Ian Hislop and 18th Century Bottoms
In this month’s British Museum Membercast I wander around the iObject exhibition which was curated by guest curator Ian Hislop. You can also listen in on an interview he did in The BP Lecture Theatre!
The exhibition is a mish mash collection of objects from different eras and places, some ancient like a name carved into an old brick from several thousand years ago (only important people like the Pharaoh were supposed to do that) to a pink pussy hat that was used in the Women’s March after Trump’s Election in 2016.
I loved the African rugs which just look like normal patterns from a distance… then you get close and realise they are tanks. And the money with SEX written large behind the Queen’s head.
Also they have opportunities for the visitors to make protest badge designs:
More episodes are available below!
All about Stonehenge… and what that has to do with people called Beaker.
Ian Hislop interview plus Iszi takes you round the exhibition!
What oud you do if a fly landed on your face mid Talk?!
Joyce Tyldesley on the face that made Hitler forget he was racist.
Living in the iron age… tiny cows, holiday homes and fingerprint pots - a great interview with Julia Farley
Dating objects, CT scanning and how big Data are changing the way we see the past!
How was the Rosetta Stone translated and who did it?
How does Museum Design work? How do you communicate History through objects?
Episode 14 of The British Museum Membercast - plus picking up penguins and decapitating snakes!
We know Herodotus never saw a naked Scythian... but you can! A real one. Also how to be remembered forever! All it takes is to send a postcard from one specific place. But where?