One of the largest repositories of ancient art in the world, the British Museum provides an amazing backdrop to a family-oriented seminar on the ancient world and its traditions, religions, and lives. Located in the beautiful Bloomsbury neighborhood, the museum holds one of the richest and most eclectic public art collections in the world.
From the Rosetta Stone to the lion hunt from the king's palace at Nineveh, the museum is packed full of artwork that can enhance your family's understanding of the ancient world.
The walk will focus on the idea of collecting and how it developed in England around the eighteenth century. We will also pick a theme or a particular civilization and follow its development throughout time while navigating the museum. We may, for instance, focus on the development of scripture from cuneiform to hieroglyphic to our modern alphabet, using tools like the Rosetta Stone and other ancient inscriptions.
In order to plan the best possible experience for children, it would be helpful for us know some background. Have they traveled to other countries in the past? If so, where? Have they studied any subjects in school that would relate to the walk? Are they interested in art, music, even food? The more we know, the better.