Horses in the Museum

Yay! The British Museum are going to have live horses in the forecourt this Saturday to celebrate their The Horse from Ancient Arabia to Royal Ascot exhibit. I felt pretty iffy about the exhibit for various reasons (detailed here – it’s a wee bit incoherent, inaccurate and slanted), but the Horse Power day sounds like […]

The Horse: from Arabia to Royal Ascot via the British Museum

How could you fit the history of horses and humans into a space? Not even the British Museum could hold it: it would be crammed like Tutankhamun’s tomb. Selene’s chariot horses on the eastern Parthenon pediment would be eyeball to eyeball with Da Vinci’s triple-life-size Spanish steed. The central atrium would be the tackroom to […]

Arabs at the British Museum

A date for your brand spanking new 2012 diaries: The Horse: Ancient Arabia to the modern world 24 May – 30 September 2012 Admission free, Gallery 35 Entire peoples and cultures have been characterised by the horse and its central role in society; in peace and war, in mythology and literature. Through an impressive collection […]