Nov
30

Myth in Greek art vase painting at the British Museum

Meet at 5.45pm in Gallery 12 for a prompt 6pm start. Greek art developed with great speed and produced rapidly changing images during the 6th and 5th centuries. Myth was a common theme and this visit will start to explore the range and complexities using the British Museum’s rich collection, focusing in particular at Greek vases. This visit will also stimulate ideas for the A330 EMA. Meet your tutor, Cathy […]

Apr
13

Ancient Greeks for kids

A tour to discover the wonderful stories about greek gods and goddesses! We will look at the black figure and red figure pottery, together we will learn how to guess which one is which, learn about the process of how they were made. The tour will end with a quiz and a painting session. It will be an exciting trip to the museum, Parents are welcome to stay for the […]

Apr
05

Friday Night at the Museum – The Greek Conundrum

In response to the overwhelming demand for True Knowledge, Afristoricals presents Friday Night at the Museum. Each month the Friday Night at the Museum tour will focus on different themes covering different aspects of Ancient African presence around the World. Themes include: The Glory of Kmt (September 2017) The Glory of Africa (October 2017) African Presence in Europe (November 2017) The Destruction of Black Civilization (December 2017) African Presence in Asia & […]

Feb
14

Charmed lives in Greece – Ghika, Craxton, Leigh Fermor

This exhibition focuses on the friendship of the artists Niko Ghika and John Craxton, and the writer Patrick Leigh Fermor. Their shared love of Greece was fundamental to their work, as they embraced its sights, sounds, colours and people. Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghika (1906–1994), John Craxton (1922–2009) and Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor (1915–2011) were significant cultural figures of the 20th century. Leigh Fermor is perhaps the most widely known of the three […]

Nov
02

Greek International Women Awards ceremony

Live Stream   The inaugural ceremony of the Greek International Women Awards (GIWA) 2017, will take place on Saturday 9thDecember 2017 at the British Museum in London. At the event, 11 talented Greek female professionals will be announced as the winners of the GIWA awards, representing different fields of activity. The renowned journalists Ms Alexandra Paschalidou and Mr Alexandros Kostalas will host the ceremony.   GIWA awards are an ambitious […]

Feb
25

What’s new in ancient Cyprus? New discoveries, new ideas

A Study Day at the British Mueum. Cyprus is famous for its wealth of archaeological remains which reveal a cosmopolitan yet distinctively Cypriot culture over many millennia. Come to the British Museum for a day of fascinating talks on recent archaeological discoveries and new interpretations from the island of Aphrodite. Scholars from the Department of Antiquities of Cyprus, the University of Cyprus, and from universities across the UK and Europe […]