Arts and Humanities

Ming Exhibition, British Museum

This film demonstrates how AHRC-funded research underpinned a major exhibition exploring a golden age in China’s history. Click on the thumbnail on the left to see a short version of the film. The exhibition explores the years 1400 – 1450, a pivotal 50 year period that transformed China during the […]

Cardiff hill fort dig

A Medieval hill fort sits quietly within a social housing estate near the centre of Cardiff. This short features Archaeologists from Cardiff University who have brought together the community that live in the estate around the site to help excavate some of its treasures. The dig is just one example […]

Political Posters

Political posters was the subject of Dr Chris Burgess’ s PhD. Chris’ s analysis culminated in an exhibition of  a selection of posters  in 2012 at Manchester’s People’s History Museum with funding from the AHRC. The Museum has more than 12,000 posters in its archives. In this film Chris provides some insight into the messages […]

Hajj – Journey to the heart of Islam

The Hajj is the pilgrimage to Mecca. It is incumbent upon Muslims to go on Hajj once in their lifetimes.  British Museum curator Venetia Porter talks us through her stunning exhibition in this film commissioned by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Saudi artist Ahmad Maatar’s ‘Magnetism’. A tiny magnet. […]