At 6.30pm (British Summer Time) on Thursday 28th May, the British Museum will present a live 30 minute broadcast from its current exhibition, Defining beauty: the body in ancient Greek art. The broadcast will be live-streamed using the Periscope app (see below) to share the BM’s exhibition of Ancient Greek art. The exhibition is only on for a few more weeks so this is a great opportunity to see the show if you can’t get to see it in the flesh or rather, marble!
Viewers will be taken on an exclusive live guided tour of the exhibition by TV historian Dan Snow. The broadcast will begin as the British Museum closes to the public. Dan will invite all those watching to join in with his journey around the exhibition, getting up close to the marble statues, the bronzes and the vases. As the tour progresses, viewers will be able to submit their questions via Twitter and the Periscope app and these will be put to exhibition curator Ian Jenkins in a one-off interactive Q & A hosted live by Dan Snow.
- The broadcast can be watched live within the Periscope app, and a replay version will be available on the app for 24 hours afterwards.
- The broadcast can also be watched live on desktop computers but will no longer be viewable on this site once the broadcast ends.
- A recording will be available to view the next day on the British Museum’s Facebook page and Youtube channel, as well the British Museum’s webpage.
- The live link will be shared from the BM’s Twitter feed (@britishmuseum #DefiningBeauty), along with a series of exclusive content.
What is Periscope?
Periscope is the recently-launched app from Twitter which streams video direct from a smartphone or tablet to a global audience online. Released in March 2015, the app has been downloaded millions of times. Periscope enables users to stream live whatever is visible to their smartphone or tablet camera and anyone watching can leave comments or share the link to the video via their Twitter account.
Click here to read The London Art File’s review of the exhibition
Defining beauty: the body in ancient Greek art
Until 5th July 2015
The Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery