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!
What did you eat yesterday? Manga isn’t just Astro Boy, and so much more than comic books you find outside Japan. It is a history of the workers taking over the means of production and making something brand new. Nicole Rousmaniere, curator of the Citi exhibition Manga to discuss the fascinating origins of the Japanese art form and its cultural influence across the globe.
Smashing statues… were ancient statues really full of gold? No? What about rats?
Does this mean every emoji is wrong?
How do you know how old something is?
How can you tell what disease someone died of over 1000 years ago?
When did we first put pen to paper? Or Stylus to Tablet? Or scraper to shoulder blade?
Big Cat Killers
A spooky late night at the Museum
All about Stonehenge… and what that has to do with people called Beaker.
Ian Hislop interview plus Iszi takes you round the exhibition!