The Museum Podcast Christmas special: 12 objects for Christmas

12.18.2019 - By The British Museum Podcast

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From us to you, a very British Museum Christmas gift: we invited twelve colleagues across the Museum to tell us about their favourite objects and gathered their responses into a special Christmas compendium. Hear all about the objects that they find inspiring, and the stories behind them.  Sushma Jansari – the Mathura lion capital (Room 33) Elizabeth Morrison –the Folkton Drums (Room 51) Sian Toogood –  Greek slingshot (Room 69) Ros Winton – Ancient Egyptian model (Room 65) Tess Sanders – the Assyrian Lion hunt reliefs (Room 10) Lee Roberts – Painted Japanese screen (tigers crossing a river) (Room 92) Nick Harris – Japanese hand grenade casings in (Room 94) Francesca Hillier – Palmerston gold cups (Room 47) Alfie Meek – the Alfie lions (Room 47) Russ McKeown –  Portrait of late director Lord Wolfenden (not on display) Richard Wakeman – the Vindolanda tablets (Room 50) Hugo Chapman – Samuel Palmer watercolour (Prints and Drawings Study Room)    

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