The British Museum presents

Curators’ introduction to The World of Stonehenge

Join curators Dr Neil Wilkin and Dr Jennifer Wexler for an introduction to the British Museum’s new exhibition The world of Stonehenge.

Stonehenge at sunset

Stonehenge at sunset
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Contemporary with the Egyptian pyramids, Stonehenge is one of the most famous monuments in the world. The ancient stone circle, located on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, offers a unique gateway into the story of Britain and Europe between 4000 to 1000 BC; a period of dramatic cultural changes and long-distance connections that transformed society forever.

In this online event, curators Dr Neil Wilkin and Dr Jennifer Wexler will introduce the story, scope and themes of The world of Stonehenge, highlighting some of the key objects on display.

Dr. Neil Wilkin
Dr Neil Wilkin is the Curator of the British and European Bronze Age collection in the Department of Britain, Europe and Prehistory at the British Museum, and is the lead curator of the exhibition The world of Stonehenge. He has published widely and has written The world of Stonehenge exhibition book with Professor Duncan Garrow from the University of Reading.

Dr. Jennifer Wexler
Dr Jennifer Wexler is a Visiting Academic at the British Museum, Project Curator of The world of Stonehenge and an independent researcher and consultant. Wexler also works as a museum and field archaeologist, specializing in archaeological landscapes as well as the prehistoric and ancient archaeology of Western Europe and the Mediterranean.

February 24, 2022 at 12:30pm (Montreal time)

If the event is fully booked, or you do not wish to use Zoom, you can also watch the event – as well as other events in the series – streamed on the Museum’s events YouTube channel.

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