The British Museum is looking for host partners for two upcoming touring exhibitions. It welcomes interest from any venue who would like to host and has space in their programme for 2023. Closing date for Expression of Interest for both touring exhibitions: Friday 14 January 2022
Unlocking ancient Egypt (title TBC)
Unlock the mysteries of ancient Egypt with this fully funded, family friendly exhibition exploring the history of decoding Egyptian hieroglyphs.
The decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphs in 1822 is often hailed as the greatest achievement of Egyptology, allowing us to read the ancient world in a way that had not been possible before. For the first time, we could not only understand the colourful signs on the walls of temples and tombs, but also read the letters people sent each other, their poetry and even their hastily created shopping lists from thousands of years ago.
This Touring Exhibition will provide an opportunity to fully appreciate the significance of the decipherment while gaining a deeper understanding of the significance and beauty of Egyptian hieroglyphs and the way they work.
Arctic: people weathering change
Do you know a place or space that could benefit from hosting this fully funded British Museum experience exploring climate change in the Arctic?
Arctic: people weathering change reflects on how the people of the Arctic are adapting to their changing world. These personal stories in turn present a chance for communities across the UK to reflect on their own local experiences and concerns about climate change.
Drawing on the collaborative work with Indigenous Arctic advisors from The Citi exhibition Arctic: culture and climate, the major British Museum exhibition in 2020, this tour will create a visually stunning experience which brings Inuit and Inupiat perspectives to the UK.