Winter 2004, Issue 50
Founded in 1753, the British Museum is the oldest and greatest publicly funded museum in the world, exhibiting two million years of human history and culture. The Museum is driven by an insatiable curiosity for the world, a deep belief in objects as reliable witnesses and documents of human history, sound research, as well as the desire to expand and share knowledge.
The British Museum Magazine explores the Museum’s collection of 8 million objects through the eyes of its curators and experts. Published three times a year, the magazine showcases the latest exhibitions, acquisitions and research from across the Museum and around the world, alongside striking visuals.
Institutional digital subscriptions include fully-searchable, IP-authenticated access to an expansive archive of back issues stretching back to 2006, with the full archive to be completed over the coming months.
In this issue, Francesca Bologna re-evaluates the role of the emperor Nero as a ruthless megalomaniac, and Lloyd de Beer and Naomi Speakman explore the life and death of Thomas Becket.