An Egyptian writer has resigned from the British Museum’s board of trustees over its decision to accept sponsorship from oil giant BP.
The British Museum will look at five centuries of “artistic interaction” between East and West in a new exhibition.
Ancient artefacts that have been looted from Iraq and Afghanistan after recent conflicts and illegally exported to the UK will be returned to their country of origin.
A Roman drinking cup featuring sexual scenes involving male lovers has inspired new objects to “draw attention to issues still affecting the LGBTQ community”.
The British Museum has announced the first major Troy exhibition in the UK.
Rare etchings made by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in the early years of their marriage are to go on display for the first time.
Campaigners are launching guerrilla guided tours of “looted” objects in the British Museum in a protest against alleged colonialism.
More than 70 portraits by Damien Hirst – drawn on food-marked placemats at the breakfast table – have been given to the British Museum.
A new Edvard Munch exhibition at the British Museum hopes to show visitors the human emotion behind one of the world’s most famous artworks.
Tate Modern has overtaken the British Museum to become the most popular UK museum or gallery, according to new figures.
Curators have installed Edvard Munch’s world-famous image The Scream at the British Museum.
An ancient Babylonian treasure is being returned to Iraq after it was illicitly taken from the country.
Environmental protesters are planning to target a British Museum exhibition backed by BP over claims of colonialism and “dirty” sponsorship deals.
A rare version of Edvard Munch’s The Scream will go on display at the British Museum for the first time in a decade.
An ancient statue uncovered in a margarine tub is among the treasures revealed to the world by the British public.
A British Museum exhibition on manga, the Japanese comic books, will not shy away from adult themes.
Manga – the popular Japanese comic books – are arriving at the British Museum.
The British Museum has defended accepting an “extraordinary collection” of more than 500 Chinese ivories – saying that it does not condone today’s ivory trade.
The British Museum is taking the world’s earliest known depiction of a couple having sex around the country – while also launching a tour of LGBTQ objects in its collection.
The British Museum has unveiled plans for an exhibition on the “forgotten figure” who was once “the most powerful person on Earth” – King Ashurbanipal.
Egyptian football star Mo Salah’s boots will be displayed “amidst the statues of ancient pharaohs” at the Egyptian collection in the world-famous British Museum.
A Banksy “rock painting” is returning to the British Museum more than 10 years after it was planted there as a hoax.
They have been popularised by the likes of David Beckham, but the world’s oldest figurative tattoos have recently been discovered on an Egyptian mummy at the British Museum.
The controversial Elgin Marbles will go back under the spotlight at the British Museum, in a new exhibition which compares them with Rodin’s sculptures.
A flashmob invaded the British Museum to protest against BP’s sponsorship of the country’s cultural institutions.