William Sterling

SPOTLIGHT: History

Early and Late Mediaeval Europe

This tour starts at 2:45 each day and lasts about 40 minutes.  Following the reopening of the Early Mediaeval Gallery, Room 41, in Spring 2014 the tour has been updated to include both early and late objects from Mediaeval Europe.  The tour starts at the end of the Roman Empire with the dazzling Esquiline Treasure from Rome… Read more »

At The British Museum

I must have fallen in love with the British Museum as a child of nine or ten when my Primary School teacher used to take us on school trips there on frequent occasions.  Sometimes these were for specific exhibitions such as the Captain Cook’s first voyage bicentenary in 1968, but it soon became my first… Read more »

The Elgin Marbles: their place in Ancient Greece

This topic was day one of a five part introduction to the European Galleries of the British Museum run at the City Lit and the Museum on 23 July 2013.  I had hoped to re-run the course in summer 2014 but instead parts of it were run separately; this part as Myth in Ancient Greece… Read more »

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