William Sterling

SPOTLIGHT: History

The Ancient Greek World

The Greek Gallery tours start at 11:30 each day and last about 40 minutes. Normally they cover objects in galleries 13 to 23 depending on which are open. These include the Archaic period with famous objects such as the Sophilos dinos depicting the marriage of Peleus and Thetis and the iconic Exikias amphora showing Achilles… Read more »

British Museum Highlights

This new 90 minute tour of the Museum costs £12 per head and can be booked in advance via the Museum’s website.  Originally we started in Room 2 with an introduction to the museum’s founder, Sir Hans Sloane and then one of the oldest objects in the museum, a hand axe from Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania… Read more »

Jean Duc de Berry

Jean Duc de Berry and Mediaeval Art Patronage Son, brother and uncle of successive French kings, Jean was one of the great patrons of art. Using objects in the British Museum and elsewhere we examined his legacy and those of his contemporaries in mediaeval patronage of art, particularly objects associated with power and religion. The… Read more »

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