£7.05 – £11.35

Uncomfortable Art Tour: British Museum

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The British Museum

Great Russell Street

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WC1B 3DG

United Kingdom

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The Museum’s Museum: The creation of the British Museum, and the potentials for its future

Uncomfortable Art Tours are exactly what they sound like.

In a country that’s repeatedly failed to come to terms with its colonial past, led by politicians who seem to think the past is the future, we seek to resist triumphalist nostalgia with art history.

These tours focus on how major institutions came into being against a backdrop of imperialism. At this study morning, we’ll unravel the role colonialism played in shaping and funding these collections, looking at the broader material history of celebrated works. The history of British art is also the history of empire and genocide, written by collectors who traded in landscapes and lives.

How did the narratives of Empire come into being? Who controls them? And how can we learn to see through the triumphalism to the truth?

These tours are designed as a course, though it is possible to attend individual events. Book 4 or more to receive access to extra materials including bibliographies and maps.


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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This tour is not recommeded for under 14s

What can I bring into the event?

The British Museum operates security checks, and large bags may have to be checked in.

More FAQs about the Museum here: http://www.britishmuseum.org/visiting.aspx

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email exhibitionistpod@gmail.com or contact me via theexhibitionist.org

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The British Museum

Great Russell Street

London

WC1B 3DG

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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