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This week we’re celebrating our 260th birthday! 🎉🏛🎂 Here’s a brilliant shot of the Museum by @lavidadeedupe. Did you know the Museum is the oldest national public museum in the world, and has always been free to visit for ‘all studious and curious persons’. There are more fantastic facts and figures from the last two and half centuries in our blog post – link in bio. Tag our location to be featured! #regram #repost #BritishMuseum #London #birthday #anniversary
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This week we’re celebrating our 260th birthday! 🎉🏛🎂 Here’s a brilliant shot of the Museum by @lavidadeedupe. Did you know the Museum is the oldest national public museum in the world, and has always been free to visit for ‘all studious and curious persons’. There are more fantastic facts and figures from the last two and half centuries in our blog post – link in bio. Tag our location to be featured! #regram #repost #BritishMuseum #London #birthday #anniversary
It’s our 260th birthday! 🎂🎉🏛 The Museum first opened its doors #onthisday in 1759, free to all ‘curious and studious persons’. We’ve welcomed 350,404,179 visitors over the last two and a half centuries – that’s more than the population of the USA!

From cats to conservation, we’ve compiled the biggest and best numbers from the last 260 years in our blog post – link in bio! 
#BritishMuseum #birthday #anniversary #museum #London #UK #history #🎉 #🏛 #🎂
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It’s our 260th birthday! 🎂🎉🏛 The Museum first opened its doors #onthisday in 1759, free to all ‘curious and studious persons’. We’ve welcomed 350,404,179 visitors over the last two and a half centuries – that’s more than the population of the USA!

From cats to conservation, we’ve compiled the biggest and best numbers from the last 260 years in our blog post – link in bio!
#BritishMuseum #birthday #anniversary #museum #London #UK #history #🎉 #🏛 #🎂
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With their bold lines and vivid colours, Edvard Munch’s innovative prints established his reputation as an artist, and his work went on to influence generations of printmakers.

This colour lithograph is titled ‘Madonna’. It caused outrage when it was published in the 1890s – Munch gave the erotically charged image a border of swimming sperm, with a foetus in the bottom left corner.

Munch lived a radical life, attracted to artists, writers and philosophers who pushed the boundaries – find out more about his remarkable life via the link in our bio.

Supported by AKO Foundation.

Edvard Munch (1863 –1944), ‘Madonna’. Lithograph, 1895/1902. © The Munch Museum, Oslo.

#MunchExhibition #Munch #EdvardMunch #prints #printmaking #Norway #Norwegian #art #Expressionism #TheScream #ModernArt #MunchMuseum
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With their bold lines and vivid colours, Edvard Munch’s innovative prints established his reputation as an artist, and his work went on to influence generations of printmakers.

This colour lithograph is titled ‘Madonna’. It caused outrage when it was published in the 1890s – Munch gave the erotically charged image a border of swimming sperm, with a foetus in the bottom left corner.

Munch lived a radical life, attracted to artists, writers and philosophers who pushed the boundaries – find out more about his remarkable life via the link in our bio.

Supported by AKO Foundation.

Edvard Munch (1863 –1944), ‘Madonna’. Lithograph, 1895/1902. © The Munch Museum, Oslo.

#MunchExhibition #Munch #EdvardMunch #prints #printmaking #Norway #Norwegian #art #Expressionism #TheScream #ModernArt #MunchMuseum
‘For as long as I can remember I have suffered from a deep feeling of anxiety which I have tried to express in my art. Without this anxiety and illness I would have been like a ship without a rudder’ – Edvard Munch.

This self-portrait was made by Munch in 1895, and includes the morbid detail of a skeleton arm framing the bottom of the image. His mother and sister both died when he was still a child, and from a young age he was preoccupied with death and suffering. These strong emotions were expressed through his art – escalating from love to loss and tenderness to jealousy.

We’re lifting the veil on the man behind ‘The Scream’ in our upcoming spring exhibition – find out more via the link in our bio.

Supported by AKO Foundation.

#MunchExhibition #Munch #EdvardMunch #prints #printmaking #Norway #Norwegian #art #Expressionism #TheScream #ModernArt #MunchMuseum
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‘For as long as I can remember I have suffered from a deep feeling of anxiety which I have tried to express in my art. Without this anxiety and illness I would have been like a ship without a rudder’ – Edvard Munch.

This self-portrait was made by Munch in 1895, and includes the morbid detail of a skeleton arm framing the bottom of the image. His mother and sister both died when he was still a child, and from a young age he was preoccupied with death and suffering. These strong emotions were expressed through his art – escalating from love to loss and tenderness to jealousy.

We’re lifting the veil on the man behind ‘The Scream’ in our upcoming spring exhibition – find out more via the link in our bio.

Supported by AKO Foundation.

#MunchExhibition #Munch #EdvardMunch #prints #printmaking #Norway #Norwegian #art #Expressionism #TheScream #ModernArt #MunchMuseum
😱’The Scream’ is an iconic image that has been haunting viewers for over 120 years.

We’re excited to announce it’s coming to the Museum later this year for our #MunchExhibition! The show will reveal more about the artist behind the world-famous artwork.

From his strict upbringing in Norway to his travels around the bohemian centres of Europe, the exhibition will follow Munch’s journeys and the people and places he encountered. It will be the biggest show of Munch prints in the UK for nearly 50 years, focusing on his dynamic and innovative printmaking.

Edvard Munch: love and angst opens 11 April 2019 – book tickets via the #linkinbio.

Supported by AKO Foundation.

In collaboration with the @MunchMuseum, Oslo, Norway.

Edvard Munch (1863 –1944), ‘The Scream’. Lithograph, 1895. Private collection, Norway. CC BY 4 The Munch Museum.

#MunchExhibition #Munch #EdvardMunch #prints #printmaking #Norway #Norwegian #art #Expressionism #😱 #TheScream #Scream #ModernArt #MunchMuseum
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😱’The Scream’ is an iconic image that has been haunting viewers for over 120 years.

We’re excited to announce it’s coming to the Museum later this year for our #MunchExhibition! The show will reveal more about the artist behind the world-famous artwork.

From his strict upbringing in Norway to his travels around the bohemian centres of Europe, the exhibition will follow Munch’s journeys and the people and places he encountered. It will be the biggest show of Munch prints in the UK for nearly 50 years, focusing on his dynamic and innovative printmaking.

Edvard Munch: love and angst opens 11 April 2019 – book tickets via the #linkinbio.

Supported by AKO Foundation.

In collaboration with the @MunchMuseum , Oslo, Norway.

Edvard Munch (1863 –1944), ‘The Scream’. Lithograph, 1895. Private collection, Norway. CC BY 4 The Munch Museum.

#MunchExhibition #Munch #EdvardMunch #prints #printmaking #Norway #Norwegian #art #Expressionism #😱 #TheScream #Scream #ModernArt #MunchMuseum
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#DYK the lighting system in the King’s Library (Enlightenment Gallery) contains two hundred kilometres of wiring – that’s enough to run twice around London’s M25 motorway!

Thanks to @nipoml for capturing the gallery’s beautiful ceiling, and the grinning satyrs on the Piranesi Vase.

What’s your favourite gallery in the Museum?

We love seeing your photos – share them with us by tagging the location and we’ll regram our favourites! 📍🏛📸 #regram #repost #photography #BritishMuseum #Piranesi #London #📸 #UK
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#DYK the lighting system in the King’s Library (Enlightenment Gallery) contains two hundred kilometres of wiring – that’s enough to run twice around London’s M25 motorway!

Thanks to @nipoml for capturing the gallery’s beautiful ceiling, and the grinning satyrs on the Piranesi Vase.

What’s your favourite gallery in the Museum?

We love seeing your photos – share them with us by tagging the location and we’ll regram our favourites! 📍🏛📸 #regram #repost #photography #BritishMuseum #Piranesi #London #📸 #UK
🌨️In December 1836 a huge snowstorm swept Britain.

Roads were left impassable and the snow caused problems up and down the country. Mail services were badly affected – at the time coaches and horses were still used to transport post from city to city, as shown in these prints. Despite the treacherous conditions, drivers and horses battled on – these images show the Birmingham mail, the Liverpool mail, the Louth mail and the Devonport mail.

These prints are from the series ‘Scenes during the Snow Storm. December 1836’ made by printmaker George Bryant Campion.

#BritishMuseum #snow #snowstorm #history #19thCentury #mail #❄️ #🌨️ #print #printmaking
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🌨️In December 1836 a huge snowstorm swept Britain.

Roads were left impassable and the snow caused problems up and down the country. Mail services were badly affected – at the time coaches and horses were still used to transport post from city to city, as shown in these prints. Despite the treacherous conditions, drivers and horses battled on – these images show the Birmingham mail, the Liverpool mail, the Louth mail and the Devonport mail.

These prints are from the series ‘Scenes during the Snow Storm. December 1836’ made by printmaker George Bryant Campion.

#BritishMuseum #snow #snowstorm #history #19thCentury #mail #❄️ #🌨️ #print #printmaking
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This enchanting woodblock print is part of a series by Japanese artist Utagawa Hiroshige – the Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido. 
The series was based on his travels along the Tokaido road and was published in the early 1830s. The road formed one of the most important transport routes on the east coast of Japan during the Edo period (1603–1868). This night-time scene depicts the snowbound station of Kambara, but you may recognise this artwork already – it featured as the cover for rock band Weezer’s 1996 album Pinkerton!

#Hiroshige #UtagawaHiroshige #Japan #print #snow #winter #Weezer #albumart #BritishMuseum #❄️
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This enchanting woodblock print is part of a series by Japanese artist Utagawa Hiroshige – the Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido.
The series was based on his travels along the Tokaido road and was published in the early 1830s. The road formed one of the most important transport routes on the east coast of Japan during the Edo period (1603–1868). This night-time scene depicts the snowbound station of Kambara, but you may recognise this artwork already – it featured as the cover for rock band Weezer’s 1996 album Pinkerton!

#Hiroshige #UtagawaHiroshige #Japan #print #snow #winter #Weezer #albumart #BritishMuseum #❄️

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