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British Museum

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Hootsuite Inc. : These atmospheric views were captured by J M W Turner in the 1830s, and show Keswick Lake, in Cumbria in the north of England on the left, and Loch Katrine in Scotland on the right.

Find more spellbinding scenery in this blog:

Hootsuite Inc. : “This etching from 1771 is an astonishing example of the enduring relevance of the British Museum’s collection to LGBTQI+ lives today.” – E-J Scott is Queer History Curator at @DuckieLondon & Museum of Transology.

E-J shares the Chevalier D’Eon’s story: #Pride

Hootsuite Inc. : Read about this sculpture’s story and discover seven other objects with LGBTQ connections picked by our LGBTQ tour volunteers, and people who have helped research these histories in the collection: #Pride

Hootsuite Inc. : “I am fascinated by this little 1780s porcelain group, which, beneath its unimpeachable credentials as fine art copied from a classical original, seethes with queerness.” – LGBTQ tour volunteer Chris Weston shares this sculpture of Castor & Pollux from classical myth for #Pride

Hootsuite Inc. : To celebrate #PrideWeekend, find more LGBTQ histories selected by partners, volunteers and researchers in our latest blog: #Pride

Hootsuite Inc. : These objects were added to our LGBTQ touring exhibition by @MilleniumLib to highlight local LGBTQ histories & connections. They focus on Justin Fashanu, the first professional footballer in England to come out as gay.

Read more of Fashanu’s story: #Pride

Hootsuite Inc. : This early 18th-century dish depicting Queen Anne was picked by museum education specialist & LGBTQ historian Jack Shoulder.

Jack says: “The queen’s contemporaries wrote that Anne had ‘no inclination for any but her own sex’”

Read more of Anne’s story:

Hootsuite Inc. : This #PrideWeekend, we’re sharing objects selected by our LGBTQ tour volunteers, partners and people who have helped research these histories in the collection – discover eight objects with LGBTQ connections in our latest blog: #Pride

Twitter Web App : We asked our #MuseumFutures trainees what they’ve been up to at their respective museums since lockdown – find out how museums around the UK have responded to changing times in our blog: #MuseumFromHome

Hootsuite Inc. : Samsung UK And if you want to find out more about Piranesi’s life and work, and discover his brilliant drawings, browse our exhibition page – now with online highlights:

Hootsuite Inc. : Samsung UK) 's Twitter Profile">Samsung UK We challenge you to make your own architectural creations inspired by the collections – it could be a digital drawing, Minecraft creation, or made of building blocks or paper. Share them as a gif, video, image or animation using #MuseumFromHome and tagging us and Samsung UK) 's Twitter Profile">Samsung UK

Hootsuite Inc. : We’re working with Samsung UK to inspire children and young people to get creative – you can browse five collections of Museum objects that showcase some of the world’s architecture, past and present, on their website:

Hootsuite Inc. : The Flavian Amphitheatre – better known as the Colosseum – is shown in this birds-eye view by 18th-century artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi.

He was known for his views of architecture, and his fantastical architectural creations

Hootsuite Inc. : Fareeda U Patel) 's Twitter Profile">Fareeda U Patel Fareeda U Patel) 's Twitter Profile">Fareeda U Patel Hi Fareeda, thanks for your message. We are working hard towards re-opening, but we can't yet advise on any firm dates for this. Please check our website for updates or sign up to our newsletter at the bottom of the page:

Hootsuite Inc. : 'I feel these tears of exile are still rolling down my cheeks, the same cheeks I had as a child'.

The final piece in our #PENTransmissions x British Museum x #EdmunddeWaal series: an extraordinary personal story of exile from Scholastiq_Mukasonga.


Hootsuite Inc. : 📚 #DYK the collections of The British Library were once housed in the British Museum?

The new British Library building at St Pancras was officially opened #onthisday in 1998 – read more of the story here: #CollectionsUnited

Hootsuite Inc. : 🏳‍🌈 Enjoy our LGBTQ trail even while the Museum is closed – start exploring: #PrideMonth