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Death in the British Museum

Explore death from the Ancient Greeks to Australasia, the Middle East and Europe in one of The U.K's best known museums

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Death in the British Museum
Death in the British Museum

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17 Apr 2021, 19:00 – 20:30

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About the event

Many of the objects in London's best known museum were once owned, cherished and loved by people who are now dead. From the huge tombs of Ancient Egypt to the smaller column tombs of the Islamic world, death has been a fascination to humanity for generations. What can a mummy say about a person? Why did a Victorian shipping magnate look to Xanthos to get inspiration for his tomb? Why was Napoleon's face immortalised in plaster just after death?

Join public historian Sheldon Goodman, museum professional Dan Vo and MuseumBums co-curator Jack Shoulder as they take you around the British Museum and show you deathly objects of power and wonder from our past, as well as looking at the controversial history some objects have attached to them in context of empire and decolonisation.

Here's what previous attendees of Cemetery Club tours have said:

"I can't wait for the next Zoom tour---being able to join in from across the pond (finally!) was wonderful. Beautifully-told stories" MxMoth

"I'd highly recommend attending one of these tours in future, especially if you're interested in learning about the history of a bygone London through the people who lived back then." Greg

Highly recommend these tours, which are well-researched, quirky and just a bit challenging. We've done 3 Cemetery Club tours now and all have been worthwhile." Vicky

The tour starts at 7pm BST on the dot - please bear the time zone in mind if you are joining us from anywhere else across the globe!Book your ticket now to avoid disappointment!

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