museum by the Egypt Exploration Society, 1882–1932. London: Egypt Exploration Society, 1932. 1930–1931 Objects excavated at Badari by Guy Brunton Dept of Egyptian & Assyrian Antiquities 7 April–May 1930 Antiquities from Zimbabwe Dept of Ceramics & Ethnography Loan exhibition of antiquities from Zimbabwe and other ancient sites in Southern Rhodesia. London: British Museum, 1930. Manuscripts shown in the Grenville Library (including the Luttrell Psalter and the Bedford Hours) Dept of Manuscripts Grenville Library Reviewed in The Times 30 December 1929 6 January 1930– Italian Illuminated Manuscripts In connection with an exhibition of Italian art at the Royal Academy Dept. of Manuscripts Grenville Library Reviewed in The Times 30 December 1929 English Illuminated Manuscripts In connection with the exhibition of medieval English art at the Victoria and Albert Museum Dept of Manuscripts Bindings of manuscripts and printed books Dept of Printed Books and Dept of Manuscipts June–December 1930 Chinese paintings Dept of Ceramics & Ethnography Italian drawings Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries Italian woodcuts, engravings and etchings Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries German engravings of the XVth century Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries
  • 12. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 12 The Treatment of Water in European and Oriental art Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries Joint catalogue with exhibition ‘From Watteau to Wilkie’ Work of John Constable: on the centenary of his death Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries Flint technique and patination Dept of British & Medieval Antiquities Stone implements from the Bombay district Dept of Oriental Antiquities & Ethnography Prehistoric, Roman, and Saxon finds from Upminster Dept of British & Medieval Antiquities Excavations on Eddisbury Hill, Cheshire Dept of British & Medieval Antiquities Photographs of Saxon sculpture Dept of British & Medieval Antiquities Iron Age Gallery Accessions Dept of Printed Books Ben Jonson Tercentenary of Jonson’s death Dept of Printed Books Papyri Held in connection with the Fifth International Congress of Papyrology Dept of Egyptian & Assyrian Antiquities Medical and Nursing In connection with the International Nursing Conference Dept of Printed Books 1 May–18 December 1937 Coronation Exhibition Manuscripts, printed books, medals and prints and drawings, shown in the King’s Library of the British Museum (to mark coronation of George VI) Dept of Printed Books King’s Library Coronation Exhibition: manuscripts, printed books, medals and prints and drawings, shown in the King’s Library of the British Museum. London: British Museum, 1937 Palaeolithic flint implements from Warren Hill in Suffolk (mainly from the Sturge Collection) Dept of British & Medieval Antiquities Prehistoric and medieval gold work lent from the Royal Collections Dept of British & Medieval Antiquities Stole and pectoral cross from St Cuthbert’s Tomb, lent by the Dean and Chapter of Durham Dept of British & Medieval Antiquities Collection of Ordos Bronzes lent by Mrs Dagny Carter Dept of Oriental Antiquities & Ethnography Finds from Sir Leonard Woolley’s North Syrian Expedition Dept of Egyptian & Assyrian Antiquities Important acquisitions of coins and medals made in the last 25 years In connection with the International Congress of Numismatics, 30 June–3 July. Dept of Coins & Medals 1936–1938 Temporary exhibition of ancient Egyptian sculpture lent by C.S. Gulbenkian, Esq. Dept of Egyptian & Assyrian Antiquities Temporary exhibition of ancient Egyptian sculpture lent by C.S. Gulbenkian, Esq. / Sidney Smith. London: British Museum, 1937. 1937 From Watteau to Wilkie: conversation, portrait and genre in the XVIII and early early XIX centuries Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries Guide to the exhibitions in the Prints & Drawings Gallery 1937: From Watteau to Wilkie (conversation, portrait and genre in the XVIII and early XIX centuries) and The treatment of water in European and Oriental Art. London: British Museum, 1937. Accessions Dept of Printed Books Persian Manuscripts To mark the thousandth anniversary of Firdausi Dept of Oriental Printed Books and Manuscripts Drawings by George du Maurier Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries 1935 Accessions Dept of Printed Books Maps of the British Dominions and Colonies Illustrating the growth of the British Empire during past 300 years Map Room Lope de Vega To mark the tercentenary of his death Dept of Printed Books and Dept of Manuscripts Maimonides To celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Hebrew philosopher’s birth Dept of Oriental Printed Books and Manuscripts Welsh Poetical Manuscripts centred on Dafydd ap Gwilym Dept of Manuscripts Objects from Yorkshire Long Barrows, the Long Barrow at Skendleby, Lincs, the Fenland Research Association’s excavations, and the finds of the Roman Period from the site of the Bank of England Dept of British & Medieval Antiquities His Late Majesty King George V His death marked by the temporary exhibition of the King’s ‘Message to his people on recovery from illness in 1929’ Dept of Manuscripts Rudyard Kipling His death marked by the display of the autographs of ‘Kim’ and a volume of Kipling’s poems Dept of Printed Books and Dept of Manuscripts Codex Sinaiticus and Codex Alexandrinus, early Pentateuch and other Biblical Treasures Dept of Manuscripts Handel exhibition Dept of Printed Books Exhibition of the past hundred years: 1835–1934 Dept of Prints & Drawings Prints & Drawings Gallery Guide to an exhibition of the past hundred years 1835–1934 / A.M. Hind. London: British Museum, 1935. Exhibition of the processes of printmaking Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries 1936 Accessions Dept of Printed Books From Canaletto to Constable Prints and drawings of landscape, topography and architecture Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries Select prints, English and foreign drawings, and water-colours from the Turner Bequest Dept of Prints & Drawings The Sligo Collection of engraved British portraits from altered plates Dept of Prints & Drawings Prints and drawings presented by the Contemporary Art Society Dept of Prints & Drawings Erasmus Dept of Printed Books Tyndale Quatercentenary exhibition Dept of Printed Books Historical Manuscripts In association with the Anglo- American Historical Conference Dept of Manuscripts Gilbert and Sullivan Dept of Printed Books Palaeolithic antiquities from Caves of Cresswell Crags found by Mr A.L. Armstrong Dept of British & Medieval Antiquities
  • 13. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 13 Drawings and etchings by Rembrandt Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries British Museum: summary list of the drawings and etchings by Rembrandt in the department of prints and drawings British Museum, [introduction A. M. Hind]. London: British Museum, 1938. 1939 Caricature: from Leonardo da Vinci to 1939 Dept of Prints & Drawings King Edward VII Galleries All exhibition galleries closed on the declaration of the national emergency on 24 August 1939. 1940 1940–May 1941 Display of fans from the Schreiber collection Dept of Prints & Drawings Manuscripts Saloon 1940–May 1941 Display of gifts from the Contemporary Art Society Dept of Prints & Drawings Front Hall 23 February–September 1940 Temporary exhibition in the Entrance Hall of photographs, drawings, plans and models of the Sutton Hoo excavation. On same date other temporary exhibitions set up in the Grenville Library, the Manuscript Saloon and the Bible Room – all of printed books, manuscripts and objects from the collections of secondary importance. Reviewed in The Times 23 February 1940 August 1940: a small exhibition of antiquities in the Prehistoric Room and the Central Saloon at the top of the Main Staircase was almost entirely destroyed in an incendiary raid on 10 May 1941 (British Museum Annual Report). Flowers Dept of Printed Books May–November 1949 400th anniversary of the Book of Common Prayer Dept of Printed Books Catalogue of an exhibition commemorating the four hundredth anniversary of the introduction of the Book of Common Prayer. London: British Museum, 1949. June–September 1949 Colonial exhibition An exhibition of colonial maps, views and postage stamps in connection with Colonial Month Dept of Printed Books and the Map Room Drawings by Peter de Wint Dept of Prints & Drawings Prints and drawings of the French landscape Dept of Prints & Drawings 1949–1950 Beginnings of English topographical and landscape drawing Dept of Prints & Drawings The beginnings of English topographical and landscape drawing: an exhibition held in the Department of Prints & Drawings, British Museum, 1949–1950. London: British Museum, 1949. 1946 Exhibition of Antiquities and works of art in the King Edward VII Gallery April, 1946. Display of smaller objects from all the departments of antiquities and ethnography, together with the Magna Carta and a selection of other historical documents and illuminated manuscripts (British Museum Annual Report). 1947 Yates Thompson Manuscripts exhibited in the Bible Room Dept of Manuscripts 1947–1948 Masterpieces of the Print Room Dept of Prints & Drawings 1948 Loan collection of bronzes from Ife Dept of Ethnography New acquisitions of British and Italian drawings, 1939–47 Dept of Prints & Drawings Hokusai 1760–1849 Exhibition to mark the centenary of the death of Hokusai Dept of Oriental Antiquities The work of Hokusai: woodcuts, illustrated books, drawings and paintings: a catalogue of an exhibition held on the centenary of his death / Basil Gray. London: British Museum, 1948. 1949 Special colonial exhibition of traditional crafts Dept of Ethnography 1949–1950 Goethe Dept of Printed Books May 1937 Pushkin To mark the centenary of Pushkin’s death Dept of Printed Books July–August 1937 Shorthand In connection with the International Shorthand Conference Dept of Printed Books 1938 Accessions (Kelmscott Press) Dept of Printed Books English bookbindings Dept of Printed Books January–February 1938 Swedenborg Dept of Printed Books 23 March–31 December 1938 Bible Room Exhibition Marked 400th anniversary of Thomas Cromwell’s injunction that the English Bible should be made available in every church Dept of Printed Books John Wesley Bicentenary of Wesley’s conversion Dept of Printed Books and Dept of Manuscripts Buddhist paintings Dept of Oriental Antiquities & Ethnography Antiquities from the Saxon cemeteries at Horton Kirby and Howletts, Kent Dept of British & Medieval Antiquities Methods of hafting prehistoric stone and bronze axes Dept of British & Medieval Antiquities The Swanscombe Man Dept of British & Medieval Antiquities Mesolithic dwellings at Farnham, Kent Dept of British & Medieval Antiquities
  • 14. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 14 Webster Plass Collection of West African art Dept of Ethnography King Edward VII Galleries The Webster Plass Collection of African Art: the catalogue of a memorial exhibition held in the King Edward VII Galleries of the British Museum 1953 / William Buller Fagg. London: British Museum, 1953. National Art Collections Fund Exhibition to mark the 50th anniversary of the National Art Collections Fund Dept of Printed Books Drawings from the collection of Sir Hans Sloane Dept of Prints & Drawings Prints and drawings acquired by, or with the aid of, the National Art Collections Fund (NACF) Dept of Prints & Drawings To celebrate the Bicentenary of the British Museum (12 exhibitions each illustrating one aspect of the Library’s collections held at monthly intervals): 1–31 January 1953 German books Dept of Printed Books King’s Library 1–28 February 1953 Italian books Dept of Printed Books King’s Library 3–31 March 1953 French books French manuscripts, printed books and bindings dating from the 9th to the 20th centuries in the British Museum’s collections Dept of Printed Books King’s Library 1–30 April 1953 Maps exhibition An exhibition of early maps, globes and surveying instruments. Dept of Printed Books, Dept of Manuscripts, and five other British Museum departments King’s Library 1952 Dutch prints and drawings from the XVI-XVIIIth centuries Dept of Prints & Drawings Jose Toribio Medina: 1852– 1930 centenary exhibition Dept of Printed Books Jose Toribio Medina: 1852–1930 centenary exhibition. London: British Museum, 1952. Leonardo da Vinci 1452–1952 A quincentenary exhibition Dept of Printed Books July–September 1952 Sir Walter Raleigh and Richard Hakluyt: an exhibition held in King’s Library, British Museum, July–September 1952. Raleigh-Hakluyt Quatercentenary exhibition Dept of Printed Books King’s Library July–September 1952 An exhibition of books designed, illustrated or printed in Great Britain for Mr. George Macy of New York. Dept of Printed Books King’s Library An exhibition of books designed, illustrated or printed in Great Britain for Mr. George Macy of New York. London: British Museum, 1952. Weapons and armour from the Philippines Dept of Ethnography 1953 15 April–28 June 1953 Drawings by Michelangelo belonging to HM the Queen, the Ashmolean Museum, the British Museum and other English collections Dept of Prints & Drawings Summary catalogue of an exhibition of drawings by Michelangelo belonging to HM the Queen, the Ashmolean Museum, the British Museum and other English collections. London: British Museum, 1953. Canaletto and English draughtsmen Dept of Prints & Drawings Canaletto and English draughtsmen: an exhibition held in the Department of Prints and Drawings, British Museum, August, 1953. London: British Museum, 1953 1950 July–September 1950 J.S. Bach 1685–1750 A bicentenary exhibition Dept of Printed Books The Oldman Collection of African art Dept of Ethnography Wordsworth 1770–1850 Dept of Printed Books Exhibition of one of the Dead Sea Scrolls lent by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Dept of Oriental Printed Books & Manuscripts Italian drawings of the XIVth and XVth centuries Dept of Prints & Drawings IItalian drawings of the XIVth and XVth centuries / A.E. Popham and Philip Pouncey. London: British Museum, 1950. 1951 Anniversary Exhibition 1931–1951 Friends of the National Libraries Dept of Printed Books and Dept of Manuscripts King’s Library Friends of the National Libraries Anniversary Exhibition 1931–1951 in the King’s Library of the British Museum. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1951 Special display of illuminated manuscripts in the Bible Room (contribution to Festival of Britain) Dept of Manuscripts Watercolours by J.M.W. Turner his predecessors and contemporaries Dept of Prints & Drawings Prints and drawings acquired from the bequest of Campbell Dodgson Dept of Prints & Drawings Emilian drawings of the 16th century Dept of Prints & Drawings Emilian Drawings of the XVI Century, etc. [A catalogue.]. London: British Museum, 1951. Loan collection of Nigerian art Dept of Ethnography May–July 1951 Handel’s Messiah Arranged in connection with performances given by the London Choral Society for Festival of Britain Dept of Printed Books British Museum Handel’s Messiah: catalogue of an exhibition held May-July 1951 / A. Hyatt King. London: British Museum, 1951. September 1951 Treasures from the Hirsch Music Library Dept of Printed Books
  • 15. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 15 Dept of Printed Books King’s Library 1–31 December 1953 Oriental books and manuscripts General exhibition of oriental books and manuscripts as part of the Museum’s bicentenary celebrations Dept of Oriental Printed Books and Manuscripts King’s Library Cotton Dept of Manuscripts Bible Room Harley Dept of Manuscripts Bible Room Sloane Dept of Manuscripts Bible Room Royal Manuscripts Dept of Manuscripts Bible Room Coronations Dept of Manuscripts Bible Room Indian paintings received through the National Art Collections Fund from the P.C. Manuk and Coles Collections Dept of Oriental Antiquities 1953–1954 Utamaro bicentenary Dept of Oriental Antiquities 1954 John Wilson Dept of Printed Books John Selden Dept of Printed Books Special German exhibition Dept of Printed Books Flemish drawings Dept of Prints & Drawings Classical exhibition Dept of Printed Books Special Whitman exhibition Dept of Printed Books Special cricket exhibition Dept of Printed Books Anglo-Flemish art under the Tudors Dept of Prints & Drawings and Dept of Manuscripts Anglo-Flemish art under the Tudors: an exhibition held in the Department of Garnits Collection Dept of Printed Books April and June 1955 Charlotte Bronte 1816–1855 Dept of Printed Books September–October 1955 Christopher Plantin Dept of Printed Books 1955–1956 Portuguese – Lisbon Earthquake 1755 Dept of Printed Books 1955–1956 ‘Western influence in Japan from the 16th century to 1881’ Dept of Oriental Antiquities 1955–1956 Aspects of 18th-century art Dept of Prints & Drawings Reviewed in The Times 20 December 1954 Watercolours and colour prints by William Blake Dept of Prints & Drawings 1956 18 January–February 1956 Benjamin Franklin 1706–1790 An exhibition of books and manuscripts held in connection with the 250th anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Franklin. Dept of Printed Books and Dept of Manuscripts King’s Library January–9 April 1956 Mozart in the British Museum An exhibition of manuscript and printed music held in the King’s Library to celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of Mozart. The autographs exhibited from the collection of Stefan Zweig remained on view in the King’s Library until the end of June 1956. Dept of Printed Books Mozart in the British Museum. London: British Museum, 1956 25th Anniversary of the British School of Archaeology in Iraq Dept of Western Asiatic Antiquities Assyrian Basement Heinrich Heine An exhibition to commemorate the centenary of the death of Heine consisting of books, manuscripts, watercolours and engravings. Dept of Printed Books Prints and Drawings, British Museum, 1954. London: British Museum, 1954. Maldive Island lacquer work (deposited on loan from HM the Queen) Dept of Ethnography September–October 1954 Officina Bodoni Verona Dept of Printed Books Officina Bodoni Verona: catalogue of books printed on the hand press MCMXXIII–MCMLIV. London: British Museum, 1954. 26 October–31 December 1954 ‘From the Land of the Bible’: an archaeological exhibition at the British Museum A loan exhibition from the Dept of Antiquities, Israel also shown in the United States and the Netherlands Dept of Egypt and Assyrian Antiquities From the Land of the Bible: guide to the exhibition: 26 October–31 December 1954. London: Office of the Exhibition From the Land of the Bible, 1954. November–December 1954 Oscar Wilde To commemorate the centenary of the birth of Oscar Wilde Dept of Printed Books 1954–1955 Italian drawings and prints acquired during the keepership of Mr A.E. Popham Dept of Prints & Drawings 1955 Indian art Dept of Oriental Printed Books and Manuscripts Japanese block books Dept of Oriental Printed Books and Manuscripts ‘Art under the Mongol dynasties of China and Persia’ Dept of Oriental Antiquities Theatrical material Dept of Prints & Drawings Mihály Vörösmarty (1800–1855) Dept of Printed Books Adam Mickiewicz (1798–1855) Dept of Printed Books Walt Whitman Dept of Printed Books 1–31 May 1953 Commonwealth books and Americana An exhibition of books written or printed in the Commonwealth outside the British Isles, and also of books about the Commonwealth wherever printed, and a few manuscripts. The American section of the exhibition was devoted to the history and literature of the United States. Dept of Printed Books King’s Library 1 June–1 July 1953 Coronation exhibition Exhibition illustrating the history of the coronation including manuscripts, books, drawings and other printed and illustrated matter Dept of Printed Books King’s Library 1–31 July 1953 The British Museum Library 1753–1953 Exhibition of books, manuscripts and other objects illustrating the history of the British Museum Library Dept of Printed Books King’s Library British Museum library, 1753–1953: special exhibition, July, 1953. London: [s.n.], 1953. 1–31 August 1953 English Literature: 1000 years of English literature Exhibition of works ranging from the MS of Aelfric’s Lives of the Saints to the first edition of T.S. Eliot’s Waste Land Dept of Printed Books King’s Library 1–30 September 1953 Spanish books Dept of Printed Books King’s Library 1–31 October 1953 Music exhibition An exhibition to illustrate the history of western music during the last 700 years Dept of Printed Books King’s Library 1–30 November 1953 Russian and Eastern European, Scandinavian, and Dutch material from the collections of the British Museum Included a selection of maps illustrating the growth of information about Russia brought to Western Europe by early travellers.
  • 16. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 16 30 August–12 October 1959 Classical Exhibition An exhibition held to coincide with the Third International Congress of Classical Studies. Included loans from the Departments of Oriental Books and Manuscripts, Prints & Drawings and Eton College. Dept of Printed Books and Dept of Manuscripts King’s Library Chinese paintings and prints acquired since 1950 Dept of Oriental Antiquities 22 November 1959–31 January 1960 Kenneth Grahame 1859–1932 Centenary of the birth of Kenneth Grahame Dept of Printed Books 1959–1960 Seven centuries of portrait drawing in Europe Dept of Prints & Drawings October 1959–April 1960 Bow Porcelain: Exhibition of porcelain from the Bow factory (1744–1776) Dept of British & Medieval Antiquities Bow Porcelain, 1744–1776: a special exhibition of documentary material to commemorate the bicentenary of the retirement of Thomas Frye, manager of the factory and inventor and first manufacturer of porcelain in England / Hugh Tait. London: British Museum, 1959. 1960 Recent acquisitions Dept of Prints & Drawings Bicentenary of William Beckford (1760–1844) Dept of Prints & Drawings Turner drawings from the R.W. Lloyd Bequest Dept of Prints & Drawings Drawings from the Sir Hans Sloane Collection Dept of Prints & Drawings 8 April–23 May 1960 Count István Széchenyi 1791–1860 Dept of Printed Books 1959 The R.W. Lloyd Bequest Dept of Prints & Drawings Recent acquisitions 1954–1958 Dept of Prints & Drawings January–March 1959 Robert Burns Dept of Printed Books March–April 1959 Abraham Lincoln (coins and medals of Abraham Lincoln) Dept of Printed Books and Dept of Coins & Medals 10 April–May 1959 Exhibition of Art Treasures Bought Through the Brooke Sewell Fund Exhibition to mark the bequest of P.T. Brooke Sewell to acquire Indian works of art and other Oriental antiquities. Dept of Oriental Antiquities Asiatic Saloon Reviewed in The Times 10 April 1959 7 May–20 August 1959 Henry Purcell 1659 (?)–1695, George Frideric Handel 1685–1759 Dept of Printed Books Henry Purcell 1659 (?)–1695, George Frideric Handel 1685–1759: catalogue of a commemorative exhibition. London: British Museum, 1959 July 1959 Arts Council of Great Britain Dept of Printed Books 1958 Recent discoveries at Ife, southern Nigeria (loan collection Nigerian Government) Dept of Ethnography Exhibition of 8th-century silver treasure from St. Ninian’s Isle in the Shetlands Dept of British & Medieval Antiquities May–June 1958 Hazor: a biblical city excavated A loan exhibition from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel Arranged by the Anglo-Israel Exploration Society at the British Museum Dept of Western Asiatic Antiquities Hazor: excavation of a biblical city: an archaeological exhibition / J.A. de Rothschild. London: [s.n.], 1958. April 1958–1959 Eight centuries of landscape and natural history in European watercolours 1180–1920 Dept of Prints & Drawings and Dept of Manuscripts Eight centuries of landscape and natural history in European watercolours 1180–1920. [London]: British Museum, Department of Prints and Drawings, 1958. 1958–1959 Hiroshige centenary Dept of Oriental Antiquities Centenary exhibition of designs and woodcuts by Hiroshige (1797–1858). London: British Museum, 1958. Indian paintings and drawings from the J.C. French Collection Dept of Oriental Antiquities Ethnography of the Kazaks of Russian Turkestan Dept of Ethnography July–August 1956 Swedenborg Dept of Printed Books July–September 1956 Bible (Modern designs) Dept of Printed Books September–October 1956 George Bernard Shaw Dept of Printed Books 1956–1957 Rembrandt and his succession Dept of Prints & Drawings Rembrandt and his succession. Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Department of Prints and Drawings, British Museum, London, 1956 to commemorate the three hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the birth of Rembrandt. London: British Museum, 1956. 1956–1957 Ibsen Dept of Printed Books 1957 Material excavated at Las Cuevas, British Honduras (British Museum excavation) Dept of Ethnography Twenty-five years of Mesopotamian discoveries A loan exhibition, British School of Archaeology, Iraq Dept of Western Asiatic Antiquities Strawberry Hill Press Dept of Printed Books Centenary of the opening of the Round Reading Room in 1857 Dept of Printed Books King’s Library 1957–1958 William Blake and his circle: a bicentenary exhibition Dept of Prints and Drawings 1957–1958 Bicentenary of the Old Royal Library and the Royal Music Library Dept of Printed Books King’s Library Old Royal Library / T. Julian Brown. London: British Museum, 1957.
  • 17. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 17 10 June–8 July 1963 Exhibition of books, manuscripts and antiquities from Ethiopia, held in connection with the Second International Congress of Ethiopian Studies at Manchester Oriental Printed Books and Manuscripts King’s Library The exhibition of books, manuscripts and antiquities from Ethiopia. London: British Museum, 1963. July–September 1963 Printing and the Mind of Man Organized in connection with the Eleventh International Printing Machinery and Allied Trades Exhibition (IPEX)) Exhibition held at Earl’s Court and Olympia (of printing machinery) and at the British Museum King’s Library (examples of fine printing) Dept of Printed Books King’s Library Printing and the Mind of Man: catalogue of an exhibition of fine printing at the British Museum London. London: British Museum, 1963. September 1963 Famous Old Books Dept of Printed Books 18 October–30 November 1963 Alpine prints from the R.W. Lloyd Collection Dept of Prints & Drawings 8 November 1963–April 1964 Exhibition of accessions to the collections of oriental paintings and antiquities 1933–1963 Dept of Oriental Antiquities Gallery of Oriental Art British Museum exhibition of accessions to the collections of oriental paintings and antiquities 1933–1963: catalogue of exhibits. London: British Museum, 1964. Thirteen oil sketches c. 1820–30 by J.M.W. Turner Dept of Prints & Drawings Drawings by Raphael and his circle Dept of Prints & Drawings Italian Drawings in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum: Raphael and his Circle / Philip Pouncey and J. A. Gere. London: British Museum, 1962. Reviewed in The Times 4 December 1962 August Strindberg 1849–1912 Dept of Printed Books February 1962 Postage stamps of Queen Elizabeth II, 1952–1962 Dept of Printed Books 17 May–1 July 1962 Book of Common Prayer Dept of Printed Books September 1962 Lope de Vega 1562–1635 Dept of Printed Books King’s Library Lope de Vega 1562–1635: catalogue of an exhibition held in the King’s Library: September, 1962. London: British Museum, 1962. Cockin Collection of African art (loan exhibition, Mr. Barclay) Dept of Ethnography Exhibition of the Ardagh Chalice and the Tara Brooch from the National Museum, Dublin. Dept of British & Medieval Antiquities 1963 ‘Layard and his successors’ A retrospective exhibition for the 12th Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale, held in London Dept of Western Asiatic Antiquities Layard and his Successors: Assyrian explorations and discovery in the XXth century in the Assyrian basement. London: British Museum, 1963. March–April 1963 British Postage Stamps Stamps range from 1900–1963 Dept of Printed Books Books from the East (showing the wide range of languages and scripts used in Asia, as well as outstanding examples of manuscript illumination and miniature painting) Dept of Oriental Printed Books and Manuscripts King’s Library Books from the East: an exhibition of oriental manuscripts and printed books held in the King’s Library. London: British Museum, 1960. July–August 1960 The Royal Society Marks the tercentenary of the Royal Society Dept of Printed Books September–October 1960 Prince Henry the Navigator and Portuguese maritime enterprise Dept of Printed Books Prince Henry the Navigator and Portuguese maritime enterprise / R.A. Skelton. London: British Museum, 1960. Yoruba art (collected by Mr. Fagg) Dept of Ethnography King Charles II Marking the Restoration of Charles II Dept of Printed Books Ramsden Bindings Dept of Printed Books English Bookbinding Dept of Printed Books 1960–1962 Fifty years ago A selection of books published in 1910–1912 Dept of Printed Books 1961 Rabindranath Tagore centenary exhibition, 1861– 1941 Dept of Oriental Printed Books & Manuscripts Forgeries and deceptive copies A loan exhibition from private owners, other institutions and all departments of the British Museum Dept of Prints & Drawings An exhibition of forgeries and deceptive copies held in the Department of Prints and Drawings. London: British Museum, 1961. July–September 1961 The political scene 1901–14. 50th anniversary of the Parliament Act 1911 Dept of Printed Books The political scene 1901–14: an exhibition to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the Parliament Act, 1911: King’s Library 1961. London: British Museum, 1961. 1961–1962 Islamic art in India of the 16th and 17th centuries Dept of Oriental Antiquities 14 December 1961–30 January 1962 The Prince Consort Albert of Saxe-Coburg 1819–1861 A small exhibition consisting of books, manuscripts, medals, prints and drawings, music and bindings, to commemorate the death of the Prince Consort on 14th December 1861. King’s Library The Prince Consort Albert of Saxe-Coburg 1819–1861: an exhibition to commemorate the centenary of his death, December 14,1861: King’s Library 1961–62. London: British Museum, 1961. 1962 German Gothic and Renaissance prints Dept of Prints & Drawings July–August 1962 Oriental bookbindings and book covers An exhibition of 240 bindings and book covers in leather, silk, lacquered and painted wood, silver, gold and ivory, ranging from 8th century leather bindings of Coptic Egypt to publishers’ bindings of the present day Dept of Oriental Printed Books and Manuscripts King’s Library Oriental bookbindings and book covers. London: British Museum, 1962. Sketch books and albums of drawings Dept of Prints & Drawings Drawings from the Iolo Williams (1890–1962) Bequest Dept of Prints & Drawings
  • 18. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 18 1965 20 April–June 1965 Dante Alighieri, 1265–1321 Exhibition to mark the seventh centenary of the birth of Dante Alighieri Dept of Printed Books and Dept of Manuscripts Dante Alighieri, 1265–1321: exhibition to mark the seventh centenary of the poet’s birth. London: British Museum, 1965. Magna Carta: 750th Anniversary Dept of Printed Books and Dept of Manuscripts W.B. Yeats 1865–1939 Dept of Printed Books 4 May, 1965–19 February 1966 Henry Christy: a pioneer of anthropology (centenary exhibition) Dept of Ethnography King Edward VII Gallery Exhibition pamphlet: Henry Christy: a pioneer of anthropology / Adrian Digby. London: British Museum, 1965 23 September–31 October 1965 Bookbindings from the library of Jean Grolier Dept of Printed Books King’s Library Bookbindings from the Library of Jean Grolier: a loan exhibition, 23 September–31 October 1965 / H.M. Nixon. London: British Museum, 1965. 24 September 1965– History of the Library (early years) Dept of Printed Books 24 September–5 December 1965 English Book Illustrations c. 1481–1846 An exhibition held to mark the occasion of the Fourth International Congress of Bibliophiles (London, 1965) Dept of Printed Books King’s Library 30 October 1964–March 1965 Harunobu and his age: bicentenary of the perfection of colour printing An exhibition of Japanese woodcut colour printing up to the perfection of the art in 1764 Dept of Oriental Antiquities Free admission Harunobu and his age: the development of colour printing in Japan / D.B. Waterhouse. London: British Museum, 1964 19 December 1964–2 May 1965 William Hogarth 1697–1764 An exhibition of prints and drawings in honour of the bicentenary of the death of Hogarth Dept of Prints & Drawings Reviewed in The Times 12 January 1965 7 April–31 May 1964 The Virginia of Sir Walter Raleigh and John White: an exhibition of the Elizabethan artist’s drawings and related material Dept of Prints & Drawings Free admission Michelangelo Buonarrotti, 1475–1564 An exhibition to commemorate the 400th anniversary of his death Dept of Prints & Drawings Recent acquisitions 1960–1964 Dept of Prints & Drawings Exhibition of Masterpieces of Prehistoric Europe and Roman Britain Dept of British & Medieval Antiquities Early Christian Room 12 December 1963–29 February 1964 The Graphic work of Goya Including loans from the Prado Dept of Prints & Drawings The Graphic work of Goya: an exhibition of etchings and lithographs held in the Department of Prints & Drawings of the British Museum 12 December 1963 to 29th February 1964. London: British Museum, 1964. 1964 15 February–19 April 1964 Scientific discovery 1543–1963 Dept of Printed Books An exhibition to illustrate the part played by books and periodicals in disseminating scientific knowledge Dept of Printed Books King’s Library 23 April–12 July 1964 William Shakespeare 1564– 1616 and Christopher Marlowe 1564–1593 An exhibition of books, manuscripts and other illustrative material held in the King’s Library of the British Museum Dept of Printed Books William Shakespeare 1564–1616 and Christopher Marlowe 1564–1593: an exhibition of books, manuscripts and other illustrative material held in the King’s Library of the British Museum. London: British Museum, 1964. 17 July–30 August 1964 The mapping of Britain 13th to 19th centuries (organized to mark the International Geographical Congress held in London) Dept of Printed Books King’s Library Scare-devils from the Nicobar Islands Dept of Ethnography
  • 19. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 19 13 May–26 June 1966 Swedish Gold / Swedish Art and Craftsmanship in the Gold and Viking Ages Dept of British & Medieval Antiquities Free admission May–August 1966 10 British prime ministers Dept of Manuscripts June–November 1966 The Charles Francis Bell Bequest Charles Francis Bell 1871–1966 Dept of Prints & Drawings 5 July–5 September 1966 Asian Scripts Dept of Oriental Printed Books and Manuscripts A handbook of Asian Scripts / edited by R.F.Hosking and G.M. Meredith-Owens. London: British Museum, 1966. July–December 1966 Sir Arthur Sullivan MSS Dept of Manuscripts September–December 1966 Spanish Mapping Dept of Manuscripts 1966 1 January 1966–February 1967 Masterpieces from the Print Room Dept of Prints & Drawings January–April 1966 Agincourt Dept of Manuscripts February 1966 Turner watercolours from the R.W. Lloyd Bequest Dept of Prints & Drawings 21 February–11 April 1966 The mapping of Britain, 13th to 19th centuries This exhibition was supplemented by a display of ‘thematic’ or ‘special’ maps in the North Entrance of the Museum Map Room King’s Library History and Romance in Mughal India Dept of Oriental Antiquities Scandinavian acquisitions Dept of Printed Books 31 March 1966– The Central Highlands of New Guinea (material collected by Mr. Cranstone, British Museum Ethnographical Expedition) Dept of Ethnography Edward VII Gallery New Guinea: the Sepik head-waters, 1963–4 / B.A.L. Cranstone. London: British Museum, 1966. 29 April–25 September 1966 Screen painting (from Japan, China and Korea) Dept of Oriental Antiquities 15 October 1965–March 1966 The State of Asia in the 16th century on the eve of the European impact Dept of Oriental Antiquities Free admission 16 December 1965–29 January 1966 The Dead Sea Scrolls (an exhibition of Dead Sea scrolls lent by the Government of Jordan, with a selection of objects used in daily life by the desert community of Qumran Dept of Oriental Printed Books and Dept of Manuscripts Scrolls from the wilderness of the Dead Sea: a guide to the exhibition ‘The Dead Sea Scrolls of Jordan’ arranged by the Smithsonian Institution in cooperation with the Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Palestine Archaeological Museum. London: British Museum, 1965 7 May–26 September 1965 The Lion in Asia An exhibition of sculpture, paintings, and other representations of the lion in oriental art. Dept of Oriental Antiquities Free admission 17 July 1965–10 January 1966 Masterpieces from the Print Room An exhibition selected from the permanent collections of prints and drawings covering the XVth to the XIXth centuries Dept of Prints & Drawings Free admission
  • 20. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 20 1 December 1967–28 January 1968 Gilbert White of Selborne Exhibition of material from the Selborne Society, the Natural History Museum and the Dept of Manuscripts to commemorate the two hundredth anniversary of the meeting between Gilbert White and Thomas Pennant Dept of Manuscripts King’s Library 15 December 1967–3 June 1968 Campbell Dodgson, his Keepership and his Bequest 1867–1949 Dept of Prints & Drawings July–November 1967 Artists working in Parma in the Sixteenth Century (including Parmigianino and Corregio) Dept of Prints & Drawings Artists working in Parma in the Sixteenth Century: Correggio, Anselmi, Rondani, Gatti, Gambara, Orsi, Parmigianino, Bedoli, Bertoja / A.E. Popham. London: British Museum, 1967. 15 September 1967 onwards Classic art of Japan (7th to early 17th century) Dept of Oriental Antiquities 14 September–29 October 1967 Karl Marx in England Dept of Printed Books King’s Library Karl Marx in England: an exhibition to commemorate the centenary of the publication of Das Kapital, 14 September 1867. London: Printed by Just & Co., 1967. September–November 1967 The History of Paper Dept of Printed Books September–December 1967 Calais 1500–1558 Dept of Manuscripts 6 November–4 December 1967 The Literature of the Turkish Peoples Dept of Oriental Printed Books and Manuscripts The literature of the Turkish peoples: catalogue of an exhibition, 6th November to 4th December 1967. London: British Museum, 1967. 5 May–7 June 1967 Oskar Kokoschka: word and vision 1906–1966 Dept of Prints & Drawings Word and vision 1906–66: an exhibition of graphic work by Oskar Kokoschka illustrating literary works, his own, his contemporaries and the classics / Doris Winny. London: British Museum, 1967. May–August 1967 Chess Held in Grenville Library Dept of Manuscripts June–July 1967 Lithographs by Bonnard, Vuillard, and Toulouse-Lautrec Dept of Prints & Drawings 30 June–10 September 1967 Europe in Canada: an exhibition to commemorate the Dominion of Canada Dept of Printed Books King’s Library October 1966–January 1967 Netherlandish block books Dept of Printed Books 4 November 1966–4 January 1967 Music printing Dept of Printed Books November–December 1966 Recent acquisitions: 1964–66 Dept of Prints & Drawings 1967 Masterpieces of the Print Room Dept of Prints & Drawings 20 January–17 February 1967 Vinland Map A loan from Yale University with material from Department of Manuscripts Dept of Manuscripts and Map Room King’s Library 13 January–2 April 1967 John Galsworthy: 1867–1933 An exhibition to commemorate the centenary of the birth of John Galsworthy Dept of Printed Books and Dept of Manuscripts King’s Library January–April 1967 French Renaissance Illuminated MSS Dept of Manuscripts 8 March–2 April 1967 ‘The Evergreen Tree’: libraries for the people in Britain before 1850 An exhibition of books and prints drawn from the collections of the British Museum to mark National Library Week Dept of Printed Books King’s Library 17 March–3 September 1967 Chinese painting: the last 300 years Dept of Oriental Antiquities 28 April–25 June 1967 Poetry in the making: manuscripts of modern British poets acquired through the Arts Council Dept of Manuscripts Poetry in the making: catalogue of an exhibition of poetry manuscripts in the British Museum / Jenny Lewis. London: Turret Books for the Arts Council of Great Britain and the British Museum, 1967.
  • 21. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 21 26 June–11 August 1968 Sedgwick Bequest of Chinese art to four museums Dept of Oriental Antiquities June 1968 Sir Charles John Holmes 1868–1936 Dept of Prints & Drawings May–August 1968 The Trumpet Dept of Manuscripts 29 March–2 June 1968 Felix Slade collector and benefactor 1790–1868 An exhibition to mark the centenary of his death and his generous bequests to the British Museum Dept of Printed Books King’s Library 22 March–16 June 1968 Art of the Panjab Hills Dept of Oriental Antiquities 2 February–3 March 1968 Czech Incunabula Dept of Printed Books Czech incunabula: an exhibition to commemorate 500 years of printing in Czechoslovakia: King’s Library 2 February to 3 March 1968 / British Museum. London: British Museum, 1968. January–April 1968 Greeks and Franks Dept of Manuscripts 1968 Recent archaeological discoveries in East Yorkshire Dept of British & Medieval Antiquities
  • 22. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 22 20 September 1968–23 March 1969 The Origins of the landscape print ... the growth of landscape into a major form in the Japanese woodcut print Dept of Oriental Antiquities September–December 1968 The Album Amicorum Dept of Manuscripts 30 August–27 October 1968 The Surveyor’s craft An exhibition celebrating the twelfth meeting of the International Federation of Surveyors Dept of Printed Books 19 July–27 October 1968 Captain Cook’s first voyage round the world An exhibition to commemorate the bicentenary of first voyage of Captain Cook in 1768 Dept of Manuscripts and Dept of Ethnography King’s Library An exhibition to commemorate the bicentenary Captain Cook’s first voyage round the world. London: British Museum, 1968. 12 July–29 September 1968 Recent acquisitions 1967–1968 Dept of Prints & Drawings 12 July–29 September 1968 The César Mange de Hauke Bequest Dept of Prints & Drawings The César Mange de Hauke Bequest / P.H. Hulton. London: British Museum, 1968. 12 July–29 September 1968 Manuscripts and drawings from Bequest of Dr Eric George Millar Dept of Manuscripts and Dept of Prints & Drawings The Eric George Millar Bequest of manuscripts and drawings 1967: a commemorative volume. London: British Museum, 1968 (offprinted from the British Museum Quarterly). 5 July–29 November 1968 Masterpieces of glass in the British Museum (2000 BC to 1862 AD) British & Medieval Antiquities Masterpieces of glass: a selection / Donald B. Harden. London: British Museum, 1968.
  • 23. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 23 9–23 February 1969 Turner water-colours from the R.W. Lloyd Bequest Dept of Prints & Drawings 1 February–13 April 1969 Wilkes and Liberty: bicentenary of the expulsion of John Wilkes from House of Commons Dept of Printed Books King’s Library Wilkes and Liberty: an exhibition to commemorate the bicentenary of the expulsion of John Wilkes from House of Commons and the subsequent constitutional struggle. London: British Museum, 1969. 1 February–13 April 1969 The Lullingstone wall plaster An aspect of Christianity in Roman Britain Dept of Prehistoric & Romano- British Antiquities January–April 1969 Flemish Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts Dept of Manuscripts 1969 500th anniversary of Guru Nanak, founder of the Sikhs Dept of Oriental Printed Books and Manuscripts 13 December 1968–26 January 1969 Children’s Books from the 17th to the 19th century Includes material lent by Publishers’ Association and Children’s Book Centre Kensington Dept of Printed Books Children’s books: an exhibition of early children’s books. London: British Museum, 1968. 27 November 1968–31 January 1969 Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720–1778), his predecessors and his heritage Dept of Prints & Drawings Giovanni Battista Piranesi: his predecessors and his heritage. London: British Museum, 1968. 16 October–30 November 1968 Egypt Exploration Society’s recent discoveries in Egypt and the Sudan (British Museum in conjunction with the Society) Dept of Egyptian Antiquities Exhibition of recent discoveries in Egypt and the Sudan. London: Egypt Exploration Society, 1968.
  • 24. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 24 6 June–31 August 1969 Desiderius Erasmus 1469–1536 Dept of Printed Books May–August 1969 Love letters Dept of Manuscripts 12 May–8 June 1969 The Arts of the First Farmers Balkan Neolithic material loaned by the National Museum of Belgrade Dept of Prehistoric & Romano- British Antiquities The arts of the first farmers / Colin Renfrew. Sheffield: Sheffield City Museums, 1972. 2 May–21 September 1969 Chinese paintings acquired through the Brooke Sewell Fund Dept of Oriental Antiquities 10 April–29 June 1969 Greek gods and heroes Dept of Greek & Roman Antiquities 3rd Vase Room Greek gods and heroes: guide and catalogue /Ann Birchall and P.E. Corbett. London: British Museum, 1969. April–June 1969 Trans Atlantic flights Dept of Printed Books 20 March–11 May 1969 The Late Etchings of Rembrandt: an Arts Council Exhibition Dept of Prints & Drawings The Late Etchings of Rembrandt: a study in the development of a print / catalogue notes and introduction by Christopher White. London: [Arts Council], 1969. 20 March–20 April 1969 The Dexter Collection of the Works of Charles Dickens Dept of Printed Books
  • 25. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 25 1 November 1969–January 1970 High Lodge The British Museum excavation and the earliest pre-history in East Anglia Dept of Prehistoric & Romano- British Antiquities 22 October–18 November 1969 Recent Acquisitions 1969 Dept of Prints & Drawings 10 October 1969–February 1970 Persian painting in the seventeenth century Dept of Oriental Antiquities 15 September–26 October 1969 Mahatma Gandhi: a hundred years An exhibition to commemorate the centenary of the birth of Gandhi Dept of Oriental Printed Books and Manuscripts King’s Library The British Museum exhibition: Mahatma Gandhi: a hundred years: King’s Library. [London]: British Museum, [1969] 1 September 1969–18 January 1970 Uses of statistics: political arithmetic, statistics and archaeology An exhibition to celebrate the 37th session of the International Statistical Institute, London, 1969 Dept of Printed Books and Dept of Prehistoric & Romano-British Antiquities North Entrance hall Free admission September–December 1969 Astrology Dept of Manuscripts 13 June–28 September 1969 Royal Academy Draughtsmen 1769–1969 Dept of Prints & Drawings Royal Academy Draughtsmen 1769–1969 / Andrew Wilton. London: British Museum, 1969. June–August 1969 and all of 1970 Selection of maps from collection of Royal United Service Institution Dept of Manuscripts and Map Room
  • 26. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 26 28 November 1970–28 February 1971 Beethoven 1770–1827: a bicentenary exhibition at the British Museum Dept of Printed Books and Dept of Manuscripts Free admission Beethoven 1770–1827: catalogue of an exhibition held in the King’s Library 28 November 1970 to 28 February 1971 / Alexander Hyatt King. London: British Museum, 1970. 25 September–8 November 1970 Comenius, the teacher of nations 1592–1670 Dept of Printed Books Comenius, the teacher of nations: a guide to the exhibition commemorating the tercentenary of Comenius’ death / Dalibor B. Chrastek. London: British Museum, 1970. September–December 1970 St Thomas Becket c. 1118–1170 Dept of Manuscripts 5 June–13 September 1970 Charles Dickens 1812–1870 Material exhibited from the Depts of Printed Books, Manuscripts and Prints & Drawings and included a display of stamps issued to mark the centenary of Dickens’ death Dept of Printed Books May–August 1970 Codes and ciphers Dept of Manuscripts 6 March–26 May 1970 Dutch Clandestine Printing 1940–1945: a commemorative exhibition Dept of Printed Books March–May 1970 Lenin Dept of Printed Books 1970 January–April 1970 The Englishman Abroad Dept of Manuscripts
  • 27. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 27 15 December, 1970–August 1971 Javanese Shadow Puppets: the Raffles Collection in the British Museum. Dept of Ethnography Javanese shadow puppets / Jeune Scott-Kemball. London: British Museum, 1970. 15 December, 1970–August 1971 The Raffles Gamelan: a Javanese orchestra Dept of Ethnography The ‘Raffles Gamelan’: a historical note / ed. William Fagg with a biographical note by Douglas Barrett. London: British Museum, 1970. 15 December, 1970–August, 1971 The Tribal Image: wooden figure sculpture of the world Dept of Ethnography The Tribal Image: wooden figure sculpture of the world / William Fagg. London: British Museum. 1970. 15 December, 1970–27 January, 1973 Turquoise Mosaics from Mexico Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind Turquoise Mosaics from Mexico / Elizabeth Carmichael. London: British Museum, 1970. 15 December, 1970–May, 1973 Spinning and Weaving in Palestine Dept of Ethnography Spinning and Weaving in Palestine / Shelagh Weir. London: British Museum, 1970. 15 December, 1970–May, 1973 Arab Costumes of Palestine Dept of Ethnography 15 December, 1970–August, 1972 Sir Hans Sloane and Ethnography Dept of Ethnography Sir Hans Sloane and ethnography /the late H.J. Braunholtz; with a note by Sir Gavin de Beer; edited with a foreword by William Fagg. London: British Museum, 1970. November 1970–January 1971 Christmas stamps Dept of Manuscripts
  • 28. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 28 5 March–26 June 1971 Pre-Columbian art from El Salvador Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind January–April 1971 Portugal and the Orient Dept of Manuscripts 15 January–28 March 1971 Treasures from Romania Loan from Bucharest Dept of Medieval & Later Antiquities Treasures from Romania: a special exhibition held at the British Museum January–March 1971. London: British Museum, 1971. 1971 Recent acquisitions Dept of Printed Books 15 December, 1970–27 January 1974 Hunters and gatherers: the nomadic Hadza of East Africa Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind Hunters and gatherers: the nomadic Hadza of East Africa / James Woodburn. London: British Museum, 1970. See previous entry15 December, 1970–14 October 1973 Divine Kingship in Africa Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind Divine Kingship in Africa / William Fagg. London: British Museum, 1970. 15 December, 1970–November 1976 The Potter’s Art in Africa Dept of Ethnography The Potter’s Art in Africa / William Fagg. London: British Museum, 1970.
  • 29. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 29 23 September–8 October 1971 Art Treasures from the Japanese Imperial Collections A selection of paintings and calligraphy lent by His Majesty the Emperor of Japan to mark his state visit to Great Britain in October 1971. Dept of Oriental Antiquities Oriental Gallery II July–October 1971 Marcel Proust Dept of Printed Books 30 July–3 October 1971 Classical Sites and Monuments An exhibition of drawings of classical sites and monuments in Italy, Greece, and the Near East Free admission Dept of Greek & Roman Antiquities and Dept of Prints & Drawings Free admission Classical Sites and Monuments / Andrew Wilton. London: British Museum, 1971. 30 July–3 October 1971 Maya sculpture and pottery from Mexico The Manuel Barbachano Ponce Collection Dept of Ethnography Maya sculpture and pottery from Mexico: the Manuel Barbachano Ponce Collection: a loan exhibition arranged with the collaboration of the Mexican National Tourist Council. London: British Museum, 1971. 8 July–3 October 1971 Stanley Morison 1889–1967: a portrait Dept of Printed Books Free admission Stanley Morison: a portrait: catalogue of an exhibition. London: British Museum, 1971. May–August 1971 Renaissance handwriting Dept of Manuscripts April 1971 The Art of Burma Dept of Oriental Printed Books & Manuscripts 19 March–23 May 1971 The Siege of Paris and the Commune 1870–71: a centenary exhibition Dept of Printed Books King’s Library The Siege of Paris and the Commune 1870–71: a centenary exhibition: the King’s Library, the British Museum 19 March–23 May 1971. London: British Museum, 1971.
  • 30. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 30 January–April 1972 Baroque Illuminated Manuscripts Departmental display Dept of Manuscripts 1972 21 January–5 March 1972 Chinese art from the collection of HM Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden Dept of Oriental Antiquities Oriental Gallery II 40,000 visitors Chinese art from the collection of HM Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden / Bo Gyllensvard. [London]: British Museum, 1972. 19 November 1971–July 1972 Village arts of Romania An exhibition lent by the Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries, Bucharest Village arts of Romania: an exhibition lent by the Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries, Bucharest / Gheorghe Focsa. London: British Museum, 1971. Dept of Ethnography 12 November 1971–30 January 1972 Cooking in the Orient An exhibition of books and utensils Dept of Oriental Printed Books and Manuscripts 29 October 1971–30 January 1972 Royal Persia: a commemoration of Cyrus the Great and his successors 2500th anniversary of the Iranian Monarchy Depts of Oriental Printed Books and Manuscripts, Oriental Antiquities, and Coins & Medals King’s Library Royal Persia: a commemoration of Cyrus the Great and his successors. London: British Museum, 1971. 15 October 1971–29 February 1972 The Graphic Work of Albrecht Durer An exhibition of prints and drawings and related material in celebration of the five hundredth anniversary of the master’s birth in 1471 Dept of Prints & Drawings The graphic work of Albrecht Durer: an exhibition of drawings and prints in commemoration of the quincentenary of his birth. London: British Museum, 1971. 1 October–31 December 1971 Midianite Timna: valley of the biblical copper mines A loan exhibition from Israel Dept of Western Asiatic Antiquities Midianite Timna: valley of the biblical copper mines: an archaeological exhibition from the excavations in the Timna Valley (Israel) 1964–70. London: Thames & Hudson, 1971. September–December 1971 Francis Place Dept of Manuscripts
  • 31. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 31 June–July 1972 Publication of the first edition of the Portuguese epic poem ‘Os Luciadas’by Camoens Dept of Printed Books and Dept of Manuscripts 4 June–December 1972 Five Hundred Years of the Printed Map This exhibition commemorated the publication in 1472 of the first printed map in the western world. Map Room North Entrance of the British Museum May–August 1972 Early Anglo-Russian Relations Departmental display Dept of Manuscripts 19 May–9 July 1972 Modern English bindings Departmental display Dept of Printed Books 28 April–31 August 1972 Modern Prints and Drawings and Other Recent Acquisitions 1967–1972 Dept of Prints & Drawings An exhibition of modern prints and drawings and other recent acquisitions 1967–1972 / British Museum Dept of Prints & Drawings. London: British Museum, 1972. 25 April–11 June 1972 In Pursuit of Antiquity: Chinese paintings of the Ming and Ch’ing dynasties from the collection of Mr and Mrs Earl Morse Exhibition included an examination in some detail of the career of the Chinese 17th century painter, Wang Hui (1632–1717) Dept of Oriental Antiquities 20,000 visitors See previous entry Dept of Egyptian Antiquities 1,694,117 visitors Treasures of Tutankhamun: catalogue of an exhibition held at the British Museum 1972 / I.E.S Edwards. London: British Museum 1972. Treasures of Tutankhamun: sponsored by the Trustees of the British Museum, The Times and the Sunday Times: held at the British Museum 1972. London: Rainbird, 1972. 30 March–30 December 1972 (extended) Treasures of Tutankhamun Exhibition to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun by the Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter A loan exhibition from the Department of Antiquities of the Arab Republic of Egypt sponsored by the Trustees of the British Museum, The Times and the Sunday Times.
  • 32. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 32 29 September–15 December 1972 Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958) Exhibition to mark the centenary of the birth of Ralph Vaughan Williams Dept of Printed Books and Dept of Manuscripts King’s Library Ralph Vaughan Williams 1872–1958: a guide to the centenary exhibition in the British Museum. London: British Museum, 1972. September–December 1972 The Englishman at Home Departmental display Dept of Manuscripts August 1972 Polo miniatures from Persian and Mughal Manuscripts Dept of Oriental Printed Books and Manuscripts The Hamilton Collection: a bicentenary exhibition. London: British Museum 1972. 18 August–29 October 1972 The Hamilton Collection: a bicentenary exhibition To commemorate the acquisition by the British Museum in 1772 of the vast collection of antiquities formed by William Hamilton during his early years as British Envoy Extraordinary to the Court of Naples. Dept of Greek & Roman Antiquities Rooms 10 and 11 (Greek & Roman ground floor galleries) 21 July–29 October 1972 Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1772–1834 Exhibition to mark the bicentenary of the birth of Samuel Taylor Coleridge Dept of Printed Books and Dept of Manuscripts King’s Library Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1722–1834: catalogue of an exhibition in the King’s Library, 21 July–29 October 1972. London: British Museum, 1972. 23 June–31 August, 1972 Manding: focus on an African civilisation Organized by SOAS to coincide with a conference held in the SOAS of the University of London Dept of Ethnography Manding art and civilisation / ed. Guy Atkins. London: Studio International, 1972. 23 June 1972–28 February 1982 The Aborigines of Australia Dept of Ethnography Room 10 Burlington Gardens The Australian Aborigines / B.A.L. Cranstone. London: British Museum, 1972.
  • 33. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 33 1973 Until 14 October 1973 Music in Britain in the Twentieth Century An exhibition of autograph musical scores and letters of composers Dept of Manuscripts Bible Room 27 October 1972–31 May 1973 (extended) The Art of Drawing, 11000 BC–AD 1900: man’s achievement as a draughtsman over a period of some 129 centuries Dept of Prints & Drawings Prints & Drawings Gallery The art of drawing. London: British Museum, 1972. October 1972–January 1973 Sir Thomas Phillipps Centenary exhibition Dept of Manuscripts 6 October 1972–June 1973 The Raffles Gamelan a Javanese orchestra (re-mounted) Dept of Ethnography 6 October 1972–May 1973 (extended) Malay shadow puppets: the Wayang Siam of Kelantan Dept of Ethnography 6 October, 1972–January 1975 The Tribal Image: wooden figure sculpture of the world (re-mounted) Dept of Ethnography 6 October–10 December 1972 Eskimo sculpture: masterworks of the Canadian Arctic Dept of Ethnography Rooms 4 & 5 Burlington Gardens Reviewed in The Times 10 October 1972 6 October 1972–4 September 1977 Eskimo art in the British Museum Dept of Ethnography Room 1 Burlington Gardens
  • 34. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 34 May–August 1973 The Royal Society 1660–1760 Dept of Manuscripts 14 April–30 June 1973 The Seligman Collection of Chinese art Dept of Oriental Antiquities Loan 15 February–25 April 1973 Molière, 1622–1673 An exhibition to commemorate the death of Molière, displaying a selection of early printed and fine illustrated editions, supplemented by portraits, drawings and engravings showing Molière as a dramatist and as a servant of Louis XIV. Dept of Printed Books King’s Library 2 February–1 May 1973 Copernicus and the New Astronomy: a commemorative exhibition Dept of Printed Books King’s Library Copernicus and the new astronomy: a commemorative exhibition in the British Museum 2 February to 1 May 1973 / Hanna Swiderska and Sarah Tyacke. London: British Museum, 1973. 20 January–31 July 1973 George Smith and the Discovery of the Flood Legend Dept of Western Asiatic Antiquities January–April 1973 Europe’s Carolingian Background Dept of Manuscripts 4 January–30 March 1973 The Hanoverian Accession in its European Context Dept of Printed Books Bicentenary of the birth of Thomas Young in 1773 Dept of Egyptian Antiquities
  • 35. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 35 28 August, 1973–26 October 1975 The Gonds of Central India Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind Rooms 2 and 3 Burlington Gardens The Gonds of Central India / Shelagh Weir. London: British Museum Press, 1973 10 August–30 December 1973 Oriental cartography Dept of Printed Books 6 July–28 October 1973 Oriental Manuscripts Dept of Oriental Printed Books and Manuscripts King’s Library Oriental Manuscripts: an exhibition of oriental manuscripts in the Department of Oriental Printed Books and Manuscripts in the British Museum. London: British Museum, 1973. 29 June–31 December 1973 Netherlandish Prints and Drawings: Van Eyck to Breughel Dept of Prints & Drawings 15 June–30 September, 1973 Antiquities of Libya Organized in collaboration with the Society for Libyan Studies Dept of Greek & Roman Antiquities Room 11 on mezzanine of Greek & Roman Antiquities’ new galleries Antiquities of Libya: an exhibition jointly organised by the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities of the British Museum and the Society for Libyan Studies. London: British Museum, 1973 11 June–22 July 1973 600 years of the Anglo- Portuguese Alliance A historical exhibition, commemorating the signing of the treaty of alliance on 16 June 1373 and contributing to the programme of events celebrating its sixth centenary in both Portugal and England. Dept of Manuscripts Bible Room 600 years of the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance: catalogue of an exhibition at the British Museum. London: British Museum, 1973. 14 May–11 July 1973 Alessandro Manzoni, 1785– 1873 An exhibition to mark the centenary of Manzoni’s death, including early editions and illustrations of Manzoni’s works. Dept of Printed Books King’s Library 4 May–2 September 1973 RL 50 – Research Laboratory Golden Jubilee An exhibition to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Museum’s Research Laboratory Research Laboratory British Museum North End, former Ethnography Gallery 92,894 visitors
  • 36. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 36 24 April–1 September 1974 The Iron Brush: Chinese rubbings from engraved stones Dept of Oriental Antiquities 1974 1 February–31 December, 1974 Chinese and Japanese Maps Dept of Oriental Antiquities and British Library Chinese and Japanese maps: an exhibition organised by the British Library at the British Museum 1 February–31 December 1974 / Yolande Jones. London: British Museum Press, 1974. Until 5 March 1974 Sir Frederic Madden (1801– 1873) To commemorate the centenary of the death of Sir Frederic Madden, Keeper of Manuscripts at the British Museum from 1837 to 1866. Bible Room Dept of Manuscripts 2 October–2 December, 1973 The Garner Collection of Chinese and associated lacquerware Collection of Chinese and associated lacquer from the Yuan Dynasty (1279–1368 ad) to the 19th century formed by Sir Harry and Lady Garner. Dept of Oriental Antiquities Oriental Gallery II Chinese and associated lacquer from the Garner Collection. London: British Museum, 1973. c. September, 1973–27 September, 1975 From the Five Continents Dept of Ethnography September–December 1973 Robert Curzon 1810–1873 Dept of Manuscripts 1 September 1973–30 September 1975 The British and the Maya Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind The British and the Maya / Elizabeth Carmichael. London: British Museum, 1973. 1973–30 September 1975 The Maya Maya art and archaeology, demonstrated by the greater part of the Ethnography Department’s Maya collections. Dept of Ethnography Maya hieroglyphs without tears / Eric Thompson. London: British Museum, 1972.
  • 37. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 37 30 July–27 October 1974 The Written Word on Papyrus Dept of Egyptian Antiquities and the British Library The written word on papyrus: an exhibition held in the British Museum 30 July–27 October 1974 / T.S. Pattie and E.G. Turner. London: British Museum, 1974. 2 July–29 September 1974 Modern literary manuscripts: acquired with the aid of the Arts Council of Great Britain British Library Dept of Manuscripts King’s Library Modern literary manuscripts: acquired with the aid of the Arts Council of Great Britain / catalogue compiled by W.H. Kelliher. London: British Museum for the British Library Board, 1974. 14 June–15 September 1974 Petrarch: poet and humanist, 1304–74. British Library Bible Room Petrarch: poet and humanist, 1304–74: a catalogue of an exhibition held in the Bible Room, British Museum 14 June to 15 September 1974 / organized by the British Library. London: British Museum, 1974. 31 May 1974–31 August 1981 Yoruba Religious Cults Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind 31 May 1974–23 June 1985 The Solomon Islanders Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind Room 11 Burlington Gardens The Solomon Islanders /Dorota Starzecka and B. Cranstone. London: British Museum, 1974. 24 May–1 September 1974 English Restoration bookbindings: Samuel Mearne and his contemporaries A celebration of 1660 to 1700 as the golden age of English bookbinding. Exhibits from the British Library and the Henry Davis Gift. British Library King’s Library English Restoration Bookbindings: Samuel Mearne and his contemporaries / Howard M. Nixon. London: British Museum Press for the British Library, 1974. 19 May–9 July 1974 Modern English bookbindings British Library 24 April–30 June 1974 Auden poems / Moore lithographs (mounted in co-operation with the Petersburg Press) Dept of Prints & Drawings and British Library Prints & Drawings Gallery 33,684 visitors Auden poems / Moore lithographs: an exhibition of a book dedicated by Henry Moore to W. H. Auden with related drawings. London: British Museum and Petersburg Press, 1974.
  • 38. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 38 14 February–1 June 1975 The Painting of the Panjab Hills Dept Oriental Antiquities 97,037 visitors Drawings by Michelangelo: in the collection of Her Majesty the Queen at Windsor Castle, the Ashmolean Museum, the British Museum and other English collections. London: British Museum Press, 1975. 7 February–27 April 1975 Michelangelo Drawings A celebration of the five- hundredth anniversary of the artist’s birth. The exhibition assembled drawings in the collection of Her Majesty the Queen at Windsor Castle, the Ashmolean Museum, the British Museum and other English collections. Dept of Prints & Drawings 250,000 visitors 1975 17 January–16 March 1975 The Greek Illyrian Treasures from Yugoslavia from the National Museum, Belgrade Dept of Greek & Roman Antiquities 46,823 visitors 21 December 1974–29 June 1975 Prehistoric flint mines: Grime’s Graves Dept of Prehistoric & Romano- British Antiquities and Dept of Scientific Research 135,716 visitors 8 November 1974–19 January 1975 John Milton 1608–1674 British Library 16 Sept 1974–January 1975 The Art of Tibet Dept of Oriental Antiquities 39,059 visitors 2 August–31 December 1974 Portrait drawings XV–XX centuries Dept of Prints & Drawings Prints & Drawings Gallery 119,444 visitors Portrait drawings XV–XX centuries: an exhibition held in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum, 2nd August to 31st December 1974. London: British Museum, 1974.
  • 39. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 39 6 June–31 August 1975 Thomas Mann 1875–1955 Marking the centenary of Mann’s birth. British Library King’s Library Thomas Mann 1875–1955: a British Library Exhibition at the British Museum 6 June–31 August 1975. London: British Library, 1975. 28 May 1975–c. August 1983 Turquoise Mosaics from Mexico Dept of Ethnography 28 May 1975–20 June 1978 The Tribal Eye Organized in conjunction with BBC 2 series of the same name. Dept of Ethnography May–July 1975 El Dorado: Columbian gold Dept of Ethnography See previous entry9 May 1975–18 January 1976 Turner in the British Museum Dept of Prints & Drawings Prints & Drawings Gallery 585,046 visitors Turner in the British Museum: drawings and watercolours: catalogue of an exhibition at the Prints and Drawings Department of the British Museum / Andrew Wilton. London: British Museum Press, 1975. Spring 1975 Textiles from Baluchistan Dept of Ethnography 14 February–1 June 1975 The Addis Collection of Chinese Porcelain Dept of Oriental Antiquities
  • 40. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 40 12 December 1975–c. August 1983 Treasures from the Ethnographic Collections Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind 12 December 1975–23 June 1985 Hawaii Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind 2 December 1975–29 February 1976 Jane Austen, 1775–1817 British Library King’s Library Jane Austen 1775–1817: catalogue of an exhibition held in the King’s Library, British Library Reference Division / John Barr and W.H. Kelliher. London: British Museum Press for the British Library, 1975. 25 November 1975–5 January 1976 Churchill: the writer An exhibition to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Winston Churchill British Library 17 September–16 November 1975 The World of Franklin and Jefferson Commemoration of the Franklin / Jefferson Bicentenary Dept of Prints & Drawings / Loan 129,240 visitors The world of Franklin and Jefferson: an exhibition: designed by the Office of Charles and Ray Eames for the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration. [s.l.]: [s.n.], 1975 20 June–5 October 1975 Tang Buddhist Painting A selection from the Aurel Stein collection. Oriental Gallery II Dept of Oriental Antiquities 61,730 visitors 26 September 1975–c. January 1986 2,000 years of coins and medals Dept of Coins and Medals 2,000 years of coins and medals /J.P.C.Kent. London: British Museum, 1978 7 November 1975–4 January 1976 Sung and Yuan Paintings from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York A loan exhibition of the C.C. Wang Collection Dept of Oriental Antiquities Sung and Yuan paintings, Wen Fong with catalogue by Marilyn Fu. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1973.
  • 41. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 41 16 January–28 March 1976 Japanese Paintings and Prints of the Maruyama-Shijo School Dept of Oriental Antiquities 1976 8 January–28 March 1976 Thracian treasures from Bulgaria Loan from Sofia / People’s Republic of Bulgaria Dept of Greek & Roman Antiquities Special Exhibitions Gallery 424,465 visitors Thracian treasures from Bulgaria / I. Venedikov, adapted by R.A. Higgins. London: British Museum, 1976. 6 May–11 July 1976 Isfahan, City of Light World of Islam Festival Dept of Oriental Antiquities Isfahan, city of light: an exhibition guide / organized by the Ministry of Culture and Arts of Iran in association with the World of Islam Festival. Teheran: Ministry of Culture and Arts of Iran, 1976. 13 April–11 July 1976 Paintings from the Muslim Courts of India Dept of 16th to 17th centuries AD World of Islam Festival Dept of Oriental Antiquities Reviewed in The Times 21 April 1976 Paintings from the Muslim Courts of India: an exhibition held in the Prints and Drawings Gallery, British Museum 13 April to 11 July 1976 / R.H. Pinder-Wilson. London: World of Islam Festival, 1976. See previous entry10 April 1976–17 September 1978 Nomad and City: the Bedouin, the City of Sana’a, the City of Fez World of Islam Festival Dept of Ethnography City of San’a: nomad and city exhibition / ed. James Kirkman. Cambridge: World of Islam Festival, 1976. 13 February–28 March 1976 Spanish Drawings from the Seventeenth to the Nineteenth Centuries Dept of Prints & Drawings 13 February–28 March 1976 Recent acquisitions Dept of Prints & Drawings
  • 42. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 42 31 January–February 1978 African masks Dept of Ethnography 1977 21 January–26 June 1977 Claude Lorrain: the Liber Veritatis Dept of Prints & Drawings Prints & Drawings Gallery 132,198 visitors Claude Lorrain Liber Veritatis / Michael Kitson. London: British Museum, 1978. 15 December 1976–31 January 1977 Masks from Mexico A loan exhibition from Mexico from the collection of Victor José Moya Dept of Ethnography Masks from Mexico: a loan exhibition by the Mexican Government: from the collection of Victor José Moya. London: British Museum, 1976. See previous entry 12 November 1976–1 February 1977 Jewellery through 7000 years Inter-departmental 227,393 visitors Jewellery through 7000 years. London: British Museum, 1976. 27 August 1976–c. October 1978 The Inverarity Collection: Indian art from the North West Coast of America Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind 22 June–12 September 1976 Netsuke: the miniature sculpture of Japan Dept of Oriental Antiquities Oriental Gallery III 3 June–30 August 1976 Tolstoi Exhibition on loan from Soviet Museums British Library Special Exhibitions Gallery of the British Museum Tolstoi: a loan exhibition from Soviet Museums presented by the British Library held in the Special Exhibitions Gallery of the British Museum. London: British Museum Press, 1976.
  • 43. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 43 29 July 1977–15 January 1978 Chinese Paintings of the Ching Dynasty 1644–1912 Dept of Oriental Antiquities Gallery II 14 July–30 October 1977 Rubens Drawings and Sketches Dept of Prints & Drawings 231,039 visitors Reviewed in The Times 17 August 1977 Rubens Drawings and Sketches: catalogue of an exhibition at the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum / John Rowlands. London: British Museum Press, 1977. 15 May 1977 The Nimrud Ivories Dept of Western Asiatic Antiquities 6 May–24 July 1977 A Royal Jubilee Exhibition British Museum & British Library Free admittance A Royal Heritage. London: British Museum, 1977. 1 April–1 October 1977 Wealth of the Roman World: gold and silver AD 300–700 Inter-departmental & loan exhibition Paid admission 162,180 visitors Wealth of the Roman World: gold and silver ad 300–700 / J.P.C. Kent and. K.S. Painter.London: British Museum, 1977. 18 March 1977–20 August 1979 Bulgarian village arts: objects selected from a collection donated by the Bulgarian Committee for Art and Culture Dept of Ethnography Bulgarian village arts: a temporary exhibition of objects selected from a collection donated by the Bulgarian Committee for Art and Culture. London: Museum of Mankind, 1977. 16 February 1977–2 May 1978 The Otavalo Indians of Ecuador Dept of Ethnography 4 February–19 June 1977 Japanese Paintings and Prints – the Schools of Ganku and Buncho¯ Dept of Oriental Antiquities Oriental Gallery II
  • 44. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 44 March–9 June 1978 Headdresses from Romania Dept of Ethnography – loan from Bucharest 9 February–14 May 1978 Painting of Rajasthan Dept of Oriental Antiquities Gallery II 1978 February 1978 onwards African textiles Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind Museum of Mankind Room 13 December 1977–June 1978 Slavonic Manuscripts from the British Museum and Library British Museum and British Library Slavonic Manuscripts from the British Museum and Library / Ivan Dujcev. London: British Library, 1978. 9 December 1977–3 December 1978 Smoking Pipes of the North American Indians Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind Smoking Pipes of the North American Indians / J.C.H. King. London: British Museum Press, 1977. 2 December 1977–February 1978 Animals in Art Inter-departmental and British Library and World Wildlife Fund Special Exhibitions Gallery 138,583 visitors Reviewed in The Times 13 December 1977 Animals in Art / Jessica Rawson. London: British Museum Press, 1977. 25 November 1977–12 March 1978 French Landscape Drawings and Sketches of the Eighteenth Century Selected by the Cabinet des Dessins of the Louvre Dept of Prints & Drawings Prints & Drawings Gallery 69,753 visitors French Landscape Drawings and Sketches of the Eighteenth Century: catalogue of a loan exhibition from the Louvre and other French museums at the Department of Prints and Drawings. London: British Museum Press, 1977. 25 August–4 December 1977 Sir Francis Drake: an exhibition to commemorate Francis Drake’s voyage around the world, 1577–1580 British Library, King’s Library Sir Francis Drake: an exhibition to commemorate Francis Drake’s voyage around the world, 1577–1580 / British Library. London: British Museum Publications for the British Library, 1977.
  • 45. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 45 19 October 1978–11 March 1979 (extended) Gainsborough and Reynolds in the British Museum Dept of Prints & Drawings 114,406 visitors Gainsborough and Reynolds in the British Museum: the drawings of Gainsborough and Reynolds with a survey of mezzotints after their paintings and a study of Reynolds’ collection of Old Master drawing / T. Clifford, A. Griffiths and M. Royalton-Kisch. London: British Museum, 1978 19 October 1978–14 January 1979 Myth and ceremony in Islamic Painting Dept of Oriental Antiquities Free admittance 43,988 visitors Myth and ceremony in Islamic Painting / J.M. Rogers. [London]: British Museum, [1978]. 18 August–13 November 1978 Colossus Dept of Greek & Roman Antiquities in connection with the 11th International Congress of Classical Archaeology in London Special Exhibitions Gallery 9 August–22 October 1978 Officina Bodoni: books printed by Giovanni Mardersteig 1923–1977 British Library King’s Library The Officina Bodoni, Montagnola, Verona: books printed by Giovanni Mardersteig on the hand press 1923–1977 / John Barr. London: British Library, 1978. 4 August–31 October 1978 Art of the Brazilian Indians Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind 8 June–24 September 1978 A Dream of Fair Women: Japanese Paintings and Prints of the Ukiyoe School Dept of Oriental Antiquities Oriental Gallery II A Dream of fair women: Japanese paintings and prints of the Ukiyoe School: catalogue of an exhibition at the British Museum Oriental Gallery, 8 June–24 September 1978. London: British Museum, 1978. 4 May–27 August 1978 Heraldry: British heraldry from its origins to c. 1800 British Museum & British Library Special Exhibitions Gallery 262,183 visitors British heraldry from its origins to c. 1800 / Richard Marks and Ann Payne. London: British Museum Publications, 1978. 30 March–1 October 1978 From Manet to Toulouse Lautrec: French lithographs, 1860–1900 Dept of Prints & Drawings Prints and Drawings Gallery 355,635 visitors From Manet to Toulouse Lautrec: French lithographs, 1860–1900 / Frances Carey and Antony Griffiths, London: British Museum Press, 1978.
  • 46. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 46 21 February–September 1979 Art from Ghana: selection of material from the Barclay Armitage Collection Dept of Ethnography 15 February 1979–29 September 1980 Captain Cook in the South Seas Dept of Ethnography and British Library 17 January 1979–1 October 1982 Moche pottery from Peru Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind 1979 1979–1980 David Garrick 1717–1779 Bicentenary exhibition British Library The Hull Grundy Catalogue of Medals: a catalogue of the medals and plaquettes presented by Professor and Mrs John Hull Grundy and included in the exhibition of ‘The Jewellers Art’. London: British Museum, 1978. 13 December 1978–16 May 1979 The Jeweller’s art: the Hull Grundy Gift Dept of Medieval & Later Antiquities 167,024 visitors The Jeweller’s art: an introduction to the Hull Grundy Gift to the British Museum / Hugh Tait and Charlotte Gere. London: British Museum Publications, 1978. 24 November 1978–October 1979 Ashanti Goldweights Dept of Ethnography 16 November 1978–11 March 1979 Frozen tombs: the culture and art of the ancient tribes of Siberia A loan exhibition from the Hermitage Dept of Prehistoric & Romano- British Antiquities Frozen tombs: the culture and art of the ancient tribes of Siberia. London: British Museum Press, 1978.
  • 47. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 47 22 November 1979–16 March 1980 Cyprus BC: 7,000 years of history Loaned by the Government of the Republic of Cyprus Dept of Greek & Roman Antiquities New Wing Gallery 113,701 visitors Antiquities from Cyprus / ed. Veronica Tatton-Brown. London: British Museum Press, 1979. 4 October 1979–13 January 1980; 31 January–27 April 1980 Portraits of the East Dept of Oriental Antiquities 85,755 visitors Portraits of the East. London: British Museum, 1980. [10 page handlist] 27 September 1979–13 January 1980 The Century of Rubens and Rembrandt: seventeenth century Dutch and Flemish Drawings from The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York Dept of Prints & Drawings Prints & Drawings Gallery Free admission 77,875 visitors The century of Rubens and Rembrandt: seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish drawings from the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York: 27 September 1979 to 13 January 1980. London: British Museum, 1979. 19 September 1979–April 1980 Aspects of Siberian design Dept of Ethnography 30 August–11 November 1979 The Golden age of Venetian glass Dept of Medieval & Later Antiquities Special Exhibitions Gallery Free admission 105,223 visitors The Golden Age of Venetian Glass / Hugh Tait. London: British Museum Publications, 1979. 25 July–26 October 1980 Guide Books and Tourism (The British in Italy) British Library 17 May–9 September 1979 The Medal: mirror of history Dept of Coins & Medals New Wing Gallery Free admission 83,342 visitors Art of the Medal / Mark Jones. London: British Museum, 1979. 10 May–9 September 1979 Flowers in Art from East and West Dept of Oriental Antiquities and Dept of Prints and Drawings 142,823 visitors Flowers in Art from East and West / L.R.H. Smith and Paul Hulton. London: British Museum Press, 1979.
  • 48. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 48 11 June–5 October 1980 Varieties of Western woodcut Dept of Prints & Drawings 5 June–26 October 1980 The Ancient Olympic Games Dept of Greek & Roman Antiquities New Wing Gallery Free admission 334,354 visitors The Ancient Olympic Games / J. Swaddling. London: British Museum Press, 1980. 6 April 1980–5 October 1982 Facsimile American Codices Dept of Ethnography 27 March–4 May 1980 Kiln Sites of Ancient China: recent finds of pottery and porcelain An exhibition lent by the People’s Republic of China, organized in association with the Oriental Ceramic Society Dept of Oriental Antiquities Free admission Kiln sites of ancient China: an exhibition lent by the People’s Republic of China / compiled by Penelope Hughes Stanton and Rose Kerr. [London]: Oriental Ceramic Society, [1981]. 14 February–20 July 1980 The Vikings Dept of Medieval & Later Antiquities 465,000 visitors Reviewed in Sunday Times Magazine 10 February 1980 The Vikings / James Graham- Campbell and Dafydd Kidd. London: British Museum Press, 1980. Viking artefacts: a select catalogue / James Graham-Campbell. London: British Museum Press, 1980. 7 February 1980–22 August 1983 Art made for strangers: Haida argillite carving from British Columbia Dept of Ethnography 1980 31 January–4 May 1980 American prints 1879–1979 Dept of Prints & Drawings Free admission 88,863 visitors American prints 1879–1979: a catalogue of an exhibition at the Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum 1980 / Frances Carey and Antony Griffiths. London: British Museum Press, 1980. 6 December 1979–13 May 1983 African textiles Dept of Ethnography
  • 49. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 49 15 November 1980–26 June 1981 Asian Blades Dept of Ethnography 16 October 1980–20 April 1981 British Figure Drawings Dept of Prints & Drawings 16 October 1980–20 April 1981 Dutch Landscape Prints of the Seventeenth Century Dept of Prints & Drawings Dutch Landscape Prints of the Seventeenth Century / David Freedberg. London: British Museum Press, 1980. 16 October 1980–20 April 1981 Watteau drawings in the British Museum Dept of Prints & Drawings Watteau drawings in the British Museum / Paul Hulton. London: British Museum Press, 1980. 16 October 1980–18 January 1981 Asian Art – New Acquisitions 1970–80: Part I Dept of Oriental Antiquities 9 October–26 November 1980 The Epstein Collection: photographs of non-western art formerly owned by Sir Jacob Epstein Dept of Ethnography 11 June–8 August 1980 Tangata: the Maori vision of man [photographs by Brian Blake of Maori carving] Dept of Ethnography 11 June–5 October 1980 Japanese Prints: 300 Years of Albums and Books Dept of Oriental Antiquities Prints & Drawings Gallery Free admission Japanese Prints – 300 Years of Albums and Books / L.R.H. Smith and Jack Hillier. London: British Museum Press, 1980.
  • 50. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 50 14 May–20 September 1981 Turner and the sublime Dept of Prints & Drawings Prints & Drawings Gallery 160,230 visitors Turner and the sublime / Andrew Wilton. London: British Museum Press, 1980. 6 May 1981–1 May 1982 The Versatile Calabash of Africa Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind 18 April–13 September 1981 The Gauls: Celtic antiquities from France In association with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dept of Prehistoric & Romano- British Antiquities / Loan Free admission 127,853 visitors The Gauls: Celtic antiquities from France / I.M. Stead. London: British Museum Press, [1981]. 6 April–3 May 1981 North American Indians Dept of Ethnography – Library Display 20 February 1981–18th March 1984 Asante: Kingdom of Gold: the power and splendour of a great 19th century West African Kingdom Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind 5 February–12 April 1981 Prints and Drawings: recent acquisitions since 1976 Dept of Prints & Drawings Prints & Drawings Gallery Free admission 1981 26 January–12 April 1981 Asian art: new acquisitions 1970–1980: Part II Dept. of Oriental Antiquities 11 December 1980–11 February 1981 The Cusichaca Archaeological Project Peru Dept of Ethnography
  • 51. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 51 22 October 1981–2 May 1982 Heritage of Tibet Dept of Oriental Antiquities Oriental Gallery II Heritage of Tibet / W. Zwalf. London: British Museum Press, 1981. 23 October 1981–24 January 1982 Goya’s prints: the Tomas Harris Collection in the British Museum Dept of Prints & Drawings Prints & Drawings Gallery Free admission 90,012 visitors Goya’s prints: the Tomas Harris Collection in the British Museum / Juliet Wilson-Bareau. London: British Museum Press, 1996. 2 October 1981–1 February 1982 Bulgarian Crafts Dept of Ethnography 22 September–29 October 1981 Images of Mexico [photographs] Dept of Ethnography 1 August–14 September 1981 Peoples of Southern Sudan Dept of Ethnography 17 June 1981–1 February 1982 North West Coast Items from the Wellcome Collection: recent acquisitions Dept of Ethnography 30 May 1981–20 August 1989 The Image of Augustus Dept of Greek & Roman Antiquities Room 70 Free admission The Image of Augustus / Susan Walker. London: British Museum Press, 1981. 16 May–6 September 1981 Princely paintings from Mughal India A travelling exhibition Dept of Oriental Antiquities Oriental Gallery II Free admission
  • 52. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 52 6 March–2 May 1982 Australian Art of the Western Desert Dept of Ethnography 18 February 1982–9 January 1983 (extended) Excavating in Egypt: the Egypt Exploration Society 1882–1982 Dept of Egyptian Antiquities New Wing Gallery Free admission 285,736 visitors 11 February–2 May 1982 Eighteenth-century Venetian drawings Dept of Prints & Drawings 11 February–2 May 1982 Francis Towne and John Warwick-Smith Dept of Prints & Drawings 11 February–2 May 1982 Prints of the School of Fontainebleau Dept of Prints & Drawings 1982 8 February–22 February 1982 Recent Acquisitions Dept of Ethnography 6 November 1981–4 January 1982 Turkish Folk Embroideries [Loan – Ataturk centennial exhibition] Dept of Ethnography 30 October 1981–30 January 1982 Medieval Limoges: masterpieces of enamel from the Keir Collection Dept of Medieval & Later Antiquities / Loan Room 42
  • 53. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 53 July–December 1982 Recently translated cuneiform texts Dept of Western Asiatic Antiquities 10 June–12 September 1982 A century of modern drawing from the Museum of Modern Art, New York Dept of Prints & Drawings Prints & Drawings Gallery and Oriental Gallery II Paid admission 66,902 visitors A century of modern drawing from the Museum of Modern Art, New York / Bernice Rose. London: British Museum Press, 1982. 28 May–2 July 1982 The Tarahumara of Mexico Dept of Ethnography 5 May–5 September 1982 From village to city in Ancient India Festival of India Exhibition Dept of Oriental Antiquities Oriental Gallery II Free admission 34,062 visitors 10 April–9 June 1982 Photographs of India Dept of Ethnography 8 April 1982–9 January 1984 Vasna: inside an Indian village Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind Festival of India Exhibition 15 March–30 June 1982 Recent Acquisitions from the Andes of Peru Dept of Ethnography 8 March–2 May 1982 The Azande of Central Africa Dept of Ethnography
  • 54. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 54 1983 16 January–16 February 1983 Our Kinsmen: portraits of the Campa-Ashaninka people of the Peruvian Rainforest Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind 5 November 1982–10 April 1983 Edo: art of Japan 17th to 19th centuries Dept of Oriental Antiquities Oriental Gallery II 91,427 visitors 28 October 1982–21 April 1983 Afro-Portuguese ivories Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind 7 October 1982–23 January 1983 Masterpieces of Printmaking from the 15th century to the French Revolution Dept of Prints & Drawings 64,970 visitors 10 September 1982–9 January 1983 Great Moravia: the archaeology of ninth-century Czechoslovakia Loan exhibition from the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic Dept of Medieval & Later Antiquities Free admission 60,277 visitors Great Moravia: the archaeology of ninth-century Czechoslovakia / Susan Beeby, David Buckton, Zdenĕk Klanica. London: British Museum Press, 1982. 2 September–18 December 1982 The Other America: native artefacts of the New World Dept of Ethnography 2 September 1982–12 December 1984 Codex facsimiles from Mexico and the Maya area Dept of Ethnography 1 July 1982–11 January 1987 Thunderbird and Lightning: Indian life in North-Eastern North America, 1600–1900 Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind Thunderbird and Lightning: Indian life in North-Eastern North America 1600–1900 / J.C.H. King. London: British Museum Press, 1982.
  • 55. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 55 11 June–18 September 1983 Cycladic art: ancient pottery and sculpture from the N. P. Goulandris Collection Dept of Greek & Roman Antiquities New Wing Gallery Free admission 63,473 visitors Cycladic art: ancient pottery and sculpture from the N. P. Goulandris Collection / Christos Doumas. London: British Museum Press, 1983. 2 June–18 September 1983 Industry and idleness: Hogarth and the moral print Dept of Prints & Drawings 2 June–18 September 1983 Sporting life: an anthology of British sporting prints and drawings Dept of Prints & Drawings Prints & Drawings Gallery Free admission Sporting life: an anthology of British sporting prints and drawings / Paul Goldman. London: British Museum Press, 1983. 31 March–8 May 1983 Please touch: animal sculpture Please touch: an evaluation of the ‘Please touch’ exhibition at the British Museum. Fife: Carnegie Trust, 1983 32,752 visitors Please touch: animal sculpture / Anne Pearson. London: British Museum Press, 1983. 24 February–19 June 1983 Mantegna to Cezanne: master drawings from the Courtauld. A fiftieth anniversary exhibition Dept of Prints & Drawings 83,642 visitors Mantegna to Cezanne: master drawings from the Courtauld. London: British Museum Press, 1983. 17 February–15 May 1983 Wenceslaus Hollar: prints and drawings Exhibition organized by the National Gallery, Prague and the British Museum and held in London and Prague Dept of Prints & Drawings Prints & Drawings Gallery Free admission 75,445 visitors Wenceslaus Hollar: prints and drawings from the collections of the National Gallery, Prague, and the British Museum / A. Griffiths and G. Kesnerova. London: British Museum Press, 1983. 17 Febrary–15 May 1983 Italian drawings from the Frits Lugt Collection Organized with the assistance of the Institut Néerlandais Paris and to coincide with the publication of the catalogue of the collection by J. Byam Shaw Dept of Prints & Drawings Prints & Drawings Gallery Free admission Italian drawings from the Frits Lugt Collection / James Byam Shaw. Paris: Institut Néerdlandais, 1983. Until 5 September 1983 African Pipes and Paraphernalia Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind
  • 56. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 56 4 November–26 November 1983 Beyond the Great Wall: photographs of minorities in North China by Robert Forrester Dept of Ethnography 14 October 1983–15 January 1984 Arts of Islam in the 16th and 17th centuries Dept of Oriental Antiquities 13 October 1983–15 January 1984 Drawings by Raphael from the Royal Library, the Ashmolean Museum, the British Museum, Chatsworth and other English collections Dept of Prints & Drawings / Loan Prints and Drawings Gallery Paid admission 43,030 visitors Drawings by Raphael from the Royal Library, the Ashmolean Museum, the British Museum, Chatsworth and other English collections / John Gere & Nicholas Turner. London: British Museum Press, 1983. 23 September–21 October 1983 In the Buddhist Himalayas: photographs by Richard Ravensdale Dept of Ethnography 20 July 1983–30 June 1985 Bemba: raiders of the Central African Plateau Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind 14 July–23 October 1983 Lachish: a Canaanite and Hebrew city: the Wellcome- Marston Excavations 1932– 1938 Dept of Western Asiatic Antiquities 77,257 visitors 23 June–11 September 1983 and 13 October 1983–15 January 1984 The Japanese print since 1900: old dreams and new visions Dept of Oriental Antiquities Oriental Gallery II Free admission 102,120 visitors The Japanese print since 1900: old dreams and new visions / Lawrence Smith. London: British Museum Press, 1983. 17 June 1983–19 February 1984 Tears of the moon: Spanish American Colonial silver Latin American silverwork of the Colonial and Republican periods. An exhibition in association with the bicentenary celebrations for Simon Bolivar (1783–1830) Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind
  • 57. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 57 16 February–13 May 1984 Treasures from Korea: art through 5000 years Dept of Oriental Antiquities c. 49,934 visitors Treasures from Korea: art through 5000 years / Roderick Whitfield and Soon-Taek Choi-Bae. London: British Museum Press, 1984. 9 February–29 April 1984 German drawings from a private collection Dept of Prints & Drawings German drawings from a private collection / John Rowlands. London: British Museum Press, 1984. 9 February–29 April 1984 Landscape in Italy: drawings of the 16th and 17th centuries Dept of Prints & Drawings 9 February–29 April 1984 Rembrandt and the Passion Dept of Prints & Drawings Rembrandt and the Passion: prints and drawings [in-house catalogue] / Martin Royalton-Kisch. London: British Museum Press, 1984. 1984 23 February–8 April 1984 Buddhist art of Central Asia: paintings and textiles from the Stein Collection Dept of Oriental Antiquities Oriental Gallery II 17,841 visitors 16 December 1983–29 June 1986 Pattern of islands: Micronesia yesterday and today Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind 15 December 1983–14 January 1985 Himalayan rainbow: a Nepalese textile tradition Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind 17 November 1983–19 February 1984 Islamic art and design 1500–1700 Dept of Oriental Antiquities Special Exhibitions Gallery Free admission 54,207 visitors Islamic art and design 1500–1700 / J.M. Rogers. London: British Museum Press, 1983.
  • 58. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 58 26 July–15 October 1984 The Palau Islands of Micronesia: a photographic exhibition by Harvey Reed Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind 12 July–2 September. 1984 Treasury of San Marco, Venice [exhibition organized by Olivetti’s Cultural Relations Department] Dept of Medieval & Later Antiquities Paid admission 41,220 visitors Treasury of San Marco, Venice / photography Mario Carrieri; ed. David Buckton with Christopher Entwistle and Rowena Prior. Milan: Olivetti, 1984. 24 May–27 August 1984 Master drawings and watercolours in the British Museum: Fra Angelico to Henry Moore Dept of Prints & Drawings Prints & Drawings Gallery Free admission 125,858 visitors Master drawings and watercolours in the British Museum / John Rowlands. London: British Museum Press, 1984. 24 May–19 August 1984 Chinese ivories from the Shang to the Qing Det of Oriental Antiquities Oriental Gallery II 62,832 visitors Chinese ivories: from the Shang to the Qing: an exhibition / organized by the Oriental Ceramic Society jointly with the British Museum. London: The Oriental Ceramic Society, 1984. 18 May–2 September 1984 Masterpieces of Wedgwood in the British Museum Dept of Medieval & Later Antiquities Masterpieces of Wedgwood in the British Museum / Aileen Dawson. Bloomington: Indiana University Press and British Museum Press, 1984. 18 May–2 September 1984 The Ancient Olympic Games Dept of Greek & Roman Antiquities 118,505 visitors May–August 1984 Early German Engravings Dept of Prints & Drawings 9 April–1 November 1984 Argonauts of the Western Pacific: an exhibition to mark the centenary of the birth of Branislaw Malinowski Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind
  • 59. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 59 7–23 December 1984 The Anatolian Civilisations: a photographic loan exhibition from Turkey Dept of Western Asiatic Antiquities – Loan 29 November 1984–5 May 1985 Chinese ornament: the lotus and the dragon Dept of Oriental Antiquities & British Library Room 49 Chinese ornament: the lotus and the dragon / Jessica Rawson. London: British Museum Press, 1984. 9 November 1984–10 March 1985 The Golden Age of Anglo- Saxon art: 966–1066 Dept of Medieval & Later Antiquities & British Library New Wing Gallery 62,069 visitors The Golden Age of Anglo-Saxon art: 966–1066 / ed. Janet Backhouse, D.H. Turner and Leslie Webster. London: British Museum Press, 1984. October 1984–February 1985 Prints by Goltzius and his Circle Dept of Prints & Drawings 20 September 1984–20 January 1985 Japanese painting from the Harari Collection Part I Dept of Oriental Antiquities Free admission 111,876 visitors (Parts I & II) 20 September 1984–20 January 1985 The Print in Germany 1880– 1933 Dept of Prints & Drawings Free admission 116,445 visitors The Print in Germany 1880–1933: the age of expressionism: prints from the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum / Frances Carey and Antony Griffiths, with a section of illustrated books from the British Library [compiled by] David Paisey. London: British Museum Press, 1984. August–October 1984 Italian Renaissance Engravings Dept of Prints & Drawings August–16 December 1984 The Trade Dollar Dept of Coins & Medals
  • 60. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 60 22 March 1985–13 July 1987 The Hidden peoples of the Amazon Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind The Hidden peoples of the Amazon / Elizabeth Carmichael, Stephen Hugh-Jones, Brian Moser, Donald Taylor. London: British Museum Press, 1985. February–June 1985 Odilon Redon lithographs Dept of Prints & Drawings Japanese Paintings from the Harari Collection (Part II) Dept of Oriental Antiquities/ Loan 7 February–5 May 1985 British landscape watercolours 1600–1860: nature into art through the eyes of Cozens, Turner, Constable, Cotman and others Dept of Prints & Drawings Prints & Drawings Gallery Free admission 151,463 visitors British landscape watercolours 1600–1860: nature into art through the eyes of Cozens, Turner, Constable, Cotman and others / Lindsay Stainton. London: British Museum Press, 1985. 7 February–5 May 1985 1985 2 February–May 1985 Tokens of Love: for St Valentine’s Day Dept of Coins & Medals 20 December 1984 Woolley at Ur 1922–1934 Dept of Western Asiatic Antiquities – photographic exhibition 17 December 1984–1 February 1985 The Halfpenny 866–1984: farewell to the halfpenny Dept of Coins & Medals 14 December 1984–29 June 1986 Inuit/Eskimo: people of the North American Arctic Dept of Ethnography Exhibition handlist
  • 61. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 61 31 October 1985–26 January 1986 A Tour in Finland: folk costumes from Finnish Karelia Loan exhibition from Finland Dept of Ethnography /Museum of Mankind 18 October 1985–28 January 1986 Prints by Jules de Bruycker Dept of Prints & Drawings 3 October–17 November 1985 The Acropolis at Athens: conservation, restoration and research 1975–1983 Dept of Greek & Roman Antiquities /Loan 77,380 visitors The Acropolis at Athens: conservation, restoration and research 1975–1983 / M. Casanaki, F. Mallouchou. Committee for the Acropolis Monuments, 1986. 22 August–November 1985 Badges old and new Dept of Coins & Medals 25 July 1985–5 January 1986 Buddhism: art and faith Dept of Oriental Antiquities & British Library Prints & Drawings Gallery & Oriental Gallery II Free admission 223,370 visitors Buddhism: art and faith / W. Zwalf. London: British Museum Press, 1985. 12 June–16 December 1985 Aztec Treasures from Mexico Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind Loan from the National Museum of Anthropology Mexico June–18 October 1985 Walter Richard Sickert Etchings Dept of Prints & Drawings 28 May–3 July 1985 Native American Arts: the living tradition Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind
  • 62. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 62 13 February–4 May 1986 Ceramics by Keiko Hasegawa: a contemporary Japanese potter Dept of Oriental Antiquities Room 74 Free admission 13 February–4 May 1986 Chinese paintings of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries Dept of Oriental Antiquities Room 74 Free admission 13 February–4 May 1986 Blanc de Chine: the Donnelly Bequest of Chinese porcelain Dept of Oriental Antiquities Room 74 Free admission 13 February–4 May 1986 Prints and drawings: five years of collecting Dept of Prints & Drawings Free admission Room 67 71,134 visitors 10 February–2 August 1986 African sculpture Dept of Ethnography 1986 6 February–16 March 1986 The Human touch: sculpture of the human figure A touch exhibition for visually handicapped and sighted people Inter-departmental Free admission 38,449 visitors 28 November 1985–31 October 1987 Lost Magic Kingdoms and Six Paper Moons Created by Eduardo Paolozzi at the Museum of Mankind. Displays Paolozzi’s choice of several hundred objects and photographs from the Museum of Mankind collections to express his vision of the realms of the imagination Dept of Ethnography Lost Magic Kingdoms and six paper moons from Nahuatl: an exhibition at the Museum of Mankind / Eduardo Paolozzi. London: British Museum Press, 1985. 7 November 1985–5 May 1986 Halley’s Comet in History British Museum & British Library Room 88 Halley’s Comet in History / Hermann Hunger, F. Richard Stevenson, C.B.F. Walker. London: British Museum Press, 1985.
  • 63. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 63 9 July 1986–9 August 1988 Kalabari Ijos: faces of the dead Dept of Ethnography 3 July 1986–15 February 1987 Archaeology in Britain: new views of the past Dept of Prehistoric & Romano- British Antiquities & Dept of Medieval & Later Antiquities Paid admission 186,996 visitors Archaeology in Britain: new views of the past / Simon James. London: British Museum Press, 1986. 29 May–26 October 1986 Money: from Cowrie shells to credit cards Sponsored by the Nationwide Building Society Dept of Coins & Medals Room 76 127,026 visitors Money: from Cowrie shells to credit cards / Joe Cribb. London: British Museum Press, 1986. 22 May 1986–11 or 25 January 1987 African Seats of Authority Dept of Ethnography 22 May–17 August 1986 Contemporary Japanese crafts Dept of Oriental Antiquities / Loan 51,736 visitors 22 May–17 August 1986 Florentine drawings of the 16th century Dept of Prints & Drawings 105,165 visitors Florentine drawings of the 16th century / Nicholas Turner. London: British Museum Press, 1986. 19 May–17 August 1986 British Trade Union Badges Dept of Coins & Medals March–18 May 1986 Ronald Searle: designs for medals Dept of Coins & Medals
  • 64. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 64 20 November 1986–11 January 1987 Modern Chinese prints from the Central Academy of Fine Arts Peking Dept of Oriental Antiquities/ Loan Room 74 Free admission 13,874 visitors 9 October 1986–29 March 1987 Claudius James Rich 1786– 1821: diplomat, archaeologist and collector A bicentennial exhibition organized by the British Library and the British Museum Depts of Western Asiatic Antiquities, Oriental Antiquities, and Coins & Medals 4 September–26 October 1986 Contemporary Japanese prints: symbols of a society in transition: Part I Dept of Oriental Antiquities 4 September 1986–11 January 1987 Two recent gifts: modern Czechoslovak prints and prints by Jean Morin 1590–1650 Dept of Prints & Drawings Prints & Drawings Gallery 67,319 visitors 20 August–18 November 1986 Coin of the Realm Dept of Coins & Medals 15 August 1986–23 April 1987 Pottery from Casas Grandes, Mexico Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind 6 August–28 September 1986 Tell es-Sa’idiyeh, Jordan: the first two seasons of excavations 1985–1986 Dept of Western Asiatic Antiquities 28 July 1986–24 February 1987 The Obsequial Print: baroque catafalques and obsequies Dept of Prints & Drawings
  • 65. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 65 24 February–17 August 1987 (extended) Contemporary drawings in Britain Gifts from the British Museum Society 1983–1986 Dept of Prints & Drawings February–May 1987 Nationwide Building Society Schools Money Project: Competition Winners Dept of Coins & Medals 24 February–15 May 1987 Recent Acquisitions Dept of Coins & Medals 5 February–25 May 1987 An A-Z of the Prints and Drawings Collection Dept of Prints & Drawings 79,604 visitors 1987 4 February–31 August 1987 Contemporary Japanese Prints: symbols of a society in transition Part II Dept of Oriental Antiquities 13 December 1986–12 January 1987 Mexican Nativity Scenes Dept of Ethnography 4 December 1986–29 March 1987 The New Thracian treasures from Rogozen, Bulgaria Presented by the Lyudmila Zhikova International Foundation 99,668 visitors The New Thracian treasures from Rogozen, Bulgaria / A. Fol. London: British Museum Press, 1986. 27 November 1986–10 October 1988 Madagascar: island of the ancestors Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind
  • 66. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 66 11 June–20 September 1987 Contemporary British medals Dept of Coins & Medals Contemporary British Medals / Mark Jones. London: British Museum Press, 1986. 4 June 1987–21 April 1991 Toraja: creating an Indonesian rice barn Dept of Ethnography 21 May–31 August 1987 The Amarna Letters: Egypt in Asia Dept of Western Asiatic Antiquities and Dept of Egyptian Antiquities. 18 May–16 August 1987 Election: politics and politicians in medals and badges Dept of Coins & Medals 7 May–20 September 1987 Ceramic art of the Italian Renaissance Dept of Medieval & Later Antiquities Free admission 150,000 visitors Ceramic art of the Italian Renaissance / Timothy Wilson; with the collaboration of Patricia Collins and an essay by Hugo Blake. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1987. 9 April–9 September 1987 Workshop 400,000 An exhibition to mark the 50th anniversary of the London Institute of Archaeology Dept of Prehistoric & Romano- British Antiquities 3 April–May 1987 The Nanking Cargo of Chinese Export Porcelain Dept of Oriental Antiquities / Loan 19 March 1987–5 May 1988 Bolivian worlds: the art and world-view of an Andean mining community Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind
  • 67. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 67 10 November 1987–22 February 1988 Gothic art: the sovereign image Dept of Coins & Medals 6 November 1987–31 July 1998 (extended) The Phoenicians in Sardinia: the cemetery at Tharros Dept of Western Asiatic Antiquities Room 35 Tharros: a catalogue of material in the British Museum from Phoenician and other tombs at Tharros, Sardinia / ed. R.D. Barnett and C. Mendleson with contributions by R.D. Barnett ... [et al.]. London: British Museum Press, 1987. 1 October 1987–21 May 1989 Treasures from the Ethnographic Collections Dept of Ethnography 12 September 1987–17 January 1988 The Vikings Dept of Medieval & Later Antiquities and Dept of Education 18 August–30 October 1987 Roman British hoards and numismatic books Dept of Coins & Medals 17 August–3 November 1987 Captain R. F. Scott: a selection of photographs by Herbert Ponting 1910–1913 Dept of Prints & Drawings 16 July–29 November 1987 As good as gold: 300 years of British banknote design In association with the Bank of England Dept of Coins & Medals 100,689 visitors As good as gold: 300 years of British banknote design / Virginia Hewitt and John Keyworth. London: British Museum Press, 1987. 18 June–31 August 1987 Drawing in England from Hilliard to Hogarth Dept of Prints & Drawings Free admission 67,064 visitors Drawing in England from Hilliard to Hogarth / Lindsay Stainton and Christopher White. London: British Museum Press, 1987.
  • 68. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 68 14 July 1988–30 May 1989 Dreams and the Land: contemporary Aboriginal Australian paintings Dept of Ethnography 16 May–26 August 1988 Contemporary Australian Medals: the work of Andor and Michael Meszaros Dept of Coins & Medals 12 May–6 November 1988 Early Trade in the Indian Ocean Depts of Western Asiatic Antiquities, Oriental Antiquities, Egyptian Antiquities Room 88 5 May–14 August 1988 Ukiyoe: images of unknown Japan Dept of Japanese Antiquities Room 49 Paid admission 24,788 visitors Ukiyoe: images of unknown Japan / ed. Lawrence Smith. London: British Museum Press, 1988. 1 March–13 May 1988 Richard Boys Lewis Collection: a gift of the National Art Collections Fund Dept of Coins & Medals 1988 18 February–30 May 1988 Süleyman the Magnificent and the splendour of the Ottoman Court Dept of Oriental Antiquities / Loan from Turkey Paid admission 93,466 visitors Suleyman the Magnificent / J.M. Rogers and R. Ward. London: British Museum Press, 1988. 3 December 1987–1 July 1990 Living Arctic: hunters of the Canadian North Dept of Ethnography Living Arctic: report and catalogue / ed. J.C.H. King. London: British Museum Press, 1989. 20 November 1987–6 March 1988 Glass of the Caesars Dept of Greek & Roman Antiquities and Dept of Prehistoric & Romano-British Antiquities/Loan 60,680 visitors Glass of the Caesars / Donald B. Harden, Hansgerd Hellenkemper, Kenneth Painter, David Whitehouse. Milan: Olivetti, 1987.
  • 69. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 69 17 November 1988–27 August 1989 Here today – here tomorrow Conservation in the British Museum Dept of Conservation 10 November 1988–12 February 1989 Henry Moore: the Shelter Drawings Dept of Prints & Drawings Room 76 Paid admission 10,911 visitors Henry Moore: a shelter sketchbook / ed. Frances Carey. London: British Museum, 1988 1 November 1988–June 1989 The Glorious Revolution in Prints Dept of Prints & Drawings 27 October 1988–26 February 1989 Treasures for the nation: conserving our heritage An exhibition about the work of the National Heritage Memorial Fund sponsored by British Gas Free admission 297,837 visitors Treasures for the nation / National Heritage Memorial Fund. London: British Museum Press, 1988. 29 September 1988–21 April 1991 Traffic art: rickshaw painting from Bangladesh Dept of Ethnography 26 August–17 October 1988 Making money: acquisitions since the British Museum Act 1964 Dept of Coins & Medals 18 August–31 October 1988 Old London Bridge Dept of Prints & Drawings 28 July–16 October 1988 The Age of Durer and Holbein: German drawings 1400–1550 Dept of Prints & Drawings Paid admission 29,428 visitors The Age of Durer and Holbein: German drawings 1400–1550 / John Rowlands and Giulia Bartrum. London: British Museum Press, 1988.
  • 70. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 70 June–31 October 1989 William Daniell’s views of London Docks Dept of Prints & Drawings 8 June–29 October 1989 Chinese bronzes: art and ritual Dept of Oriental Antiquities 24 May–29 October 1989 Living Buddhism: a photographic portrait by Graham Harrison Dept of Oriental Antiquities 12 May–28 August 1989 Money and medals of the French Revolution Dept of Coins & Medals 12 May–10 September 1989 The Shadow of the Guillotine: Britain and the French Revolution Dept of Prints and Drawings, Dept of Medieval & Later Antiquities, Dept of Coins & Medals / Loan Paid admission 40,842 visitors The Shadow of the Guillotine: Britain and the French Revolution / David Bindman. London: British Museum Press, 1989. 22 April–10 December 1989 (extended) Farming in Celtic Britain Dept of Prehistoric & Romano- British Antiquities 1989 20 April–4 August 1989 Celtic Britain: life and death in the Iron Age Dept of Prehistoric & Romano- British Antiquities 15 December 1988–23 May 1989 Miniature sculpture from Papua New Guinea Dept of Ethnography
  • 71. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 71 1990 5 February–7 September 1990 Anne Seymour Damer, sculptress Dept of Prints & Drawings and Dept of Medieval & Later Antiquities 12 December 1989–28 February 1990 The Medal as art: a retrospective of the Penn State Medallic Program Dept of Coins & Medals 29 November 1989–29 April 1990 ‘The Work of Angels’: masterpieces of Celtic metalwork 6th–9th centuries AD Dept of Medieval & Later Antiquities / Loan Paid admission 42,991 visitors ‘The Work of Angels’: masterpieces of Celtic metalwork, 600–900 ad / ed. Susan Youngs. London: British Museum Press, 1989. 15 November 1989–17 December 1991 Palestinian Costume at the British Museum Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind Palestinian Costume / Shelagh Weir. London: British Museum Press, 1981. 1 November 1989–4 February 1990 John Martin Mezzotints Dept of Prints & Drawings 21 September 1989–14 May 1990 (extended) Tell es-Sa’idiyeh: excavations in the Jordan Valley 1987 & 1989 Dept of Western Asiatic Antiquities 29 August–11 December 1989 The Second World War in coins, medals and banknotes Dept of Coins & Medals 27 July 1989–July 1990 A Victorian Earl in the Arctic: the travels and collections of the Fifth Earl of Lonsdale Dept of Ethnography A Victorian Earl in the Arctic / Shepard Krech. London: British Museum Press, 1989.
  • 72. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 72 6 July–4 November 1990 Porcelain for palaces: the fashion for Japan in Europe 1650–1750 Dept of Japanese Antiquities, Dept of Oriental Antiquities, Dept of Medieval & Later Antiquities / Loan In conjunction with the Oriental Ceramic Society, sponsored by Fujitsu Rooms 92–94 Free admission Porcelain for palaces: the fashion for Japan in Europe 1650–1750 / John Ayers, Oliver Impey, J.V.G. Mallett. London: Oriental Ceramic Society, 1990. 3 July–4 November 1990 Horses in miniature: equine images on coins and medals Dept of Coins & Medals 2 May–27 August 1990 (extended) Recent excavations in Assyria Dept of Western Asiatic Antiquities 7 April–3 June 1990 Japanese art: masterpieces in the British Museum inaugural exhibition Dept of Japanese Antiquities Held in the new Japanese galleries: Konica Gallery, Main Gallery, Urasenke Gallery Free admission 7 April–27 August 1990 Caves of the Thousand Buddhas: Chinese art from the Silk Route (Part I) Dept of Oriental Antiquities Free admission Caves of the Thousand Buddhas: Chinese art from the Silk Route / Roderick Whitfield and Anne Farrer. London: British Museum Press, 1990. 7 April–5 August 1990 (extended) Treasures of the Department of Prints and Drawings Dept of Prints & Drawings 9 March–2 September 1990 Fake? The Art of Deception Several depts Paid admission 77,882 visitors Fake? The Art of Deception / ed. Mark Jones. London: British Museum Press, 1990. 28 February–1 July 1990 Treasure on Earth: modern paper money of the world Dept of Coins & Medals
  • 73. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 73 25 October 1990–13 January 1991 The Lion of Venice Loan – sponsored by Fiat Free admission 30 November 1990–30 May 1993 Images of Africa: Emil Torday and the art of the Congo 1900–1909 Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind Supported by the Henry Moore Foundation Emil Torday and the art of the Congo 1900–1909 / John Mack. London: British Museum Press, 1990. 19 October 1990–7 April 1991 (extended) Archaeology and the Bible Dept of Western Asiatic Antiquities, Dept of Egyptian Antiquities, Dept of Greek & Roman Antiquities, Dept of Coins & Medals /Loan Sponsored by Mr and Mrs Leon Levy Paid admission 51,213 visitors Archaeology and the Bible / Jonathan N. Tubb and Rupert Chapman. London: British Museum Press, 1990. October 1990–April 1991 Deccani Painting Dept of Oriental Antiquities 24 September 1990–10 November 1991 (extended) Board Games of the World Dept of Western Asiatic Antiquities and other depts Free admission 14 September–12 December 1990 Caves of the Thousand Buddhas: Chinese art from the Silk Route (Part II) Dept of Oriental Antiquities 7 September–4 December 1990 Abraham Bosse: 17th century French printmaker extraordinary Dept of Prints & Drawings 14 September 1990–13 January 1991 (extended) Avant-garde British printmaking 1914–1960 Dept of Prints & Drawings Room 90 Free admission Avant-garde British printmaking 1914–1960 / Frances Carey and Antony Griffiths. London: British Museum Press, 1990.
  • 74. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 74 25 January–21 April 1991 Prints and Drawings: Acquisitions 1986–1990 Dept of Prints & Drawings 25 January–18 August 1991 Chinese Pottery and Porcelain: from Prehistory to the Present Dept of Oriental Antiquities Free admission Chinese Pottery and Porcelain: from Prehistory to the Present / Sheila J. Vainker. London: British Museum Press, 1991. 1991 25 January–18 August 1991 and 11 December 1991–continuing Korean Ceramics: a selection from the collections Dept of Oriental Antiquities 6 December 1990–28 April 1991 Coins of the Himalayas: Nepalese and Tibetan coins from the Valdettaro Bequest Dept of Coins & Medals 6 December 1990–28 April 1991 Bankers to the Nation: British paper money from the Chartered Institute of Bankers Collection Dept of Coins & Medals / Loan Swords of the Samurai / Victor Harris and Ogasawara Nobuo. London: British Museum Press, 1990. 5 December 1990–10 February 1991 Swords of the Samurai Dept of Japanese Antiquities / Loan Organized in association with Asahi Shimbun, supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan, with the co-operation of the Toshiba International Foundation, the Society for the Preservation of Japanese Art Swords and Japan Airlines Free admission 4 December 1990–29 July 1991 Love, art and the artist: illustrations for 14 poems from C.P. Cavafy by David Hockney Dept of Prints & Drawings
  • 75. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 75 4 October 1991–16 February 1992 Collecting the 20th Century Dept of Medieval & Later Antiquities Free admission Collecting the 20th Century / ed. Frances Carey. London: British Museum Press, 1991. 18 September–24 November 1991 Kamakura: the Renaissance of Japanese Sculpture 1185–1333 Dept of Japanese Antiquities Organized in association with the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Tokyo, and the Japan Foundation; sponsored in the UK by Asahi Shimbun and Konica Corporation Rooms 92–93 Kamakura: the Renaissance of Japanese Sculpture 1185–1333 / Victor Harris and Ken Matsushima. London: British Museum Press, 1991. 6 August–24 November 1991 Coins of the Bengal Sultans Dept of Coins & Medals May–December 1991 Safavid Painting Dept of Oriental Antiquities 17 May–18 August 1991 Drawings by Guercino in British Collections Dept of Prints & Drawings Free admission Drawings by Guercino from British collections; with an appendix describing the drawings by Guercino, his school and his followers in the British Museum / Nicholas Turner and Carol Plazzotta. London: British Museum Press, 1991. 15 May–1 September 1991 Man and Metal in Ancient Nigeria Dept of Ethnography / held in Bloomsbury 30 April–4 August 1991 Money and Medals of Switzerland Dept of Coins & Medals 7 March–4 August 1991 Japanese Art: masterpieces in the British Museum (2nd selection) Dept of Japanese Antiquities
  • 76. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 76 26 March–4 August 1992 Rembrandt: drawings by Rembrandt and his Circle Dept of Prints & Drawings Sponsored by American Express Foundation Free admission c. 220,000 visitors Rembrandt: drawings by Rembrandt and his circle / Martin Royalton- Kisch. London: British Museum Press, 1992. 26 March–10 May 1992 Wu Guanzhong: a 20th century Chinese painter Dept of Oriental Antiquities Sponsored by Mei Yin Free admission Wu Guanzhong: a 20th century Chinese painter / Anne Farrer. London: British Museum Press, 1992. 1992 17 March–6 September 1992 God and Mammon: the history of ecclesiastical coinage Dept of Coins & Medals 19 December 1991–26 January 1992 and 28 January–1 March 1992 Nihonga: traditional Japanese Painting 1900–1940 Last major event of the UK Japan Festival 1991; organized in association with the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Yamatane Museum of Art and the Japan Foundation; sponsored in the UK by Asahi Shimbun Dept of Japanese Antiquities Free admission Nihonga: traditional Japanese Painting / Lawrence Smith. London: British Museum Press, 1991. December 1991–May 1992 Arabic Calligraphy Dept of Oriental Antiquities 26 November 1991–15 March 1992 Gold Coins of the Greeks Dept of Coins & Medals 8 November 1991–8 March 1992 The Making of England: Anglo- Saxon Art and Culture AD 600–900 British Museum and British Library Sponsored by Robin Symes Limited and British Steel, with additional support from OWL International Ltd, Research Machines plc, the Goldsmiths’ Company and Mercedes-Benz (UK) Ltd Paid admission The Making of England: Anglo-Saxon Art and Culture ad 600–900 / ed. Leslie Webster and Janet Backhouse. London: British Museum Press, 1991. 1 November 1991–2 November 1993 The Skeleton at the Feast: the Day of the Dead in Mexico Dept of Ethnography Supported by the Barings Group and Commercial Union, Banca Serfin, Banamex (Banca Nacional de Mexico), Bancomer and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico The skeleton at the feast: the Day of the Dead in Mexico / Elizabeth Carmichael, Chloë Sayer. London: British Museum Press, 1991.
  • 77. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 77 25 September–29 November 1992 and 1 December 1992–31 January 1993 Ukiyo-e Paintings in the British Museum Dept of Japanese Antiquities Free admission Ukiyo-e Paintings in the British Museum / Timothy Clark. London: British Museum Press, 1992. 11 September–25 October 1992 Designs on Posterity: Drawings for Medals Dept of Coins & Medals 11 September–25 October 1992 In the Round: Contemporary Art Medals of the World Dept of Coins & Medals Sponsored by the Royal Mint Free admission FIDEM XXIII: In the Round: Contemporary Art Medals of the World / ed. Philip Attwood. London: FIDEM, 1992. 11 September–6 October 1992 The FIDEM Salon des refusés (for the 23rd Congress, Fédération Internationale de la Médaille) Dept of Coins & Medals 10 June–6 September 1992 Mexican Painted Books: before and after the Spanish Conquest Dept of Ethnography at Bloomsbury Free admission Mexican painted books: originals in the United Kingdom and the world they represent / Gordon Brotherston. Colchester: University of Essex, 1992. 7 May–31 August 1992 The Ancient Olympic Games Dept of Greek & Roman Antiquities 30 April–29 November 1992 Making your mark: 7000 years of seals Room 88 7000 years of seals / ed. Dominique Collon. London: British Museum Press, 1997. Papers presented at a seminar of the Department of Western Asiatic Antiquities in the British Museum from 29 June to 2 July, 1992. 1 April–6 September 1992 Japanese Art: masterpieces in the British Museum (3rd selection) Dept of Japanese Antiquities
  • 78. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 78 1 December 1992–13 June 1993 ‘The Princes of the House of Timur’and early Mughal painting Dept of Oriental Antiquities 19 November 1992–31 May 1993 Howard Carter: Before Tutankhamun Dept of Egyptian Antiquities Paid admission c. 76,000 visitors Howard Carter: before Tutankhamun / Nicholas Reeves and John H. Taylor. London: British Museum Press, 1992. 13 November 1992–24 January 1993 Europeans in Caricature 1770–1830 Dept of Prints & Drawings An Exhibition for the European Arts Festival Room 90 Free admission 13 November 1992–24 January 1993 Mrs Delaney’s Flower Collages Dept of Prints & Drawings 11 November 1992–21 January 1993 Chinese figure and landscape paintings Dept of Oriental Antiquities 5–29 November 1992 Drawings from Holkham Dept of Prints & Drawings 10 October 1992–4 April 1993 Britain’s First View of China: Lord Macartney’s Embassy to the Peking Court 1792–94 Dept of Oriental Antiquities and British Library Sponsored and supported by the British Taiwan Cultural Institute Free admission 6 October 1992–14 February 1993 The Wealth of the Indies: new Sources for Coinage in Renaissance Europe Dept of Coins & Medals
  • 79. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 79 26 February 1993–28 August 1995 Treasures of the Americas Dept of Ethnography 17 February–25 April 1993 Japanese Arts in the British Museum Dept of Japanese Antiquities Rooms 92–94 Free admission 5 February–25 April 1993 Modern Graphic Art in Britain: gifts from the British Museum Society Dept of Prints & Drawings 5 February–25 April 1993 The Art of Watercolour: the Royal Watercolour Society Collection Dept of Prints & Drawings 4 February–28 February 1993 Responses to Ukiyo-e paintings and Japanese masterpieces Dept of Education 22 January–3 May 1993 The Armada Silver: a recent acquisition Dept of Medieval & Later Antiquities 1993 21 January–20 May 1993 Chinese New Year Prints Dept of Oriental Antiquities 3 December 1992–24 January 1993 Samuel Palmer: visionary printmaker Dept of Prints & Drawings
  • 80. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 80 3 June–18 July 1993 Medals for the future: designs from the Royal Society of British Sculptors student competition Dept of Coins & Medals Room 69a 3 June–4 July 1993 La Vie: The works of Yoshida Kenji, Japanese artist Dept of Japanese Antiquities 28 May–12 October 1993 Prints by Hendrick Goltzius Dept of Prints & Drawings 20 May–11 July 1993 Twentieth century Chinese prints Dept of Oriental Antiquities 14 May–29 August 1993 and 24 September 1993–9 January 1994 Textiles from the East in the British Museum: modern religious textiles from Asia Dept of Oriental Antiquities 14 May–30 August 1993 The Paper Museum of Cassiano dal Pozzo (1588– 1657) Presented by Olivetti Dept of Prints & Drawings Free admission The Paper Museum of Cassiano dal Pozzo. Milan: Olivetti, 1993. 11 May–4 August 1993 The Corbridge Lanx Dept of Prehistoric & Romano- British Antiquities 1 April–31 May 1993 Silk Road coins: the Hirayama Collection: a special loan exhibition from Japan Dept of Coins & Medals Room 69a Free admission Silk Road coins: the Hirayama Collection: a loan exhibition at the British Museum /Katsumi Tanabe. Kamakura: Institute of Silk Road Studies, 1993.
  • 81. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 81 16 August 1993–14 November 1994 Sutton Hoo Excavations 1991 Dept of Medieval & Later Antiquities 20 July–3 September 1993 All that glisters...: recent acquisitions by the Department of Coins & Medals Dept of Coins & Medals 16 July 1993–2 July 1995 (extended) Paradise: change and continuity in the New Guinea Highlands Dept of Ethnography Paradise: change and continuity in the New Guinea Highlands / Michael O’Hanlon. London: British Museum Press, 1993. 15 July–26 September 1993 Nineteenth century Japanese figure prints of the Ukiyo-e School Dept of Japanese Antiquities 14 July–15 August 1993 Takeda Hideo and the Japanese cartoon tradition Dept of Japanese Antiquities Free admission Takeda Hideo and the Japanese cartoon tradition at the British Museum / Hideo Takeda. Tokyo: Minato Ishikawa Associates, 1993. 25 June–16 October 1993 The British Museum Society and Ethnography: the first twenty five years Dept of Ethnography 23 June 1993–2 January 1994 Medieval Islamic textiles Dept of Oriental Antiquities 18 June–25 September 1993 The British Museum Society: the first twenty five years Dept of Medieval & Later Antiquities
  • 82. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 82 13 October 1993–17 February 1994 Czech prints 1900–1970: gifts from the British Museum Society Dept of Prints & Drawings 7 October–7 November 1993 Between heaven and earth: paintings by Tachibana Tenkei Dept of Japanese Antiquities Free admission 24 September 1993–9 January 1994 The Art of the chess piece Inter-departmental 24 September 1993–9 January 1994 Old Master Drawings from Chatsworth Dept of Prints & Drawings Free admission Old Master Drawings from Chatsworth / Michael Jaffe. London: British Museum Press, 1993. 15 September 1993–11 April 1995 (extended) Digging in Jordan: British Museum excavations at Tell es-Sa’idiyeh Dept of Western Asiatic Antiquities 7 September 1993–16 January 1994 The Hoxne Hoard: gold and silver from Late Roman Britain Dept of Prehistoric & Romano- British Antiquities 26 August–26 September 1993 Kagita Geiun: a modern artist of No¯ masks Dept of Japanese Antiquities 26 August–26 September 1993 ‘The Darkness of War, the Darkness of Peace’: prints and sculptures by Hamada Chimei Dept of Japanese Antiquities Sponsored by Japan Airlines Free admission
  • 83. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 83 1994 17 January–19 June 1994 Paintings from the Shahnameh Dept of Oriental Antiquities 15 December 1993–31 December 1997 Great Benin: A West African Kingdom Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind 1 December 1993–13 February 1994 Demon of painting: the art of Kawanabe Kyo¯sai 1831–1889 Jointly organized with the Kawanabe Kyo¯sai Memorial Museum and Asahi Shimbun, with financial support from the Japan Foundation Dept of Japanese Antiquities Free admission Demon of painting: the art of Kawanabe Kyōsai 1831–1889 / Timothy Clark. London: British Museum Press, 1995. 25 November 1993–20 March 1994 Iron Age recent excavations Dept of Prehistoric & Romano- British Antiquities 17 November 1993–20 November 1994 The Kingdom of Shamba: the Kuba of Zaire Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind 17 November 1993–4 May 1994 Navajo Textiles Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind 8 November 1993–30 January 1994 Thai Banner Painting and Manuscript Painting Dept of Oriental Antiquities & British Library 5 November 1993–17 April 1994 Deities and devotion: the arts of Hinduism Sponsored by Bajaj Auto Limited, Birla Technical Services and Mukand Ltd, BSIS matched, and supported by the Peter Moores Foundation Dept of Oriental Antiquities c. 60,000 visitors
  • 84. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 84 18 February–12 May 1994 The Sybil Andrews Gift Dept of Prints & Drawings 18 February 1994 (continuing) The Rescue Excavations at Deir ‘Ain Abata 1988–1995 Dept of Western Asiatic Antiquities 14 February–9 March 1994 Work in Progress: recent acquisitions from Kent Dept of Prehistoric & Romano- British Antiquities 12 February–24 April 1994 Contemporary Korean Prints Dept of Oriental Antiquities 28 January–24 April 1994 Victorian Illustrated Books 1850–1870 – the heyday of wood-engraving: the Robin de Beaumont Gift Dept of Prints & Drawings Free admission Victorian Illustrated Books 1850–1870 – the Heyday of Wood-engraving: the Robin de Beaumont Gift / Paul Goldman. London: British Museum Press, 1994. 28 January–24 April 1994 The Study of Italian Old Master Drawings: the contribution of Philip Pouncey (1910–1990) Dept of Prints & Drawings Free admission 28 January–17 April 1994 Himalayan and Japanese art from the Schmitt-Meade Collection Depts of Oriental Antiquities & Japanese Antiquities Free admission 18 January–15 May 1994 Venice Preserv’d: the Greenall Gift of Venetian Coins Dept of Coins & Medals Room 69a
  • 85. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 85 20 May–11 September 1994 Printmaking in Germany in the Age of Goethe Dept of Prints & Drawings Room 90 Free admission German printmaking in the age of Goethe / Antony Griffiths and Frances Carey. London: British Museum Press, 1994. 19 May–21 August 1994 Modern Japanese Prints 1912–1989 Dept of Japanese Antiquities Free admission 19 May–25 September 1994 The Hoxne Hoard: gold and silver from Late Roman Britain Dept of Coins & Medals Room 69a 17 May–18 September 1994 Beauty and the banknote: images of women on paper money Dept of Coins & Medals Room 69a Beauty and the banknote: images of women on paper money / Virginia Hewitt. London: British Museum Press, 1994. 12 May–11 September 1994 Prints by Anthony Gross (1905–1984) Dept of Prints & Drawings 31 March–5 June 1994 Yemeni Pottery Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind Yemeni pottery / Sarah Posey. London: British Museum Press, 1994. 21 March–18 October 1994 The Pomaks of Bulgaria Photographs by Atanas Kanchev Dept of Ethnography 10 March–17 April 1994 Treasured miniatures: contemporary netsuke Supported by the Organising Committee for the Exhibition of Contemporary Netsuke, Tokyo, the Japan Foundation and Japan Airlines Dept of Japanese Antiquities Japanese Galleries Free admission Treasured miniatures: contemporary netsuke. London: British Museum, 1994.
  • 86. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 86 25 July–24 September 1994 Towards the 21st century: selecting a consultant architect for the British Museum British Museum Design Office 30 June 1994–8 Jan 1995 The Maldive Islands: thriving on a reef Sponsored by Cable and Wireless Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind 22 June–23 October 1994 Greek Gold: Jewellery of the Classical World Masterpieces of ancient craftsmanship from the State Hermitage St. Petersburg, the Museum of Modern Art New York and the British Museum Sponsored by Cartier Dept of Greek & Roman Antiquities Paid admission c. 70,000 visitors Greek Gold: Jewellery of the Classical World / Dyfri Williams and Jack Ogden. London: British Museum Press, 1994. 20 June 1994–8 January 1995 Animals in Islamic painting Dept of Oriental Antiquities 9 June–9 September 1994 Chinese ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection Dept of Oriental Antiquities Room 33b Free admission 27 May–29 August 1994 Indian paintings and drawings from the collection of Howard Hodgkin Dept of Oriental Antiquities Free admission 25 May–23 October 1994 Merina textiles from Madagascar Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind 20 May–11 September 1994 (extended) The Woodcut Series of William Nicholson Sponsored by Reed Elsevier Dept of Prints & Drawings Room 90
  • 87. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 87 30 September 1994–8 January 1995 Chinese Tea Ware: the Art of the Yixing potter From the K.S. Lo Collection, Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, Hong Kong Museum of Art Dept of Oriental Antiquities Room 91 23 September 1994–15 January 1995 (extended) Artistic Circles: the medal in Britain 1880–1918 Dept of Coins and Medals and Dept of Prints & Drawings Room 90 Artistic Circles: the medal in Britain 1880–1918 / Philip Attwood. London: British Museum Press, 1992. 23 September 1994–15 January 1995 Shadow of the Forest: Prints of the Barbizon School Dept of Prints & Drawings Room 90 Shadow of the forest: prints of the Barbizon School. London: British Museum, 1993. 23 September 1994–15 January 1995 (extended) Pre-Raphaelite drawings in the British Museum Dept of Prints & Drawings Room 90 Pre-Raphaelite drawings in the British Museum / J.A. Gere. London: British Museum Press, 1994. 22 September–9 October 1994 The Conservation of Eastern Pictorial Art in the British Museum: the Hirayama Studio Depts of Oriental Antiquities and Conservation Room 33b 21 September 1994–15 January 1995 Japanese Imperial Craftsmen and the West: art of the Meiji Period from the Khalili Collection Dept of Japanese Antiquities Free admission Japanese Imperial Craftsmen and the West: art of the Meiji Period from the Khalili Collection / Victor Harris. London: British Museum Press, 1994. 20 September 1994–20 January 1995 Money under the microscope: the application of science to numismatics Dept of Coins & Medals Room 69a 11 September–7 November 1994 Inuit prints from the Ethnographic collections Dept of Ethnography at Bloomsbury
  • 88. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 88 8 November 1994–21 August 1995 Israeli prints from the Burston Gift Dept of Prints & Drawings 5 November 1994–29 January 1995 The Bronze Age: the first Golden Age in Europe Dept of Prehistoric & Romano- British Antiquities 4 November 1994–17 April 1995 Balkan costume from the Waller Collection Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind 2 November 1994–28 August 1995 Wooden sculpture from Easter Island Dept of Ethnography 27 October 1994–27 April 1997 Smashing Pots: Feats of Clay from Africa Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind Smashing Pots: feats of Clay from Africa / Nigel Barley. London: British Museum Press, 1994. 26 October 1994–22 September 1995 Katherine Scoresby Routledge and the Mana Expedition to Easter Island in 1914–15 Dept of Ethnography 22 October–25 October 1994 Andy Galsworthy Installation A giant sand sculpture by Andy Galsworthy in connection with the exhibition ‘Time Machine’ Dept of Egyptian Antiquities 17 October–30 November 1994 16th century Chinese porcelain from the British Museum and the Oriental Ceramic Society Dept of Oriental Antiquities Room 33b
  • 89. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 89 27 January–23 April 1995 Drawings by Adriaen and Isack van Ostade and their followers Dept of Prints & Drawings 27 January–23 April 1995 The Rumbustious World of Thomas Rowlandson: the prints 1774–1822 Dept of Prints & Drawings 24 January–17 April 1995 High profiles: portraits of the Italian Renaissance Dept of Coins & Medals Room 69a 18 January 1995–31 July 1996 The Power of the Hand: African Arms and Armour Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind 1995 16 January–16 June 1995 Contemporary Middle Eastern prints: taste and technique Dept of Oriental Antiquities 15 December 1994–15 February 1995 (extended) Chinese arms and armour Dept of Oriental Antiquities Room 33b 9 December 1994–23 April 1995 Byzantium: treasures of Byzantine art and culture from British collections Dept of Medieval & Later Antiquities Rooms 27/28 Paid admission 58,785 visitors Byzantium: treasures of Byzantine art and culture from British collections / David Buckton. London: British Museum Press, 1994. 1 December 1994–26 February 1995 Time machine: Ancient Egypt and contemporary art In collaboration with the Institute of International Visual Arts Dept of Egyptian Antiquities Room 25 Free admittance Time machine: Ancient Egypt and contemporary art / ed. James Putnam and W. Vivian Davies. London: British Museum & Institute of Visual Arts, 1994.
  • 90. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 90 10–23 April 1995 Capital: an installation by the artist Terry Smith 4 April–1 October 1995 Medieval enamelled and gilded glass Dept of Oriental Antiquities John Addis Islamic Gallery Free admission 21 February–10 May 1995 The Art of Zhu Qizhan: contemporary Chinese painting Dept of Oriental Antiquities Room 33b 17 February 1995–3 March 1996 (extended) The Ainu of Japan Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind 15 February 1995 The Oxborough Dirk: a recent acquisition Dept of Prehistoric & Romano- British Antiquities 2 February–23 April 1995 Japanese art and antiquities: recent acquisitions 1990–95 Dept of Japanese Antiquities Rooms 92–94 27 January–23 April 1995 East meets West: Chinese trade porcelain Dept of Oriental Antiquities Room 91 27 January–23 April 1995 ‘The life of an artist’by Bonaventura Genelli Dept of Prints & Drawings Prints and Drawings Galleries
  • 91. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 91 16 June–22 October 1995 German Renaissance Prints 1490–1550 Dept of Prints & Drawings Room 90 Free admission German Renaissance Prints 1490–1550 / Giulia Bartrum. London: British Museum Press, 1995. 15 June–13 August 1995 Classic art of Japan: from the British Museum’s collections Dept of Japanese Antiquities Rooms 92–94 8 June–17 September 1995 Chinese jade from the Neolithic to the Qing Dept of Oriental Antiquities Rooms 27–28 Free admission 132,000 visitors Chinese jade from the Neolithic to the Qing / Jessica Rawson. London: British Museum Press, 1995. 1 June–29 October 1995 Textiles from Masada Sponsored by Marks and Spencer Room 88 22 May–4 June 1995 Photographs of Mohenjo-Daro Dept of Oriental Antiquities 26 April–3 September 1995 Social fabrics: recent textile acquisitions from Indonesia Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind 19 April–9 July 1995 Receive our prayers: the Steve Cribb Collection of Catholic medals Dept of Coins & Medals Room 69a April 1995–February 1998 The Great Court: the British Museum’s Millennium Project
  • 92. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 92 31 August–24 September and 27 September–22 October 1995 The Passionate Art of Kitagawa Utamaro Organized with the Chiba City Museum Dept of Japanese Antiquities Rooms 91 and 92–94 Paid admission 32,013 visitors The Passionate Art of Kitagawa Utamaro / Shūgo Asano and Timothy Clark. London: British Museum Press, 1995. 31 August 1995–10 February 1996 Treasures from the Ethnography collections Dept of Ethnography 23 August–30 October 1995 Ke-Ke-In – the printmaking of Ron Hamilton: Creativity and design Dept of Ethnography 11 July–8 October 1995 A nation’s wealth: paper money in Scotland 1695–1995 Dept of Coins & Medals Room 69a 21 June 1995–4 January 1996 Persian paintings from India on loan from the British Library Dept of Oriental Antiquities John Addis Islamic Gallery Free admission 21 June–15 October 1995 Chinese snuff bottles from the Mary and George Bloch Collection Dept of Oriental Antiquities Sponsored by Société Générale Room 33b 16 June–22 October 1995 Renaissance medals and plaquettes of Northern Europe Dept of Coins & Medals Room 90 16 June–13 August 1995 Europe in India: Indian paintings and their European prototypes Dept of Oriental Antiquities Room 91
  • 93. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 93 1 November 1995–3 March 1996 The tide flows on: Maori drawings by John Bevan Ford Dept of Ethnography 18 October 1995–19 April 1996 Benefactor in Focus: John Henderson (1797–1878) Dept of Oriental Antiquities 10 October–19 November 1995 Food for all: coins and medals of the United Nations’Food and Agriculture Organization Dept of Coins & Medals Room 69a 3 October 1995–9 February 1997 Display and Modesty: North African Textiles Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind 3 October 1995–4 August 1996 Secular and Sacred: Ethiopian Textiles Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind 28 September 1995–14 July 1996 Play and Display: Masquerades of Southern Nigeria Sculpture by Sokari Douglas- Camp An exhibition for the Africa ’95 Season Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind 28 September 1995–28 January 1996 Made in Africa: Africa and the National Art Collections Fund Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind 25 September 1995–26 September 1996 Twenty-five Fans Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind
  • 94. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 94 19 February 1996–31 December 1997 Treasures from the Ethnographic Collections Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind 1996 18 January–13 June 1996 Shaykhs and Dervishes Dept of Oriental Antiquities 23 November 1995–28 April 1996 Textiles of Highland Burma from the Ethnography Collections Dept of Ethnography 21 November 1995–3 March 1996 After Marathon: war, society and money in fifth century Greece Dept of Coins & Medals After Marathon: war, society and money in fifth century Greece / Ute Wartenberg. London: British Museum Press, 1995. 17 November 1995–14 January 1996 and 17 January–14 April 1996 Maruyama-O¯kyo and Kyoto painting 1770–1910 An exhibition in two parts Dept of Oriental Antiquities Free admission
 10 November 1995–April 1996 Images of the Western Lake: the Revival of the Colour Print in Contemporary China Dept of Oriental Antiquities Free admission 10 November 1995–21 April 1996 Prints & Drawings recent acquisitions 1991–95 Dept of Prints & Drawings Free admission 1 November 1995–14 January 1996 Westminster Kings and the Medieval Palace of Westminster Dept of Medieval & Later Antiquities Free admission c. 72,000 visitors Westminster Kings and the Medieval Palace of Westminster / John Cherry and Neil Stratford. British Museum Occasional Paper no. 115, London: Trustees of the British Museum, 1995.
  • 95. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 95 26 April–20 September 1996 Islamic Ceramics of Ephesus Dept of Oriental Antiquities John Addis Islamic Gallery Free admission 25 April 1996–31 December 1997 Stairways to the Sky: Rice and Life in the Philippines Presented in association with the Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind 19 March–27 October 1996 Beirut: Uncovering the Past Sponsored by Banque Audi sal-Lebanon and the Albert Abela Corporation. Official Carrier– British Mediterranean Airways Dept of Western Asiatic Antiquities 13 March–14 July 1996 Vases and Volcanoes: Sir William Hamilton and his collection Archaeological material from the Hamilton collection, also paintings and drawings in their historical context, and material relating to Hamilton’s interest in volcanology. Sponsored by Pirelli. Dept of Greek & Roman Antiquities 26,000 visitors Vases and Volcanoes: Sir William Hamilton and his Collection / Ian Jenkins and Kim Sloan. London: British Museum Press, 1996. 7 March–8 September 1996 Commemorating the 19th Century: Coins and Medals by the Wyon Family Dept of Coins & Medals Room 69a 7 March–28 July 1996 Modern graphic art: gifts from the British Museum Society Dept of Prints & Drawings 28 February–April 1996 Responses to ‘Utamaro’: An Education Service Display Supported by the Daiwa Anglo- Japanese Foundation 26 February–September 1996 A Zapotec Ceremonial Urn (loan from Mexico) Dept of Ethnography
  • 96. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 96 24 May–15 September 1996 The Grotesque: Ornamental Prints from the British Museum Dept of Prints & Drawings The Grotesque: Ornamental Prints from the British Museum. London: South Bank Centre, 1995. 24 May–15 September 1996 19th-century French Drawings from the British Museum Dept of Prints & Drawings 24 May–28 July 1996 and 10 October 1996–12 January 1997 ‘Like a Stream of Gold’: Painting and Sculpture from South India Sponsored by Guardian Royal Exchange Group and Andersen Consulting Dept of Oriental Antiquities 23 May–15 September 1996 David Le Marchand (1674– 1726): ‘An Ingenious Man for Carving in Ivory’ Supported by the Henry Moore Foundation Dept of Medieval & Later Antiquities Free admission David Le Marchand (1674–1726): ‘An Ingenious man for Carving in Ivory’ / Charles Avery. Farnham: Lund Humphries, 1996. 16 May 1996–31 December 1997 The Gilded Image: Pre- Columbian Gold from South and Central America Sponsored by British Petroleum Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind 16 May 1996–16 April 1997 Qing Monochromes Dept of Oriental Antiquities 15 May–30 June 1996 Oriental Antiquities: Recent Acquisitions 15 May–14 July 1996 Kayama Matazo¯: New Triumphs for Old Traditions Organized by the British Museum and Nihon Keizai Shimbun Inc. under the auspices of the Japanese Embassy in the UK and supported by Hourin Country Club, Japan Airlines, Nihon Keizai Shimbun Europe Ltd and Torres Inc. Dept of Japanese Antiquities Free admission Kayama Matazo¯: new triumphs for old traditions: [Tokyo]: Nihon Keizai Shimbun, 1996.
  • 97. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 97 13 September 1996–5 January 1997 Mysteries of Ancient China: New Discoveries from the Early Dynasties Sponsored by The Times. The first major loan exhibition of antiquities from the People’s Republic of China to be seen in London for 20 years. Covering the period 4500 bc–ad 200, the display presented recent archaeological discoveries important to the perception of China’s early history. Paid admission 162,000 visitors Mysteries of Ancient China: new discoveries from the early dynasties / Jessica Rawson. London: British Museum Press, 1996. 10 September 1996–31 January 1997 Excavation in Nubia and the Sudan Dept of Egyptian Antiquities 10 September 1996–18 May 1997 The Rev. Ernest S. Box: An Englishman’s collection of Chinese coins Dept of Coins & Medals September 1996–January 1997 Modern Graphic Art: gifts from the British Museum Society Dept of Prints & Drawings September 1996–June 1997 Imagining the Arctic: the native photograph in Alaska, Canada and Greenland A small exhibition to accompany the conference of the same name (18–20 April 1996), sponsored by Mr and Mrs Morton Sosland, including materials from the departmental archives, as well as contemporary prints by Simeonie Keenainak. Dept of Ethnography Imaging the Arctic / eds J.C.H. King and Henrietta Lidchi. London: British Museum Press, 1998. 1 August–29 September 1996 Japanese Paintings and Prints: A New Selection Dept of Japanese Antiquities 26 July–29 September 1996 Twentieth-Century Chinese Painting: Tradition and Innovation Jointly presented by the British Museum and the Urban Council, Hong Kong Dept of Oriental Antiquities Free admission 20 June 1996–8 January 1997 Women in Islamic Painting Dept of Oriental Antiquities John Addis Islamic Gallery Free admission
  • 98. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 98 1997 January–April 1997 Contemporary Australian Prints: a gift from the Australian Print Workshop Dept of Prints & Drawings 20 December 1996–31 March 1997 Mexican Textiles from the Everts Collection Dept of Ethnography BP Ethnography Showcase Room 35 16 October–9 December 1996 Buddhist Art in the Himalayas Dept of Oriental Antiquities Free admission 16 October 1996–12 January 1997 Japanese Arts: Samurai swords, older traditions of painting, and prints and photographs from the Hacker-Vernarelli Gift Dept of Japanese Antiquities Rooms 92–94 10 October 1996–12 January 1997 An exhibition for the Festival of India’s South Dept of Oriental Antiquities 4 October 1996–6 October 1997 Benefactor in Focus: Frederick DuCane Godman (1834–1919) Dept of Oriental Antiquities 27 September 1996–6 April 1997 ‘Rain’: Native American Peoples of the Desert Southwest An exhibition from the Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona Sponsored by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind 27 September 1996–5 January 1997 Old Master Drawings from the Malcolm Collection Dept of Prints & Drawings Free admission Old master drawings from the Malcolm Collection / Martin Royalton- Kisch, Hugo Chapman and Stephen Coppel. London: British Museum Press, 1996.
  • 99. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 99 14 March–13 April 1997 Drawings from Kyrgyzstan Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind 24 January–20 April 1997 Heirs of Rome: The Shaping of Britain AD 400–900 Organized in collaboration with the British Library, as part of a European Science Foundation Research Programme With the support of the European Union Dept of Prehistoric & Romano- British Antiquities Voluntary admission charge 24 January–20 April 1997 Modern Scandinavian Prints Dept of Prints & Drawings Free admission Modern Scandinavian prints / Frances Carey. London: British Museum Press, 1997. 24 January–20 April 1997 Jacques Bellange (c. 1575– 1616), printmaker of Lorraine Dept of Prints & Drawings Free admission Jacques Bellange (c. 1575–1616), printmaker of Lorraine / Antony Griffiths and Craig Hartley. London: British Museum Press, 1997. 22 January–20 April 1997 The Shibata Gift of Arita Porcelain and other Recent Acquisitions of Japanese Art Dept of Japanese Antiquities Rooms 92–94 and 33b 22 January–20 April 1997 Japanese Prints: Recent Acquisitions Dept of Japanese Antiquities 15 January–15 June 1997 Shirazeh Houshiary: prints and drawings 1988–1992 Dept of Oriental Antiquities John Addis Islamic Gallery Free admission January–May 1997 African Hairdressers’Signs Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind
  • 100. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 100 15 May–7 September 1997 The Ceramic Art of Sawada Chitojin Organized by the British Museum and the Imari Toen Company Dept of Japanese Antiquities Konica Gallery, British Museum The Ceramic Art of Sawada Chitojin. London: British Museum Press, 1997. 3 May–13 July 1997 Far Eastern and Near Eastern green-wares Organized in co-operation with the Oriental Ceramic Society Dept of Oriental Antiquities May–August 1997 Blake’s Book of Job Dept of Prints & Drawings 25 April–31 December 1997 Malaita: A Pacific Island at the Museum of Mankind Dept of Ethnography April–October 1997 Striking Tents: Central Asian Nomad Felts from Kyrgyzstan A display to coincide with the above Museum of Mankind exhibition of the same name BP Ethnography Showcase 20 March–31 December 1997 Striking Tents: Central Asian Nomad Felts from Kyrgyzstan Sponsored by British Petroleum The collection of nomad felts was acquired with the support of the British Museum Society Dept of Ethnography Morris Bierbrier. London: British Museum Press, 1997. 14 March–20 July 1997 Ancient Faces: Mummy Portraits from Roman Egypt Presented in association with the Fondazione Memmo. Funerary portraits of the people of Roman Egypt, with an examination of their archaeological context and demonstration of scientific and forensic techniques used in analysis. Paid admission 75,000 visitors Ancient faces: mummy portraits from Roman Egypt / Susan Walker and
  • 101. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 101 21 July 1997–10 January 1998 Turkish Works on Paper Dept of Oriental Antiquities 21 July–31 August 1997 Japanese Painting and Prints: Images of Kyoto and Osaka Dept of Japanese Antiquities 11 July 1997–continuing Arts of Korea Supported by the Samsung Foundation of Culture Dept of Oriental Antiquities 3 July–31 December 1997 Pottery in the Making: world ceramic traditions Supported by the British Museum Society Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind Pottery in the making: world ceramic traditions / ed. Ian Freestone and David Gaimster. London: British Museum Press, 1997. 23 May–14 September 1997 Modernism in French Medal Design Dept of Coins & Medals 23 May–14 September 1997 Printmaking in Paris: Picasso and his contemporaries Dept of Prints & Drawings Free admission Printmaking in Paris: Picasso and his Contemporaries / Stephen Coppel. London: British Museum Press, 1997. 20 May–14 September 1997 Coin jewellery: ancient, medieval and modern Dept of Coins & Medals 15 May–7 September 1997 Styles of Japanese Pottery and Porcelain Dept of Japanese Antiquities
  • 102. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 102 26 September 1997–4 January 1998 The Schilling Bequest of Old Master Drawings Dept of Prints & Drawings Room 90 Free admission 25 September 1997–4 January 1998 Japanese Calligraphy, 17th–19th Centuries Dept of Japanese Antiquities 25 September 1997–4 January 1998 The Calligraphic Art of Ogawa Toshu Organized by the British Museum and Fukushi Sakamoto Dept of Japanese Antiquities Rooms 92–94 Free admission The Calligraphic Art of Ogawa Toshu / ed. Nakano Sosui. Sapporo: Sapporo International University, 1997. 18 September–31 December 1997 Patagonia: Natural History, Prehistory and Ethnography at the Uttermost End of the Earth Jointly sponsored by the Governments of Argentina and Chile, with additional support from CMPC, Aerolineas Argentinas, LanChile and PROCHILE Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind 16 September–6 December 1997 From Persepolis to the Punjab: Coins and the Exploration of the East Dept of Coins & Medals Room 69a Free admission 6 September 1997–15 February 1998 Modern Chinese Calligraphy Dept of Oriental Antiquities September 1997–January 1998 Etchings by Anish Kapoor Dept of Prints & Drawings 30 July–31 December 1997 Count and Capture: Mancala game-boards Dept of Ethnography / Museum of Mankind
  • 103. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 103 9 December 1997–1 March 1998 Writing Arabic The exhibition included the Derek J. Content Collection of Islamic rock crystal seals and work by Sudanese calligrapher Osman Waqialla Dept of Oriental Antiquities Room 69a Free admission 28 November 1997–28 February 1998 Bethlehem 2000: a travelling photographic exhibition In association with the Palestine Exploration Fund and supported by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Dept of Western Asiatic Antiquities 10 November 1997–23 February 1998 Stanway, Colchester ‘Doctor’s Grave’ Dept of Prehistoric & Romano- British Antiquities 10 November 1997–end February 1998 Earliest known surgical kit from Britain on display in Weston Gallery of Roman Britain 29 October 1997–18 January 1998 Zulu Beadwork BP Ethnography Showcase Cartier 1900–1939 / Judy Rudoe. London: British Museum Press. 1997. 3 October 1997–15 February 1998 (extended) Cartier 1900–1939 Organized by the British Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, where it was shown first. The exhibition examined in particular the individual creations in the Egyptian, Indian, Chinese and Japanese styles, and the use of museum collections as a source of inspiration. Paid admission 124,000 visitors 26 September 1997–4 January 1998 Hogarth and his Times: Serious Comedy Supported by the Parnassus Foundation Dept of Prints & Drawings Free admission Hogarth and his times: serious comedy / David Bindman. London: British Museum Press, 1997.
  • 104. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 104 6 March–29 June 1998 The Return of the Museum of Mankind: a Display of the Arts of Africa, the Americas and Oceania BP Ethnography Showcase 3 March–6 May 1998 Humphrey Cole: Mint, Measurement and Maps in Elizabethan England Dept of Coins & Medals Humphrey Cole: mint, measurement and maps in Elizabethan England / ed. Silke Ackermann. British Museum Occasional Paper no. 126, London: Trustees of the British Museum, 1998. 1 March–31 May 1998 Nepal: A World of its Own Sponsored by the Colt Group Ltd, Veedon Fleece Ltd, the O’Hea Charitable Trust, Bright Sun Travel, the Britain-Nepal Chamber of Commerce and Robert Fleming and Co Limited This exhibition was to celebrate ‘Visit Nepal Year 1998’ Dept of Oriental Antiquities February–June 1998 Monotypes by Anish Kapoor Dept of Prints & Drawings 2 February–15 July 1998 Princes, Poets and Paladins: related works from the British Museum Dept of Oriental Antiquities 23 January–13 April 1998 Princes, Poets and Paladins: Islamic and Indian Paintings from the Collection of Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan Supported by Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan and the Altajir World of Islam Trust Dept of Oriental Antiquities Free admission Princes, Poets and Paladins: Islamic and Indian Paintings from the Collection of Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan / Sheila R. Canby. London: British Museum Press, 1998. 23 January–12 April 1998 Padua in the 1450s: Marco Zoppo and his Contemporaries Dept of Prints & Drawings Room 90 Padua in the 1450s: Marco Zoppo and his contemporaries / Hugo Chapman. London: British Museum Press, 1998. 1998 20 January 1998–18 April 1999 Arts of Japan: selections from the British Museum’s Collection Dept of Japanese Antiquities Rooms 92–94
  • 105. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 105 27 June–1 November 1998 Maori Dept of Ethnography (at Bloomsbury) Paid admission Maori: art and culture / ed. Dorota Starzecka. London: British Museum Press, 1998. 15 June–13 September 1998 Persian and Indian manuscripts and paintings: from the collection of the Royal Asiatic Society British Museum in collaboration with the Royal Asiatic Society Dept of Oriental Antiquities Room 33b Free admission 29 May–29 November 1998 A sense of form: Henry Moore at the British Museum To mark the centenary of Moore’s birth. The Tate Gallery lent to the British Museum Moore’s sculpture ‘King and Queen’ (1953) which was particularly influenced by the seated Egyptian couple in Room 25. 13 May–26 July 1998 Rimpa art: from the Idemitsu Collection, Tokyo Dept of Japanese Antiquities Free admission Rimpa art: from the Idemitsu Collection, Tokyo / Yūzō Yamane, Masato Naitō, Timothy Clark. London: British Museum Press, 1998. 8 May 1998–10 January 1999 Making history: English medals and numismatics 1600–1740 Dept of Coins & Medals 8 May–20 September 1998 The print in Stuart Britain Dept of Prints & Drawings Room 90 Paid admission The print in Stuart Britain / Antony Griffiths. London: British Museum Press, 1998. 8 May–20 September 1998 Turner watercolours from the RW Lloyd Bequest Dept of Prints & Drawings Room 90 Paid admission Turner watercolours from the RW Lloyd Bequest / Kim Sloan. London: British Museum Press, 1998. 13 April–5 October 1998 Living Egypt: pharaonic, Mamluk and modern household objects Dept of Egyptian Antiquities
  • 106. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 106 12 October 1998–1 April 1999 Medieval Trading Cities of the Niger: Gao and Timbuktu Supported by St John’s College, Cambridge Loan display from Mali Dept of Ethnography Room 34 9 October 1998–10 January 1999 Mantegna to Rubens: drawings from Liverpool’s Weld-Blundell Collection Dept of Prints and Drawings Mantegna to Rubens: drawings from Liverpool’s Weld-Blundell Collection / Xanthe Brook. London: Merrell Holberton, 1998. 9 October 1998–10 January 1999 Claude Lorrain: drawings from the collection of the British Museum and the Ashmolean Museum Dept of Prints & Drawings Claude Lorrain: drawings from the collections of the British Museum and the Ashmolean Museum / J. Whiteley. London: British Museum Press, 1998. 1 October 1998–3 January 1999 Minakar: spun gold and woven enamel Dept of Oriental Antiquities Room 33b 23 September 1998–10 January 1999 Earlier Monetary Unions Dept of Coins & Medals 18 August–15 November 1998 Japanese Buddhist Arts of the Edo Period (1600–1868) from the British Museum collections Dept of Japanese Antiquities 20 July 1998–5 January 1999 Fifty years on: the Eckstein, Manuk and Coles Bequests Dept of Oriental Antiquities 9 July–11 October 1998 Miao Costumes from South West China Dept of Ethnography
  • 107. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 107 16 January–2 May 1999 Edward Falkener: a Victorian Orientalist Dept of Oriental Antiquities and Dept of Western Asiatic Antiquities Room 33a See previous entry 1999 13 January–11 April 1999 Leaden Hearts: 19th century convict love tokens Engravings on coins, many from the collection of Timothy Millett, evoking the world of transportation. Dept of Coins & Medals Room 69a 19 December 1998–18 April 1999 The Golden Sword: Stamford Raffles and the East: adventures, travels and collecting in Southeast Asia Sponsored by Standard Chartered Bank plc Dept of Oriental Antiquities Paid admission The Golden Sword: Stamford Raffles and the East / ed. Nigel Barley. London: British Museum Press, 1998 1 December–18 April 1999 The Fascination of Nature by Xie Chufang, 1321 A recently acquired 14th-century Chinese painting purchased with the assistance of the National Art Collections Fund Dept of Oriental Antiquities Room 93 1 December 1998–18 April 1999 Arts of Japan Dept of Japanese Antiquities 16 November 1998–June 1999 A glimpse of the universe: scientific instruments from Renaissance Germany Dept of Medieval & Later Antiquities 22 October 1998–14 February 1999 Artists and Artisans: Perspectives on Tunisian Culture BP Ethnography Showcase Dept of Ethnography
  • 108. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 108 8 May–30 August 1999 Kagura: the Oka Gift of Japanese ritual masks Dept of Japanese Antiquities A gift to the Museum of 82 masks mainly connected with Shinto Kagura festivals Paid admission 13 April–3 October 1999 Rebels, pretenders and imposters: political fictions on coins and banknotes Dept of Coins & Medals Room 69a 11 April–3 October 1999 Heavenly houses Exhibition featuring two astrolabes (from the British Museum and the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford) made by Abd al-Karim al-Misri in Northern Iraq in the early 13th century and displayed together for the first time. Dept of Medieval & Later Antiquities and Dept of Oriental Antiquities Room 34 4 March–9 July 1999 Creative solutions: conservation of the Ethnography collections BP Ethnography Showcase Room 35 15 February–5 July 1999 Painted poetry: illustrations from the works of Nizami and Jami Persian and Indian illustrations from the 15th to 18th centuries. Dept of Oriental Antiquities Room 34 1 February–28 May 1999 (extended) Ronald Searle’s ‘Father of Caricature’ Drawings donated by the artist for a series of medals Dept of Prints & Drawings 23 January–18 April 1999 Building the British Museum Exhibition to mark the first anniversary of the start of the Great Court construction programme Room 90 Paid admission Building the British Museum / Marjorie Caygill and Christopher Date. London: British Museum Press, 1999. 23 January–18 April 1999 Roman Baroque Drawings An exhibition of the Baroque style which dominated the city of Rome from the beginning of the 1620s to the close of the century. Dept of Prints & Drawings Room 90 Paid admission Roman Baroque Drawings c. 1620–c. 1700 / Nicholas Turner and Rhoda Eitel Porter. London: British Museum Press, 1999.
  • 109. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 109 August 1999–16 January 2000 Bukhura and beyond: artefacts of Uzbekistan and photographs by Edgar Knobloch Dept of Oriental Antiquities Room 33b 10 July 1999–16 January 2000 Cracking codes: the Rosetta Stone and decipherment Exhibition to celebrate the bicentenary of the discovery of the Rosetta Stone on the banks of the Nile in July 1799 Dept of Egyptian Antiquities Paid admission Cracking codes: the Rosetta Stone and decipherment / Richard Parkinson. London: British Museum Press, 1999. 8 July 1999–14 February 2000 Later Persian paintings and lacquer An installation of the Museum’s collection of Qajar painting and lacquer. Held in association with the exhibition ‘Royal Persian paintings: the Qajar Epoch, 1785–1925’ at the Brunei Gallery Dept of Oriental Antiquities Room 34 18 May 1999– Great Court Exhibition Models and a video showing the design and concept of the Great Court, together with archaeological material excavated prior to site works. 15 May–29 August 1999 Image and narrative: Indian folk bronzes from the Polsky Gift Dept of Oriental Antiquities 8 May–30 August 1999 Castiglione in context A display built around Castiglione’s drawing ‘A Procession of Shepherds’ which came from the collection of Sir William Hamilton and was acquired by the Museum in 1997 with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund. Dept of Prints & Drawings Paid admission 8 May–30 August 1999 The Popular Print since 1850 Included exhibits from a variety of locations, including Russia and Brazil Dept of Prints & Drawings Paid admission 8 May–30 August 1999 Oddities under heaven: the popular print in England 1550–1850 Exhibition of a type of print commonplace before the Industrial Revolution; this exhibition was the first attempt at a general study of such material in Britain Dept of Prints & Drawings Paid admission The popular print in England / Sheila O’Connell. London: British Museum Press, 1999.
  • 110. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 110 30 October 1999–30 April 2000 Gifts of the Century Gifts to the John Addis Islamic Gallery Dept of Oriental Antiquities 23 October 1999–20 February 2000 Gilded dragons: buried treasure from China’s golden ages Sponsored by The Times and Prudential Special loan exhibition on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China Paid admission Gilded dragons: buried treasures from China’s golden ages / Carol Michaelson. London: British Museum Press, 1999. 5 October–17 December 1999 Feelings beyond words Ain Sakhri figurine and modern interpretation sculpted in marble by Ms Rose Hacker 5 October–5 December 1999 The Metal Mirror: coin photography by Stephen Sack Dept of Coins & Medals 10 September–28 November 1999 Landmarks in Print Collecting: connoisseurs and donors at the British Museum Dept of Prints & Drawings Landmarks in print collecting: connoisseurs and donors at the British Museum since 1753 / ed. Antony Griffiths. London: British Museum Press, 1999. 10 September–28 November 1999 The Light of Nature: landscape drawings and watercolours by Van Dyck and his contemporaries Organized by the British Museum and Antwerpen Open vzw, with the support of the Government of Flanders Dept of Prints & Drawings Paid admission The Light of Nature: landscape drawings and watercolours by Van Dyk and his contemporaries /Martin Royalton Kisch. London: British Museum Press, 1999. 7 September 1999–30 January 2000 Life and ceremony in urban Algeria Dept of Ethnography BP Ethnography Showcase Sponsored by BP Amoco Loan exhibition Room 35 Life and ceremony in Urban Algeria: an exhibition at the British Museum. London: BP Amoco, 1999–CD- ROM. 2 September–1 December 1999 Mezzotint engravings after Allan Ramsay (1713–42) Dept of Prints & Drawings
  • 111. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 111 24 February–1 May 2000 Arab cultures: young worlds Dept of Ethnography Sponsored by BP Amoco BP Ethnography Showcase 16 February–17 July 2000 Botanical watercolours from the Pearson Album Nineteenth century watercolours by Indian artists working for a British client Dept of Oriental Antiquities January 2000–July 2001 Tibet: life, myth and art Buddhist art from Tibet Dept of Oriental Antiquities Room 33b Tibet: life, myth and art / Michael Willis. London: Duncan Baird, 1999. 2000 2000–2001 Christianity in Roman Britain A special display including the head of Christ from the Hinton St Mary Pavement Dept of Prehistory & Early Europe 17 December 1999–24 April 2000 Dance of the Dead Dept of Prints & Drawings East Stairs 17 December 1999–24 April 2000 The Apocalypse: and the shape of things to come Supported by the Michael Marks Charitable Trust Dept of Prints & Drawings, British Library & loan material Paid admission The Apocalypse and the shape of things to come / ed. Frances Carey. London: British Museum Press, 1999. 7 December 1999–9 April 2000 Size immaterial: handheld sculpture of the 1990s British Museum’s collection of contemporary handheld sculpture Dept of Coins & Medals Size immaterial: handheld sculpture of the 1990s / Luke Syson. London: British Art Medal Society, 1999. December 1999–Spring 2001 European Prints from the 15th to early 19th centuries Dept of Prints & Drawings Room 1, King’s Library
  • 112. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 112 1 June 2000–January 2001 The Observing Eye and the Analyzing Mind: the prints of Bryan Ingham Dept of Prints & Drawings 19 May–24 September 2000 A noble art: amateur artists and drawing masters c. 1600–1800 Dept of Prints & Drawings A noble art: amateur artists and drawing masters c. 1600–1800 / Kim Sloan. London: British Museum Press, 2000. See previous entry19 May–24 September 2000 The prints of Jim Dine and Michael Rothenstein: two recent gifts Dept of Prints & Drawings Room 90 12 April–13 August 2000 Paid in Burnt Silver: wealth and power in the Viking Age A Norwegian-British partnership at the millennium 1999–2000 Dept of Coins & Medals Room 69a Free admission 8 April–13 August 2000 Visions from the golden land: Burma and the art of lacquer The exhibition, inspired by the gift of the Isaacs Collection of Burmese lacquer, used the art of lacquer as a means to explore Burmese culture. Dept of Oriental Antiquities Paid admission Visions from the golden land: Burma and the art of lacquer / R. Isaacs and T.R. Blurton. London: British Museum Press, 2000. 1 April 2000–15 October 2000 Islamic Lustreware Dept of Oriental Antiquities 24 March–24 September 2000 Japan Time Clocks, the zodiac and picture calendars Dept of Japanese Antiquities Room 92
  • 113. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 113 14 November 2000–28 January 2001 Voices of Southern Africa Dept of Ethnography Room 36 Free admission 4 November 2000–1 April 2001 Cobalt and Copper: ceramic techniques of the Islamic World Dept of Oriental Antiquities John Addis Islamic Gallery 21 October 2000–21 January 2001 Gladiators and Caesars: the power of spectacle in Ancient Rome Exhibition originally created by the Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg Dept of Greek & Roman Antiquities Paid admission 71,034 visitors Gladiators and Caesars: the power of spectacle in Ancient Rome / ed. Eckart Köhne and Cornelia Ewigleben; English version ed. Ralph Jackson. London: British Museum Press, 2000. 20 October 2000–14 January 2001 Saga: contemporary ceramics from the home of Japanese porcelain Dept of Japanese Antiquities Room 92 Free admission 6 October 2000–7 January 2001 Correggio and Parmigianino: master draughtsmen of the Renaissance Dept of Prints & Drawings 6 October 2000–7 January 2001 Picasso: linocuts in the British Museum Dept of Prints & Drawings 17 August 2000–7 January 2001 Illegal tender: counterfeit money through the ages Dept of Coins & Medals Room 69a Free admission 21 July 2000–19 February 2001 Islamic works on paper: recent acquisitions Dept of Oriental Antiquities
  • 114. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 114 4 April–30 September 2001 Silver, gold and brass: metalworking techniques in the Islamic World Dept of Oriental Antiquities John Addis Islamic Gallery 12 April 2001–26 August 2001 Cleopatra of Egypt: from history to myth Organized by the British Museum in collaboration with the Fondazione Memmo, Rome. The myth of Cleopatra traced to the present day through paintings, jewellery, opera and cinema. Dept of Greek & Roman Antiquities Sponsored by BP Hotung Exhibition Gallery, Room 35 Paid admission 163,864 visitors Cleopatra of Egypt: from history to myth / Susan Walker and Peter Higgs. London: British Museum Press, 2000. 20 February–1 September 2001 Mughals Adorned In conjunction with the special exhibition ‘Treasury of the world: jewelled arts of India in the age of the Mughals’, this display focused on jewellery as it appeared in Mughal paintings. Dept of Oriental Antiquities John Addis Islamic Gallery 15 February–27 May 2001 Annuraaq: Arctic skin clothing from Igloolik Featured the work of seamstresses from Igloolik, as well as costume of gut, bird and fish skin from across the north between Alaska and Greenland. Dept of Ethnography BP Ethnography Showcase Room 36 30 January–8 April 2001 Arts of Japan A wide range of the British Museum’s Japanese material from prehistoric times through to the 19th century. Dept of Japanese Antiquities Rooms 92–94 Free admission 25 January–8 April 2001 Rembrandt the Printmaker Organized by the British Museum and the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. This exhibition revealed Rembrandt as the most original printmaker of all time; in no less than 300 etchings, he covered the full range of styles and subjects for which he is celebrated. Dept of Prints & Drawings Room 90 Paid admission Rembrandt the printmaker / Erik Hinterding and Ger Luijten. London: British Museum Press, 2000. 2001 11 January 2001–6 May 2001 From Alexander to Mark Antony: images of power on ancient coins Exhibits from the British Museum’s unrivalled collection, supplemented by the C.A. Hersh bequest of 8,000 Greek and Roman coins. Dept of Coins & Medals Room 69a Free admission 7 December 2000–11 February 2001 The Human Image An ambitious and comprehensive exhibition examining the representation of the body across all human cultures, over 14,000 years. Dept of Ethnography 103,850 visitors The Human image / Jonathan King. London: British Museum Press, 2000.
  • 115. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 115 5 September–2 December 2001 Shinto: the sacred art of Ancient Japan The exhibition examined the arts that were characteristic of Shinto during the Heian and Kamakura periods and looked at the mysterious ritual beliefs from which Shinto developed, drawing on archaeological evidence from Japanese prehistory. Organized by the British Museum, the Agency for Cultural Affairs Tokyo, and the Japan Foundation. Dept of Japanese Antiquities Rooms 91–94 22 June–October 2001 Exploring the city: the Norman Foster Studio 18 June–29 July 2001 Emperors and court ladies: Chinese figure painting Dept of Oriental Antiquities 14 June–13 September 2001 Souvenirs in contemporary Japan Dept of Ethnography BP Ethnography Showcase Room 36 18 May–2 September 2001 Treasury of the world: jewelled arts of India in the Age of the Mughals The Al-Sabah Collection Kuwait National Museum British Museum in association with The Times Dept of Oriental Antiquities Room 5 West Wing Exhibition Gallery Paid admission 71,548 visitors Treasury of the world: the jewelled arts of India.London: British Museum Press, 2000. 11 May–29 July 2001 100 views of Mount Fuji Dept of Japanese Antiquities 10 May–7 September 2001 Struck on gold: coins of the Mughal emperors of India Dept of Coins & Medals Room 69a Free admission 4 May–16 September 2001 Paper assets: collecting prints and drawings 1996–2001 Dept of Prints & Drawings Room 90 Free admission
  • 116. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 116 14 November 2001–3 March 2002 Light motifs: an Aomori float and Japanese kites A showing of a giant festival float created by Japanese craftsmen and displayed inside the Museum; it is accompanied by an exhibition of kites. Dept of Japanese Antiquities Room 24 Free admission Room 5 Paid admission 40,277 visitors Agatha Christie and archaeology / ed. Charlotte Trümpler; [translated by Anthea Bell]. London: British Museum Press, 2001. 8 November 2001–24 March 2002 Agatha Christie and archaeology: mystery in Mesopotamia An exhibition on Agatha Christie as an amateur archaeologist; combining finds from sites on which she worked, with artefacts, photographs, archival material and films from the Museum’s collections. British Museum in association with The Times. Exhibition originally created by the Ruhrlandsmuseum Essen Dept of Ancient Near East West Wing Exhibition Gallery, 25 October 2001–1 April 2002 Unknown Amazon: culture in nature in ancient Brazil Dept of Ethnography Hotung Exhibition Gallery, Room 35 Paid admission 27,980 visitors Unknown Amazon: culture in nature in ancient Brazil / Colin McEwan. London: British Museum Press, 2001. 27 September 2001–6 January 2002 New Ways of Gravure: the prints of S.W. Hayter 1901–88 Dept of Prints & Drawings Room 90 Free admission 27 September 2001–6 January 2002 The print in Italy 1550–1620 An exhibition examining techniques and materials, and assessing the impact of different cities on the kinds of prints produced in Rome, Venice, Sienna and Bologna. Dept of Prints & Drawings Room 90 Free admission The print in Italy 1550–1620 / Michael Bury. London: British Museum Press, 2001. 13 September 2001–17 February 2002 Country views: place and identity on British paper money From country scenes to graceful allegories and national icons, this exhibition looked at the many- faceted picture of Britain presented on three centuries of banknotes. Dept of Coins & Medals Room 69a Free admission Paid admission Shinto: the sacred art of Ancient Japan / Victor Harris. London: British Museum Press, 2001.
  • 117. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 117 Until 17 March Birds in Persian and Indian painting An exhibition of bird paintings dating from the early 15th to the 19th centuries. Dept of Oriental Antiquities Room 34 Free admission 9–17 March 2002 Medieval machines A hands-on exhibition; part of Unwrapping Science, activities celebrating science week. Dept of Prehistory & Europe Room 86 Free admission 9–17 March 2002 Unwrapping science National Science Week 2002 21 February–8 September 2002 Brief lives: changing currencies in western Europe An exhibition which celebrated the birth of the Euro and the old currencies of the European union. Dept of Coins & Medals Room 69a Free admission 2 February–19 May 2002 The poetry of nature: watercolours by John Sell Cotman 1782–1842 An exhibition of many of Cotman’s best-known works, accompanied by studies, drawings and prints. Dept of Prints & Drawings Room 90 2 February–19 May 2002 Imaging Ulysses: Richard Hamilton’s illustrations to James Joyce An exhibition tracing Hamilton’s response over 50 years to Ulysses; the material ranged from watercolour and pencil studies made in the 1940s to etchings made in the 1980s to more recent iris digital prints. Dept of Prints & Drawings Room 90 Free admission 2002 31 January–19 May 2002 Brushes with surprise: the art of calligraphy in modern China The exhibits ranged from the elegantly classical poems written by Mao Zedong, the leader of the Chinese revolution, to beautiful and thought-provoking pieces by leaders of the avant-garde. Dept of Oriental Antiquities Room 91 Free admission See previous entry
  • 118. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 118 13 June–22 September 2002 Brueghel to Rembrandt: Dutch and Flemish drawings from the Maida and George Abrams Collection An exhibition based on one of the world’s outstanding private collections of Dutch 17th century drawings. Dept of Prints & Drawings Room 90 Free admission 13 June–22 September 2002 Reflections of glory: the medallic art of 16th century Italy The first exhibition devoted to late Renaissance medals. Included art works by goldsmith Benvenuto Cellini and the sculptor Leone Leoni. Dept of Coins & Medals Room 90 Free admission 13 June–1 December 2002 Vietnam behind the lines: images from the war 1965–75 An exhibition of 132 paintings, drawings and hand-painted posters created between 1965 and 1975 by Vietnamese artists of the Vietnam War. Dept of Oriental Antiquities Room 91 Free admission Vietnam behind the lines: images from the war 1965–75 / Jessica Harrison- Hall. London: British Museum Press, 2002. 59,026 visitors Queen of Sheba: treasures from ancient Yemen / St John Simpson. London, British Museum Press, 2002. 9 June–13 October 2002 Queen of Sheba: treasures from ancient Yemen Exhibition about the legend of the Queen of Sheba; the exhibition incorporated everyday objects from Yemen, Renaissance paintings representing the Queen of Sheba’s visit to the court of Solomon, jewellery, statues, vessels and funerary sculptures. Sponsored by Barclays Dept of Ancient Near East Room 35 Paid admission Until 31 March 2002 Qasr Ibim: a fortress on the Nile An exhibition focussing on the historical site of Qasr, which has a history spanning the 1st millennium bc to the early 19th century. Dept of Ancient Egypt & Sudan Room 34 Free admission 27 March–14 July 2002 Arts of Japan Dept of Japanese Antiquities Room 92 Free admission 18 March 2002– Islamic paintings of the hunt Persian and Indian paintings depicting ancient and recent shahs and emperors enjoying the sport of kings. Dept of Oriental Antiquities Room 34 Free admission
  • 119. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 119 2003 15 January–15 June 2003 Celebrating The British Museum: John Maine’s anniversary medal The medal commissioned to commemorate the Museum’s 250th anniversary formed the centrepiece of an exhibition featuring the work of other medallists. Dept of Coins & Medals Room 69a Free Admission 5 December 2002–23 March 2003 Albrecht Dürer and his legacy: the graphic work of a Renaissance artist Exhibition examining Dürer’s development from his early work in the medieval tradition through his classical education in Italy, to his development of the techniques of woodcut and engraving. Dept of Prints & Drawings Room 5 Paid admission 87,887 visitors Albrecht Durer and his legacy: the graphic work of a Renaissance artist / Giulia Bartrum. British Museum Press, 2002. 15 November 2002–26 January 2003 Antony Gormley Field for the British Isles Exhibition of Gormley’s ‘terracotta army’ of diminutive clay figures. Arts Council Collection: Hayward Gallery for the Arts Council of England Dept of Prints & Drawings Held in Joseph Hotung Great Court Gallery, and throughout the British Museum Free admission Antony Gormley: Field for the British Isles: discover Field throughout the British Museum / Colin Renfrew. London: British Museum, 2002. 24 October 2002–21 April 2003 Antony Gormley drawing Around 50 drawings by Gormley representing all aspects of his career; to coincide with the installation of Field for the British Isles. Dept of Prints & Drawings Room 90 Free admission Until 14 October 2002 Solomon and Sheba: the Islamic tradition An exhibition to coincide with Queen of Sheba: treasures from ancient Yemen; it shows objects from the Islamic collection which relate to the story of Solomon and Sheba or Solomon’s magical powers. Dept of Ancient Near East Room 34 Free admission 12 September 2002–9 January 2003 Discovering Ancient Afghanistan: the Masson collection Dept of Coins and Medals Room 69a July 2002– Vietnamese blue and white ceramics: heirloom and shipwreck An exhibition of underglaze blue ceramics dating to the 15th–16th centuries from Vietnam. Several items were acquired from the Hoi An shipwreck. Dept of Oriental Antiquities Free admission July 2002– Tran Trung Tin: memories of war An exhibition to complement the combat art from North Vietnam in ‘Vietnam behind the lines’; it showed 11 oils on newspaper and photographic paper. Dept of Oriental Antiquities Room 61 Free admission
  • 120. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 120 Until 21 April 2003 Text and image: German illustrated broadsides of four centuries An exhibition of single sheets of paper printed with woodcuts or engravings and text from the 15th to the 18th centuries. Dept of Prints & Drawings Room 90 Free admission Until 21 April 2003 Sir Hans Sloane’s collection of prints and drawings An exhibition concentrating on works reflecting Sloane’s interest in plants and natural history Dept of Prints & Drawings Room 90 Free admission 10 April–7 September 2003 The Museum of the Mind: art and memory in world cultures To celebrate the Museum’s 250th Anniversary. 60 of the Museum’s key objects illustrated the subject of memory across different cultures and time. Joseph Hotung Great Court Gallery, Room 35 Free admission The Museum of the Mind: art and memory in world cultures / John Mack. London: British Museum Press, 2003. Until 23 March 2003 War in Islamic painting Exhibition of manuscript illustrations and single page paintings revealing the central role that war and warriors play in the historical and epic literature of Turkey, Iran and India. Dept of Asia Room 34 Free admission Until 23rd March 2003 Aladdin’s cave An exhibition of hidden finds from the stores of the Petrie Museum– a small Islamic collection. Room 34 Free admission 5 February–13 April 2003 Kazari: decoration and display in Japan 15th–19th centuries Exhibition exploring kazari, the Japanese art and experience of arranging and displaying decorative objects. Dept of Asia Rooms 91–94 Paid admission Kazari: decoration and display in Japan 15th– 19th centuries / Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere. London: British Museum Press, 2002. Late January–30 June 2003 Grete Marks, artist potter: ceramics of the interwar years An exhibition of 40 pieces given by Marks’ husband and daughter. Dept of Prehistory & Europe Room 48 Free admission 15 January–13 July 2003 Italian medals of the late Renaissance A display to celebrate the publication of Italian Medals c. 1530–1600 in British public collections by Philip Attwood. Dept of Coins & Medals Off Weston Great Hall Free admission
  • 121. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 121 11 September–23 November 2003 Tibetan Legacy: paintings from the Hahn Kwang-ho collection Exhibition devoted to a display of Tibetan religious banner painting, thang-kas, from the private collection of Mr Hahn Kwang- ho. Dept of Asia Room 91 Free admission Tibetan legacy: paintings from the Hahn Kwang-ho Collection / [catalogue by Kimiaki Tanaka]. Seoul, Korea: Hahn Cultural Foundation, 2003. 17 August–14 December 2003 Japanese 20th century prints Display of prints including the work of two of Japan’s leading modern printmakers, Onchi Koshiro and Munakata Shiko. Dept of Asia Off Room 67 Free admission See previous entry26 June–16 November 2003 Medicine Man: the forgotten museum of Henry Wellcome The extraordinary collection of medical exhibits of Henry Wellcome. The exhibition also explored the history of our bodies, in sickness and in health. Room 5 Free admission 219,818 visitors Medicine Man: the forgotten museum of Henry Wellcome / Ken Arnold. London: British Museum Press, 2003. 19 June 2003–18 January 2004 Cityscapes: panoramic views on European coins and medals Examples of coinage issued by cities to show their independence and power Dept of Coins & Medals Room 69a Free admission 23 May–23 November 2003 London 1753 Exhibition explored London in the mid-18th century, when it became the largest city in the western world. Dept of Prints & Drawings Room 90 Free admission London 1753 / Sheila O’Connell. London: British Museum Press, 2003. 23 May–17 August 2003 Arts of Japan: selections from the permanent collection Dept of Asia Room 91 Free admission Until 21 April 2003 The satires of Richard Newton (1777–1798) An exhibition of Newton’s caricatures of greedy aristocrats and pompous politicians. Dept of Prints & Drawings Room 90 Free admission
  • 122. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 122 11 December 2003–April 2004 Arts of Japan: a selection from the permanent collections Dept of Asia Room 91 Free admission 11 December 2003–25 April 2004 Three great gifts An exhibition of prints and drawings of three gift collections: Fred Williams: an Australian visionary; Modern British art: the David Brown Bequest; 100 Years of the the National Art Collections Fund Dept of Prints & Drawings Room 90 Free admission 4 December 2003–28 January 2004 Birds becoming artefacts An exhibition of prints and drawings of birds and feather art from the South Pacific by Rebecca Jewell, PhD student, Royal College of Art. Dept of Ethnography Clore Centre Foyer Until December 2003 Cities of Iraq: Samarra to Baghdad Display focussed on the cultural heritage of Iraq from objects in the British Museum’s collection. Dept of Ancient Near East Room 34 Until December 2003 Our man in Persia: objects collected by Sir Percy Sykes on his travels Display focussed on Percy Sykes, explorer and historian of Iran Dept of Ancient Near East Room 34, case 7 Until December 2003 The British Museum – a 250th anniversary display Display covered time from the Museum’s foundation in 1753 to present day Reading Room 21 November 2003–14 March 2004 Buried treasure: finding our past British Museum in partnership with National Museums & Galleries of Wales, Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service, the Manchester Museum, Tyne & Wear Museums Sponsored by Anglo American Dept of Prehistory & Europe Joseph Hotung Great Court Gallery, Room 35 Paid Admission 24 October 2003–21 April 2004 Piranesi’s Prisons An exhibition concentrating on Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s celebrated Carceri (Prisons) series of etchings. Dept of Prints & Drawings Room 90 Free admission
  • 123. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 123 1 July 2004–27 March 2005 Mummy: the inside story BP Special Exhibition A virtual reality film and accompanying exhibition. The unopened 3,000-year-old mummy of Nesperunnub, priest of Karnak, examined by CAT scan and the latest 3D images. Dept of Ancient Egypt & Sudan Room 35 Paid admission 388,065 visitors Mummy: the inside story / John Taylor. London: British Museum Press, 2004. 15 June 2004–9 January 2005 Matisse to Freud: a critic’s choice. The Alexander Walker Bequest The collection of 20th-century prints and drawings of the film critic and author Alexander Walker Dept of Prints & Drawings Room 90 Free admission Matisse to Freud: a critic’s choice: the Alexander Walker bequest / Stephen Coppel. London: British Museum Press, 2004. 12 May 2004– Greek Summer: two special displays in the Great Court Olympia Re-visited Past, present and future Olympic Games Troy re-told Story of Troy re-told from antiquity to the present. Costumes from the film ‘Troy’ directed by Wolfgang Petersen (2004) on display in the Great Court. Dept of Greek & Roman Antiquities Until 30 April 2004 The Queen of the Night Terracotta plaque, made c. 400,000 years ago, moulded in high relief with the figure of a Babylonian goddess from Southern Mesopotamia (now Iraq) Dept of Ancient Near East Reading Room Until 31 March 2004 Guilford Puteal Marble monument with carvings commemorating Octavian’s victory over Anthony and Cleopatra at Actium in 31 bc Dept of Greek & Roman Antiquities Reading Room Until 14 March 2004 The Armada Service The Armada service: 26 silver dishes engraved with the coat of arms of Sir Christopher Harris of Radford, Devon. Represented his spoils as an admiralty official in Devon during the Anglo-Spanish War (1585–1604) Dept of Prehistory & Europe Reading Room 2004 22 January–18 July 2004 Public image: portraits on coins and medals Exhibition examining the depiction of some of the most famous figures in world history on coins and medals Dept of Coins & Medals Room 69a Free admission Until 18 January 2004 Artfund 100 To mark the National Art Collections Fund centenary, the British Museum highlighted some of the acquisitions it had made with the help of the Art Fund Reading Room
  • 124. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 124 Until November 2004 Three icons: conserving the national icon collection The British Museum houses the National Icon Collection of over 100 Byzantine, Russian and Greek icons. Room 41, case 51 Until 12 September 2004 The Silk Road: trade, travel, war and faith In collaboration with the British Library. Showing treasures excavated by Sir Aurel Stein, it explored the lives of the people who lived 1000 years ago along the Silk Road. The British Library and Dept of Asia Free admission The Silk Road: trade, travel, war and faith / Susan Whitfield. London: British Library, 2004. See previous entry Dept of Ancient Egypt & Sudan Room 5 Free admittance, but the Museum asked all visitors to make a donation to the work of Oxfam and Save the Children in Sudan Sudan: ancient treasures / Derek A. Welsby. London: British Museum Press, 2004. 9 September 2004–9 January 2005 Sudan: ancient treasures Kingdom of the Nile A centenary exhibition from the National Museum, Khartoum Using the fruits of recent archaeological research, this major exhibition led the visitor through the fascinating history of the country from the early Stone Age to the 19th century, including the medieval Christian and the Islamic periods. 9 September 2004–8 May 2005 Cutting edge: Japanese swords in the British Museum Dept of Asia Rooms 92–94 Free admission Cutting edge: Japanese swords in the British Museum / Victor Harris. London: British Museum Press, 2004. 22 July 2004–16 January 2005 Status symbols: identity and belief on modern badges An exploration of the symbolic power of badges and other similar objects to express identity and belonging, belief and dissent Dept of Coins & Medals Room 69a Free admission 5 July–3 September 2004 The Budda Shakyamuni Showing of a statuette of the Budda Shakyamuni, dating from 7 ad. Dept of Asia Reading Room Free admission
  • 125. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 125 8 May–4 September 2005 Africa Garden Until 3 April 2005 Modernism in Sudanese art Dept of Ancient Egypt & Sudan Montague Place entrance Free admission Until April 2005 Feasts and picnics: eating and drinking in Islamic painting Room 34 Free admission 10 February–28 August 2005 Tree of life: contemporary sculpture Great Court Free admission 9 February–5 June 2005 Ferdinand Columbus: Renaissance Collector Dept of Prints & Drawings Room 90 Ferdinand Columbus: Renaissance collector / Mark P. McDonald. London: British Museum Press, 2005. The print collection of Ferdinand Columbus (1488–1539) / Mark McDonald. London: British Museum, 2004. 27 January–3 April 2005 Made in Africa: ancient hand tools Part of Africa 05 programme of events. The Asahi Shimbun Displays Free admission January–July 2005 Sasanian coinage: religion and propaganda Dept of Coins & Medals Room 69a Free admission 2005 20 January–26 June 2005 Wealth of Africa: 4,000 years of money and trade Dept of Coins & Medals Room 69A Free admission
  • 126. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 126 14 October–28 November 2005 1980–2005 National Treasures: Icons to mark 25 years of the National Heritage Memorial Fund See previous entry9 September 2005–8 January 2006 Forgotten Empire: the world of Ancient Persia British Museum in association with the Iran Heritage Foundation Dept of Ancient Near East BP Special Exhibition 2005 Room 5 Paid admission Forgotten empire: the world of ancient Persia / eds John Curtis and Nigel Tallis with contributions by Béatrice André-Salvini ... [et al.]. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005. Until 28 August 2005 Mountains and water: Chinese landscape painting Dept of Asia Tovell, and Carol Troyen. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario; Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 2005. 7 July to 25 September 2005 David Milne watercolours: “painting toward the light” Organized and supported by the Art Gallery of Ontario with the assistance of the Canadian High Commission, London Dept of Prints & Drawings Room 90 Free admission David Milne watercolours: “Painting toward the Light” / Katharine Lochnan; with contributions by John O’Brian, Dennis Reid, David P. Silcox, Rosemarie L. 30 June 2005–8 January 2006 Iran before Islam: Propaganda and Religion AD 224–652 Dept of Asia 30 June–11 September 2005 Kabuki Heroes on the Osaka Stage 1780–1830 Dept of Asia Rooms 92–94 Free admission Kabuki Heroes on the Osaka Stage 1780–1830 / C. Andrew Gerstle, with Timothy Clark and Akiko Yano. London: British Museum Press, 2005.
  • 127. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 127 29 June 2006–7 January 2007 Avigdor Arikha: from life Dept of Prints & Drawings Avigdor Arikha: from life: drawings and prints 1965–2005 / Duncan Thomson and Stephen Coppel. London: British Museum Press, 2006. 18 May–3 September 2006 Word into art: Artists of the modern Middle East Dept of the Middle East Room 35 Free admission c. 90,000 visitors Supported by Dubai Holdings Word into art: artists of the modern Middle East / Venetia Porter; with contributions by Isabelle Caussé; foreword by Saeb Eigner. London: British Museum Press, 2006. 11 May–2 July 2006 The Warren Cup: sex and society in Ancient Greece & Rome The Asahi Shimbun Displays Dept of Greek & Roman Antiquities Room 3 Free admission The Warren Cup / Dyfri Williams. London: British Museum Press, 2006. 23 March–25 June 2006 Michelangelo drawings: closer to the master Dept of Prints & Drawings BP Special Exhibition Room 5 Paid admission 160,000 visitors Michelangelo drawings: closer to the master / Hugo Chapman; with foreword by Neil MacGregor and Marjan Scharloo. London: British Museum Press, 2005. 28 February–23 April 2006 Rembrandt: Three Crosses Dept of Prints & Drawings The Asahi Shimbun Displays Room 3 Free admission c. 57,000 visitors 2006 12 January–25 June 2006 Michelangelo: money and medals Dept of Coins & Medals Room 69 15 December 2005–3 February 2006 Samurai to Manga: Japan across the centuries Dept of Asia 21 October 2005–22 January 2006 Samuel Palmer: vision and landscape A major retrospective exhibition marking the 200th anniversary of the great English Romantic painter Dept of Prints & Drawings Room 35 Paid admission Samuel Palmer, 1805–1881: vision and landscape / William Vaughan, Elizabeth E. Barker and Colin Harrison; with contributions by David Bindman, David Blayney Brown, Alexandra Greathehead, Majorie Shelly and Scott Wilcox. London: British Museum Press, 2005.
  • 128. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 128 1 February–3 June 2007 Italian Prints 1875–1975 Dept of Prints & Drawings Room 90 Free admission 2007 11 January–20 May 2007 Good impressions: image and authority in medieval seals Room 69a Free admission Good impressions: image and authority in medieval seals / eds Noel Adams, John Cherry and James Robinson. British Museum Research Publication no. 168, London: Trustees of the British Museum 2008. 16 November 2006–11 February 2007 The past from above: through the lens of Georg Gerster: a journey over the world’s greatest archaeological sites Supported by the Global Partners of the British Museum Room 35 Paid admission The past from above / Georg Gerster; ed. Charlotte Trümpler; [translation from German by Stewart Spencer]. London: Frances Lincoln, 2005. 28 September 2006–3 January 2007 Power and Taboo: Sacred objects from the Pacific Dept of Africa, Oceania & the Americas Room 5 Free admission c. 125,000 visitors 14 September 2006–7 January 2007 Myths of Bengal Voices of Bengal Season at the British Museum Dept of Asia 14 September–12 November 2006 Art of peace: Paintings by the poet Tagore Voices of Bengal Season at the British Museum Dept of Asia   12 August–27 September 2006 Durga: creating an image of a goddess Voices of Bengal Season at the British Museum Dept of Asia 29 June 2006–7 January 2007 French drawings: Clouet to Seurat Dept of Prints & Drawings Room 90 French drawings: Clouet to Seurat / Perrin Stein; contribution by Martin Royalton-Kisch. London: British Museum, 2005.
  • 129. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 129 5 July–19 August 2007 Ikebana: Living Flowers of Japan The Asahi Shimbun Displays Dept of Asia Room 3 Free admission 24 May 2007–6 April 2008 Inhuman Traffic: The Business of the Slave Trade Room 69a Free admission 3 May–17 June 2007 The Caribbean before Columbus: Taíno Icons in the British Museum Part of the British Museum season on Atlantic Trade & Identity Dept of Africa, Oceania & the Americas Room 3 Free admission See previous entry 22 March–13 May 2007 La Bouche du Roi: An artwork by Romuald Hazoumé Part of the British Museum season on Atlantic Trade & Identity Room 35 Free admission 15 March–17 June 2007 A New World: England’s first view of America Featured watercolours by John White Dept of Prints & Drawings Room 5 Paid admission A New World: England’s first view of America / Kim Sloan, with contributions by Joyce E. Chaplin, Christian E. Feest and Ute Kuhlemann. London: British Museum Press, 2007. 22 February–10 April 2007 The Fabric of a Nation: textiles and identity in modern Ghana To mark the 50th anniversary of Ghana’s independence Part of the British Museum season on Atlantic Trade & Identity Dept of Africa, Oceania & the Americas Room 3 Free admission 8 February–22 July 2007 Gods, Guardians and Immortals: Chinese religious paintings Dept of Asia Room 91 Free admission
  • 130. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 130 2008 10 January–5 August 2008 Fascination with Nature: Birds, flowers and insects in Chinese art Dept of Asia Room 91 Free admission 16 November 2007–9 March 2008 Prints and drawings: recent acquisitions part 2 Dept of Prints & Drawings Room 90 Free admission Until 11 November 2007 Prints and drawings: recent acquisitions part 1 Dept of Prints & Drawings Room 90 Free admission 8 November 2007–27 January 2008 Divine Cat: speaking with the gods in ancient Egypt The Asahi Shimbun Displays Room 3 Free admission 20 September–21 October 2007 Korean Moon Jar The Asahi Shimbun Displays Room 3 Free admission 13 September 2007–6 April 2008 The First Emperor: China’s Terracotta Army British Museum Exhibition Series on Great Rulers Dept of Asia Reading Room Paid admission 860,000 visitors Sponsored by Morgan Stanley The first emperor: China’s terracotta army / ed. Jane Portal with the assistance of Hiromi Kinoshita. London: British Museum Press, 2007. 9 August–2 December 2009 Faith, Narrative and Desire: masterpieces of Indian painting in the British Museum Dept of Asia Room 91 Free admission 19 July–21 October 2007 Crafting Beauty in Modern Japan Dept of Asia Room 35 Paid admission Crafting beauty in modern Japan: celebrating fifty years of the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition / ed. Nicole Rousmaniere. London: British Museum, 2007
  • 131. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 131 11 September–26 October 2008 Conservation in focus An opportunity to watch Museum conservators working on objects from the collections The Asahi Shimbun Displays Dept of Conservation & Science Room 3 24 July–26 October 2008 Hadrian: Empire and Conflict British Museum Exhibition Series on Great Rulers Dept of Greece & Rome Reading Room Paid admission BP Special Exhibition Hadrian: empire and conflict / Thorsten Opper. London: British Museum Press, 2008. 5 June–10 August 2008 Reflecting on modern Japan: photobooks from the post-war period Object in Focus The Asahi Shimbun Displays Room 3 Free admission 3 May–27 October 2008 China Landscape: Kew at the British Museum West Lawn Free Sponsored by Bank of Beijing 10 April–14 September 2008 Icons of Revolution: Mao badges then and now Dept of Coins & Medals Room 69a Free admission Chairman Mao badges: symbols and slogans of the Cultural Revolution / Helen Wang. British Museum Research Publication no. 169, London: Trustees of the British Museum, 2008. See previous entry10 April –7 September 2008 The American Scene: Prints from Hopper to Pollock Dept of Prints & Drawings Room 90 Free admission 413,000 visitors Sponsored by Terra Foundation for American Art and American Airlines The American scene: prints from Hopper to Pollock / Stephen Coppel; with the assistance of Jerzy Kierkuc-Bielinski. London: British Museum Press, 2008. 6 March –5 May 2008 Church and Emperor: an Ethiopian Crucifixion The Asahi Shimbun Displays Room 3 Free admission
  • 132. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 132 27 November 2008–18 January 2009 The Sámi Magic Drum Object in Focus Room 3 The Asahi Shimbun Displays Free admission 13 November 2008–15 March 2009 Babylon: Myth and Reality Supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation Dept of the Middle East Room 35 Paid admission Babylon: myth and reality / ed. I.L. Finkel and M.J. Seymour; with contributions from J.E. Curtis ... [et al.]. London: British Museum Press, 2008. 23 October 2008–13 April 2009 Between Tibet and Assam: cultural diversity in the eastern Himalayas Dept of Asia Room 91 Free admission See previous entry See previous entry 4 October 2008–25 January 2009 Statuephilia: contemporary sculptors at the British Museum: Antony Gormley, Damien Hirst, Ron Mueck, Noble and Webster, Marc Quinn Free admission Sponsored by Linklaters, The Henry Moore Foundation and Channel 4 25 September 2008–25 January 2009 British sculptors’drawings: Moore to Gormley Dept of Prints & Drawings Room 90 Free admission 18 September 2008–1 March 2009 Designing change: coins of Elizabeth II Dept of coins & Medals Room 69a Free admission
  • 133. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 133 1 May–27 September 2009 India landscape: Kew at the British Museum Indian garden outside the Museum as part of the ‘Indian Summer’ a season of exhibitions and events focussing on India Free admission Sponsored by HSBC 23 March–19 October 2009 Safavids revisited 5 March–31 May 2009 The Intimate portrait: drawings, miniatures and pastels from Ramsay to Lawrence. Dept of Prints and Drawings Room 90 Free admission The intimate portrait: drawings, miniatures and pastels from Ramsay to Lawrence / Stephen Lloyd and Kim Sloan. London: British Museum Press, 2009. 5 March–5 July 2009 The splendour of Isfahan: coins from Iran Dept of Coins & Medals Room 69a Free admission Shah ‘Abbas and the remaking of Iran / Sheila R. Canby. London: British Museum Press, 2009. 19 February–14 June 2009 Shah’Abbas: the remaking of Iran British Museum in association with the Iran Heritage Foundation In partnership with the National Museum of Iran, and the Iranian Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organisation British Museum Exhibition Series on Great Rulers Dept of Asia Reading Room Paid admission 19 February–19 April 2009 Takhti: a modern Iranian hero Object in Focus The Asahi Shimbun Displays Room 3 2009 30 January–27 March 2009 Treasures from Shanghai: ancient Chinese bronzes and jades Exhibition co-organized by the British Museum and the Shanghai Museum with the guidance of the Chinese Embassy in the UK Dept of Asia Room 2 Free admission Treasures from Shanghai: ancient Chinese bronzes and jades / ed. Jessica Rawson. London: British Museum in association with the Shanghai Museum, 2009
  • 134. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 134 13 August–4 October 2009 Imagining the forest: a painting on silk from eastern India The Asahi Shimbun Displays Room 3 Free admission 9 July 2009–21 March 2010 Ruin and rebellion: uncovering the past at Tutbury Castle In association with the Duchy of Lancaster Dept of Coins & Medals Room 69a Free admission 25 June–27 September 2009 Medals of Dishonour Dept of Coins & Medals Room 90 Free admission Medals of dishonour / Philip Attwood and Felicity Powell. London: British Museum Press, 2009. 28 May 2009–11 October 2009 Garden and Cosmos: royal paintings of Jodhpur Organized by the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, in collaboration with the Mehrangarh Museum Trust, India Dept of Asia Room 35 Paid admission Sponsored by HSBC Garden & cosmos: the royal paintings of Jodhpur / Debra Diamond, Catherine Glynn, and Karni Singh Jasol, with contributions by Jason Freitag and Rahul Jain. London: British Museum Press, 2009. 21 May–12 July 2009 Gamelan: music of Java Room 3 Free admission The Asahi Shimbun Displays 14 May–16 August 2009 Dazzling the enemy: shields from the Pacific Dept of Africa, Oceania & the Americas Room 91 Free admission 1 May 2009–10 January 2011 Continuity and change: cultural dynamism in the modern world. Room 2 Free admission 1 May 2009–31 January 2010 Elsa Peretti: designs for Tiffany & Co. Room 2 Free admission
  • 135. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 135 22 February–26 June 2010 Jewish Living and Giving Room 1 / Enlightenment Gallery 12 February–27 June 2010 Treasures from Medieval York: England’s other capital Treasures from the Yorkshire Museum Room 2 Free admission 11 February–11 April 2010 Swimming Reindeer: an Ice Age masterpiece The Asahi Shimbun Displays Room 3 Free admission The swimming reindeer / Jill Cook. London: British Museum Press, 2010. 2010 7 January–5 April 2010 Warriors of the Plains: 200 years of native North American honour and ritual Dept of Africa, Oceania & the Americas Room 91 Free admission 5 November 2009–3 January 2010 Manga: Professor Munakata’s British Museum adventure The Asahi Shimbun Displays Room 3 Free admission Manga: Professor Munakata’s British Museum adventure / Hoshino Yukinobo. London: British Museum Press, 2010. 22 October 2009–5 April 2010 Revolution on paper: Mexican prints 1910–1960 Dept of Prints & Drawings Room 90 Free admission Supported by The Monument Trust and the Mexico Tourism Board Revolution on paper: Mexican prints 1910–1960 / Dawn Ades, Alison McClean with contributions by Laura Campbell. London: British Museum Press, 2009. 24 September 2009–24 January 2010 Moctezuma: Aztec ruler British Museum Exhibition Series on Great Rulers Dept of Africa, Oceania & the Americas Reading Room Paid admission Sponsored by Arcelor Mittal with support from Mexicana Moctezuma: Aztec ruler / ed. Colin McEwan and Leonardo López Lújan. London: British Museum Press, 2009. 10 September–22 November 2009 Power of Dogu: ceramic figures from Ancient Japan Dept of Asia Room 91 Free admission Sponsored by Mitsubishi Corporation The power of Dogū: ceramic figures from ancient Japan / ed. Simon Kaner. London: British Museum Press, 2009.
  • 136. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 136 12 August–10 October 2010 Akan drum The Asahi Shimbun Displays Room 3 Free admission 13 May–11 July 2010 Rulership and ritual: Maya relief of royal blood-letting The Asahi Shimbun Displays Room 3 Free admission See previous entry 6 May–5 September 2010 The printed image in China from the 8th to the 21st centuries Dept of Asia Rooms 90 and 91 Free admission The printed image in China from the 8th to the 21st centuries / Clarissa Von Spee. London: British Museum Press, 2010. 29 April–10 October 2010 South Africa landscape: Kew at the British Museum South Africa garden outside the British Museum West Lawn Sponsored by Barclays 22 April–25 July 2010 Fra Angelico to Leonardo: Italian Renaissance drawings Dept of Prints & Drawings Reading Room Paid admission The BP Special Exhibition Fra Angelico to Leonardo: Italian Renaissance drawings / Hugo Chapman and Marzia Faietti. London: British Museum Press, 2010. 1 April–6 February 2010 Impressions of Africa: money, medals and stamps Dept of Coins & Medals Room 69a Free admission 4 March–6 June 2010 Kingdom of Ife: sculptures from West Africa Dept of Africa, Oceania & the Americas Room 35 Paid admission Supported by Santander with additional support from A. G. Leventis Foundation Kingdom of Ife: sculptures from West Africa / Henry John Drewal, Enid Schildkrout. London: Long Island City, N.Y.: British Museum Press and Museum for African Art, 2010.
  • 137. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 137 10 February–7 August 2011 Eric Gill: public and private art Dept of Coins and Medals Room 69a Free admission 21 January–11 September 2011 Traditional jewellery and dress from the Balkans Dept of Africa, Oceania & the Americas Room 2 Free admission 2011 21 January–11 September 2011 Traditional jewellery and dress from Oman Dept of the Middle East Room 2 Free admission Supported by BP 15 December 2010–23 February 2011 Lasting impressions: seals from the Islamic world Dept of the Middle East 11 November 2010–9 January 2011 Agents of the Buddha: 17th century Japanese sculptures of Fugen and Monju The Asahi Shimbun Displays Room 3 Free admission 4 November 2010–6 March 2011 Journey through the afterlife: ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead Dept of Ancient Egypt & Sudan Reading Room Paid admission The BP Special Exhibition Ancient Egyptian: book of the dead: journey through the afterlife / ed. John H. Taylor. London: British Museum, 2010 14 October 2010–3 April 2011 Images and sacred texts: Buddhism across Asia Dept of Asia Room 91 Free admission 7 October 2010–25 April 2011 Picasso to Julie Mehretu: modern drawings from the British Museum collection Dept of Prints & Drawings Room 90 Free admission
  • 138. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 138 23 June–9 October 2011 Treasures of Heaven: saints, relics and devotion in medieval Europe Dept of Prehistory & Europe Paid admission Supported by John Studzinski Treasures of heaven: saints, relics and devotion in medieval Europe / ed. Martina Bagnoli ... [et al.]. London: British Museum Press, 2010. Finer than gold: saints amd relics in the Middle Ages / James Robinson. London: British Museum Press, 2011. 26 May–11 September 2011 Baskets and belonging: indigenous histories Dept of Africa, Oceania & the Americas Free admission Supported by Rio Tinto Baskets and Belonging: indigenous Australian histories / Lissant Bolton. London: British Museum Press, 2011. 26 May–11 September Out of Australia: prints and drawings from Sidney Nolan to Rover Thomas Dept of Prints & Drawings Free admission Supported by Rio Tinto Out of Australia: prints and drawings from Sidney Nolan to Rover Thomas / Stephen Coppel. London: British Museum Press, 2011. 12 May–10 July 2011 Xu Bing installation The Asahi Shimbun Displays Dept of Asia Room 3 21 April–16 October 2011 Australia landscape: Kew at the British Museum West Lawn Free admission Supported by Rio Tinto The Begram hoard: Indian ivories from Afghanistan / St John Simpson. London: British Museum Press, 2011. 3 March–3 July 2011 Afghanistan: crossroads of the Ancient World: surviving treasures from the National Museum of Afghanistan In partnership with the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the National Museum of Afghanistan Dept of the Middle East Paid admission Supported by Bank of America Merill Lynch Afghanistan: crossroads of the Ancient World / Fredrick Hiebert and Pierre Cambon. London: British Museum, 2011. 17 February–17 April 2011 Silk fortress turban The Asahi Shimbun Displays Room 3 Free admission
  • 139. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 139 2012 26 January–15 April 2012 Hajj: journey to the heart of Islam Dept of the Middle East Paid admission HSBC Amanah has supported the exhibition’s international reach outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Hajj: journey to the heart of Islam / ed. Venetia Porter. London: British Museum Press, 2012. The Art of Hajj / Venetia Porter. London: British Museum Press, 2012. 6 October 2011–19 February 2012 Grayson Perry: the tomb of the unknown craftsman Paid admission Supported by Alix Partners with Louis Vuitton Grayson Perry: the tomb of the unknown craftsman / Grayson Perry. London: British Museum Press, 2011. 29 September 2011–9 April 2012 Manga at the British Museum: drawings by Hoshino Yukinobu Dept of Asia Room 91 lobby Free admission 29 September 2011–9 April 2012 German Romantic prints Dept of Prints & Drawings Room 90 Free admission German Romantic prints / ed. Giulia Bartrum. London: British Museum Press, 2011. 19 September 2011–9 September 2012 Mine to medals: the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Room 37 Free admission Supported by Rio Tinto 11 August–9 October 2011 Crocodile Dance Mask The Asahi Shimbun Displays Dept of Africa, Oceania & the Americas 11 August 2011–15 April 2012 The cost of living in Roman and Modern Britain Dept of Coins & Medals Room 69a Free admission 4 July–9 January 2012 Modern Syrian art at the British Museum Dept of Middle East Free admission
  • 140. Chronology of Temporary Exhibitions at the British Museum | 140 3 February–6 May 2012 Sacred Souvenir Dept of Prehistory & Europe 19 July–25 November 2012 Shakespeare: staging the world Dept of Prehistory & Europe The BP Exhibition Shakespeare: staging the world / Jonathan Bate and Dora Thornton. London: British Museum Press, 2012. Shakespeare’s Britain / Jonathan Bate and Dora Thornton with Rebecca Allen. London: British Museum Press, 2012. Angels and Ducats: Shakespeare’s money and medals / Barrie Cook. London: British Museum Press, 2012. 10 May–25 November 2012 North American landscape: Kew at the British Museum West Lawn Free admission Supported by the American Express Foundation

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