I chat to curator Peter Higgs and learn how ancient Greek buildings and sculptures were assembled - and how they were destroyed.
It is hard to see the glass as half full particularly when you are only left with a tiny fragment of it. Perhaps we should learn to revel in what we have rather than mourn the loss of ancient treasures.
The small fraction of statues we do have tell us so much about the past.
Statues were painted and some even wore wigs
they boasted about their prowess and fitness regimes… a bit like instagram today
Sometimes the people who deliberately smashed them up did more to conserve them than they realised.
Listen to the podcast to find out more!
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!