The British Museum since 1998
The British Museum came together with SMart when Neil MacGregor, the BM’s current Director, moved from the National Gallery to the BM. As a Director of the National Gallery he launched SMart Magazine in 1998.
Exhibition previous at the British Museum are an opportunity for local community groups and charities to see the exhibitions for free. This helps build and strengthen the relationship between the museum and members of our charity and allows excluded audiences to access and engaged with the museum’s exciting exhibitions programme.
Next Community Preview:
23 April – 2 August 2015 Organised with the National Museum of Australia
Discover the remarkable story of one of the world’s oldest continuing cultures in this major exhibition.
The show will be the first major exhibition in the UK to present a history of Indigenous Australia through objects, and will celebrate the cultural strength and resilience of both Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders. This culture has continued for over 60,000 years in diverse environments which range from lush rainforest and arid landscapes to inland rivers, islands, seas and urban areas today. Hundreds of different Indigenous groups live across this vast continent, each with their own defined areas, languages and traditions.