Knowledge Quarter staff and friends are welcome to join our private breakfast view of Troy: myth and reality at the British Museum. Enjoy privileged out-of-hours access and free entry to the exhibition.
The story of a great city, plunged into a 10-year war over the abduction of the most beautiful woman in the world, is irresistibly dramatic and tragic. This allure has sent adventurers and archaeologists in quest of the lost city, which is now widely believed to have existed.
But what of the heroes and heartbroken, women and wanderers, who are said to have played a part in the Trojan War? Get closer to these captivating characters as you explore the breathtaking art that brings them to life, from dramatic ancient sculptures and exquisite vase paintings to powerful contemporary works. You can also examine the fascinating archaeological evidence that proves there was a real Troy, offering tantalising hints at the truth behind the mythical stories.
Please note: The British Museum cannot provide our usual fare; and food and drink aren’t allowed into the space. Pick up interesting conversations with KQ collegues at the various cafes around Bloomsbury instead!
The British Museum is the oldest national public museum in the world, and has been free to visit for ‘all studious and curious persons’ since 1759. It’s exhibitions this year range from Munch to Manga and with some 8 million objects held in the museum’s collection, there are plenty of other things to see too!
About KQ Private Views:
Staff and friends of the Knowledge Quarter and its 103 partner organisations get free, out-of-hours access to some of the best exhibitions in London.
Our series of exclusive Private Views has opened the doors (before they open to the public) of the British Museum, The Francis Crick Institute and the Wellcome Collection. More intimate venues such as the House of Illustration and the London Metropolitan Archives have proven equally as popular. These exhibition events, often accompanied by tours, provide an opportunity for the wealth of collection treasures in the Knowledge Quarter to be to be shared and celebrated.
Join us and make new friends with staff working in the Knowledge Quarter as you ponder manuscripts, genomes, butterflies, portraits, illustrations, busts, nudes and much, much more.
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