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We’re delighted to announce our first exhibition of the autumn ‘Drawing in silver and gold: Leonardo to Jasper Johns’, which opens 10 September http://ow.ly/P1NNn

This exhibition will feature around 100 of the best examples of #metalpoint‬ spanning six centuries. Metalpoint is a challenging drawing technique where a metal stylus is used on a roughened preparation, ensuring that a trace of the metal is left on the surface. When mastered it can produce drawings of crystalline clarity and refinement.

This exhibition was organised by the +National Gallery of Art, Washington, in association with the British Museum.

Book your tickets now to see these spectacular works http://ow.ly/P1NNn
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+Tower Bridge opened #onthisday‬ in 1894. Here’s an early print of the iconic landmark http://ow.ly/OYeEt
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Anyone for tennis? Here’s a badge from the collection to celebrate the start of #Wimbledon! http://ow.ly/OL7ap 
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Don't miss the remarkable works of ancient Greek art in #DefiningBeauty , closing 5 July! http://ow.ly/OFTAR
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Excellent exhibition! Well done curator's team!
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A #ThrowbackThursday from our #archives! This photograph shows the main entrance hall in 1875 http://ow.ly/OFT4s 
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Museum study students are lucky if they get to go there!
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Interested in contemporary art from #IndigenousAustralia‬? Come to a special panel discussion on 3 July discussing contemporary art and collecting http://ow.ly/OCNfb

Plus enjoy more related events including films and curator talks http://ow.ly/OJfRF
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Can you guess the artists behind these works? All will be revealed at our special announcement tomorrow! #‎metalpoint‬
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Ok, enough!... the name is "Raffaello" not "Raphael" learn the right things.... 😡i don't italianize the name of Edward Hopper with "Edoardo"
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The mummy case of this temple doorkeeper called Padiamenet is covered with hieroglyphic inscriptions and religious images. The inscriptions on this brilliantly painted cartonnage tell us that he was the Chief Doorkeeper of the Domain of Ra, the Chief Attendant of Ra, and also Chief Barber of the Domain of Ra and of the temple of Amun. This largest scene shows Padiamenet, dressed in a long fringed robe, adoring the god Osiris, who is grasping the royal crook and flail. Behind him stands his sister, the goddess Isis #MummyMonday http://ow.ly/OFll4

Gain a unique insight into the lives of eight people over a remarkable 4,000 years in our #8mummies  exhibition, closing 12 July http://ow.ly/OFlv0
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Discover digital music in this free workshop for families this weekend in our #SamsungCentre‬! Learn more about music from across the world and create your own using innovative technologies http://ow.ly/OEoCN
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In a medieval mint one worker could produce 2,000 coins a day! http://ow.ly/OuwGf

Discover the history of money in our Citi Money Gallery. Every #‎PayDay‬ we share a #MoneyFact‬! http://ow.ly/F2cml
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In ancient Greece, the household comprised an extended family of three generations, slaves and animals. The wife was at the centre of this network of familial relations and her authority extended across all aspects of domestic management. Men, by contrast, spent most of their lives outdoors, either securing the raw materials essential for the family’s survival – grain for bread and fleeces for wives to process into textiles – or away on military and civic duties.

Discover ancient Greek depictions of male and female roles in the household #‎FridayFigure‬ #DefiningBeautyhttp://ow.ly/OPs1R
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+The British Library opened at St Pancras #‎onthisday‬ in 1998! 

The British Museum held library collections from 1753 until the British Library was formally established in 1973. In 1759 the first Museum Reading Room opened in Montagu House, the original home of the British Museum. However, as the Museum building developed and the number of readers increased, a series of improved reading rooms were built. Finally, in 1998 the British Library moved out of the Museum’s Bloomsbury site to its new home at St Pancras.

Learn more about our shared history http://ow.ly/OMbas
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I work really long hours, does the British Library have early and late sessions for those that would love to visit before or after their work day? 
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