Identity and the British Museum

So on Monday we visited the British Museum, inspired by Neil Macgregor’s final lecture back in December we booked to hear Grayson Perry talking about ‘ Finding myself in the Museum’.

Was it sub-conscious that the talk focussed on identity, or is this a perennial preoccupation of all of us? Coupled with a wonderful chance to talk with Jonathan Taylor, a curator in the Department of the MiddleEast about the origins writing, it was an inspirational day.

Today found me delighted by the ease of writing Sumerian glyphs when actually using the materials that they were created with. Interesting because they are much harder to draw with a pencil on a flat surface when in fact they were mostly made using a stylus pressed into river clay!


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