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World Civilisations Tour

Take a tour of the Ancient Worlds and Voices of Asia Galleries with Curator of World Culture Antonia Lovelace, and Curator of Archaeology, Katherine Baxter.  The tour is part of The Civilisations Festival. The new series of Civilisations on BBC Two will introduce a new generation to the great masterworks of beauty, ingenuity and illumination created across the continents. Civilisations will explore the visual culture of societies from around the globe, revealing alongside the magnificent objects made in the West the wealth of treasures created by other cultures, from the landscape scrolls of classical China and the sculpture of the Olmecs to African bronzes, Japanese prints and Mughal miniatures. The series will also be examining the questions of what makes a civilisation, and asking how different ideas of civilisations have reinforced different cultural identities and values. The Civilisations Festival will run alongside the series in Spring 2018, with museums, galleries and libraries scheduling events to spark debate, broaden understanding and share ideas about what is meant by the term civilisation. The Festival will run between 2nd March and 11th March 2018.

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