Sutton Hoo

Sutton Hoo

Examine some of the beautiful objects found in this famous ship burial, and see what the excavation site looked like. Includes jewellery, coins, helmets and more.
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The art of Benin

The art of Benin

Uncover the famous bronzes from the royal palace in Benin – a glimpse of a thriving ancient civilisation. Includes information on the bronze plaques and a scheme of work.
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Celtic Design

Celtic Design

Study some of the incredible craftwork of the Iron Age, including brooches, helmets, mirrors, shields and torcs.
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Discover the Arab World

Discover the Arab World

Use the rich collection of the British Museum to explore key themes about Arab people and culture: achievement, art, conflict, diversity, gender and global interaction. Supports teaching about the region at KS3/4 in art and design, history, citizenship and religious education. Includes an image bank plus a booklet and additional teachers' notes.
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Art guide: textiles

Art guide: textiles

Explore the different ways textiles are made and used across the world: for ceremonies and status, protection, display, clothing and decorating a home.
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Art guide: the natural world

Art guide: the natural world

Throughout history artists have drawn inspiration from and represented the world around them. This shows itself in images of plants, animals and landscape. The objects in the British Museum offer a vast range of resources that students can explore in relation to the natural world. This teacher guide offers ideas to get you started thinking about how the Museum can support work in this area.
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British Museum: Pompeii and Herculaneum image bank

British Museum: Pompeii and Herculaneum image bank

A slideshow of highlights from the British Museum special exhibition Life and death: Pompeii and Herculaneum (please note this exhibition is no longer open). This image bank, designed for classroom whiteboard use, showcases objects from the exhibition alongside site photographs.
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Chinese art

Chinese art

Jade jewellery, lacquer boxes, porcelain vases and bronze weapons - find out about the materials and decorative techniques used in Chinese art in the Museum's collection.
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