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Call for host partners: two British Museum Touring Exhibitions

We are very excited to be able to announce two upcoming British Museum touring opportunities.

A British Museum Touring Exhibition
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.

Key objectives

  • Engage families in the fascinating story of hieroglyphs and their decipherment.
  • Link to the school curriculum for 7–11 year olds.
  • To help visitors make their own meaningful connections with ancient Egyptians.
  • To provide an opportunity for partner museums to highlight important regional collections and make connections with the British Museum’s collection.

If you are interested in hosting Unlocking ancient Egypt, please contact ukpartnerships@britishmuseum.org to complete the short expression of interest form by Friday 14 January 2022. We welcome interest from any venue who can meet the security requirements and has space in their programme for 2023. Once we have a sense of demand, we will request further information before making a final decision on venues.

A British Museum Touring Exhibition
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 major 2020 Citi exhibition Arctic: culture and climate, this tour will create a visually stunning experience which brings Inuit and Inupiat perspectives to the UK.

Key objectives

  • To help visitors make their own meaningful connections with the climate crisis through community perspectives of people dealing with climate change today.
  • To address relevant contemporary themes.
  • To build international connections for our national partners.
  • To encourage new audiences to build an appreciation of our interconnection with global communities.

If you are interested in hosting Arctic: people weathering change, please contact ukpartnerships@britishmuseum.org to complete the short expression of interest form by Friday 14 January 2022. We welcome interest from any venue who would like to host and has space in their programme for 2023. Once we have a sense of demand, we will request further information before making a final decision on venues.

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