There is no known culture in the world or in history without religious beliefs. What sustains this worldwide phenomenon?
We’re excited to announce a new partnership with @bbcradio4 and @penguinukbooks. An exhibition, radio series and book will look at the nature of belief and how it has been important to all human societies. Through everyday objects of faith from around the world and through time, each will reflect on how people believe, rather than what they believe.
The objects touch on key themes of belief, from the power of prayer and the importance of festivals and pilgrimage to the marking of key life experiences – birth, coming of age, marriage and death.
Our #LivingWithTheGods exhibition opens 2 November. Book your tickets by following the link in our bio.
The BBC radio series will begin on 23 October, presented by former British Museum Director Neil MacGregor.
Exhibition supported by the Genesis Foundation. With grateful thanks to John Studzinski CBE.