As an art history and a museums/galleries graduate, I'm ashamed to say that I hardly ever visit exhibitions these days (my excuse is that Anusha
takes up so much of my time). But that's all going to change – instead of just reading reviews of all the latest shows in the Sunday supplements, Mr Anusha and I have decided to make an effort to get up to London to see some of them.
We thought we'd start with a couple of well-publicised blockbusters, so we've booked tickets for the First Emperor: China's Terracotta Army exhibition (at the British Museum
until 6th April 2008). This exhibition enables you to come face to face with some of the life-size terracotta soldiers, horses, musicians and acrobats that were found in the burial complex of the first emperor of China, Qin Shihuangdi.
We're also going to see Tutankhamun and The Golden Age of the Pharaohs, which has just opened at the O2. When King Tut came to the UK in 1972, it was the first 'blockbuster' exhibition this country had ever seen - I was only four at the time, so I can't really remember the huge amount of publicity and hype that surrounded it (it attracted a staggering 1.8 million visitors). Tutankhamun is at the O2 Bubble
until August 2008.
Have a great weekend!