British Museum
Wed 15 Nov 2023
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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Burma to Myanmar Curator Introduction image

Join exhibition curator Dr Alexandra Green and Myanmar expert Prof Sandra Dudley as they discuss this unprecedented exhibition and the kaleidoscope of cultures and communities in Myanmar.
Dr Green, from the British Museum, and Prof Dudley, from the University of Leicester, will introduce Burma to Myanmar and illustrate the scope, context and themes of the show and examine highlight objects including jade, textiles, lacquer and metalwork.
From influential superpower to repressive regime, Myanmar – also known as Burma – has seen dramatic fluctuations in fortune over the past 1,500 years. Experiencing decades of civil war and now ruled again by a military dictatorship, Myanmar is an isolated figure on the world stage today, and its story is relatively little known in the West. However, the extraordinary artistic output of its peoples, over more than a millennium of cultural and political change, attests to its pivotal role at the crossroads of Asia.
This event is part of the public programme supporting the exhibition Burma to Myanmar (2 November 2023 – 11 February 2024).