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Art From Us MUSEUM GUIDE : British Museum : Room 83-84

Today we arrive at British Museum Room 83-84 – Roman Sculpture for our weekly Museum Guide excursion, led by Divvya Nirula.

Traversing through varying lands and cultures at the British Museum, today we reach the beautiful gallery of Roman Sculpture. Presented here are our top three must-see objects on view here. Next time you visit the museum, do not miss these!

1. The Townley Vase, 2nd century, by Unknown
2. Sacrophagus, 2nd century, by Unknown
3. Bernardino Ciferri Drawing, circa 1710-1730, by Unknown

Image credit for artworks : British Museum

Some fun facts about the Museum :

  • The British Museum is located in Bloomsbury, in Central London. It has been located here since its opening in 1759.
  • In 1753, King George II approved the establishment of the British Museum. It was the first Museum of its kind, in that it neither belonged to the monarchy, nor to the church. It was a public museum, intended for the masses.
  • With its vast collection, the Museum is divided into a number of different departments. These are namely : Egypt & Sudan; Greece & Rome; Middle East; Prints & Drawings, Britain, Europe & Prehistory; Asia; Africa, Oceania and the Americas; Coins & Medals and the Conservation & Scientific Research department. The library and archives are have their own department.
  • The head of the Museum is called the Director. This post was formerly called ‘principal librarian’, back when the library was housed within the Museum.
  • Since April 2016, Hartwig Fischer has been the Director of the British Museum.

A Final Thought :

The general management of the Museum is overseen by a board of 25 trustees. This set up is in accordance with the British Museum Act 1963 and the Museums and Galleries Act 1992.

Visit Art From Us Archive for Museum Guide collated by Divvya Nirula. Here you shall find more suggestions on where you should visit next. And what you should see there. 

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