Welcome to the fifth newsletter from The British Museum Company

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New from The British Museum



In preparation for the busy Christmas season we have launched an exciting new shopping experience.

Like the Museum itself, our latest mail order catalogue and re-designed website contain a rich variety of books and gifts. Some have an educational or practical use; others are simply beautiful objects to give a distinctive touch to any home. Taking the exhibits as their inspiration, each tells a fascinating story and offers a permanent reminder of the wonders to be found in the Museum.

Click here if you would like to receive a copy of The British Museum 2003 Mail Order catalogue, which features a select range of books and gifts.

Alternatively, browse our full range by entering our online stores, for the ultimate in home shopping.

To coincide with the installation in the Museum of the 38,000 terracotta figures that comprise Field for the British Isles, 'Antony Gormley Drawing' is opening on 15 November in the Joseph Hotung Great Court Gallery. Accompany this exhibition is a hardback book, the first devoted entirely to the drawings of this internationally acclaimed sculptor. 250 of Gormleys' drawings are studied and each is illustrated in colour.
 


In addition to explaining the style of the time and the plants used, The Medieval Garden offers practical advice for the modern gardener on creating authentic period features.
 
Christmas pleasures and traditions are celebrated anew in Christmas ABC, with text adapted from a poem by Carolyn Wells (1862-1941) and charming turn-of-the-century lithographs by Austria's Wiener Werkstatta artists.
 
Forty images from The British Museum's collections illustrate the use of the Smile in art the world over. Each spread includes the full image, a detail and a quotation on smiles and happiness.
 
Quirky illustrations introduce 20 fantastic beasts in Mythical Beasts of Greece and Rome. Find out how to survive the song of the sirens and why you really wouldn't want to run into a Manticore.
 
The perfect introduction to the treasures of Japanese art and poetry, Haiku is a collection of much-loved haiku, beautifully illustrated with prints and paintings form The British Museum's collections.
 
Buddha is an elegant companion guide to the treasures, wisdom and spirituality of the Buddha, reflecting the vibrancy with images from The British Museum's collections and serene photographs of Buddhist sites.
 
A stunning collection of extraordinary frescoes, photographed by the renowned Reza, is reproduced in Painted Buddhas of Xinjiang. Reza spent 30 years seeking to gain access to the mountain caves in former Chinese Turkestan.
 
Accompanying an exhibition at The British Museum, planned for Spring 2003, the beautifully illustrated Kazari studies the principle of adornment in Japanese art and design.
 
The highly esteemed The British Museum Dictionary of Ancient Egypt contains over 600 extensively cross-referenced and indexed entries on all aspects of life in ancient Egypt and Nubia.
 
Adventures in Egypt & Nubia is a fascinating account of the travels of William John Banks and the contribution he made to ancient Egyptian scholarship. It is illustrated with the drawings made by the artists who accompanied him on his journeys.
 
 


We are pleased to present, in association with LookClickPrint Inc, a range of reproductions of Dürer drawings and prints, produced to accompany our autumn exhibition "Albrecht Dürer and his Legacy", as well as a selection of reproductions of John White's drawings and watercolours.
 
 


Tour Information

We have an exciting selection of holidays planned for the coming year. A specialist lecturer hosts each tour and all profits support The British Museum. Click here if you would like to receive a copy of The British Museum Traveller 2003 catalogue.

It's not too late to get away this Christmas - we have a limited number of places available on our tours to Egypt, Malta, Cyprus, Libya and Jordan.

Events in The British Museum

Click here for details of the Exhibitions and related events organised by The British Museum
 


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