Contents 03 Editorial
05 Insight George Shaw contemplates Lindow Man
08 Research news
15 Gifts from the past Amelia Dowler reveals the story behind the Lloyd collection of coins
16 Around the UK
20 Across the world
24 Sacred transformations Imma Ramos gives an overview of the development of Tantra
28 Weathering climate change in the Arctic Amber Lincoln investigates the challenges of life in the frozen north
34 Artist at work Grant Lewis celebrates a bequest from the artist Geoffrey Clarke
36 Salamis uncovered Thomas Kiely sheds fresh light on an early excavation
40 Cleaning with lasers Duygu Camurcuoglu and Amy Drago explain a revolutionary conservation technique
42 Making an impression Jennifer Ramkalawon explores printmaking in 19th-century France
46 Classifying Sloane’s collections Alexandra Ortolja-Baird describes the digitisation of Sir Hans Sloane’s records
49 Power and grace Alfred Haft reflects on designs for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics
50 Recording exile Isabel Seligman gives the background to Edmund de Waal’s special installation
52 Visions of greatness Sarah Vowles discusses Piranesi’s drawings
54 Parthia versus Rome Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis analyses the clash between two empires
56 First cities and frontiers Gareth Brereton considers the latest archaeological discoveries in Iraq
59 Book reviews
62 Special offers
64 Curator’s choice Neil Wilkin delves into the mystery of a Bronze Age ceremonial sword
Painting of the goddess Narodakini, Tibet, c.1700–1900.
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Cover Kenojuak Ashevak (1927–2013), Nunavut Qajanartuk (Our Beautiful Land). Lithograph and watercolour, 1992. Reproduced with the permission of West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative.
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British Museum Magazine Spring/Summer 2020