The British Museum in London has released details on its forthcoming exhibitions for 2019.

The British Museum

The British Museum in London has released details on its forthcoming exhibitions for 2019.

A number of free displays and ticketed exhibitions on everything from Norwegian artist Edvard Munch to money, artists and postcards, and the ancient city of Troy will be hosted within the British Museum this year.

Among the new exhibitions are the Asahi Shimbun Displays, which are a series of changing displays used to showcase important objects, to create small exhibits of topical interest and to learn more about improving future displays elsewhere in the museum.

Highlights within the museum’s upcoming exhibition calendar will include the Citi exhibition Manga (23rd May – 26th August), the yet unnamed Troy exhibition, (21st November 2019 – 8th March 2020), Edvard Munch: love and angst (11th April – 21st July) and Looking East (10th October 2019 – 26th January 2020).

Other exhibitions to look out for

The world exists to be put on a postcard: artists’ postcards from 1960 to now – On from 7th February to 4th August, the exhibition will explore the way that artists have used postcards as an art form since the 1960s. Featuring work from well-known contemporary artists including Carl Andre, Joseph Beuys and Susan Hiller.

Rembrandt: thinking on paper – The exhibition will be on from 7th February to 4th August and will present around 70 prints and drawings to mark the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death.

Playing with money – Coming to the museum in autumn, the exhibition will cover childhood games and their relation to money and economics as it draws on the museum’s collection of games, toys, gambling ephemera and money.

Among the Asahi Shimbun Displays for 2019 are the How to feed the whole world exhibition which will provide an insight into the history of agriculture and the role humans have played in its development (28th February – 24th May) and the Solomon Islands: colonial collecting, which will look at Britain’s relationship with the islands (June – September). The names of the Asahi Shimbun Displays are due to finalised in the future.

Group visits to the British Museum

Groups of ten or more are required to book a visit to the museum and must use the Montague Place entrance.

Groups must book exhibition tickets in advance and can call 02073 238181 or email to book.

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Image: British Museum, Great Court (Photo Credit: Nigel Young)